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  1. EJ20 - 2.0L Non-Turbo
    I have a ‘02 JDM SG5 forester. It has the EJ202 N/A engine in it. How much horsepower can this engine handle on stock internals? Not that I have the money right now, but if I were to want to turbocharge this engine, how would I go about doing that? Has anyone in this thread done it? Yes I know...
  2. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hi Im have a forster 2017 xt When I press the accelerator pedal starts to accelerate gently to 4500 rpm and then it has a very strong push Is this normal? Like the turbo starts doing the job after 4500 rpm
  3. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey all, my 04 Forester let me down Christmas Day, of all days with a terrible misfire. I was able to limp the old girl home and get some well needed maintenance done. Plugs and coils all around and she was back on all 4! Noticed the timing belt was in dire need of replacement. Done and done...
  4. EJ20 - 2.0L Turbocharged
    Hey All, just wondering if you'll have any advice on installing a pod filter on a '98 Forester GT. More specifically, how to deal with the MAF sensor. Thanks in advance :)
  5. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey, I’m new to the forum and need some advice. My check engine light came on and engine started making an unpleasant sound (link attached). I pulled the codes and got the P0011 and P0021 codes. I’ve seen info on the banjo bolt filters and will be addressing that here soon. My first guess is...
  6. Engine Management, Tuning and Datalogging
    Looking to work (data log / remote tune) with a reputable Tuner with proven experience tuning 4EAT applications. Recommendations and referrals very much appreciated. 🤙
  7. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    Hey guys! I bought my dream car a couple of months ago. 2007 forester xt, with the 5 speed. I got the carfax for the car, and the service records are decent. Some of the owners were better than others in terms of taking the car in to get serviced. Luckily, the owner who had it around 100,000...
  8. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Hey everyone, I’m in desperate need of some help with my 2004 Subaru Forester XT. (250,000kms) I bought it about a month ago and it has a couple months old (supposedly) TD05 turbo. He also gave me the old turbo which blew so at least I know he must of replaced it. Has an annoying crack and pop...
  9. Europe
    Just got a 05/06 2.5xt and I'm looking to upgrade to a vf48. What exactly do I need to change? Can I just upgrade to a vf48 and do a remap, or do I need to upgrade the intercooler and other items as well? Saying that, does anyone have all the items needed for sale here or can you point me in...
  10. Engine and Exhaust
    Hey Folks! Going down the rabbit hole here before committing to one setup or the other.. Any members have a preference for upgrading the stock SH Forester Legacy TMIC and turbo setup over going for the WRX/STI TMIC and turbo setup for power, install, reliability, or fitment? Anyone with...
  11. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    06 SG Forester XT FJ25 Auto Help please with a bit of a mystery? I'm looking at bidding on this Foz at a salvage auction and it's listed as having a broken engine src, but what exactly is that? Can someone decode or explain that for me please as I've no idea what it is and there are no other...
  12. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I was just changing my oil before a 1000 mile road trip planned for this weekend and discovered this oil leak. Are any of the great sages here familiar with this issue? i didn't find anything on search. Really trying to determine if I can fix this my self easily (I usually do all my own work)...
  13. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    The O2 sensor on my 2009 Forester XT (turbo) just went bad, and neither the dealership or a muffler shop could remove it (rusted in), so they are recommending that I just replace the front catalytic converter. Apparently, in the turbo, there is both are pre- and post-turbo catalytic converter...
  14. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I recently bought an arashi adjustable wastegate to put on my stock 06 xt and I was wondering if there's anything special I need to do while installing it as far as set up goes. Car was boosting slightly erratic and had quite a bit of lag. Would build boost and dump it right pretty damn quick. I...
  15. General Forum
    https://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2020/08/subaru-future-product-lineup-leaked-until-2024.html Anyone have more retail of changes to Forester in 2021?
  16. Members' Journals
    Just picked up this beauty last week. I plan on doing small mods here and there for now. But, definitely looking to do some bigger stuff in the future. Hope you all enjoy watching all the progress. Pictures Planned Upgrades Full WeatherTech Mats LED Lift Gate Light Installed 01/22/2022
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! I'm Brandon and I just got myself a "new to me" 2016 FXT. I have about 70k on the odometer and Ill be looking to do some overall modding to my little beast. I hope I find everything I need on this great forum. I'll be posting some pictures soon. Right now I only have the pic I took...
  18. Motor Conversions
    Hey y'all I'm new to the subaru world and thus far I am overly impressed with my 02 forester for its versatility and dependability. Love that its AWD with the option for just FWD. I've already sunk a bunch of free time into customizing the exterior and interior. I also have made some mods to the...
  19. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Alright so I'm having a really annoying issue happen with my 2004 Forester XT 5mt. I can go forever without losing boost and then all of a sudden on a 180 mile trip my boost gets cut in half about half way through. It doesn't happen all the time though. I've noticed that it only happens when...
  20. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    Very frustrated! I had my 2010 Forester XT rebuilt for the second time after a rod bearing failure. Going forwards the second time we replaced everything from- new intake cam gears, new oil pump, new heads and avcs solenoids, braided turbo oil feed line, and a new rotomaster turbo (formally...
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