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  1. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    I'm prepping for a cross-country move and want to ditch the donut for a full-size spare. I've been deep diving into all the threads around full-sized spares and your options if you want to do 5 tire wheel rotations, the hurdles/solutions with TPMS, etc.. and I've essentially decided to take this...
  2. Transmission and Driveline
    I bought yet another SF EJ205 a couple of months ago, this time a 1999 S-Turbo, 4EAT and only about 250000km on the ODO. Apart from using a bit more oil than I'm used to, and some valve ticking, it seemed to work fine but on a 200km drive home at night, mostly on country roads, where I drove...
  3. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey everyone! I am new here, and kind of new to the subaru life - i am not mechanically inclined so please be easy on me 😅 I bought my first Subaru, a 2014 Forester 2.5i premium three years ago with 100k miles on it. Nothing was wrong with the car and she ran and drove great. My mom ended up...
  4. Transmission and Driveline
    I was looking through my owners manual and I found a page saying you could remove power to the rear wheels, making the forester FWD. this had me wondering if there would be any advantages of driving in FWD mode seeing that there would be less parts for the power to move through. now I've asked...
  5. Transmission and Driveline
    So running FWD seams to be an interesting topic. The main concern seems to be about the lock up solenoid having full power all the time. While doing the center diff lock mod on my 2004 XT I found that for fwd my car removes power from the solenoid instead of adding it. So over working the...
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