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Just wondering if anyone is a big Subaru enthusiast on here. I am a HUGE Subaru fan and am also a Subaru Ambassador. Any questions please feel free to ask

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2008 Forester with over 260,000 miles.

Any idea where I can get a new FOB without paying $150+ at a dealer?

Thanks.

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06 WRX  738 HP at the wheels. Second pic is when the cage was getting installed 

 

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I have a 2005 Saabaru that's got a good amount of work done to it. I don't get to drive it as much as I used to since I purchased a new Z71 Silverado but its a hard car not to like. Never had an easy day and ate it up.

 

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9 hours ago, Sam said:

2008 Forester with over 260,000 miles.

Any idea where I can get a new FOB without paying $150+ at a dealer?

Thanks.

Have you tried a locksmith specializing in automotive work? I'm a locksmith but the auto game was too much to keep up with. Made a choice to stick to the commercial/access control side of things. Shop around with a few, they are usually less expensive than the dealer and sometimes you can haggle for a better price! 

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I drive a 2014 Forrester for work.   Not sure if I'm "into them" but,  I like this one just fine.  I had to try my best to get stuck in the snow and it was after it was 18" high,  packed and hard before I got stuck.  Regular driving in the snow is excellent.

My dad has an Outback.  I'd love to know the technical difference as I like the way the Outback looks better than my Forrester.

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11 hours ago, Sam said:

2008 Forester with over 260,000 miles.

Any idea where I can get a new FOB without paying $150+ at a dealer?

Thanks.

My daughter had a Mitsubishi Gallant that we needed a FOB for and it was the same deal.  $150+ at a dealer. None of the locksmiths in our rural area would even talk to us and the dealership was almost as bad. That is a nice little racket they have on those FOBs. 

As for a Subaru ... Na I haven't a use for a pork n bean can on wheels. 

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I had a 2001 outback limited...until the motor blew apart while going 75 on the highway......I'll stick to my Jeeps.

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14 hours ago, Sam said:

2008 Forester with over 260,000 miles.

Any idea where I can get a new FOB without paying $150+ at a dealer?

Thanks.

You can buy any key fob online. Amazon lists an OEM Subaru for $50.

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1 hour ago, Crappiebasser said:

You can buy any key fob online. Amazon lists an OEM Subaru for $50.

Still have to program it, that's where they get you. Certain fobs you can clone, some have to be programmed!!

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Funny This should come up, my gf and I just put a deposit down on an 07 Outback Limited w/ 83k.  Should be be a perfect ski car!  It'll be her 6th Subaru, and she is jacked up for that "6th" sticker emblem lemme tell ya.  

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17 hours ago, Sam said:

2008 Forester with over 260,000 miles.

Any idea where I can get a new FOB without paying $150+ at a dealer?

Thanks.

Best bet is to check out Ebay or amazon and see what you can find. the remotes are not hard to program by any means

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My GF is way into them and is currently limping an 00 Forester along, she likes it so much I don't know what it will take to get her to give it up.  She could likely afford a newer one but they are all "too fat, tall, and round", which I kind of agree with.  The body style on hers is about the perfect kayak fishing vehicle too, a long, low roof, plenty of storage inside, can fit 7'+ rods no problem, and just off road capable enough to deal with a slick and muddy launch spot. 

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I drive an '09 Forester (with less than 50K miles on her!).  Functionally, I think it's the best vehicle I've owned.  It goes better in the snow than my Dodge or Chevy 4x4 trucks did.  It hauls my kayak and canoes, fits long fishing rods, and tows my Bass Tracker Pro170 to the launch every fishing day.

My only problem to date is loud rattling heat shields on the exhaust system.  Until it gets warmed up, it sounds like a pile of junk!  It's getting worse, so I got under the car and took a look... the heat shields on the catalytic converters are all looking in perfect shape with no loose or missing bolts, etc., but I can feel that they rattle a bit.

I don't want to take it to the stealership.  Is there anything I can do to alleviate the nasty noise?

Tight lines,

Bob

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13 minutes ago, desmobob said:

I drive an '09 Forester (with less than 50K miles on her!).  Functionally, I think it's the best vehicle I've owned.  It goes better in the snow than my Dodge or Chevy 4x4 trucks did.  It hauls my kayak and canoes, fits long fishing rods, and tows my Bass Tracker Pro170 to the launch every fishing day.

My only problem to date is loud rattling heat shields on the exhaust system.  Until it gets warmed up, it sounds like a pile of junk!  It's getting worse, so I got under the car and took a look... the heat shields on the catalytic converters are all looking in perfect shape with no loose or missing bolts, etc., but I can feel that they rattle a bit.

I don't want to take it to the stealership.  Is there anything I can do to alleviate the nasty noise?

Tight lines,

Bob

 

Bring it to a mom & pop exhaust shop.  If your outer shields are good and it sounds like a 6-pack in a dryer, it could be the inside to your catalytic converter too- also an easy fix for somebody who wants to get you fixed up and back on the road.  

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I sell Subarus for a living, they make awesome vehicles. I had a 2005 legacy gt, it was my favorite vehicle I have ever had, I had to sell it to buy my current truck, it was a sad day.

On 07/15/2016 at 5:58 PM, desmobob said:

I drive an '09 Forester (with less than 50K miles on her!).  Functionally, I think it's the best vehicle I've owned.  It goes better in the snow than my Dodge or Chevy 4x4 trucks did.  It hauls my kayak and canoes, fits long fishing rods, and tows my Bass Tracker Pro170 to the launch every fishing day.

My only problem to date is loud rattling heat shields on the exhaust system.  Until it gets warmed up, it sounds like a pile of junk!  It's getting worse, so I got under the car and took a look... the heat shields on the catalytic converters are all looking in perfect shape with no loose or missing bolts, etc., but I can feel that they rattle a bit.

I don't want to take it to the stealership.  Is there anything I can do to alleviate the nasty noise?

Tight lines,

Bob

Get two large hose clamps and put them around the front and rear of the heat shield, that is a really common issue with all of them.

Charlie

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56 minutes ago, Cmiller said:

I sell Subarus for a living, they make awesome vehicles. I had a 2005 legacy gt, it was my favorite vehicle I have ever had, I had to sell it to buy my current truck, it was a sad day.

Get two large hose clamps and put them around the front and rear of the heat shield, that is a really common issue with all of them.

Charlie

 

57 minutes ago, Cmiller said:

Get two large hose clamps and put them around the front and rear of the heat shield, that is a really common issue with all of them.

X2 The rivets on the shields get lose after heating and cooling over time. A couple big metal ties will usually fix it.

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Girlfriend has a Crosstrek. It's not bad.

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Always wanted one never can afford one 

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My wife had their little wagon from the late 80s.She loved it.Had 3 wrecks with it( none were her fault) and walked away from them all,if I remember correctly without a scratch.

She could compete with me in the mud with my truck cause it  was so light.but I had her on the ground clearance.

I love their commercial when the daughter keeps growing up when they show her in various stages of life with the car as she's getting older.And that song is so...haunting.Makes you wonder where time has gone.

 

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9 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

My wife had their little wagon from the late 80s.She loved it.Had 3 wrecks with it( none were her fault) and walked away from them all,if I remember correctly without a scratch.

Crash safety is one thing a lot of people overlook when car shopping.  I like the fact that every model Subaru makes has the highest NHTSA safety rating.

Tight lines,

Bob

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