Forester SJ XT Enthusiasts

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  1. tangledupinblu
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    Knee pads?
     
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    Easiest way to assume the position.
     
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    Mine are extra reinforced.
     
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  4. tangledupinblu
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    Huh? :D
     
  5. housemusic1
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    Phone has a mind of its own today.
     
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    Does anybody here know if an adapter for the down pipe is needed to run a 3" catback on the SJ? I'm getting conflicting info from the Rally Sport Direct crowd. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Anything that fits on a 15+ WRX will fit the same on the FXT, only thing you may encounter is the bumper may need to be modified to fit tips.

    Also, I sold mine, so I'm out of the club... buy my axleback people!
     
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    probably not a terrible idea so you can use the donut still, needed? probably not, in all reality, but wouldn't hurt either.
     
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    So you don't want my cargo tray anymore, lol?
     
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    Lmao, he’s on his way!
     
  12. curly2k3
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Sorry man
     
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    No worries, bro. I forgot as well! Your post about having sold your foz reminded me, lol.
     
  14. curly2k3
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    @housemusic1 should snag it from you, definitely value for money there.

    I need to figure out what I did with all the carpeted FXT mats I bought, don't believe I left them in the car when I traded it in.
     
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    Is it a cargo tray, or mat for the rear cargo area? My Outback came with a rear cargo tray, and it was very handy. My Foz came with the black cargo mat, and 2 sets of floor mats. If only it came with a trailer hitch!
     
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    @curly2k3, that's what came with my Foz. I guess I just assumed that was a "mat". I was thinking a tray would be more like what I had in my Outback.

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    interesting, don't know that I've ever seen that.
     
  19. sneefy
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    Yeah, that's a serious cargo...thing. More like an organizer.

    This is a tray, technically. Probably because it has a lip and can actually hold a bit of spilled whatever. I'd think of a 'mat' as more of a flat piece of carpet or rubber that liquid would just run off the edge.
     
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    Who here has aftermarket exhaust on their SJ, and would be willing to take me on a quick ride along?
     
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    So I got a question here, so I have a 2018 Forester xt and the rear hatch door sometimes have a hard time opening by itself since it's Auto and sometimes it just refused to auto open and I have to manually open it does this happen to any of you guys too?
     
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    Ours got stuck once where it wouldn’t open more than a few inches. We found some steps online to reset it.
     
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    Finally got around to eliminating most of the chrome, pretty happy with how it turned out.

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    20190925_171626(1).jpg 20190929_155412(1).jpg Decided to go lower instead of lifting the Forester. Went with Cusco Touring A adjustable struts and Mann engineering springs. Wish the drop was a little more but I'm happy with it. The ride is great everywhere from as soft as stock to tight like an STi. Now I just need better tires.
     

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    Looks great!
     
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    How’s everyone doing lately? Been awhile since I’ve been on. Reaching 60k miles and now with all this extra free time I can tackle most of the 60k service myself... spark plugs should be fun!

    I just threw a P0172 Bank 1 Too Rich code and brought ‘er in to see if I could get some warranty work on it, but unfortunately they said the A/F sensor is not covered, so I picked one up and I’ll need to replace that as well. Although, I don’t really now where the hell it is or how to get to it. Doesn’t seem like I can do it from the top of the engine. I really don’t want to pay $35 for a three day subscription to the technical manual. Couldn’t find any SJ diagrams. Anyone have any tips?

    Edit: Plugs and A/F sensor are in. Wasn’t that bad... just took a long time. Ended up having to take the bumper off and remove the passenger side headlight because I couldn’t remove the airbox due clearance issues with my aftermarket headlights. Also had to remove that metal engine plate to access the sensor. Took about 7 hours.
     
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    Time to bring this post back from the brink. I finally did a little more towards going full panda, OLM tails and reflector tint from subispeed. The setting sucks but it was too damn hot out to move it out of the garage!
     

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