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  1. Offroad Suspension
    I'm looking to do a 1" lift with upgraded springs and have no idea what kit to go with or if one is better than the other. I'm planning to install stiffer standard height springs to get rid of the saggy butt and put some gear in the back for camping with the possibility of doing some light...
  2. Suspension and Handling
    Now that my Forester is lifted I can clearly see issues that need some love. It looks like my front control arm bushings are in pretty bad shape. The arm itself looks a little rusty...after the lift the angle of it isn't too bad (right?). A good mechanic friend of mine said I'm better off...
  3. Offroad Fozzies
    Hey, I've been putting too many miles on my Jeep runnin back and fourth from SF to the Sierras. I decided that I need a little mountain runner beater. I've always liked the 06-08 Forester xt, I think it looks the coolest when it's all done up. After a year of looking, (these things are pretty...
  4. Suspension and Handling
    Looking to get 2 inch lift on my Subaru forester x premium. Ive found either shock+strut combos, coilovers, or spacer sets to accomplish this. My question is: whats the best way? Im not looking to go off roading or anything in the vehicle currently. Maybe someday when I can afford another...
  5. Suspension and Handling
    hey fellow forester owners, I've found a good condition set of complete 2002 wrx sti wagon struts and was considering buying them to use to lower my 2004 forester x. they are the wagon ones so i shouldnt need saggy butt spacers? will these struts bolt directly in or will i have to change the...
  6. Suspension and Handling
    Hey all, I bought my forester a few months ago and never had any problems but would hear a popping noise in the front if I went over a bump while going slower and turning. Always consistent and the pop happens whatever side I turn. Today I got some new wheels and tires installed and the previous...
  7. 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...
  8. Suspension and Handling
    I got a 2004 xt on lowering springs. I have 9.5 wide tires with +30. They stick out about a little less than an inch. My wheels rub when I go over a bump and so I’m wondering if there is an easy mod to to stiffen it up a little bit. Sway bars? Suspension pads? Thanks in advance!
  9. Suspension and Handling
    I've recently acquired a 2005 Forester (126k miles, automatic transmission). I like it a lot, and hope to keep it running for a very long time. While I still have my old car to use, I'd like to go ahead tackle any/all of the more involved work I might do on the Forester. To that end, I intend...
  10. Suspension and Handling
    Attempted to figure out the rear squeaking/clunking again today. Went to two local shops, my usual mechanic and a Subaru specialist, both told me they didn't know what was causing the squeak/clunk after both performing thorough inspections. Was feeling like I'd never figure it out and then came...
  11. Suspension and Handling
    Noticed the other day what looked like oil spot stains on driveway from the driver side rear. Inspected and can see fluid leaking towards the bottom of rear left strut. A couple drops daily for the past week. Fluid looks to be green/yellow in color. Not sure if dust boot cover is supposed to...
  12. Suspension and Handling
    Hi all, I am new to the Forester club (got mine in March this year) I am looking to solve a overload issue causing suspension sag. Specifically when we are going away for the weekend/longer trips and we have all our gear. I was wondering if anyone has tried the above mentioned Raised King...
  13. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I have 2006 forester XT Manual and if hums like a bad bearing at its loudest and is most noticeable from 40-55mph. My car in moded and is loud and is best heard in neutral. All the wheel bearing have been replaced, bushings and cv axles are good, my guess is the hanger bearing from my drive...
  14. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    My 2004 Forester X has a bad inner tie rod and I went to replace it today and every part I can find at any store has a larger diameter male end than the rack. The only number on the old inner tie rod is 2607. I cannot find any part numbers on the rack it appears someone painted the rack and...
  15. Offroad Suspension
    Hi there! I have a 2006 Subaru Forester L.L.Bean I've been scouring the net and stores and having a heck of a time finding a set of strut/spring assemblies that will fit my LLBean due to the self leveling suspension. Everything I'm finding excludes this model. I have a bad front and a bad rear...
  16. Suspension and Handling
    Does anyone have any tips on where to purchase a set of swift springs? There doesn't seem to be a straightforward site to purchase them from for my '04 FXS. Also, any cheap ideas for shipping to Alaska? Thanks
  17. 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?
  18. Suspension and Handling
    I recently got a new boat and when I tow it the rear of my 2014 forester sags really low is there any rear springs out there that are stiffer than stock?
  19. Suspension and Handling
    So I've been doing a bit of research on this and I came to the conclusion KYB's would be best suited with the King springs for bit of a firmer ride and a slightly lowered look. After ringing around and getting quotes Sachs have been getting a mention from the fitters. They sound like a quality...
  20. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hello all, This past week I installed coilovers and new calipers/pads/rotors all around. The coils are Megan Racing wrx wagon coils and I removed the sub frame spacers to fix the suspension geometry. I don't believe this to be the problem but I fell that its necessary to mention as I did not...
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