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  1. Transmission and Driveline
    Hi! Can someone with experience of fitting an Sti 6MT into an FXT SG5/SG9 tell me if I need the outrigger diff mount brackets from an Impreza WRX Sti (cf. 2004-2007 SUBARU WRX STI DIFFERENTIAL MOUNT DIFF BRACKET SET LH/RH OEM | eBay) when installing the R180 rear diff using the rear subframe...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all. I'm a relatively new Forester owner and I have been really enjoying the car. My father passed away earlier this year, I inherited it from him. It's a modified '09 FXT in Newport Blue Pearl; pitted with hail damage it has become my 'Falcon.' As Han would say "She may not look like...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! I'm excited to have found my way over to the forum, I've had my '09 FXT (in Newport Blue Pearl) for around 3 months now. It was purchased by my father, he then passed away and I inherited the car. It was acquired in a stock XT configuration, 4-spd auto, with about 170k mi on it. Since...
  4. Members' Journals
    I am working on trading my 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Automatic Wagon for a down payment on a "2008 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited Manual." I figured starting on a platform with a turbo would be easier. The year choice is mostly an assumption about mileage on the car. Before I start, I'd like to...
  5. Motor Conversions
    I can’t seem to find the info I want anywhere else so I’m gonna start my own thread. I have a 03 forester XS 5sp. I want to do I full STI conversion and I understand that the motor and drivetrain will bolt in but what about the wiring? Do I need the ECU? Is there anything that I need that I’m...
  6. Engine and Exhaust
    So I’m kinda new to the forester world. I just recently got ahold of a nice rebuilt 03 XS and I would love to turn this thing into a street beast. I’ve done a lot of reading in these forums about STI swapping. Which leads me to my question. what parts from what other Subarus can bolt right up...
  7. Sourcing Parts & Accessories
    Hi All, I have been looking for a replacement front bumper for my 2007 XT as it has an STI bumper right now damaged I am looking for another one. Anyone have any suggestions on what websites either worldwide or in Australia where I can buy one of these STI style front bumpers or any other front...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello my name is Jeff from Colorado. New member just looking for advice or any good threads to follow on technical advise for STI (Drivetrain) swapping my ‘06 XT with a 6spd out of a ‘06 STI (USDM). More specifically wiring and modification of the stock ecu. Any and all advice would be...
  9. Motor Conversions
    Hey Guys! So I’ve been taking with my wife about having a project car. What I want is a 04-08 Forster and do a full sti swap. But my question is, I can get an 08 forester NA with a blown motor 5 speed for 600$ And has spent most of its life in NM. Most forester xts in my area are auto and have...
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