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Introduction / I have been an owner for 3 days now!
« Last post by Ziggy on Today at 12:39:26 PM »

I just bought a 2018 Forester XS - downgrading in size (from a 4x4 Hilux D/C) and a low slung premium saloon car of my wife- we are now a one car retired couple!

I tow a small boat and do lots of camping and fishing (and sometimes carry around a large dog!) - so we need the AWD for light off roading and boat launching. Seems like the Forester  will do the trick for us, kind of ticked all the right boxes

A bit sad to lose the loading capacity of the Hilux for ""siege type camping  - as well as garden and rubble removal etc.

But, there it is, as we grow older, we narrow down our focus into what we actually need to make life simpler and more affordable - like total insurance costs for cars has dropped by R1750!!!

The wife is very happy now that we have an automatic!

General Chat / Where to service in Durban?
« Last post by Ziggy on Today at 11:35:21 AM »
I have heard so many conflicting reports about bad service in Durban

I was at Emond in Dbn North and the workshop looked efficient and the guys helpful and friendly....

Other owners in Dbn swear by taking their cars to Pmb

Any comments?
Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: 16" Steel Rims
« Last post by Robert Welman on March 15, 2019, 12:01:36 PM »

Introduction / Re: New Member - Tyre advice please!
« Last post by PaulR on March 15, 2019, 05:15:03 AM »
Hi and welcome,

225/65/17 will work on the vehicle, but it just just does not fit into the spare wheel well unfortunately. It will fit if deflated, but that means carrying a small compressor the whole time.
Introduction / Re: New Member - Tyre advice please!
« Last post by Veneficus on March 14, 2019, 02:23:48 PM »
225/65R17 should fit

Should not affect onboard system other than slight change in speed vs indicated
As is required with all Subaru tyre changes makes sure you change all 4 at same time

If you do not swap spare then you would need to do 80 or slower when you are using spare to ensure no damage to gearbox

On my SG9 XT (2007) Stock is 215/55R17
I have used 225/55R17
And am now using 215/60R17 without issues

on yours the slightly bigger sidewall should not cause issues
Introduction / New Member - Tyre advice please!
« Last post by Spence90 on March 14, 2019, 10:30:02 AM »
Hi all - new member but been a happy Fozz owner almost a year now (2014 2.5x CVT). The time has come to change my stock tyres (225/60R17). Do a lot of dirt roads and plenty of bush trips. My tyres have taken a hammering. Looking for an A/T tyre which is virtually impossible in the stock size.

Thinking of going up to a 225/65R17 (probably G015)... I would appreciate any advice - do they fit without any mods and will they mess up the onboard electronics or anything??

Thank you :)
General Chat / Re: Wayne Haye Performance and Chett Meyer Tuning
« Last post by Veneficus on March 12, 2019, 07:28:46 AM »
What works to bleed the system is to put a water funnel on the second inlet
The one just above the Turbo

Then you keep that thing filled with coolant while the engine runs

I picked up that this is what WHP's guys do to fill up the coolant and allow the system to bleed
Parts and Accessories For Sale / 16" Steel Rims
« Last post by Bushdriver on March 06, 2019, 01:42:53 PM »
4 x 16" steel rims with plastic wheel caps. R1000 onco
I'm in Florida just off the N1/Gordon road off ramp.
Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: 2005 XT shocks and springs for sale
« Last post by Arriewarrie on March 06, 2019, 08:19:56 AM »
Thanks for feedback gents.

Parts and Accessories For Sale / Re: PAY IT FORWARD
« Last post by Arriewarrie on March 06, 2019, 07:54:11 AM »
Good morning,

Subaru charges R 2000-00 without labor to have new break pads fitted, cannot justify spending that much on a set of front break pads.
Any suggestions on where or type to buy please, 2007 Forester 2.5 XT

Have the rear shocks replaced by the dealers, R 6 800 ( changing from SLS to standard)

Looking forward to a response.
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