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Forester Shopping

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General Forum

General Forester talk. Place things here if you don't know where to post;
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News, Rumors and Media

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Member Galleries

Color coded / Modz / Trips / Videos. Pictures, pictures and more pictures.
Your ride, your trip, your pets and your kids!!
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Forester of the Month (FOTM)

The dedicated place for the monthly photo competition.
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Members' Journals

Create your own personal thread to show off your Forester and
chronicle each stage of modifications.
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FORESTER - Luv it; Like it; looking for a divorce?

Air your likes, dislikes and opinions
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Member Mishaps

Did your Forester get smooshed? Did he/she die saving your life? Post
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Motorsports

AutoX, rally, F1, drags, NASCAR? This is the place to post any topics
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Offroad Fozzies

Here's the place to discuss your latest mudpack or to swap stories with
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The Relatives

If it has an internal combustion engine and four wheels, here's the forum
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Vehicle Specifications

The specs on the Foresters.
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Part Numbers

Common part numbers for everyday parts.
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DIY, How-To & TSB's

Step-by-step write-ups and walkthroughs for modifications & maintenance tasks; Technical Service Bulletins.
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Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty

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Air Conditioning and Ventilation

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Technical discussion pertaining to your Forester's brake system.
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Car Care

Exterior, interior car care and detailing discussion go here.
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Exterior and Body

General exterior modifications / conversions, spoilers, lips & other aero
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Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight

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Fuel Economy and Alternative Fuels

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Interior and Electronics

Topics from general interior mods and accessories, A/C internal, gauges,
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Lighting and Electrical

Interior and exterior lighting, batteries, wiring, etc.
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Parts & Accessories

Ask here if seeking parts supply advice
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Suspension and Handling

To lift it or lower it, that's the question... Technical discussion on the things
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Wheels and Tires

Sticky side down. Discussions about tires, wheels and their fitment, TPMS,
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Towing and Hauling

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Transmission and Driveline

All about getting the power to the ground. Technical discussion of any
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Utility and Protection

Discussions about accessories and bolt-on bits from rack systems and cargo carriers, to underbody armor, lightbars and bullbars.
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Tools For Repair and Maintenance

Discuss Special and Recommended DIY Tools and Tool Sources for the Subaru Forester
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Reviews

Dealer/Vendor Reviews

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Product Reviews

Good experience? Fitment/quality issues? Breakage? Post your reviews of OEM and aftermarket parts here. NOTE: "New Users" cannot post here. "Forum Members" need a minimum of 15 posts to be able to post new threads.
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Vehicles For Sale

Selling your Forester? Whole, running condition cars only, please.
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Vehicles Wanted

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Parts For Sale

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Parts Wanted

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Bargain Alley

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Vendor Announcements

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Vendor Member Section

Vendor Deals

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  1. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I changed the spark plugs on my 2014 2.5L forester today at 60,000ish miles (per the maintenance guide). Here’s what they looked like. Also I stuck a bore scope in a cylinder and snapped a picture of the piston head. Pro tip- remove the battery but you don’t need to remove the airbox to get to...
  2. Yesterday I cleaned out my rear drum brakes, and I had a difficult time removing one of the rotors. One of the brake pads was pressing against the inside of the drum, but I finally managed to get it off. Upon re-assembly and test drive, there's a cyclical noise that increases with speed. And...
  3. FORESTER - Luv it; Like it; looking for a divorce?
    https://www.kia.com/us/en/sorento/2021 New engines including hybrid, looks better, better features including torqu vectoring AWD and a friggin 8 SPD DCT....i just filed for divorce from Subaru...buh bye!!!!
  4. Has anyone ever used one? If so, which did you use? I know that Subaru has one for this specific generation but am open to any quality aftermarket ones. Where I live, temps drop to minus F pretty regularly during the snow season. I have direct access to a plug socket for an extension cord.
  5. Short version: how should I go about getting this piston on the front right brake of my 2015 Forester retracted. C-clamp method did not work, nor did the brake pad spreader I purchase. Its really stuck in place and impossible to move. Long version: I put snow tires on my Forester a couple...
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