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  1. Parts Wanted
    Looking for a Rally Innovations or SSD Light Bar for a 2009-2013 Forester. I live in Connecticut. If you're in state or in a surrounding state and would like to sell send me a message. Thanks
  2. Forester Shopping
    Hello, I want to buy a forester XT, however I only had found a few. The one that call my attention was a 2012 Touring with 108,000 miles. Everything looks good but there is a weird noise coming from the belt. The car is going for 8,995 and i just want to know any major repairs I should consider...
  3. Utility and Protection
    I recently made a winch mount for my 09 Forester XT and thought guys might like to see My design was based around this Custom Winch bumper for 09-13 Subaru Forester – Maker Stuffs The 2" x 2" tubes ended up getting shortened to about 5.5" I added 2" x .25" gussets on the bottom for...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hi! Just purchased an 09 XT as the title says. This forum was a great source of information as I was shopping, so thanks! I'm definitely looking to go offroading so if anyone knows the trails at Osceola and Ocala National Forests well, or if there are any groups in the SE US that meet regularly...
  5. Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2010 Forester with the manual transmission and I am looking to install an aftermarket subwoofer into the car. I am unsure as to where I can pass through a wire for power from the battery under the hood into the cabin. Any ideas? Also, If anyone has done a similar project on an 09-13...
  6. Wheels and Tires
    Intro: hey all, I had been looking at new wheel and tire options for my 2010 forester for a little while to replace the original Michelin defenders. after pricing out some new replacements i began looking at used options so I could also replace the 16" steelies that came with my base model...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Bought a 09 Forester Premium X, non turbo, fixed a bunch of things and then it developed rod knock. Was advised it would cost over $6000 to fix so I bought a 2003 Forester 2.5XS to bide my time... ...the 2003 developed rod knock within 28 days of purchase so I had the 2009 fixed. LOL...
  8. Fuel Economy and Alternative Fuels
    Change my mind. J/K regular mode =22.3 mpg sport mode = 24-25 mpg Been having an issue with my Foz over the past 2 or so years with bad MPG, and not starting in severe cold(for my area -5F) or drastic change in temperature overnight, as well as weird/hard/quick up then down shifting, as well as...
  9. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hi, I have a 2010 Forester and it has started making really loud squeaking noises when either going up hills or at low speeds. I had it looked at but they found nothing wrong. New brake pads last year. I recorded the sounds: Does anyone recognize this sound and can give me some ideas of...
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