Hi, hello and welcome to my 06 Forester XT build/maintaining daily driving journey. Hoping to iron out all the rough edges and hopefully enhance a few spots to improve on what Subaru made. Title borrows from Top Gear and their constant "could be worse" when cars break down/get stuck/something else crazy happens.
Not too new to the Subaru family as this is my 3rd Subaru. First being an 04 WRX that I def miss but had to get rid of to make room for my 05 STi. My STi has become my very dedicated auto-x car and now can retire to let the Forester take over easily driving duties. My 05 STi build can be found here. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2562752
Picture for those interested here.
Current Forester picture!
Had been on the look out for a new daily driver Subaru for about 5 months and this one ended up at a dealership for a day before being shipped off to second hand lot and then passed on to me. Luckily the dealership that had it was a very small lot off the highway that had no interest on trying to work on it or sell it.
Picked it up for wholesale pricing after having a look at it on their lift and was much surprised at 198k there weren't many leaks or rust for a car from the Midwest. Out of a 500 mile search radius this was only 5 speed Forester so I was very happy to take it off their hands. Only slight worry was obvious signs of a blown out radiator and brand new radiator.
Drove her 45 miles back to my buddies house after picking it up and decided to clean her up as neither dealership had even cleaned her at all. Plenty of dog hair and human filth to be scrubbed and cleaned.
Sti floor mats
Modded light in glove box
STI leather/aluminum shift knob
10" shift extension
ADF 2' front lift and 2.5" rear
ADF 2" trailing arm spacer.
Aem Dryflow air filter
Invidia V2 catted downpipe
Grimmspeed downpipe to catback adapter
Cobb stage II OTS
Forester sport headlights
03-05 Forester tail lights
Yakima load warrior w/full-size spare
GrimmSpeed hood shocks
RAYS duranuts 50mm
Method Mr502 VT et 15 15x7
Firestone Destination A/T 235/70R15