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Wheels, Tires and Brakes. / Re: Which tyre to buy - 2016 Forester XS?
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:04:53 AM »
You can go to a 65 profile and it should not rub.
I use these Yokies:
They are good tyres with excelent traction both wet and dry.
The only draw back is the spare may not fit in the wheel well. And for this reason I have a compressor and tyre repair kit.

Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:06:38 PM »
Cool beans. Go for it.
I will keep my eye out next week when we back from Boxerfest at Redstar.

Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: September 25, 2018, 08:32:07 AM »
Friendly is as friendly can be...whatsapp is much easier and faster than the forum. Where/who do I contact to be added to the cape Forester whatsapp group?
You can join this group. It is the nationwide one.
Then ask there for the Cape blokes?

Introduction / My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:05:46 AM »
Sorry, I don't quite understand. I joined this forum to get/share info with all the members here. Why private messaging and a Whatsapp group ?
Surely this is the platform for all posts, and for all to see. ?

My initial question is what is SG, SH etc. Maybe there are other newbies that don't know what it means either.

Tony it is simple. I was reaching out to include you into the Forester community both Country Wide and locally.
The forum is no where near as active as it used to be and people have resorted to groups on WhatsApp and Telegram where the kind of info you are looking for is freely available. Very few folk visit the forum regularly.
It was also a friendly gesture, take it or leave it.
Anyway the SG and SH designation is, as Doug mentioned, the shape of the vehicle. The 5 and 9 refer to the displacement of 2.0 and 2.5 liters respectively.

Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:12:01 PM »
Hit me up with a message and I will answer your questions.
And I can then add you to the Whatsapp Forester group.

Hey Fozziedriver
massive thanks for the advice.

you have more than tweaked my interest in the decat and tune

now if my scrolling through this forum has taught me anything it is that CHETT is the man to speak to

further scrolling tells me he is not based in KZN  :'(

next best in kzn?

or am i driving my S Edition all the way to Chett?
Come up for the weekend. We will decat and tune for you. [emoji48]

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General Chat / Re: 09 XT Turbo Replacement
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:51:39 AM »
On the SH model your options are limited. Either a recon TD04 or a VF52. Both will be hard to find.
VF52 is similar to VF48 in terms of flow but has a different compressor housing.
Any bolt on TD05 will also not fit due to this different housing.

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Introduction / Re: My first Subaru 2005 XT
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:39:32 AM »
Try send pics?
What area are you in?

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Hi Grant
Yes, the rumble comes from the back box. You can take your car to Powerflow if there is one there by you. They can put some nice boxes in and even keep the stock tail pipes I am sure. Although why you want to avoid the tuning route beats me. The stock maps and exhaust set up do not do these cars any favours. Too rich in some areas and too lean in others.
At a minimum you should consider a decat and a tune, as it sorts out the fueling and a by product is a few extra ponies and quite a lot of torque.

Introduction / Re: First ever subaru forester SG owner !
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:41:28 AM »
Welcome man. Fantastic pics. And JDM rocks.
What area are you in?
There are two Forester groups you can join if you like. Let me know.

Bodywork / Re: Sg9 forester Boot spoiler
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:35:29 AM »
Do any of you gents know if the forester SH bootspoiler will fit on an SG9 forester? they look really similar to me and I am getting desperate for a wing
thanks guys
Get hold of Deon Strydom in the Cape. He is making some Prodrive Copies.
Whatsapp me for details. 0827859277

Turbo Tech Chat / Re: Up pipe 04 Forester Needed
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:28:37 AM »
I have one for sale.
From my 06 XT MT.
Send me a Whatscrapp 0827859277

General Chat / Re: New 2.5 XT owner... needs advice on exhaust upgrades
« on: August 30, 2018, 07:21:41 AM »
I have just sorted an SG9 AT out at Powerflow, new back box, their small one, second hand TNT 76mm bellmouth DP and kept the resonator. It has the Boxer beat and is not too loud. And you can hear the gear changes now. Sounds like a DSG. Was a good option for a daily drive.

Introduction / Re: New to brand
« on: July 18, 2018, 10:37:16 AM »
Not being funny, but I would insist on a HG test and also check when the radiator was replaced. The plastic ones blow around 100k km.
The rest should be OK.

There is a Whatsapp group of Foz owners. They can point you in the right direction. Send me a whatsapp and I can add you to the group.

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