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So I bought a 2001 Forester yesterday, And now im finding myself trying to find aftermarket parts online. The key word "trying," does anyone know where to get parts for these things? Or do people just buy parts made for the 2002-2007 and modify them to fit their vehicle? Thanks!!
 

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@chaffylemon I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Finding aftermarket parts on-line should not be that difficult. Have you tried RockAuto.com? :confused:

If you want to buy factory/OEM, I'd recommend contacting Jackie, @SubaruPartsGirl here on the forum. She's a forum supporting vendor & a parts wiz! Her direct number at Annapolis Subaru is (866) 509-3019.

Tell her you're a forum member, as she gives forum members a discount! :wink:

Bobby...

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So I bought a 2001 Forester yesterday, And now im finding myself trying to find aftermarket parts online. The key word "trying," does anyone know where to get parts for these things? Or do people just buy parts made for the 2002-2007 and modify them to fit their vehicle? Thanks!!
Ohmigod! it is only just run in. :grin2:
If the body is in as good as condition as the engine sounds then you sure have struck gold, enjoy! :woohoo:
 

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Your user info doesn't say where you are located.

In North America the Forester models are 1998-2002 and then 2003-2008.

Most auto parts stores/online should be able to find 2001 specific parts but that may vary depending on where you live
 

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Im going to post pictures of it tomorrow, it looks like it sat in someone's garage for 15 years. unless they had to get groceries a mile away. Still had factory grease on the coil packs when I was looking at it earlier today.
 

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Your user info doesn't say where you are located.

In North America the Forester models are 1998-2002 and then 2003-2008.

Most auto parts stores/online should be able to find 2001 specific parts but that may vary depending on where you live

Im in Indiana, but I have found some just not as much of a variety I was hoping for I guess. I thought there would be more options? idk
 

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@chaffylemon I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

Finding aftermarket parts on-line should not be that difficult. Have you tried RockAuto.com? :confused:

If you want to buy factory/OEM, I'd recommend contacting Jackie, @SubaruPartsGirl here on the forum. She's a forum supporting vendor & a parts wiz! Her direct number at Annapolis Subaru is (866) 509-3019.

Tell her you're a forum member, as she gives forum members a discount! :wink:

Bobby...

['07 FSXT MODding Journal] ['03 X MODding Journal]

Appreciate that boss! I have not tried Rock Auto because I was under the impression that it was an OEM/Replacement part site. I will give it a look, Thanks!
 

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I've thus far tried RockAuto, RallySportDirect, Subarubits, and well, amazon.de. Those have worked fine for me, but I'm fairly sure you can find some other places as well. Taxes and tariffs are a complete PITA when ordering from US though.
 

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now that's a thing of beauty. not a fan of lowering so MY answer is no.
Me neither, Foresters are the bees knees when it comes to ride height, you can just turn slightly and slide your butt in, there is climbing down and up to get in and out of them.
Also speed humps are not a worry like they can be in a lowered car, I see a lot of lowered cars with cracked or smashed front panels from hitting gutters - bump stops and other low objects. :crying:
 

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Don't lower it IMHO - get higher profile tires instead 😎

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now that's a thing of beauty. not a fan of lowering so MY answer is no.
Appreciate it, I like the stanced look but I don't want to slam it, Im thinking going the sti/wrx strut/shock/spring combo as Ive heard it lowers it an inch or two but still rides like stock.
 

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Me neither, Foresters are the bees knees when it comes to ride height, you can just turn slightly and slide your butt in, there is climbing down and up to get in and out of them.
Also speed humps are not a worry like they can be in a lowered car, I see a lot of lowered cars with cracked or smashed front panels from hitting gutters - bump stops and other low objects. :crying:
I don't plan on slamming it haha just an inch or two an Ill be happy, plus im kinda tall I don't want to have to break my back getting in and out of my car everyday lol
 

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Don't lower it IMHO - get higher profile tires instead 😎

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It came with some pretty high profile tires and I wasn't a fan of the look, I think they were 16's and these are 17's. I don't know if I could run 18's as a summer tire with an even more low profile but im thinking about it lol
 

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Congratulations on your low mileage find!

You may already be thinking of the things that should be looked at on an older low mileage find like this, but I will list some stuff for your consideration anyway.

Everything that is rubber is probably 18 years old...and probably needs replacing. That would include the tires (manufacture date is on the sidewall), the timing belt (my manual says replace after x miles OR x years), windshield wiper blades, probably coolant hoses, etc.

Definitely do an oil change, flush the old brake fluid out of the lines (hygroscopic), and change the coolant. I would probably change all the fluids.

I hope you get many years service out of your Subaru!
 

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My son has one along with 2 '02 WRXs. Most engine parts for the same engine in other Imprezs will work along with suspension parts. We've put STi suspension on an '04 XT. Fortunately Subaru likes using standard parts. An online search will get you engine types and transmission types to give you and idea of what is shared. We have someone locally autocrossing an '01 N/A Forester and doing well.
 

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I have a 99 Forester and I have had good luck with Subaruparts.com. I recently bought a trim piece for the drivers door. The part they sent was incorrect because for some reason my Forester had door trim from another model year. I returned the part with a photo of the part that I needed and they found it and sent it with no extra charge, they even paid the second shipping cost. Great service. The return address is the same as the location of a Subaru dealer in Tacoma, WA. All the parts are OEM and they check that the part is correct by VIN number.
 
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