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  1. 2004 - Cheap and easier mods for better on and off road performance?

    Offroad Fozzies
    Hey, I've had my 2004 fxs for almost a year and I love it. My biggest issues with it comes when I go off road. I'm not someone who goes rock crawling for fun but I do like to go camping, fishing, and shooting in remote areas and sometimes it is a pretty rough drive getting back there. I know...
  2. 2003 - XS in search of power gains?

    Motor Conversions
    Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum, and fairly inexperienced with subies. I have an 03 Forester XS with 143k miles on the original motor. I bought it pretty cheap ($2,500) with the intention of overlanding it. I noticed it's a bit sluggish during acceleration and on an incline. I've done the...
  3. ('98-'00) Is a 2.5" lift a decent Lift?

    Offroad Suspension
    I am new to this and was wondering if a 2.5" lift a decent Lift?
  4. Subaru forester 2010 Lift kit 2 inch

    New Member Introductions
    Hello guys i was hoping if someone could send me the dimensions for a 2 inch lift kit spacers for a subaru forester 2010 i am trying to build on since there is no shipping to my country lebanon hope that someone could assist me i need the exact dimensions for a 2 inch spacer front and back
  5. ('98-'00) 1998 - DIY VDC for Off-roading?

    Brakes
    I bought an 98 forester so I was disappointed to find out that it does not have a LSD especially since I do some overlanding/offroading with it. I was debating getting a lsd but I also have read they are not the most effective. And a LSD would only help split torque in the rear. If only I could...
  6. ('03-'05) 2005 - Steel off-road bumper that fits 03-05 Foresters!!!

    Utility and Protection
    So I just wanted to let everyone know about a steel off-road bumper I found that fits our Foresters. I have it on my 05 FXT. So long story short this bumper is made for a 04 Ford Ranger it’s made by a company called Affordable Off-road. It’s the exact Same width as the Forester. There’s Very...
  7. ('14-'18) 2015 - Off road Suspension?

    Offroad Suspension
    I've seen a lot about the lift kits everyones been using but not much on actual suspension (springs/ Shocks) for off road/ overlanding. Whats everyone using? Is there a preferred suspension set-up? Anyone try and set up fox shocks on their rigs?
  8. FS: (For Sale) Forester 09-13 Rally Innovations Light Bar

    Parts For Sale
    Parts are located in Ventura CA. Prefer local pickup. Everything is used but in good shape. Just show some typical wear. Rally Innovations Light Bar. Comes with all necessary mounting hardware. $150 Forester Sport Mesh Grille. Black. Has a WRC badge on it not the Subaru badge. Badge has wear...
  9. Dual-Range Gearboxes

    Transmission and Driveline
    Hey guys. I have had trouble finding anything like this so here I am. Most wI'll know that the LO range isn't all that low. I was trying to find if anyone had increased the gear reduction and what parts they used or If there is some kind of kit. Thanks
  10. ('03-'05) Any Good Fender Flares??

    Exterior and Body
    Just trying to find some nice fender flares that do the car justice of mud and rocks flying up and scratching the paint 🤔 Thanks!
  11. 17 FXT

    17 FXT

    2017 Subaru Forester XT with 3 inch Lift, front and rear suspension upgrades, stage 2 engine mods and Off road light, protection upgrades.
  12. FXT Side

    FXT Side

    2017 Subaru Forester XT with 3 inch Lift, front and rear suspension upgrades, stage 2 engine mods and Off road light, protection upgrades.
  13. ('14-'18) 2015 - Lift with tyres - recommendations?

    Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys, Purchasing a 2015 forester XT. Looking to have it lifted 2” and all terrain tyres put on with smaller rims plus wheel spacers if necessary. Can anyone recommend appropriate wheel and tyre size (maximum) without being too out of whack on the speedo and/or legal in NSW. Thanks and...
  14. First time suby owner

    New Member Introductions
    A few months ago I picked up a 2019 Forester. Big shock for me as I had never been drawn to anything suby past the WRX, but I have fallen hard for this thing. The more I get into the community and drive the car itself I wonder why I avoided it so hard for so long (especially being in Seattle...
  15. Buying a 2011 Subaru Forester or a 2010/2012

    General Forum
    G'day, Looking to buy my first Forester in the next couple of weeks. Was pretty set on a 2011 model - until i read up online that they can often have a few more problems then 12' or 10' models - mainly to do with engine/oil problems. Could anyone shed some light on this? Am i better to go with...
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