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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey folks! Here in search for some information about torque bind, and axle compatibility. Earlier this year in February, I had my control arm rust and snap coming out of the driveway, and it ripped the axle out as well as a few other things. A more "home town" kind of mechanic fixed it, but it...
  2. Offroad Fozzies
    My sister's getting a new car and handing down her 2005 Forester to me as my first car. I'm a very outdoorsy type of person and i go on hikes trips often and i want to know, is this Forester gonna be capable of handling state forest gravel roads likely with lots of potholes and tight turns. Also...
  3. Interior and Electronics
    I have a 2005 forester xs and I’m trying to put some wrx seats in, I was told they would bolt right in and if not to switch the rails for them but my driver seat is power, and my passenger seat is not. It just was not matching up like I was told. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help...
  4. Brakes
    Hi Everyone, Photos attached. I have a 2005 Forester 2.5X with wheels from my old 2003 Legacy Outback. I run Wildpeak A/T 215/65/R16 tires. Just installed new front brakes and opted to upgrade to 4 pots (used 2006 Impreza WRX (non-STi/non Brembo) front calipers, Cardone brand from Rockauto)...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Well, my beloved 2005 Subaru Forester XT Premium was driven less that 4000 miles over the past 10 months due to COVID-19, so I wasn't under the car as much as normal to check things out. Oil change was due today and found this beauty of a problem... Frame failure on the front passenger side...
  6. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    I bought a 2005 Forester xs manual with a rebuilt motor and after owning it for a couple weeks suddenly starting burning oil and through a code for running rich. Might need a new motor if it wasn't done correctly . Just wondering what motors to look for that would work with the ecu and harness
  7. Exterior and Body
    Hey all, First post here. Happy to be a part of the community. Already learning a ton. Recently bought a 2005 with 90k miles. I live in the NYC area and have never really needed a car, but very happy to have one right now. When I bought the Forester, the only issue was the back ends of each...
  8. Exterior and Body
    Does anyone know if a Subaru forester 2005 front right fender will fit on a 2006 ?
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