Prinsu Roof Rack Subaru Forester (2003-2008)

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  • Industry leading Prinsu Roof Rack designed for the 2003-2008 Subaru Forester.
  • Fully modular rack designed to be used with numerous mounting accessories.
  • Aluminum construction for enhanced durability and weight savings.
  • Maximizes your vehicle's carrying capacity.
  • Prinsu manufactures this rack in the U.S.A.

Prinsu has long been known as one of the industry's leading manufacturers and innovators when it comes to Roof Racks. The Subaru Forester Prinsu Roof Rack builds on this long running legacy of quality and functionality.

Prinsu Subaru Forester

Not only will the Prinsu Subaru Forester Roof Rack look great, but it will provide a level of carrying capacity not found with other Roof Racks on the market. The Prinsu Subaru Forester Roof Rack can be used to carry gear, mount a rooftop tent, or mount numerous accessories including the many Prinsu Roof Rack accessories Prinsu has designed to work exclusively with Prinsu Racks.

In terms of construction, the Prinsu Subaru Forester Roof Rack is constructed out of laser cut aluminum which keeps the overall weight down while maintaining an impressive carrying capacity.

Each rack comes with two side rails, wind deflector (standard wind deflector or wind deflector with cutout for light bar), noise reducing edge trim (attaches to the wind deflector to dramatically reduce wind noise), cross bars (black anodized crossbars and one clear anodized crossbar used as a wind deflector mount), and all the necessary mounting hardware. The Prinsu Subaru Forester Roof Rack comes with a satin black texture powder coat and is proudly made in America.

An optional wind deflector decal is available to make your Prinsu Rack stand out from the crowd.


How much weight can the Prinsu Rack hold? Like most Prinsu Racks, the 2nd Gen Subaru Forester Prinsu Rack can support 600-800 pounds (static load capacity) and 300-400 pounds (dynamic load limit). Prinsu Racks have been field tested with Roof Top Tents and numerous accessories.

How much height does the Prinsu Design Roof Rack add to my Subaru Crosstrek? This Roof Rack features a low-profile design and only adds about 2 inches to the overall height of your vehicle.

Prinsu Subaru Forester Dimensions

Does a Prinsu Subaru Forester Rack affect mileage? This depends on your driving style, what you have mounted on the Roof Rack, among numerous other factors. If you just have the Prinsu Subaru Forester Rack mounted on your vehicle you can expect the MPG to not change much at all since it only sits up about 2 inches. With accessories mounted such as a Roof Top Tent you will notice some small changes to your overall MPG.

How many crossbars come on the Prinsu Subaru Forester Rack? The Roof Rack will come with 8 total black crossbars and 1 unfinished crossbar. The unfinished crossbar is designed to be installed out of sight behind the wind deflector.

How much wind noise does the Prinsu Rack generate? Prinsu Racks are designed to be extremely aerodynamic. Thanks to their ultra low-profile design and angled wind deflector with edge trim to reduce further wind noise, the Prinsu Forester Rack should not generate much noise at all. If it is generating noise there may be an issue with the installation.

What accessories can I mount to a Prinsu Subaru Forester Roof Rack? One of the great things about the Forester Roof Rack is its ability to work with numerous accessories and roof rack mounted products. Prinsu accessories such as the Prinsu MAXTRAX Mounts, Prinsu Tie Down Rings, and Prinsu RotoPaX Dual Cross Bar Mount are excellent choices. Numerous other mounts for Awnings and Roof Top Tents are also available.

Can I put a Roof Top Tent on my Prinsu Rack? Absolutely! Prinsu Roof Racks are perfect for mounting Roof Top Tents. The strong factory mounting points and t-channel crossbars with drop points provide an easy way to secure your tent and we also offer Prinsu Tent Mounts to make the process even easier.


  • Side Plate Material: 3/16 inch high-grade aluminum.
  • Wind Deflector Material: 1/8 inch high-grade aluminum.
  • Crossbar Material: 2x1 inch t-channel aluminum with drop in slots.
  • Finish: Product powder coated in a satin black texture.
  • Fitment: 2003-2008 Subaru Forester.
  • Dimensions (box): 95 x 9 x 8 (inches).
  • Dimensions (installed): 95 inches (front to back); 49 inches (side to side); 1.6 inches (height).
  • Weight (installed): ~43 pounds.
  • Static Weight Capacity: 600-800 pounds.
  • Dynamic Weight Capacity: 300-400 pounds.
  • Light Bar: Optional 40 inch light bar (Light bars - Baja Designs, Rigid Industries, Cali Raised etc.)
  • Installation: Factory mounting points.


Installation of the Prinsu Roof Rack is not too difficult, but we recommend having a second person assist. Every rack will come with the necessary mounting hardware including the rear mounting hardware. The Subaru Forester does have factory mounting holes on the roof designed to support the factory rail system. These factory mounting points are also used to mount the Prinsu Rack, but may need to be drilled out to be larger. For further guidance, please see the detailed instructions below.

Prinsu 2003-2008 Subaru Forester Roof Rack Installation Guide


This Subaru Forester Roof Rack comes with a LIFETIME warranty as long as the original retail purchaser owns the product. The Rack must be installed in accordance with proper installation procedures and Prinsu's recommended fitment guidelines for a warranty claim to be considered.

The warranty offered directly through Prinsu does not cover the powder coat finish. Also, warranties for normal wear and tear, cosmetic rust, scratches, and accidents are not covered with the Prinsu warranty. A warranty will also not be considered if Prinsu deems there was misuse, neglect or overloading.