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  1. Suspension and Handling
    Hello All! Recently bought an automatic 2005 Forester XS at the end of last year. It's my daily drive, however I live in the PNW and value off road capabilities so I was looking at doing some modifications to bolster it in that aspect. After reading posts on here I'm considering a 2 inch ADF...
  2. Lighting and Electrical
    I want to get some off-road lights rigged up on my Wilderness, but am having trouble coming up with a good mounting plan. Anyone mounted anything other than ditch lights on their SK? I have been searching in vain for a grille mounting solution, or even a way to mount a light bar in the small...
  3. Australian/NZ Marketplace
    Looking for a SG Bullbar in Victoria. Show me what you've got!
  4. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    Did anyone know what the largest tire (in hight) that I could fit on my Forester with a one inch lift. In either 215 or 205 and R15 it's currently running 205-70-r15. Thankyou.
  5. Offroad Fozzies
    Hey there! Just drove out to Utah this week to pick up a 2015 2.0 XT that's in great shape. I've been without a car ('08 4Runner) since the beginning of August from a hit and run. The previous owner definitely put a lot into this car and I'm looking for some advice on how to get it set up as is...
  6. Forester Shopping
    Hi all, I'm buying (or trying to anyway) a 2022 Forester. I'm choosing between the Premium and Sport trims. My only concern with the Sport, and I might be thinking too hard here, is that it won't be quite as good on bumpy dirt roads and light offroading (e.g. to get to campsites, etc) given...
  7. Brakes
    Hi subie owner, I'm currently modifying my sg forester for overlanding and im wanting to know what are the best brake rotors front/ rear and brake pads subie owners are using for there overland vehicles?
  8. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    What’s up everyone! So I’ve had my Ru for almost 2 years and this is the first time I’ve actually had it in snow, since it was in storage while I was overseas. Recently snowed here in Clarksville, TN and decided to go explore a some and test the waters with the Ru. I had a little difficulty...
  9. Eastern Forum
    Hello I’m a newbie to all of this and have been working on getting my SH forester ready for trails and such. Haven’t been to sure as if there is a club specifically for Subaru foresters off-road but I’ve been looking around if anyone could help ? I recently joined the eastern4wheelers club but...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Offroad Suspension
    I am new to this and was wondering if a 2.5" lift a decent Lift?
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. Parts For Sale or Trade
    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...
  18. 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
  19. 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!
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