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  1. Parts For Sale or Trade
    Hello, I have an 04 XT (automatic) I'm dismantling and parting out. It had a blown head gasket and turbo also had a broken impeller wheel on the exhaust side. I am using the doors and fenders to rebuild an 07 XT I recently picked up at copart auction. All asking prices are as stated and include...
  2. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    Hi everyone! I'm looking for 15' rims for my Forester 2.0XT 2003. The main problem with this size and car is that only few rims will clear the front brake calipers in FXT (294mm 2-pot). I'm looking for an alternative rim for Method MR502 VT-spec in that size. Method Wheels are almost unavailable...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I've got a (technically it's the Boss') 2011 Forester X. Not real optioned out, but needing to do a engine rebuild/swap due to headgasket/oil consumption issues. I'm eyeballing a totaled XT with low mileage and a few other higher trim models coming up for auction on Copart. I understand the...
  4. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Hi guys! Im new here and first time to own a subaru. I did enjoy reading lots of information in the group. I just bought a used Subaru Forester XT 2013 (09/2013 year built) japan import. I am first owner here in New Zealand. It has a Cold air intake. I just do not know the brand of it. If you...
  5. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    2004 foz xt 260k km, what maintenance would you guys recommend? I have no records. the car runs well little issues with the ambient air sensor I think the dash displays 50C all the time. weird noise coming from one of the belts/pulleys at the front. here is what I got so far -water pump -PCV...
  6. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello hello, As the title states (surprisingly) I’m having some issues with my 06 forester xt. It had ringland failure and was swapped out with an 06 sti block, 06 wrx heads and retained the stock intake manifold. Car is completely stock minus a cold air intake. So currently it’s got a rough...
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Greetings I'm new to this site and currently a owner of a 04 Forester XT 2.5L 5 speed and so far I'm not impressed. The vehicle has 98k miles on it and it has a few issues with it that makes it no fun, I'm hoping more experienced users can help me out. I paid 6200 for it and I wanted to know if...
  8. Videos
    Here’s my latest video on my Subaru Channel. Me and a buddy did a Friday the 13th overnighter on Bingham Mtn, a local Jeep trail in North Alabama. X-Mode came in handy a few times and the Subaru outperformed my expectations! Hope y’all enjoy! if you like it, throw your brother a subscription please!
  9. Brakes
    Dear Forester Community, I've run through the diagnostics procedure for a DTC 38 (Abnormal Outlet Solenoid Valve Circuit(s) in ABSCM&H/U Steps 1 through 3 (Input voltage fine, Ground circuit fine - no obvious poor contact in connectors, etc.) I'm now at Step 4 which is reset & I still get a...
  10. Transmission and Driveline
    Does anyone have experience installing the SUBARU TS JDM CVT TRANSMISSION COOLER KIT on a 2014 FXT Touring: https://www.subispeed.com/part/45512sg000-kit-subaru-ts-jdm-cvt-transmission-cooler-kit-2014-2018-forester-xt?aamail=1&aarule=7195&aacartid=5a95e3c6-c0b4-1297-c6a9-e15a4949e261#.YJLndS1h3hw
  11. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Hey fam. So I've been looking into aftermarket TMIC but haven't found the answer yet so I figured I'd ask on here. Is there an STi intercooler compatible with the 2014-2018 XT? If not is there one you'd recommend? I was leaning towards the maybe AVO or Process West from Subispeed if I can't get...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys We just got our new daily. Excited to mod it, Glad to be here. 14 FXT Premium, Got a great price on carvana for it. I loved this color, Big difference from our old Skyline build but we wanted to do something that we can throw the tent and booth in the back and still have the tuner feel.
  13. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Has anybody used levorg sti mufflers on their foz? Ive just bought a 2019 wrx catback (with hotdog resonator) and looking for another set of mufflers that wont drone (as much at least) as the wrx midpipe and mufflers set up. Has anyone tried the wrx midpipe with levorg sti mufflers? Whats the...
  14. Offroad Suspension
    I have an 09 FXT with a 2"/2.5" ADF lift kit(w/ included 2" subframe spacers) and .25"/.5" Rallitek springs on KYB struts. I recently had a CV go out(I know it's common for things to go bad) and am just wondering what are some parts I can upgrade or add to decrease the wear on my entire...
  15. Suspension and Handling
    I got a 2004 xt on lowering springs. I have 9.5 wide tires with +30. They stick out about a little less than an inch. My wheels rub when I go over a bump and so I’m wondering if there is an easy mod to to stiffen it up a little bit. Sway bars? Suspension pads? Thanks in advance!
  16. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    So for the last couple months been having the engine code P0244 Come up and ive recently replaced the Boost solenoid, which i thought fixed the issue, but today i drove the car fairly hard because previously it would let go of boost at 4000rpm and throw a check engine, so i was enjoying having...
  17. Eastern Forum
    I'm looking for reliable mechanics in the DC metro area. I'm in Alexandria VA. Yelp reviews leave too much to the imagination. Currently I need fluids done all around, oil, transmission, radiator flush etc. Honesty and reliability are hard to find. Prefer no upselling for things I don't...
  18. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I recently bought an 09 Forester xt with a problem..Whenever I put the pedal down the car will jolt and the traction control light, engine light will come on and the cruise light will flash. I have scanned the code and it is P0244, (Turbo Wastegate A Solenoid Range/ Performance). After the...
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