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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 1,355
Car Year: 2003
Car Model: XTi Cross Sports
Transmission: 4EAT :(
Details on my beater 1999 Forester L in Canyon Red Pearl

Currently I have a small list of things I need to fix:
  • Head gaskets eventually when I HAVE to, it will overheat if not taken care of as it eats coolant and oil at a decent pace. There is also some heavy piston slap / rod knock on cold starts that mostly goes away once warmed up.

This car doesn't hardly have any major mods yet but this will change! Scroll past for pictures:

Performance / Exhaust
  • Custom short ram air intake made from junk spare parts
  • Group A throttle body spacer
  • Replica Borla Headers, non stainless
  • '03 stock catalytic converter
  • NGK BKR6E-11 V-Power spark plugs
  • $30 SMP SG712 Front O2 sensor from eBay turned out to be a Denso and works great!
  • $50 "Martins Mass Air Flow Sensor" from eBay to replace the stock 22794AA000 MAF sensor and works great!
  • TYC 2402 Radiator

  • MB Motorsports Drifter Gloss Black 17x7 5x100/114 40 offset -- With 235/45R17 Hankook Icebear W300 tires.
  • '03 16" full size spare steelie from w/ Yokohama Geolander 215/60/16

Suspension / Brakes
  • '03 Forester stock struts and springs
  • '05 STI tophats front and rear, these were supposed to go on my '03 but I needed them on short notice for the '99
  • '03 Forester sway bar (almost 25% thicker than the stock 1999 RSB)
  • '03 Forester rear knuckle/hub/bearing/drums
  • O'Reilly BrakeBest Select (96658RGS) front brake rotors
  • O'Reilly BrakeBest Select (C721) ceramic front brake pads
  • Unknown brand front strut bar

Lighting / Electrical
  • Panasonic battery
  • '03 Forester alternator
  • H4 3000k HID headlight bulbs (low beam only), DDM ballasts, and generic digital relay harness
  • Fog lights tinted yellow
  • Dual horns

Audio / Video / Gauges
  • Kenwood KDC248U w/ 80GB iPod Classic
  • Sony XS-GF1622X 6.5" front speakers

  • '03 Forester steering wheel and airbag
  • '03 Forester dead pedal
  • Subaru all weather floor mats in front
  • Red SMD LED dome light
  • 6000k SMD LED hatch dome light

  • Debadged rear end, removed faded and cracked AWD stickers from rear windows.
  • Spoiler (needs painted before mounting)
  • Subaru Aero roof rails with Thule Universal Flat Top ski/snowboard racks
  • Red anodized aluminum valve stem caps and red Gorilla lug nuts

Engine Bling




Some Pictures:

Current pics coming soon.

Custom Intake:

This is the Forester as soon as I got it home, totally stock: (Seen in the picture is my wonderful girlfriend Amanda)
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