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  1. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Tl;dr my engine mounts are about half an inch off, with the mounting bolt part just resting on the crossmember where they go in. I need to get this giant headache into a shop. Right now the front wheels & CV Axle nuts are off (to relieve pressure on the CV axle). Is it safe to put the axle nut /...
  2. Suspension and Handling
    Sometimes I tow a trailer that is actually over capacity for the car. I need to beef up the rear suspension to prevent sag. I have beefed up the hitch, 7 way wiring, ( trailer has brakes ) and put in a heavy duty high capacity transmission cooler on the vehicle, 2019 touring with the boxer...
  3. Towing and Hauling
    I’m looking at the (painfully limited) selection of “standy” (you can stand up in them) camper trailers that the forester can tow. There’s a lot to like about some A liner models, I’d like a larger option but they are roughly 1600- 1700 lbs dry. So... has anyone modified or considered trying...
  4. Towing and Hauling
    Got a base 2016 Forester. Overall great car. The tongue weight though is really throwing me. Only 200lbs? On a car that's advertised as being for the outdoors? Seems low for a car it's size but what do I know. Either or. I'd love to haul a dirtbike that weighs 194lbs with a hitch mounted...
  5. Towing and Hauling
    I've been looking at hauling a UHaul 5x8 trailer with my 2015 Subaru Forester when I move from New York to New Mexico later this month. I'm a bit concerned that the trailer weight is listed as 900lbs and has no braking, which suggests I can only haul 100lbs worth of stuff in it. However, I've...
  6. Lighting and Electrical
    Hey all, I am adding a tow hitch to my my 2017 Forrester and was wondering if it was pre wired at the factory for a tow hitch and if so, whether it's set for a 7 pole connector. Thanks so much. G
  7. Towing and Hauling
    (UPDATED w/ new models on 10/12/2020) Hey everyone, first post on the forums but I've been reading (without a login) for a while. I wanted to share a list of teardrop trailers that the stock Forester (2015+) can tow. The listed limit on towing is 1000 lbs without trailer brakes and 1500 lbs...
  8. Transmission and Driveline
    Last month I towed a fairly heavy U-haul trailer from GA to MI (a little over 1200 miles) through a lot of hills and mountains with my 09 Forester XT. Since then I've been having problems with my car like low gas mileage, loss of power(especially going uphill), and it doesn't seem to be shifting...
  9. 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?
  10. Towing and Hauling
    So, here in about a month, I am (or was) planning on towing a 5x8 uhaul cargo trailer from Denver, CO to Oakland, CA... At first research, it appeared that the capacity of my 2007 Forester 2.5L 4 cyl automatic was 2,400 lb, but after further research, it is sounding like anything over 1,000 lb...
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