Just picked up a 2016 Forester XT little over a month ago. Absolutely love it. Already added DiodeDynamics SS3 Fog Replacements.
Have SubtleSolutions 1" front and 1/2" rear strut spacer to install. Just to gain a tad more clearance and help level the Forester out.
Low budget "quality" builds are always a great idea. Another option would be Oddity/Non-normal selections to use as exploration vehicle.
A lot of people think you have to have "THIS vehicle with THOSE parts to do THAT trip"
Great looking truck there. Just picked up a 2006 last month myself.
Just recently installed the Energy Suspension steering rack bushings and installed Bilstein 4600's on the rear of mine (my factory rears where original with 196,00). Does yours have the adjustable 5100’s on the front...