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  1. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey guys. i have a 2004 forester xt. every time i lightly drive it and come to a stop there is a transparent white smoke coming from the passenger side of my hood scoop. i open the hood and it looks like it’s coming from the turbo. i checked it out and didn’t see any apparent leaks or cracked...
  2. Members' Journals
    I purchased my Forester in Aug of 2019. This was my second car purchase (my other car is a 2014 Crosstrek). I was so excited to find an XT in my price range and without a ton of miles, that I didn't take the proper steps to make sure I wasn't getting screwed by the dealer : ( Luckily when I...
  3. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I have an 02 jdm forester xt, it’s the 2.0L ej205 and AT. I’m just wondering what oil I should use for my front and rear diffs, and how much. Recently replaced my front cv axle. If you have an idea let me know thanks.
  4. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Hey guys I'm really new to the car community and I am trying to attempt to buy a new cold air intake for my forester. I have not really seen anybody talk about which intake is the best "bang for your buck" or which is going to give your car the best performance gains. Does anybody have any...
  5. Wheels and Tires
    I own a 2004 Forester XT MT. I've recently picked up a set of 2013 Wrx wheels, 17x8 +53mm offset. The stock wheels on my forester are 16x6.5 +48mm offset with 215/60 R16 tires. I only know of two ways to allow the wheels to fit without issues. 5mm spacers and longer lug studs, but I've known...
  6. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    Hey all, I’ve got an 02 forester XT, JDM, with the 4eat auto transmission. It’s got about 90k miles on it. whenever the car is cold (has sat for more than a few hours) I can barely accelerate, its like I’ve got next to no power. I can put my foot to the floor and I’m barely moving. As soon as...
  7. Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    HELP! The only way I can describe the issue I’m having is a veryyyy low intermittent thudding/shaking or gargling sound that only really occurs when I’m at a stop sign on a uphill slant. I have NO idea what it could be. It’s a separate sound from the engine rpms so I doubt it’s any sort of...
  8. Parts For Sale
    USED Sparco Terra Black Painted Wheels 16"x7" 5x100 +40 offset with Falken WildPeak AT3W Tires 235/70R16 Used wheel & tire (1 of each only). Seems to still be a good amount of tread on the tire left. Decided to sell my 5th tire as I rarely use it and have determined that I don't quite have a...
  9. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum and I'm really enjoying the wealth of information that's on offer. I'm very hopefully soon to be the proud owner of a JDM 2002 2.0L XT, RH drive manual 5 speed. I'm already thinking of mods (yes, I'm running before I can walk!) I've got my eye on some WRX 5 spoke...
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  11. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    SH forester XT gang I need some exhaust help! I have been looking for months at all the different options for my cars exhaust. I’m new to doing mods and this will be my first exhaust so I want to make the best decision I possibly can. My goals are basically unlocking that subi rumble, and also...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I wanted to introduce the newest edition to our family - a ‘14 turbo Forester. This is our first Subaru, but I’m not a stranger to used vehicles, 4x4 vehicles, etc. I think that this Forester has every possible option checked on the factory build sheet (which I found in the glovebox). So...
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey all, I saw this video on parallel fuel rails and how they can prolong engine life, seems pretty cool to me, but is it possible on a 2010 Forester XT EJ 255? I know a lot of WRX 08 parts are compatible but couldn’t find anything Forester specific that people have done. Have any of you XT guys...
  14. Members' Journals
    Hello there! Welcome to the build log for my recently acquired 2006 Forester XT. Bought this FXT with the auto transmission and around 115k miles. All major services are up to date and the last owner kept the interior very clean. My last car was a 2008 Lexus IS350 and before that a Volkswagen...
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