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Location: Redmond, WA
Car Year: 2003
Car Model: XTi Cross Sports
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Details on my 2003 "Cross Sports XTi" Supercharged Forester 2.5X in Sierra Gold aka the Honey Badger





New mods to come soon...
  • Rear differential 4.44 VLSD
  • Rotora WRX front big brake kit
  • STI MC & BB

New engine build list...
  • EJ255 short block from an '05 Outback XT
  • Manley forged high compression pistons
  • 2006 EJ253 AVLS heads with AVLS deleted
  • EJ251 non AVLS cam rockers
  • EJ251 Delta 1500 cams
  • ARP head studs

Mods I have done, broken down into categories:

Exterior
  • Window tinting (35% front two, 20% rear sides & back)
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  • Plasti Dip'd JDM Forester Cross Sports bumper with the factory option Crossfire lip and fog light kit.
  • JDM Forester Cross Sports lightweight bumper beam
  • Carr Lightwing mounted upside down with custom aluminum mounting bracket
  • JDM Forester Cross Sports "Sporty Grille" w/ vents
  • JDM Golden "F" badge P/N 91053FC090 w/ bracket P/N 91053FC030 on grille
  • Hella Supertones modded with gold SickSpeed Blast Horn front halves behind grille
  • JDM Forester STI headlight surround extensions
  • Plasti Dip'd Importology eyelids
  • Plasti Dip'd JDM Forester fender flares
  • Plasti Dip'd JDM Forester front spats
  • Plasti Dip'd lower door trim
  • Roof vinyl wrapped matte black by GuardLine
  • C pillar vinyl wrapped matte black by GuardLine
  • Rear gate trim vinyl wrapped matte black by GuardLine
  • Forester XT hood, vinyl wrapped matte black by GuardLine
  • 4" Custom *real* carbon fiber scoop with grille
  • Plasti Dip'd XTI badge on scoop grille
  • Forester XT bug guard w/ logo delete
  • Faux carbon fiber license plate frame (front and rear)
  • Rear spoiler
  • Forester XT heated side mirrors
  • Front and rear Rally Armor mud flaps with grey text
  • Aftermarket rear gate handle bar (used to mount LED reverse lights)
  • Westin 09-2000 LED mount brackets - mount to above handle bar
  • Aftermarket rear step plate
  • Aftermarket rain visors
  • PlastiDip'd AWD badge, moved to cover holes left behind from stock Forester badge
  • XTI vinyl rear AWD badge
  • Toyota TRD supercharged badge
  • Plasti Dip'd driver door keyhole

Wheels
  • WINTER SET: MB Motorsports Boost Gunmetal 17x7 48 offset -- Running 215/55R17 Dean Wintercat XT tires
  • SUMMER SET: Linea Sport BE5 RSK 18x7.5 52 offset Forged, only 16.8lbs! -- Running Nitto Extreme ZR NT555 225/40/18 -- Thinking about running 25mm spacers...
  • SPT valve stem caps
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  • Daily spare: Subaru donut
  • Road trip spare: Unique Wheel Series 83 17x7 5x100/115 et38 black steel wheel w/ Goodyear Eagle GT 225/50/17

Suspension / Brakes
  • Swift Sport Springs
  • KYB GR-2 Struts
  • Subtle 1/4" rear spacers
  • Camber bolts (unknown model)
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  • '04 STI Steering Rack
  • Whiteline steering rack bushings
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  • JDM '06 STI caster adding control arms
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  • Whiteline BSF10 22mm NA Forester front sway w/ Whiteline bushings
  • Whiteline BSR37Z 22mm 04-07 STI rear adjustable sway w/ Whiteline bushings set to HARD
  • Whiteline 22mm aluminum lateral lock kit on the rear sway
  • STI rear sway mounts
  • Cusco Rear Subframe Brace (CUS-673-487-A)
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  • STI aluminum lateral links
  • Front and rear Perrin STI end links
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  • Whiteline subframe locking bolts
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  • eBay Impreza rear strut bar
  • Subtle Solutions trunk brace
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  • Front Stoptech slotted rotors
  • Rear drum brake to disk brake swap
  • Rear Legacy "H6" upgrade, "H6" brackets & Duralast 290x10mm solid rotors
  • Hawk HPS pads all around
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  • Perrin master cylinder brace

