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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Side Rails

Had a new 2001 Forester for a couple years. Back then, I bought some oem side foot rails (not quite rock rails, running boards, nerf bars, etc.) that made reaching across the roof easier and absorbed some otherwise body-blemishing dings. Looked good too! Anything like this available for either subsequent fozzie generations?
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Unfortunately the sidestep bars were never offered for the newer generations.

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Almost makes me wanna find low mileage -01. Too bad my big feet still hit gas and brake at same time in that (best looking) generation. Freedom Drive II looking good to me now. If Subaru kicked in the VDC on cheaper models, I'd buy one. Still, a used Subie prob good bet for money... Not my style, but have you seen the tailgate on new Mitsu Outlander? Damn cool. Screw it, getting another low miles Century. So far, the $5k, '98, 50k mi. Century I bought tackles all I ask with the TripleTreds AND gets 27mpg hwy w/ only skd mx. Weak wiper crank assmbly & driver window motor tho. @ 140k mi. now; cheap parts, gas, & mx. Starting to assimilate Grandpa's tastes @ 34. ***?
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well.. i did see some from australia but i don't know if they're totally functional.

edit: and these are from the US apparently..

see those? ok it's rasta and it's a US company


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Sill protection plate & step board
• Rasta Aluminium Step Boards are custom made to fit your truck or SUV
• rubberized step surface for secure footing in any weather
• Rasta put many afford and For great looks that match your vehicle,

http://www.rasta4x4usa.com/

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I'd pay an arm an a leg to anyone who could make me some!!!
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I'd pay an arm an a leg to anyone who could make me some!!!
I might try making some up. I've damaged the pinch welds a few too many times and a slight reduction in clearance there for more protection (possibly with a step) would be good.

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popped an email over to rasta....

funkymonkey - if ya do it, let me know how it goes
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Heard back from a Dorel Maler at Rasta:

Thank you for your interest in our products. However, the sill protection is made from 2005 and up. The Swing Away Tire Mount for the Subaru is on back order for the next two months. I apologize for any inconvenience. You mentioned that you are in a Forester group, so here are the prices if anyone else would be interested.
Sill Protection $590
For the Swing Away Tire Mount I will need to find out the price for you. We recently started working with Rasta4x4 and still establishing our USA location.

Dash: '03 XS MT
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well.. i did see some from australia but i don't know if they're totally functional.

edit: and these are from the US apparently..

see those? ok it's rasta and it's a US company


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Sill protection plate & step board
Rasta Aluminium Step Boards are custom made to fit your truck or SUV
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Rasta put many afford and For great looks that match your vehicle,

http://www.rasta4x4usa.com/
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