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  1. ('09-'13) SH rear cv axles?

    Transmission and Driveline
    Hey, looking for part number or link to replacement rear cv axles for SH forester have tried looking all online but coming up with nothing, can find front and rear for all other model foresters and front cv for SH but absolutely nothing for rear. Is the rear the same as front, or same as any...
  2. 2000 forester s turbo auto

    New Member Introductions
    Hi you all I hope u are doing well, I just got myself a bone stock 2000 Forester S turbo (Automatic ☹) With 150,000 driven kms and I have very little experience and knowledge in modding turbo cars, I have big hopes plans for it even swapping to 6 speed m/t in the later future but for now I...
  3. ('01-'02) 2001 - IAT Sensor - I think this is the Intake Air Temperature sensor (pictures)?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    Just became an owner of a 2001 forester, it's not in the best condition, but the full damage is still being tested. It runs and drives well, but I can tell the air engine is running poorly. Noticed this outlet on my air filter box and started researching. So far, I think this is an Intake Air...
  4. ('03-'05) 2004 - Misfire cylinder 1 after turbo inlet?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    SOOOO, i bought this forester Xt. 2004. I knew it would be a project. But, it’s one thing after another. My Oem turbo inlet was ripped so i purchased a Tomei turbo inlet. It was a pain in the butt install. But it’s in. I did a smoke test at work, i work at Nissan. It hold pressure. But now, i...
  5. ('09-'13) 2010 - Intermittent low thudding at stops signs?

    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...
  6. 1998 - s-turbo - OBDII faults?

    Hello, i recently bought myself a 1999 subaru forester s-turbo. I tried to connect my fixd obdII sensor to it but all i get is a message saying i have low voltage. Also when i look under the dash i can see some connections thats not connected. I was wondering if anybody knows what these are for...
  7. 2004 - Will a 1999 Outback engine with EGRI be a direct bolt in without messing with wiring?

    Motor Conversions
    I have a 2004 Forester with what I believe is an EJ251 EGRI engine. I cant find any engines out of Foresters around me but there is a ton of Outbacks. Will the engine out of a 1999 Outback with EGRI be a direct bolt in without messing with wiring?
  8. ('06-'08) 2008 - steering rack reconnect?

    Suspension and Handling
    Hi, I am in the middme of replacing the rack and pinion on my 2008 forester sport. I have got everything hooked up but can seem to get the rack to slide into the coupling(or joint ,idk the correct terms) for the steering wheel. Does anybody have any tips or tricks or have had this issue before...
  9. ('09-'13) 2012 - Turbo selection help?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    A buddy of mine was moving back from Colorado when his 2012 subaru forester xt started acting odd. I work on alot of vehicles but dont do many subies but I'm up for a challenge. Take a look and as I suspected from his description the turbo is absolutely gone. Didnt chew up and eat into motor...
  10. ('14-'18) 2015 - Looking to get some wheels!

    Wheels and Tires
    Hey all! My name is kai, I’m new here. Just purchased a 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i and am searching for some slightly beefier aftermarket rims and tires. I am looking at a set of 5x100 ESR sr11 18x9.5 +32 with BF Goodyear 245/40 tires on them. Anyone know if this will rub on my forester or if I...
  11. MY05 XT MT what to look for.

    Forester Shopping
    Howdy homies. ive just test drove a used 05XT manual and I have some questions on the vehicle, I drive a FX and want to upgrade. he's asking $5200 at 163k miles. First few things to note are he's got one of the Cob Access ports plugged in. with a invidia g200 exhaust. the body has just a few...
  12. ('03-'05) 2004 - Cracked line fix - replacement (picture)?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I’ve taken on a project 2004 turbo’d XT and On inspection I’ve found a crack in one of the lines in the engine bay. I’m not the most mechanically inclined, so I’m looking for advice!
  13. ('03-'05) 2004 - Replaced turbo with a billet turbo - TGV is all wonky, having trouble accelerating?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    okay, so i have an 04 Fxt manual, and i just replaced the turbo with a billet turbo. i made sure everything was connected and made sure everything was all good to go. Had a few over heating issues but got it fixed. now my only issues are my TGV is all wonky. it’s saying it has too little power...
  14. ('03-'05) 2004 - Lowered on STI springs - what rims and wheels would give a flush look?

    Wheels and Tires
    Hello SubiNation, Noob, but trying to learn, please help me <3 I just bought a 05 2.5XT off of my friend and I wanna throw away my life and spend all my money on her lol. Its got stock wheels (from what I know) and its on STI springs so Its dropped about 2-3 inches. I'll include a picture. So my...
  15. ('03-'05) 2004 - Causes of turbo sieze?

    EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Just as the title says, I have a 2004 JDM forester xt with about 80k kms on it, I took it to a subaru mechanic and they said the turbo siezed but not why it siezed, should I be afraid to put a new one in, basically is there a common issue that causes the turbo to sieze or would it just be that...
  16. HELP: did I make a good decision?

    Forester Shopping
    Hey everyone, new to the Forester life here. Actually leaving the wrangler life for the Subi life. I wanted to see if all of you think I made a good Purchase. I just got a 2012 Subaru 2.5x premium with 94,000 miles on it for $13,900. I’m financing it through Carvana and the car is in amazing...
  17. ('14-'18) 2014 - Will I need an AP or tune?

    Engine Management, Tuning and Datalogging
    I recently purchased the following for my ‘14 Fozzy XT and am wondering if I’ll need a tune or will get check engine light if I install everything. All feed back is welcome. Parts: -2015 Stock WRX Midpipe to stock Forester mufflers -AEM intake -Turbo XS Hybrid BOV -Process West charge pipe I...
  18. ('03-'05) 2004 - Intermittent missfire/knocking?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I recently got an 04 xt with 137,000 miles, 2 hours after I bought it I got rear ended and it smashed the muffle to the rear subframe so I now have an involuntary muffle delete cause it needed to be cut off for any amount of air flow. Next I put a Perrin intake and a Cobb access port on and I’m...
  19. ('03-'05) 2005 - Removed battery to replace bulb, replaced battery, now won't start? - SOLVED!

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    So I went to go change my bulbs on my forester, and the easiest way to do so is to take the battery out. After I completed the install and put my battery back in my car wouldn't start, it would even try. None of the lights on the dash turned on. I thought it maybe needed a new battery so I went...
  20. ('09-'13) The Nuts n Bolts - can you reuse the nuts and bolts?

    Suspension and Handling
    Doing the wrx strut and rear upper control arm swap, was wondering can you reuse the nuts and bolts. Is it like strongly recommended not to or a “you shouldn’t but you can” kinda thing? If not, does anyone know where i can find the part numbers for them