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Gidday Folks

Just thought I would post this scan from the original SG Forester brochure showing the front sub-frame (that's right, the front sub-frame ...) and some of the reinforcing frames ...



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Where did you find this? Also is the orange bit in the drawing the red bit in the key? Might be my eyes but looks orange to me....
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Page 17 of the 2003 SG Forester brochure (publication P-FB03).

The colours are the same in the original - i.e. a bit "off".
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that's right, the front sub-frame
Yes, the addition of the sub-frame was the reason suppliers stopped making body lifts after the SF
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^ Yeah, I can see that it would make it a tad more difficult, Kevin.

Just thought I would post this scan, given that many people keep mentioning that the Foresters don't have a front sub-frame ...
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Thank you for posting this, Ratbag! I still have aspirations of installing improved recovery hooks up front. So this will come in handy.
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^ me too... question is: is the sub-frame strong enough?
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Gidday Pedro

I do not know, but looking at the way our little soldiers stand up to being beaten up in prangs, I suspect that they are pretty tough in this regard .
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^ me too... question is: is the sub-frame strong enough?
For recovery, I think it'll remain a good idea to use a load-spreading V-strap, simply because the Forester is a unibody construction.

My purpose is to tie-off my hot air balloon during inflation, which does not involve any point loads. I've been tying off to the tow ring with a climbing carabiner and webbing strap for years. For me, any modification would be to improve access -- I don't like crawling under my car when I would rather focus on pre-flight and take-off.

Wish my 2006 had a screw-into-the-bumper type tow ring. Then I could just get a shiny red aluminium one for $20 off eBay. But that's wishful thinking.
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For recovery, I think it'll remain a good idea to use a load-spreading V-strap, simply because the Forester is a unibody construction.
Ditto

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