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  1. Wheels and Tires
    Hey everyone. First post here so apologies if this has been covered. I've got a 2017 Forester limited and haven't seen specific info on whether or not 16" wheels are a viable option in this specific year/trim. I've seen talk of other SJs running the smaller wheel, but couldn't confirm if there...
  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. Wheels and Tires
    TLDNR - Slight rubbing on front. Don't buy. Get the slightly smaller and pricier 225/60/r17. I couldn't find any good definitive answers on tyre sizes in all terrains for the SH around this site. I'de usually be that guy that figures it out and doesn't actually go back and ad my own post to...
  4. Modz Pics
    Calling all city-dwellers: Show us pics of your urban off-roader and be sure to rep your hood! This is my girl, Cheryl in Philly.
  5. 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...
  6. 2020 Forester Sport 15" wheels. Can it be done?

    Hi Subie community. I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to fit 15" wheels on a 2020 Forester Sport. I've would to add 225, 75, R15 all terrain tires if possible. Multiple blogs I've read say that 17"s is the smallest I can go. I don't plan on lifting my Subie. I just meaty tires. I...
  7. Offroad Fozzies
    So for those that are looking at doing a dual battery setup and on board air here is what I did in my 15xt. * its not fully finished yet. Will make it more a bit more professional looking. * Parts used: Redarc Bcdc1225D Redarc 40amp fuse kit 100 Ah, AGM, Group 27, Battery Viair medium duty...
  8. Offroad Fozzies
    I've looked pretty extensively online about how much a forester off road and done some research about the drive train with the goal of seeing how it stacks against 'more serious' 4wds, specifically those with central diff locking. I have heard that turning off VDC can be helpful in some slippery...
  9. Offroad Suspension
    Hello, Long time lurker, first time poster. Hoping for some advice and assistance... I own a bit of Frankenstein-ish 2004 Forester: has JDM WRX engine, trans and drive train swap, STI shocks/struts and sway bars. It sits rather low and tucked obviously, and im looking to switch to a more stock...
  10. Wheels and Tires
    Hey all, Looking to put some All terrain tires on my 2010, and I am tossing between BFG ko2, Yokohama Geolandar AT and potentially Cooper Discovery. I’ve heard many good things about th BFGs on foresters and many photos but not quite sure if they’re worth the extra cash. Will be doing some...
  11. Wheels and Tires
    Hey, I have an 02 forester, im getting to a point where I’m going to be needing new tires here in a close while. I am looking at allterains, I’d like a good tire for off-roading, however I’m nervous about the amount of pavement driving that I do. Any suggestions on what tires y’all are running...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I own a daily WRX hatch 2013 and a 05 Forester XT thats heavily modified for "overlanding" and off-roading
  13. Utility and Protection
    So who's getting one?! Link HERE Also can put a 20" light bar instead of the winch. Has "provisions" for license plate.
  14. A FOREST: How we got here.

    A FOREST: How we got here.

  15. FXT Front

    FXT Front

    2017 Subaru Forester XT with 3 inch Lift, front and rear suspension upgrades, stage 2 engine mods and Off road light, protection upgrades.
  16. New Member Introductions
    I recently got a 2012 Forester X and have big dreams of turning into a badass, long lasting all-terrain vehicle. But, I don't know much when it comes to car modifications and inner workings. All I've done so far is add BFG KO2 tires and Black Rhino Boxer wheels. Which forum should I post in...
  17. Wheels and Tires
    Hello! I've been looking for a good offroad/summer on-road tire for my Forester, which is currently running a ADF 2" front 2-7/8" rear lift (to account for added weight from a steel bumper/tire carrier/interior done up as a very small camper - it sits closer to 2-1/2"). I have no wheel spacers...
  18. Forester Shopping
    What's the difference? Do I need the latter if I anticipate doing some occasional mild off-roading and snowy/icy roads? It would be a $1600 upgrade to go from X-Mode to Dual-Function X-Mode because the only the Sport Trim and above have it standard. Thoughts?
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, Excited to join the community here. Just recently picked up a 2003 Forester XS as the base for an off-road-oriented build some co-workers and I are doing for an Arizona archery coues deer hunt this January. We needed something economical, off road capable and small-but-big to get...
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