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  1. Offroad Suspension
    I'm looking for the best brand of struts for my 2003 Forester 2.5XS. I'm looking for those that come with the 2" lift. Any recommendations?
  2. Motor Conversions
    So brief run down on how I wound up at this point of 3 codes, P0340 is a hard code (Car will not start). So my original EJ251 engine had a unknown catastrophic failure (still have to tear down). But as it’s my daily my friend let me borrow his EJ253 block off his 05’ SABB 92X which had been...
  3. Parts For Sale or Trade
    Long story short the engine troubles I’ve got are going to cost more to repair than the car is worth so I’ve decided to part it out. Located in Northern CA near Sacramento. Will shipon buyers dime apart from larger items like doors or fragile pieces like windows. 2003 Forester XS in White 2.5L...
  4. Forester Shopping
    Hello, fellow subarites! I drive a 2005 Forester with automatic transmission for almost a couple of years and loving everything about it, except the automatic transmission. It gets me everywhere I want to and pulls a trailer with my dirt bike. It's very cozy inside, has heated seats and...
  5. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    So we have a 2003 Forester parted out.. and a guy hits me up asking if the front door panels will fit.. a quick google search became a 2 day 'will or won't' fest. The OEM sites say NO, but is that because color? Because I'll be damned if they don't look EXACTLY the same to the eye... anyone...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello, my daughter was gifted a 2003 Subaru Forrester. 2.5 XS. We’ve done some work to the whole braking system, tires, etc and muffler... Anyway, it has a single key but I don’t know if whether or not this car originally had a electronic key fob and if I order one that comes with programming...
  7. Suspension and Handling
    Just recently got a 2003 Forester XS and am looking to lower it by about 2-3 inches. I've seen posts about replacing the struts in it with stock struts from a WRX. I went on RockAuto and couldn't find a WRX model, only Impreza. I would imagine that the struts are the same but I'm a bit new to...
  8. Air Conditioning and Ventilation
    Hey all, I'm new to car repairs so can't get too technical. But I'm pretty good at following technical instructions so am hoping to be able to learn how to fix this issue myself. (Just changed my alternator for the first time so getting to grips with under the hood slowly.) I've bought a used...
  9. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Hello yall, I have a 2003 forester xs that has a horrible oil leak from 2 places, one from the oil pan which has a small hole that's been rusted out, and one I can't seem to find the name of this piece located anywhere, I attached photos of the part and also circled it to stop confusion on which...
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