OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > Technical Forums > Bolt-On Bits, Accessories and Protection

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 16th December 2017, 10:58 PM
katieyoungnewy katieyoungnewy is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: maitland
Year: 2005
Model: forester 2.5x
Transmission: manual 5 speed
Posts: 1
katieyoungnewy is on a distinguished road
Question 2005 forester 2.5x nudgebar and fog lights

Hi guys
i have a forester 05 2.5x model (poverty pack )
basically i wanna know which nudge bars fit without any modifcations and where to buy them i was looking at an ECB Series 2 63 mm has anyone got this nudge bar?

https://www.ecb.com.au/vehicle.php?M...37&SEARCH2.y=8

also i wanna put in fog lights. how do i do this? these are the fog lights im looking at do they just install into the bumper?

www.carparts.com/details/Subaru/Forester/Replacement/Fog_Light/2005/X/4_Cyl_2-dot-5L/SET-S107523.html

thanks in advanced
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 17th December 2017, 01:06 AM
Ben Up North's Avatar
Ben Up North Ben Up North is offline
can only hope to improve
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: FNQ
Year: 2004 | 1992
Model: SG Forester X MY05 | 92 SVX
Transmission: 5MT D/R | 4EAT
Posts: 846
Ben Up North is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by katieyoungnewy View Post
Hi guys
i have a forester 05 2.5x model (poverty pack )
Nothing wrong with a poverty pack!
Quote:
basically i wanna know which nudge bars fit without any modifcations and where to buy them i was looking at an ECB Series 2 63 mm has anyone got this nudge bar?
I believe that both the ECB and the SubaExtreme nudge bars fit without major modification, but why a nudge bar? they do nothing for Off-road use
If I could afford a new nudge bar, I'd save my pennies until I could afford a replacement for the bumper altogether, that way you get better protection and better approach angle.

But I'm poor (I've got a poverty pack too) and so have neither.
The money I could have spent on a nudge bar I spent on a decent lift kit and bash plate. which worked out cheaper and (so far) more useful to me

Oh, too, happy travelling and feel free to post some happy snaps of your beast!
__________________
SLO White Foz, Quicksilver SVX!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 17th December 2017, 06:41 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 918
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

There are two different models in 2005 as the Forester had a facelift. If your Foz is an early 2005 you have more choice. Queensland Bullbars make a nudge bar as well as Subaxtreme and ECB.
The ECB mounts from underneath and reduces your ground clearance and approach angle. The Subaxtreme and QLD mount through the front.
Just remember nudge bars do not offer frontal protection and are really only good for mounting driving lights.
The fog lights for the early and late 2005 are totally different.
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 17th December 2017, 05:22 PM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,579
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

G'day & welcome aboard Katie.

Do you really need fog lights? I've not had fog lights on my Foz for years and have not missed them.
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 17th December 2017, 05:26 PM
scalman scalman is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Lithuania
Year: 2001
Model: Outback '01, 2.5 NA , VDC
Transmission: 4eat
Posts: 899
scalman is on a distinguished road
Default

nudge bar looks like its made for hanging extra lights on it and for looks. which is not looking good too for my taste.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2.5x, foglights, nudgebar

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 03:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.