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Thumbs up '15 DGM XT Touring ~ STR76

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Movie Flats XT VIDEO

Mammoth & June February 2017
Mammoth Thanksgiving 2016
Mammoth Thanksgiving 2015


2015 Dark Gray Metallic XT Touring
Bought from South Coast Subaru on August 2, 2014
This is my second Subaru
Upgrades as of Jan '15
Subaru Aero Crossbar
Chrome-delete - Front Grill & Fog Light Trim
Draw-tite 2" Hitch
Subaru 20mm Rear Sway Bar (20451VA000 & 20464VA000 x2)
Yakima Skybox Lo Carbonate
Perrin Shorty 2" Antenna (BRZ fitment)
Volk CE28n 18x7.5 et47 5x100 with Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 235/55zr18
Yakima HoldUp 2 & HoldUp +2 Add-on Bike Rack
OLM JDM Precision LED Lift Gate Light
OLM Replacement Trunk Light LED
Subaru JDM Coin Holder Fuse Box Cover
'16 WRX Driver Seat


Future Upgrades
'04 STi Brembo Brake Set (F&R)
Custom Fabricated Rear Caliper Adapter Kit???
M1 Battery Tie Down
Volk CE28n 19x8 with Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 245/45zr19
Forester STI Pink Coils
Bilstein Damper B6 Set
Cusco 26mm Front Sway Bar
STI JDM Flexible Strut Tower Brace
'16 WRX Passenger Seat
Hella Super Tone Horn
Subaru TS JDM CVT Transmission Cooler Kit
Subaru Rear Bumper Cover
STi Front Lip Spoiler
Blackvue DR650s 2 Channel Dash Cam

Upgrade End Links??? (Open to experienced recommendations)










My First Love:
'02 MBP WRX Sedan






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Chrome Delete - Front Grill and Fog Light Trim

DIY Plastidip on August 24, 2014



Pros:
Price is right
First-Time DIY with Plastidip was a breeze
Final appearance was as expected

Cons:
Fuzzy towel lint sticks to plastidip

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Draw-Tite Class III Hitch

Draw-Tite Class III (2") Max Frame Round Tube Receiver Hitch 75876

Purchased from eTrailer.com
Installed by OC Hitch & Trailer on August 25, 2014



Pros:
Price was affordable
Perfect fitment
Ease of use
Available in 2"

Cons:
None as of yet


First bike shuttle to Snow Summit on Sept. 28, 2014


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Subaru Forester 20mm Rear Sway Bar Kit (Part No: 20451VA000/20464VA000 x2)

Subaru Forester 20mm Rear Sway Bar Kit (Part No: 20451VA000/20464VA000 x2)

Purchased from Subaruonlineparts.com
Total cost of upgrade $100.18
Installed Sept 25, 2014



Pros:
Price was affordable
Handling improvements are a great value for the investment
OEM appearance & fitment
Fast, DIY installation

Cons:
None as of yet
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11/30/14 Picked up the Yakima Skybox Lo Carbonite from REI in H.B. $448.18 after tax and free shipping to the store








12/19/14 The torch has officially been passed, the Volks from my '02 WRX are on the XT
2015 (SJ) Subaru Forester XT Touring Dark Gray Metallic (DGM)
Volk Racing CE28n 18x7.5 5x100 et47 Titanium Silver
Yakima Skybox Lo Carbonate






First Mammoth Trip



Second Mammoth Trip ~ Movie Flats (Lone Pine, CA) Highlights
Reached 10k miles on the way up

Movie Flats XT VIDEO







Mobius Arch





Third Mammoth Trip
Reached 12k on the way up





2015.05.03 Santiago Oaks Canyon


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2015.06.06 Prado Park








2015.10.30 Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 (235/55zr18)




2016.01.03 Rays Engineering Volk CE28n Table - Repurposed junk parts






2016.01.24 Passing of the Torch



2016.07.21 Lower Rock Creek Road



2016.11.27 Mammoth Thanksgiving






2017.01.12 OLM JDM Precision LED Lift Gate Light & Trunk Light Install






2017.04.02 '16 WRX Driver Seat Install







2017.04.20 STi Midpipe (intermediate pipe) Install
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Lookin good bro. I still have my Cusco 20mm rsb waiting to be installed, though I already put on my Cusco front strut tower bar. Noticeable improvement in steering response. After the rsb goes on (hopefully this weekend), then the front power braces get installed. I'm doing the installations in stages so I can see the effect each addition has on the handling.
Enjoy your new XT.

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Looks great! Btw, we're practically neighbors
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The lint on the plastidip use a little alcohol wipe it should help.
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Thanks everyone! This is my first journal, appreciate the chance to share and receive thoughts and ideas.

Gdaddy721 - Great idea, I'll be sure to listen as you evaluate each suspension piece. RSB was a nice upgrade but there's still plenty of room for improve. Thanks for leading the way!

Trancis - Where are you located? I live in west Anaheim, near Ball rd. & Magnolia. With your light bar I'll be sure to keep an eye out for you. Can you recommend any lite off roading near by??? Wouldn't mind a chance to try out X mode but of course I'm not adding armor to the car so its gotta be mellow. lol

|crazyazn| - Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try that this weekend! :D


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I'm at Lincoln and West next to Ruby's Diner.
As for off-roading, the closest places I can suggest would be in South OC, either Silverado Creek Road (I've taken this one up with a couple of friends, both with '14 FXTs) or Holy Jim Trail (haven't taken this one all the way up yet).
Here's how our cars did on X-mode B-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBFrp1SM3ag
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Thumbs up Thanks Ferdie @ South Coast Subaru

Finally was able to get my hands on a new set of hub centric rings for the Volk CE28n's that came off my '02 WRX.

Might have them on as early as Monday. Created a rough, concept photo lol




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