Subaru Forester XT
History of the Subaru Forester XT
Coming into the late 90’s, Subaru scoffed at the idea of making a minivan to conform with the rest of the manufacturers, opting instead to take the proven Impreza chassis and throwing an all new body on top. And from that, the Forester was born!
After multiple years of success with the initial generation, Subaru did a copy/paste on the formula for the second and 3rd generations starting in 2004, this time making sure to include the turbocharged WRX. This new model donned the Forester XT name. Using the 2.0L Turbocharged engine and then 2.5L Turbo in the later years.
In 2009, an all new iteration of the 2.5L Forester XT arrived stateside, this time with a bigger body and opting to offer the automatic transmission as an exclusive and killing off the manual transmission along with some enthusiasts happiness.
In 2014, Subaru flipped the script introducing the direct-injected FA20 engine coupled with a CVT transmission which would eventually found the following year in the 2015 Subaru WRX.
No matter the generation, no matter the engine or transmission, COBB Tuning has the go-to aftermarket tuning and Subaru mod solution. The rest is history.
Why Choose COBB for Your Subaru Forester XT Mods
COBB has been the leader when it comes to Forester XT aftermarket parts and Forester XT tuning for nearly two decades. From the humble beginnings of AccessFlash, which initially required ECU removal, to the current Accessport V3 with infinite capability, COBB continues to push the envelope on what’s possible with the stock Subaru ECU.
COBB Tuning approaches design by taking the entire vehicle-platform into account as a complete system. Our ultra-high-quality Subaru performance parts, aftermarket parts and industry-leading services are professionally engineered, thoroughly tested and backed by industry-leading customer service to ensure that they meet our objectives and exceed customer expectations.
We are a one-stop firm with an enviable set of qualified skills and the exceptional ability to design, engineer, manufacture, test and service our own performance modification parts under one roof. Whether it’s our state-of-the-art Accessport ECU programmer, our exceptional bolt-on performance products, COBB Tuning has the experience, skill and attitude to turn your ride into a completely modified Subaru Forester XT.
Subaru FXT Stage Packages
The COBB Stage Packages take all the guesswork out of modifying your Subaru Forester XT. Each Power Package comes together as a simple bolt-on and tuning solution that allows you to easily improve the performance of your Forester XT by giving you the best combination of Subaru Forester XT parts. Our engineers rigorously test our Hard Parts to find the right order and combination for the best incremental power gains. Maps are created and tested to tune the ECU to take advantage of each part. At the heart of every Package is the Accessport which comes will ALL of the off the shelf maps for each stage at no additional cost. You can start with Stage 1 and continue to add performance parts incrementally, or, immediately get all the best mods everything and go straight to Stage 2! Learn more about Subaru Forester XT tuning – The COBB Way.
Subaru Forester XT Accessport
Looking for Subaru Forester XT aftermarket performance upgrades? It all starts with the Accessport! The Forester XT Accessport is the world’s best selling, most flexible ECU upgrade solution for your Forester XT Simply plug this device into your car’s OBD port and you have the capability to reflash the ECU to enjoy power gains, custom features, and other improvements immediately! All of the off the shelf maps are included at no additional cost and free updates are simplified with Accessport Manager. It’s the last engine management solution you’ll ever need for your Subaru Forester XT!
Subaru Forester XT Intake
An upgraded intake is first on the list for for most Subaru Forester XT mods when it comes to performance driving. The COBB SF Intake for the Subaru Forester XT is one of the best on the market. It checks all the boxes by adding to the aesthetic under the hood, potentially adds some horsepower, and best of all, sounds amazing!
The intake is the front-line of your engine’s operations. It intakes the air and distributes it to the turbocharger. If there is a restriction here, an upgrade can yield a significant power boost.
Looking for a better feel when shifting your Subaru Forester XT? Look no further than COBB drivetrain upgrades. These upgrades can significantly reduce shift throw and shift slop. We’ve got you covered with the COBB Tuning Subaru Rear Shifter Bushing, Subaru Double Adjustable Short Throw Shifter, Subaru Front Shifter Bushing, Subaru Reverse Lockout Pull, and the Subaru COBB Knob and more.