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  1. Motor Conversions
    Hello all, so heres the deal, i have a 2003 impreza wrx with the 2.0litre turbo, now i got a 2000 forester with the 2.5 n/a for free and my impreza is rotting underneath so its time for a change, now i just want to know will it be plug and play or will i have to put in a different wiring harness...
  2. Engine and Exhaust
    So I found someone on Facebook marketplace selling an Invidia N1 Catback Dual Resonated Exhaust (Titanium Tips) 2015-2021 Subaru WRX. I have a 2018 FXT. I found what looked to be the same exhaust on Subispeed and someone in the reviews said it worked on their 2018 FXT. I just want to ask on here...
  3. Forester Shopping
    Hello, so i found a forester with 167k miles, xt and manual what i have always wanted. I also have a 05 wrx that needs a rebuild. Both are at the same price point. What should i do? Forester has only bolt ons, besides a GFB pulley.
  4. Wheels and Tires / Tyres
    Hi I am currently looking into 2020 WRX rims that is 245/35/18 +55 8.5in and my current car is a 2018 Forester XT with 225/55/18 +48 7in. My question is how much of a spacer I will need to clear the inner strut and with no rubbing. I know I will need to convert 5x100 to 5x114.3. Anyone have...
  5. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    Hey guys, Is anyone running the Carven Single Exit Exhaust on their cars? I’ve been looking into changing out my nameless for a single exit and was wondering if anyone has this installed on their car. I’m pretty sure it’s a direct fit with a few minor differences since it fits the 15+ WRX...
  6. Brakes
    Hello, I have a 05 XT and I'm looking to get better and bigger brakes. From what I have heard, 04 Sti Brembo calipers fit the 05 foresters, but those are a bit outside of my price range. Since the 04 Sti calipers fit, would that mean that an 04 Wrx caliper could also work? If not, any other...
  7. Motor Conversions
    So I have a 02 forester s automatic and want to swap it out for a wrx Turbo manual trans. Any help as far as what to look for when buying the engine and trans and essential things to look for any Help would be appreciated.
  8. Interior and Electronics
    I was just curious if i would be able to put 06 wrx seats into my 04 forester, thanks!
  9. Brakes
    Ok, so you all know it... The 08 FXT brakes are whack! I know, I know, I gotta get the brembos from an 04-06 STI, bla bla, kartboy thicker parking brake shoes and adapter plate, yadda yadda. I've gone down that rabbit hole. It's ends $2500 in the hole. But do I need the brembos? Probably not...
  10. 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...
  11. Motor Conversions
    I was wanting to put a turbo in my 02 Forester (ej25) but I've heard they don't handle boost very well. So I was wondering if it's possible and what I would need to put a wrx engine from the same year in it.
  12. 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...
  13. Suspension and Handling
    Hey guys 😊, just got my hands on a 2007 Forester x model & she needs some work. struts need replacement so I figured I’d lower it with some from a wrx. She also needs an exhaust and I was wondering if the Spec D wrx N1 would fit on it? Looking forward to your responses & I hope I can be of...
  14. Engine and Exhaust
    Hi Subros, I am new to the Forester modification world. I have a 2015 Forester XT and planning on doing some mods. I want to upgrade the catback and want to know if a wrx exhaust of the similar year is an exact swap. Also, what WRX/STI parts fit in this year model. All input is appreciated and...
  15. Suspension and Handling
    Ok, is there anyway the sway bar in these pics is from an 04 STI? The "C" endlinks say to me that it's from a WRX and being 20mm of the 02/03 era. Is there anyway this could be an 04 STi but somehow with different end links. I've just purchased this thinking it was an STi for my 06 Forester XT...
  16. EJ25 - 2.5L Non-Turbo (1998-2010)
    hi my name is wattson and I was wondering if I could put stock in 2006 wrx headers on my N/A 2006 forester 2.5i, would I have to cut some stuff or would I just be able to slide it in. (I’m trying to get the Subaru boxer rumble). Thank you if you’ve read this and if you have answered this too...
  17. 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...
  18. General Troubleshooting and Technical Help
    I'm new to the car community and I'm trying to find parts for my NA 04' Forester but the brands I know and trust don't carry mostly any for my model, So my question is what different models parts will fit. For example would WRX strut mounts fit on to my forester if their from the same year?
  19. 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
  20. EJ25 - 2.5L Turbocharged (2004-2013)
    I recently purchased a 2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 November 18th 2019. not too long ago my car has been overheating even though I have oil and I had enough antifreeze I don't know why it's causing this problem. I didn't take a circle area is where the smoke was coming from.
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