The Subaru Forester JDM Car could be a compact crossover SUV that has been manufactured by Subaru since 1997. The Forester shares its platform with the Impreza. The second generation was introduced as a 2003 model at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show, supported the new Impreza platform, featuring several fine-tune improvements over the previous model. The 2003 Forester features weight-saving refinements like an aluminum hood, perforated rails, and a hydro-formed front sub-frame.
There are 2 Different Versions of The Forester:
The foremost noticeable change was the offering of 2.5 L versions (normally aspirated and turbocharged) and within the U.S. the introduction of the turbocharged 2.5-liter model. In the US, the naturally aspirated X (previously L) and XS (previously S) were released in 2003. In 2004, the turbocharged XT trim was released. However, the identical model had been available since the late 1990s elsewhere within the world. The X and XS models feature a 2.5 L SOHC EJ253 engine on the other hand XT model features a 2.5 L turbocharged DOHC engine. Both engines have a timing belt. The XT model uses the identical Mitsubishi Motors TD04 turbocharger utilized in the Subaru Impreza Wrx. Starting with the 2004 XT, the turbocharged version had active valve system cylinder heads.
The i-AVLS became standard on the naturally aspirated version of the Forester JDM in 2006. The 2006 XT received the next compression ratio to eight.4:1 from 8.2:1. In the model year 2006, Subaru gave the SG a facelift, using redesigned headlights, tail-lights, bonnet, grille, front bumper, and side-moldings. In 2004, Subaru launched the Forester STI for the Japanese Market only. A “sportier” version of the quality second-gen (SG) Forester, the Forester STi incorporated most of the running components from the WRX STi, with several other changes. The Forester STi has AWD and a front-mounted engine. The Forester STi was never exported to other markets. It was only distributed in Japan. The Forester STi exterior was modified with additions like a redesigned front fascia with new headlights, front bumper, grille and “STi ” badged covered fog lights, like those seen on the Impreza WRX STi. The rear fascia was also redesigned with revised tail lights, a revised rear bumper, and one more rear spoiler.