Performance / Exhaust
  • Newer production ECU: "Hitachi 2J 22611 AG596 A18-000 R3L 3124" (original was a "Unisia Jecs Corp 2J 22611 AG592 A18-000 R1F 2628")
  • Perfect Power SMT6 piggyback ECU
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  • Raptor V Supercharger kit w/ 7.5lb pulley --> 9lb pulley pending
  • Perrin 1.2LB lightweight aluminum crank pulley
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  • AVO high flow bar and plate top mount intercooler
  • Perrin PSP-INT-620RD vent to atmosphere blow off valve w/ custom spring
  • Custom intake aluminum piping and silicone hoses
  • Weapon R 710-110-110 Secret Weapon air filter inside the passenger fender
  • Custom catch can setup for breathers and PCV
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  • Walbro GSS342 255Lph fuel pump
  • Beck Arnley 158-0819 fuel pressure regulator (Subaru SVX FPR, to compensate for the higher flow of the Walbro)
  • Semi-parallel fuel raid modification
  • Vortech 12:1 fuel management unit w/ 5/16" barb fittings (rising rate fuel pressure regulator)
  • 5th injector: Bosch P/N 0280150036 (rated at 485cc/min at 3bar (43.5psi) @ 2.4ohms)
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  • RalliTEK blue spark plug wires
  • NGK BKR7EIX-11 Iridium IX spark plugs, 1 step colder
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  • IxizPstop aluminum pitch stop mount
  • RalliTEK "hard" 4EAT transmission mount insert
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  • Inferno Fabrications UEL 4 to 1 headers
  • Tsudo stainless 200 cell high flow cat w/ Tsudo O2 spacer
  • Prodrive oval tip Forester XT specific axle back welded to the stock mid pipe
  • 2 Kartboy XL Exhaust Hangers

Engine Bling
  • SPT oil filler cap V2 in blue
  • SPT battery tie down V1 in blue
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  • Subtle Solutions radiator shroud in red
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  • Gimmick Motorsports hood dampers

Interior
  • '02 WRX custom black & blue leather seats, heated (not connected)
  • '04 Forester XT black leather rear seats
  • '04 Forester XT cabin black carpet
  • '07 Forester XT hatch black carpet
  • '07 Forester XT black leather arm rests
  • '08 Forester sun visors
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  • '01 Outback LL Bean wood steering wheel refinished with SEM Classic Coat 17093 and custom red stitching with an '04 WRX Momo airbag
  • JDM STI AT Brake and Gas pedals (STI "cherry blossom" rubber inserts)
  • Prosport aluminum dead pedal (black rubber inserts)
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  • Dual din dash pod
  • Gauge cluster upgrade trim (silver rings around gauges)
  • Forester XT illuminated ignition key ring w/ red SMD LED bulb - connected to dome light circuit
  • Forester XT interior chrome door handles
  • Forester XT aluminum door sills
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  • Plasti Dip'd Complete JDM RHD center console: RHD "Panel-center" (stereo & HVAC panel section w/ pop-out cup holder), RHD "Cover-console" (cup holder & ebrake section), RHD "Console box" (lower center console that runs along the transmission) and RHD extended arm rest.
  • Plasti Dip'd '05 STI shift trim
  • Zero Sports 6spd M/T shift boot
  • Subaru Momo aluminum AT shift knob with 4" custom extension
  • WC Lathe Werks STI boot collar adapter for WRX 4EAT shifter
  • Custom 4EAT shift pattern badge
  • JDM RHD STI ebrake
  • Suede red and black ebrake boot
  • JDM business card holder
  • Subtle Solutions Hazard Button Overlay
  • Subaru All Weather Floor Mat coaster cup holder mod
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  • Plasti Dip'd over head console
  • Map light shroud removal mod
  • Driver side red and passenger side 4600k "warm white" SMD LED map lights
  • Plasti Dip'd A pillars
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  • WeatherTech 441281 DigitalFit Floor Liner mats
  • JDM Zero Sports rear floor mat
  • Subaru rear seat & side cargo nets
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  • Deleted rear middle seat belt (for weight saving, and because it rattled)

Lighting / Electrical
  • Morimoto H1 5.0 bi-xenon HID retrofit: XB35 4300k "warm white" bulbs, Morimoto 5Five gold ballasts, E46-R extended shrouds, aftermarket BMW E46 6000k CCFL halos
  • Removed parking lamp lenses from housings
  • Removed orange side reflectors for clear corners
  • LED 6000k "natural white" CREE projector + SMD parking lamp bulbs
  • LED 3000k "amber" CREE projector + SMD LED turn signal bulbs
  • Chromed halogen corner side marker bulbs tied into turn signal circuit
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  • Upgraded fog light relay harness (not using stock switch)
  • Hella Black Magic 500 spot lights mounted to Carr Lightwing
  • Catz Zeta halogen "ballasts" (boosts and regulates voltage) for fog and spot lights
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  • CF-13 electronic turn signal flasher relay
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  • '08 sport black tail lights with all led bulbs (SMD red brake, 3000k "amber" CREE projector + SMD LED turn signal, LED 6000k "natural white" CREE projector + SMD reverse)
  • 3rd brake light "FORESTER" logo vinyl mask, red SMD LEDs w/ "Mr. Brakesafe" momentary brake light flasher
  • Dual 18w (3w x 6) 6000k "bright white" CREE LED light bars used for auxiliary reverse lights, mounted on rear hatch bar
  • 6000k "bright white" SMD LEDs for rear license plate lamps
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  • Maniac Motors 140 amp alternator
  • Optima Red Top 35 battery 8020-164
  • XScorpion battery terminals
  • Paranoid Fabrications "The Big Three" & "RS2.5 Lucid Grounding kit"
  • Monster Cable 150 amp master fuse between alternator and battery
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  • 4600k "warm white" SMD LED dome and cargo lights
  • Red cold cathode foot well lighting
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  • Forester security system upgrade
  • Fake alarm blinking red LED
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  • Wagan EL9794 triple cigarette socket with battery meter, converted to red LEDs
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  • Defroster auto AC ON delete

