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My 2009 Subaru Forester

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  1. offroad.foz

    offroad.foz Rank 0

    Bay Area, CA, USA
    #1 offroad.foz, Feb 1, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019 at 9:46 PM
    This is my 2009 Subaru Forester Limited. Still working on the build, tips & suggestions are always welcome! So far I've taken it up to Mt. Shasta, down to Big Sur, western Nevada, and all over the Sierra Nevada foothills. Next on the list is a road trip out to Utah, and hopefully down to Baja after that! I try to post at least a couple photos from every trip I take on Instagram, my username is offroad.foz

    April, 2018:



    2/2.5" SubieLiftOZ lift kit
    Method 502 VT-Spec matte black wheels 15x7 ET15
    General Grabber AT2 tires 215/75-15
    KYB Excel-G struts
    SPC adjustable rear control arms
    STi aluminum front lower control arms
    SPT front strut brace

    Stellar custom front bumper with full size winch mount
    Stellar custom rear bumper with spare tire carrier and Rotopax mount
    Fuelpax 2.5gal fuel can & Rotopax 2gal water jug
    Magnaflow mufflers tucked with turndowns
    OEM Sport mesh grill
    OEM fender flares
    JDM 'F' grill badge
    Rally Armor UR mud flaps
    WellVisors window visors
    Yakima roof rack
    Tyger cargo basket
    'F' rear badge overlay
    Color-matched door handles from GR WRX
    Hella Supertone horns (painted black)
    LED front and rear turn signals, reverse lights, license plate lights

    Touring gauge cluster
    Pioneer AVIC headunit with Bluetooth, navi, CarPlay, etc.
    Midland 75-822 CB radio
    Axxess steering wheel control interface
    OEM console USB/Aux hub
    Homelink/autodim/compass display rear view mirror
    ADF Molle storage rack
    C&C Car Worx sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
    Weathertech front & rear floor mats
    Weathertech cargo mat
    OEM cargo cover
    OEM red footwell illumination kit
    Changed blue overhead, cupholder & cubby LEDs to red
    Custom LED glove box light
    LED dome, cargo, and door lights

    Tools & Recovery Gear:
    Warn VR12-S 12k winch
    X-Bull recovery tracks
    ARB 30' 17k snatch strap, 8' 30k tree saver, 30' 30k tow strap
    7/8" 18k D-ring shackles, 18k snatch block
    Hand tool kit including sockets, drivers, wrenches, pliers, mallet, etc.
    Boulder Tools rapid tire deflator
    First-aid kit
    Tire repair kit

    To Do:
    Viper alarm with remote start
    Pajero NH snorkel
    Rallitek sport rear springs
    Primitive skid plate
    SubiWorks aluminum transmission pan
    Hayden transmission cooler
    Viair on-board air system with 4 gallon tank
    Viofo A129 dual channel dash cam
    Diff breather extensions
    '12-'13 passenger seat (height adjustable)
    Arailt, OBJK, Jimmy P and 5 others like this.
  2. Baipin

    Baipin Rank 0

    Komoka, ON, Canada
    Great to see another Foz on here! :sunglasses: I have a '18 FXT, my friend has an '07 - but I love 'em all!
    Wawa Skittletits likes this.
  3. Wawa Skittletits

    Wawa Skittletits US East Region Representative
    Staff Member Member

    Wilkes-Barre, Pa
    Member #:


    Welcome to Overland Bould @bflan2001! We follow each other on IG so I recognized your Forester right away. Glad to see you and your great build here. Please feel free to introduce yourself in the Subaru Registry thread, link is in my sig.
    tyleromyah and offroad.foz like this.
  4. JCWages

    JCWages Rank II

    Auburn, CA
    Very cool build!
    offroad.foz likes this.
  5. Overland_Mitsu

    Overland_Mitsu Rank II

    Wow! Great looking rig mate! I really like the rear carrier. Thanks for sharing man
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  6. offroad.foz

    offroad.foz Rank 0

    Bay Area, CA, USA
    Progress on the new front bumper:
  7. Welding Goats

    Welding Goats Rank III

    Midland, TX, USA
    Member #:


    That’s a good looking rig... Oh the adventures you must being having!
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  8. offroad.foz

    offroad.foz Rank 0

    Bay Area, CA, USA
    Another one I stole from Stellar's Instagram page:
  9. SGForry

    SGForry Rank 0

    That´s a good looking Foz!!
    Well done!
    Like to see the finished Stellar bumper,,,will keep an eye on it.
    offroad.foz likes this.
  10. tyleromyah

    tyleromyah Rank II

    Rexburg, Idaho
    Very cool man! Ive reached out to stellar and full force, but have a friend closer that is starting up his fab shop again so ill prob go to him. I have very specific rear bumper plans so hopefully we can make it happen come spring time. Wish all us foz guys lived close together haha. We have an 07 xt. Same handle on ig as well.
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  11. offroad.foz

    offroad.foz Rank 0

    Bay Area, CA, USA
    Thanks guys! It should be done any day now, I'll post some pictures.

    Stellar does awesome work but Idaho is quite a drive. I'm sure you could find a good fabricator closer. Now's the time to do it, they tend to get pretty busy in the spring.
  12. tyleromyah

    tyleromyah Rank II

    Rexburg, Idaho
    Well we are from the Sacramento area, so it would be a trip "home" as well to see family/friends out there. I want CBI to build em but they can't even keep up with their toyota line haha!
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