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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. Suspension and Handling
    Hello everyone! I currently have my 2006 FXT lowered on a full set of 2002 WRX Stock Struts and Springs. One of the struts has gone bad, and being that this car is my winter daily, I don't want to go crazy with sinking a lot of money into it. That being said, I have a buddy who has an almost...
  14. Suspension and Handling
    Hey guys! I'm thinking of lowering my SH XT by dropping in some WRX springs, but I'm worried about the payload capacity after the swap. I like to go camping which often means I'm loading the back up with loads of gear and people. On the Forester springs I'm usually sagging a bit (could partly...
  15. FA20DIT - 2.0L Direct-Injection/Turbo (2014-2018)
    A buddy of mine has a Invidia N1 for sale from a 2015 WRX, but it's just the Axle-back portion. From my understanding since I seen many people on here and on YouTube slap the N1 onto the 2014 FXT I'm gotta take a wild swing I should be 100% okay as it's the same model and nothing really changed...
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