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  1. Suspension and Handling
    Hi all, I'm looking to lower my forester on wrx suspension and I'm looking to do so on a budget, using OEM struts/springs and ideally not having to mix different struts and springs. I've seen some people on this forum say that the best option is sedan struts with wagon springs in the rear as...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Here's hoping this community can help. I recently purchased a 2014 Forester Premium with around 115,000 miles at time of purchase. Recently the vehicle has developed, as best as I can describe, a tension/binding noise only on the front passenger side at low speed. It seems to occur when...
  3. Suspension and Handling
    First time posting, long time searching / reading the site. My 2011 SH needs rear Struts, Lateral Links and Upper Control Arms. I looked around the site and see lots of misery associated with replacing those on the 2009 model, but curious if things got any easier with the 2011? Sounds like...
  4. Suspension and Handling
    hi all, i’ve been looking into purchasing wrx struts to lower my foz and i had a mate who bought some sti struts and they rub on his front fenders. Are normal wrx struts higher and will they rub? and what year wrx should i be getting them from? cheers
  5. Offroad Suspension
    So I’m torn between Anderson’s 2” strut spacer or primitives 1” lift kit. Primitives is on sale and has king springs and more to it but it’s not as aggressive of a lift? Any thoughts? I’m newer to over landing and all it entails with the vehicle side of things so, if you’d like, please tell me...
  6. Suspension and Handling
    The time has come to replace the struts on my 2007 Forester X. I'm looking to maintain stock height or a very slight lift. I almost exclusively drive on highway and rough FSRs, much of it in winter to get to backcountry spots. What are my options in Canada? …I suppose I could also pick up in the...
  7. Suspension and Handling
    I am looking to lift the subie 1.5-2" but my suspension is about ready to be replaced too. So I was wondering if there are any suspension options that are 1.5-2" over stock, instead of putting spacers. Thanks in advance!
  8. Offroad Fozzies
    Hi All! Been lurking the forum for a while doing some research and think I have a potential setup + path in mind to get my Forester off-road ready but would love some feedback given the wealth of knowledge here and to make sure I don't do anything unnecessary or stupid as this is my first go at...
  9. Suspension and Handling
    Just recently got a 2003 Forester XS and am looking to lower it by about 2-3 inches. I've seen posts about replacing the struts in it with stock struts from a WRX. I went on RockAuto and couldn't find a WRX model, only Impreza. I would imagine that the struts are the same but I'm a bit new to...
  10. Suspension and Handling
    SJ 2.5I and XT are the struts and springs swappable. From understanding the differences are 2.5bis a rubber mount and the the XT is a pillow mount and XT has a higher spring rate. The reason I ask I'm thinking about swapping to a coilover setup so I can add wider tires but the coilovers I've...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi all, In January I bought a 2003 Forester XS. There was oil underneath it when I bought it. My gullible self believed the seller when he said it was just a loose oil filter. His dad was apparently a mechanic who had done the head gasket at 172k, the car was at 217k when I bought it. I'm...
  12. Suspension and Handling
    Hey all, very recently upgraded to an 08 WRB EJ205 Fozzy that is on Racelands. I had a 6 hour drive home so I spent hours in my buddies driveway trying to adjust the coilovers to be higher but no matter what I couldn't get it to raise the car (Factory Raceland springs). So I decided to try and...
  13. Suspension and Handling
    Hey guys 😊, just got my hands on a 2007 Forester x model & she needs some work. struts need replacement so I figured I’d lower it with some from a wrx. She also needs an exhaust and I was wondering if the Spec D wrx N1 would fit on it? Looking forward to your responses & I hope I can be of...
  14. Suspension and Handling
    So, how interchangeable are Subaru's varying car models and their parts within a corresponding year? I have a 2010 forester that I am looking to lower a bit but Id like to stay with Subaru parts for consistency. Can I just swap some 2010 WRX struts for my current struts? If so, what issues will...
  15. Offroad Suspension
    2012 Subaru Forester 135K with complete new engine at 100K ADF lift kit 2" front and 2 3/8" rear Cooper 215 70R16 AT3 4S SL New CV axles End links Control arm assemblies KYB Excel-G shocks on the front w/existing springs RalliTEK 0.25" Rear Sport Springs & KYB Excel-G Struts Assembled Can't buy...
  16. Suspension and Handling
    Hi folks - first post here and fiance and i are new owners of a 2016 Forester 2.5i w/ 67k miles. Love the car but we've both (especially the fiance) started to notice the ride is quite a bit more bumpy than we're used to and driving some of us crazy :). It seems that every little bump, crease...
  17. Suspension and Handling
    Hello, my name is fox and I’m new to this forum. I have a 2007 Subaru Forester L.L. Bean. My rear shocks are original SLS shocks and I’m looking to replace them non-sls and also looking to do the work myself as getting them done anywhere is quite expensive. My question is can I replace the...
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