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General Information

Year
2011
Make
Subaru
Model
Forester X Premium
Color
Dark Grey
Packages
All Weather Package
History
Purchased at 105k miles with a new transmission from dealership.
2011 Subaru Forester X Premium (Dark Grey)

Current Milage: March 2022: 183,000 miles.

Modifications

Interior
Camping Setup & Sleeping Platform Gear:
-Sleeping Platform dimensions: 70"x22" Construction: 3/4" Plywood sleeping platform with 1/4" yoga mat under outdoor carpet. 4" Memory foam mattress on top.
-Storage Box/Drawer: 3/4" plywood top. 2x4" and 2x6" legs. Anchored behind the rear seats with a carabiner/paracord attached to a mounting point in the metal body of the car behind the rear seat.
-Slide-out refrigerator platform: DIY built with 1"x 1/16" and 2"x 1/16" aluminum angle bar riveted together and mounted to 100lb drawer slides.
-CF35 Alpicool Refrigerator with insulated cover.
-Jackery 500
-Coleman Triton 2 burner stove
-Jetboil Java
-Aeropress

In Work:
-Adding a flip-down 6-12" extension to the sleeping platform length.
-Adding a slide-out table top under the sleeping platform.
-Adding a large slide-out drawer in the storage box.
-Creating a storage box for the cutout between the hatch and passenger side wheel well.
Exterior
-Rallitek front Sport and rear Overload springs with KYB Excel-G struts with 0.5" spacers on both. Gives a total of 0.75" lift in the front and 1" lift in the rear.
-Primitive engine, transmission, and rear diff skid plates.
-Mud Flaps
-Thule crossbars with T-Track.
-Smittybilt 6ft awning with mesh annex.
-Yakima Skybox16
-Knockoff MaxTrax
-(2) 30W solar panels
Audio
-Sony XAV-AX5000 headunit
-Alpine SPE-6000 6.5" speakers
-Garmin Mini Dashcam
-RAAYOO Reverse Camera mounted above license plate

In Work:
-5" Monitor with dual feeds to front and rear mounted cameras.
-Camera 1: RAAYOO Camera mounted at top of rear hatch for constant rear view when cargo area is full.
-Camera 2: RAAYOO Camera mounted somewhere in front bumper (or possibly under vehicle?) for off-road obstacle avoidance and wheel placement views.
Lighting
-31 inch Nilight Light Bar in front bumper.
Wheel and Tire
Spring, Summer, Fall: 225/60R17 Continental TerrainContact on stock 17" wheels
Winter: 215/60R17 General Altimax Arctic on 17" mid-2000's Outback wheels

Comments

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2009 Forester XT Obsidian Black Pearl 4EAT 99.7% stock
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G'day! This setup is fantastic - I'm hoping to be able to gradually set my Foz up similar to yours, I have one question that I have to ask.....I have no idea what to do about my spare tire? It sort of gets locked in to the floor, My brother in law just carries a puncture repair kit and a compressor do you do something similar? Cheers Cam
 

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2011 Forester X Premium AT
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G'day! This setup is fantastic - I'm hoping to be able to gradually set my Foz up similar to yours, I have one question that I have to ask.....I have no idea what to do about my spare tire? It sort of gets locked in to the floor, My brother in law just carries a puncture repair kit and a compressor do you do something similar? Cheers Cam
Just seeing this now! Yes, it will be a pain if I need to access the spare tire, but the platform is light enough that you can lift it out pretty easily after removing the refrigerator and a pile of other stuff.. I do have a small Viair 70p compressor and one of those cheap tire puncture repair kits, which would be my first choice of repair rather than putting on a mismatched spare tire (I have a 225/55R17 spare but now have 225/60R17 tires.
 
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