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Hey, guys.  I'm currently looking for the stock suspension from an 02-07 impreza/wrx.  Looking to try them on my 2005 Forester and see how well they ride.  Let me know what you got!  I prefer strut/spring/top hat still together and not clunking or leaking.

General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:57 AM »
Originally posted by alohaimmatt
Please post videos of a cold start when they're installed!
Will do! I need it to warm up before I tackle the install. Not having a garage sucks big time in the winter.

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Picked up a used set of Tsudo UEL headers, Tsudo full catback exhaust used along with a Cobb intake for the Forester.

Just ordered a pair of Moog outer tie rod ends, front and rear sway bar endlinks, and ball joints.  Still on the hunt for a passenger side steering knuckle/axle housing. 

Still on the fence about getting coilovers or just King Springs with new top hats.

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Newbies / new member, WH alumni
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:06 PM »
Ah WH. I miss those fun days.


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Journals / Pleb Midori
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:18 PM »
After seeing the Rey's KRX recently, I started to wonder what happened to King Midori.

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Off Topic / STOLEN - 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5x
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:40 AM »
Update - the car was found. Looks like they managed to bang up the driver's side of the car.

Hoping that the dashcam is still there to see what the hell happened that night.

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Off Topic / STOLEN - 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5x
« on: May 15, 2017, 10:58 AM »
Thanks, guys. According to the North Kildonan Community Watch on Facebook, the douchebag who stole it was cruising around and broke into other Subarus in the area.

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Off Topic / STOLEN - 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5x
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:08 AM »
Just wanted to alert everyone that my car had gotten stolen last night out in front of my house on Tu-Pelo Avenue in North Kildonan.

If you guys spot anything, please contact me at 204-297-5651.

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Journals / Daily Driven 2005 Forester 2.5x
« on: April 01, 2017, 01:11 PM »
So I've decided to create a journal to document my journey with my Forester. I've got a lot to learn still about the Subaru world, but so far I'm loving this car.

Today I decided to do maintenance on her since it was time for an oil change.

She's completely stock which is what I was looking for since I wanted to start with a non-molested vehicle. Lol.

Noticed that there was an extra plug where my engine block heater cable was, so I decided to dig around a little bit and found a battery trickler tucked away in there. Sweet.

So after discovering that I had to let the engine cool a bit to do the oil change. So I decided to go ahead and check out the cabin filter since I noticed the air flow wasn't it's best when I ran the heat.

This is what I discovered...It was absolutely gross. No wonder the air flow wasn't very good, it was being hindered by all the dust and dead leaves. So, I went and grabbed an air filter from work that were designed for the 2005 imprezas. I had to do some custom work since the air filter was a little on the small side, but nothing a little patience and a dremel couldn't fix.

The air flow is much better now with the new filter.

Some other things I need to take care of once I have the funds are the interior door panels. Whoever the previous owner was must have had a big dog because the tops are just so badly damaged.

Anyone know if the panels from an Impreza fom the same year would fit?  I'm going to call around checking with the scrapyards to see if I can find any decent replacements.

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Newbies / Herro
« on: April 01, 2017, 12:58 PM »
Originally posted by themikewoo

What do you do for a living?
Thanks. I work for a small lawn are company. Hoping to work my way up to foreman during this season.

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Journals / The Foz - The Do All Daily
« on: March 29, 2017, 12:52 AM »
Nice setup on the wheels and tires.  What size rim did you decide to go with?  I'm liking the Sparco Terras but can't decide between the 16" or 17".  I'd like to go with 17" wheels, but the choices in all terrain tires are limited unless I raise the forester with a kit.

Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: March 27, 2017, 01:18 PM »
Originally posted by dano
I don't think he did any suspension work. The Forester STI comes lower from the factory.

Ah gotcha.  Like the height of it and the wheel and tire combo fill the wells really well.

Journals / FROSTI, Colins 01 fSTI
« on: March 27, 2017, 12:26 PM »
Can't tell, but is your forester on lowering springs?  Loving the look of the 17's with meaty tires.

Newbies / Herro
« on: March 22, 2017, 03:04 PM »
Originally posted by PK-FXT
Welcome! Good sounding plans. I'm 2 foresters deep myself. 2009 XT and a imported 2001 Forester STi.

Great vehicles, hope it treats you well.

Thanks!  So far so good.  Nothing to really worry about.  I think my heatshield for the exhaust is starting to come loose since it rattles when I'm accelerating.  But, other than that just some maintenance and paint touchup is what I'm aiming to do in the short term.

General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: March 22, 2017, 02:02 PM »
Ordered front and rear shifter bushings, new struts and top hats for all 4 corners and a set of General Grabber AT2's for the forester.

General Discussion / TopTier Subaru Discussion Thread
« on: March 21, 2017, 12:28 PM »
I would love to try offroading in my forester once she's done, but this is nuts.  Lol.  I would have pooped myself if the car just started floating.

Newbies / Herro
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:55 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys!

Originally posted by Colby
Welcome 2nd Gen!

2014 FXT myself, also in the journals like Colin said

Fozzys FTW

I read through your journal and the amount of detail in your light setup is awesome!

Newbies / Herro
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:34 PM »
Thanks, everyone!

Originally posted by Ctown8
Welcome to TopTierSubaru! I also drive a forester

Nice!  What year?

Newbies / Herro
« on: March 17, 2017, 12:22 PM »

Newbies / Herro
« on: March 17, 2017, 12:07 PM »
Hey guys.  Long time lurker and haven't introduced myself.  My name is Chad and I drive a 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5x.  Just got it so it's completely stock.  More or less I want to keep the ride height stock, but want to improve the handling and slap some all terrain tires on there since I daily it.  The reason why I got a forester is because I work for a local lawn maintenance / snow removal company, so the Subaru is awesome for towing the equipment around.

But, my future plans are the following:

- replace engine & transmission mounts
- replace front and rear shifter bushings
- replace swaybars and endlinks with whiteline units
- do a hybrid intake setup
- UEL headers
- STi axleback
- AVO throttlebody controller

Very new to the Subaru world, but my boss used to drive around a supercharged Saabaru, so he's always willing to lend me a hand and teach me.

Hope to learn and share with you guys as the car progresses.

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