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  1. Motor Conversions
    I'd like to completely swap a 2009-14 WRX engine and drivetrain into my 2011 NA 5MT SH Forester. I'd like to ask if there is anyone who can help me fill in the gaps in my research and knowledge. My brother is a body guy with auction access, and since WRX drivers basically spent half their time...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    As object, had a rattling noise issue, gone underneath and identified the guilty quite easily, it was inside a squared metal box, and at a certain rmp range it produced the sound Please help me identify it as i would like to avoid to go to service without a real reason it's a sturdy, heavy...
  3. FORESTER - Luv it; Like it; tell us your story
    Bare with me as this story is long and doesn't begin anywhere near my adored FXT, but it is all relevant. Not only am I wanting to share my journey to my FXT, but it is cathartic to share a story about my father and me. In his younger days, my father participated in amateur racing, was a member...
  4. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all. I'm a relatively new Forester owner and I have been really enjoying the car. My father passed away earlier this year, I inherited it from him. It's a modified '09 FXT in Newport Blue Pearl; pitted with hail damage it has become my 'Falcon.' As Han would say "She may not look like...
  5. Engine and Exhaust
    I’m looking to replace the cat back in my ‘11 Forester NA as it’s rusted and one muffler has already separated at the flange. Can’t go with Invidia or Xforce as they have 3” piping. Then I came across a SS cat back from Borla 140324 for the 08-11 Impreza. Tech specs show: Single 2.25" into Dual...
  6. Members' Journals
    Instagram: @subieroads Hey all, I'm Chuck and this is my member's journal for Kiki, the 2010 Forester XT! Current Photo as of September 2021: Photos of my other Subie, '13 Supercharged BRZ: National Park Visits Yosemite 2021 Zion 2021 Joshua Tree 2021 Yellowstone 2021 Grand...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 extra...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    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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