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I'm new to the forum but I've owned subaru's for a few years.

I'm really struggling to find parts for my forester 2.0 xt turbo 53.

Is this model classed as the 04 for parts because every parts shop I go to can't source anything for my car.

I have my Mot due in June and I need a full new exhaust,and same for the OSF lower wishbone.

All parts that I can see are for 04.and no 2.0turbobefore 03.

I don't want to get rid of the car cause it's great for the family but I don't know what else to do.i can't affoard to spend 1000's on a custome exhaust.

Any help with this problem would be great

Thx tracy

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Hello welcome,

I'll have a proper look tomorrow when I've not had a drink but a custom built system is cheaper than subaru want for a mild steel one. Powerflow do reasonably priced systems, failing that impreza parts of the same year normally fit.

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Thanks for replying guys,

Do you know if the parts for an 04 Forrester will fit my 53 plate. What Gen is my car?

I've been to a few garages and they can't get parts for the 53. They said there doesn't seem to be parts listed for my 2.0L XT.


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The vin plate should tell you the engine code too. I presume so as the turbo sits in the same place in all models, you should have one cat in the downpipe and another cat in the middle.

Mr B (forum member) he's an independant subaru specalist, is your best bet maybe send him a private message and he'll be able to help out as my knowledge of the sg is limited.

However I think that most 'new age ' impreza of the same year parts should fit

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Wotcha and welcome Tracy, nothing to add to what has been said. It may well be worth investigating a powerflow type exhaust system particularly if you are looking to keep the vehicle

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For exhaust you best going with custom at around £400 at most for cat back. Any issues with y section you best getting good used.


Wishbones are same as other SG models, doubt you need wishbone unless it bent or corroded, what you probably need is wishbone rear bush & that £26 on eBay, wishbone balljoint & that £9.99 on eBay. Front wishbone bush rarely needs doing but if does you can use a polybush & that £17.10 on eBay

if Wishbone is bent corroded once again pick up a good used one, they same as on any SG


Wishbone rear bush = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200824608138

Balljoint = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Forester-96-14-Front-Lower-High-Quality-Ball-Joint-STB-STi-XT-X-SF-SG-/351320021782?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&fits=Model%3AForester|Plat_Gen%3ASG&hash=item51cc4e1b16

Polybush = http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Forester-SF-SG-Impreza-GC-GD-Legacy-BC-BD-BE-Front-wishbone-front-bush-/271423547325?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f321aa7bd


ICP parts http://www.importcarparts.co.uk/parts?cat=96⊂=494

will be useful to you along with any local motorfactor that specialise in jap & deals with BluePrint & SolidAce parts

If stuck post what need with good descriptive detail & we will link you to it, almost everything can be crossed to standard forester SG or impreza turbo .

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