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  1. ('14-'18) 2018 - Rear strut leak (pictures)?

    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...
  2. ('19+) Anyone have experience with only Raised King springs on their SK forester?

    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...
  3. ('06-'08) 2006 - Humming sound, loudest 40-60?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  4. ('03-'05) 2004 - Steering Rack female threads for inner tie rod not matching OEM replacements?

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  5. ('06-'08) 2006 - Looking for options for SG Strut assembly with self leveling suspension? - Updated!

    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...
  6. ('03-'05) 2004 - Swift Springs - where to buy?

    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
  7. ('14-'18) 2015 - Off road Suspension?

    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?
  8. ('14-'18) 2014 - Stiffer springs for my forester - stock spring size? (merged thread)

    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?
  9. ('06-'08) New Suspension Fitout (Excel G's or Sachs with lowered King Springs 30mm)

    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...
  10. ('01-'02) 2002 - Loud scraping sound from the interior but silent from outside? (SF5)

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    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...
  11. (All Years) Forester owners rim setup

    Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys, I feel this thread is necessary especially for those who want to know what kind of rims to get and to provide an idea of what they would want. (Unfortunately, I’m stock but looking to get a set soon!) FORESTER OWNERS POST YOUR RIM SETUPS!!! Provide information: Forester year: Wheel...
  12. ('09-'13) 2010 Forester Suspension Modification

    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...
  13. ('98-'00) Question about lowering my Subaru

    Suspension and Handling
    I’ve read a few post on here about people lowering their 98-00 Subaru’s and a lot of people suggest buying 04-07 wrx struts and springs. I’m having a hard time finding any used suspension parts worth buying, is there any reputable source to buy new suspension parts where I can get the same affect?
  14. ('14-'18) 2015 - Popping Noise Coming from the Wheels/Suspension? - SOLVED!

    Suspension and Handling
    Ever since purchasing my 2015 XT a little over a year ago, there has been an ever-increasing popping/clicking noise coming from the wheels or suspension. The most pronounced clicking comes while I am making a sharp left turn, like a U-turn. However, it can also happen when I put it in gear...
  15. ('03-'05) wrx suspension on sg foz? need help

    Suspension and Handling
    Does anyone know if lowered wrx springs would be too low to go onto my 2004 fxt? also, how low do stock wrx springs lower a forester. thanks
  16. ('06-'08) 2006-2008 forester with 2002-2005 WRX suspension

    Suspension and Handling
    Hi, im looking into buying coilovers and my friend is selling coilovers for a 2002 WRX EJ205 and is telling me the coilovers would fit no problem, i just wanted to get this confirmed that they will fit. he also told me a lot of parts will fit from that year of a WRX onto a forester, true?
  17. ('14-'18) Dumping my 2015 Forester

    Problems, Maintenance, and Warranty
    I bought a 2015 Forester new in late 2014 and for the first 35-40K miles it was great. First the eyesight failed a few months out of warranty with a repair cost of 2500 and a one year warranty on the new eyesight. Oh, to be fair Subaru did offer 700.00 in assistance toward that repair but with...
  18. ('09-'13) 2012 - Suspension issues - need advice.

    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...
  19. ('14-'18) 2016 - Rough ride - quite a bit more bumpy than we're used?

    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...
  20. ('06-'08) 2007 - Front Lower Control Arms - hard time finding the parts.

    Suspension and Handling
    Hello fellow forester-ers My front ball joints need to be replaced and I was told that it is common practice to replace the control arms at the same time but I am having an extremely hard time finding the parts. Please Help!!!! Thanks
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