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  1. Motor Conversions
    I bought an ej253 from a 1999 forester and was wondering if anyone knew if it would be direct plug n play or would i have to move stuff around. please help
  2. Motor Conversions
    Hello so I've ran into an issue with my forester due to it being driven in Minnesota and the previous owner not taking really good care of it. Moved to Florida and started working on the car more found out the cars frame is pretty rusted like bad! I'm jus looking to swap everything I have in the...
  3. Wheels and Tires
    I have always loved the simple, 17'', five-spoked rims that came stock on the approx 2010/earlier gen 3 models- I will try to add a link. I do not see the same style rim present on the 2013 model (which is what I will soon have), and when I find those rims for sale they are not listed to fit the...
  4. 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...
  5. Motor Conversions
    Hello folks, I have a 2001 forester with a ej25 n/a motor and automatic transmission. I am going to be using a donor engine from a 2000 legacy but with a manual transmission. I am only swapping the motor but it does seem there are some things that will need to be swapped out. Can someone please...
  6. Interior and Electronics
    I've scoured the forums here and elsewhere for an answer to this and I think I know what the issue is, but can't find a solution. Back story: I currently performed a full interior swap from an SG5 XT to my daily SG5 XS. Leather seats and black/grey interior is so much nicer than the tan/beige...
  7. Transmission and Driveline
    Greetings, new member here. 😊 I apologise in advance as I am sure there are a thousand threads about this already but after a search I couldn't quite find what I was looking for. My story: I intend to swap the 4AT in my 99 Forester GT to a 5MT. My issue: I've read that any EJ series engine...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey all, my first post on here! Im in the middle of the 4eat to jdm fsti 6 speed. Having some problems lining up my shift linkages without having the upper shift linkage bind up on the trans tunnel. Im still using my factory fxt front subframe. Everything bolts up good but the shifter linkage...
  9. Transmission and Driveline
    Hey guys! I have been a member here for a while. Most because my wife has a SH forester N/A. I bought a 14 SJ FXT and love it. I was wondering if there is as forum here or if anyone has done a 15+ wrx 6spd MT swap into the SJ. I saw the STI swap but was wondering if anyone has done this with the...
  10. Motor Conversions
    I have a 2004 Forester with what I believe is an EJ251 EGRI engine. I cant find any engines out of Foresters around me but there is a ton of Outbacks. Will the engine out of a 1999 Outback with EGRI be a direct bolt in without messing with wiring?
  11. Transmission and Driveline
    Hello , Does anyone know if a running 4EAT transmission from a 2003 SG Forester can be swapped with a slipping 4EAT transmission from a 2009 SH Forester? The 2003 does not have sport shift BUT i'm willing to forego Sport Shift for a working tranny. Thanks!!
  12. Interior and Electronics
    So im swapping all my seats out in my 01 Forester for 02 WRX seats. I have the front 2 in and the base of the rear seat but I cant seem to get the back into the rear seats.
  13. Motor Conversions
    Alrighty so I know this has been beat to death and I found a lot of the answers I was looking for however I couldn’t find some and here it goes. I have an 05 5 speed one owner 96k mile forester. I want to put either a WRX engine, or a Forester XT engine in it. I’m not going to build the motor...
  14. Motor Conversions
    Hi, so i cant seem to find any forms on 06-08 foresters with EJ205 swaps from the WRX. I was wondering i could get some help with making a list of all the parts I need. My forester already has a 5 speed, so asides from that that here is what i have: Engine + wiring harness and ECU Stronger...
  15. Transmission and Driveline
    A little over a year ago, i completed the full mechanical 5spd manual transmission swap into my 06 forester xt. I've been driving on the swap daily since, so mechanically everything is fine. The issue I am having is coming down to the check engine light (P0600) code. It seems like, because I...
  16. Cooling Systems
    Hi everyone 1st post just discovered it couldn't believe my luck great effort by so many diverse lovers or haters of Subaru's. My question is this what other radiators would fit without to much mucking around my main problem is finding a good used one. Being a manual 5 speed is not really a...
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