Stereo / Gauges
  • Eclipse AVN4430 w/ removable TomTom navigation (custom "F" badge opening screen)
  • Eclipse AUX105 RCA AUX input cable
  • Eclipse iPC-409 iPod cable
  • 120GB Apple iPod Classic
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  • eBay reverse camera Eclipse adapter cable
  • eBay Forester specific reverse camera
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  • Alpine PDX-5 (5-channel amplifier installed under driver seat)
  • AudioControl OVERDRIVE 2 Channel Line Driver (boosting pre-fader output from head unit for the sub)
  • DB Link PK4Z 4 gauge amp wire kit
  • Stinger 20ft 9 conductor Speedwire (4 speakers + remote wire)
  • HOSA 6.6ft 8 RCA connector snake cable (6 speaker audio channels, rear video out, rear backup camera)
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  • Subaru Tweeter Kit
  • HERTZ "Special Car Audio by Elettromedia" ECX 165 6.5" fronts
  • Dayton ND140 5.25" mid bass rears
  • MTX dual enclosure (w/polyfill) and two "old school" 12" Rockford Fosgate RFP-1212 PUNCH DVC series subwoofers from 1997
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  • Gauge cluster red SMD LEDs for all gauges, turn signal, and cruise
  • Gauce cluster blue SMD LED for high beam
  • Gauge cluster PRND321 color mod, P & N are white, RD321 are red
  • Gauge cluster LCD polerizer inversion w/ red SMD LED bulbs
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  • HVAC red SMD LEDs & one white LED (for blue section on temp dial) conversion
  • Cruise control switch red LED conversion
  • Door controls red LED conversion
  • Rear view mirror red auto dimming LED & red compass conversion
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  • ATI ATI-25EJ2-EPOD-60 60mm E pod for 02-07 WRX/STI (easily modded to fit a Forester)
  • AEM 30-4406 35PSI (2.5 bar) 52mm boost gauge
  • AEM 30-4100 UEGO 52mm wideband O2 air/fuel gauge
  • Custom ash tray gauge pod
  • Glow Shift GS-T704-SM 52mm oil pressure gauge
  • Glow Shift GS-T707-SM 52mm oil temperature gauge
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  • Samsung Galaxy S2 D710 for additional gauges using Torque for Android
  • BAFX Bluetooth OBD2 scan tool
  • Jellyfish sun shield
  • Custom cell phone windshield mount (combined several different units together to create what I wanted, a long reach arm from the window suction cup and a universal clamp style holder)
  • Custom stealth USB Micro B charging cable integrated to the ignition circuit
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  • Escort Passport 8500 x50 (red) radar detector
  • MirrorMountTM
  • Custom stealth wiring and center console mounted mute button / status LEDs

Utility/Towing
  • Aero crossbars
  • Rage Powersports 38-1/2" Summit Roof Basket & Wind Fairing
  • U-Haul 36311 Class 2, 1 1/4 inch, trailer hitch
  • Curt Manufacturing 23572 1/2" hitch lock
  • Curt Manufacturing 41783 3/4" long shank with interchangeable 1-7/8" and 2" hitch balls
  • Curt Manufacturing 21800 black ball cover for 1-7/8" and 2" hitch balls
  • Subaru Drawbar Kit (L1010FS030), 200lbs tongue weight, 2000lbs towing
  • Curt Manufacturing 55370 T-Connector
  • Hopkins 48715 4-Wire Flat Tester
  • StowAway Hitch Tightener

Misc
  • STI Titanium key (57497FE000)
  • STI Titanium key replica - 8GB USB flash drive
  • STI "Muffler Towel" (STSG12100410)
  • Nebo Highbeam cigarette lighter rechargeable 35 lumen LED flashlight
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