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Old 07-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here (post #124). This thread keeps growing, so to make it easier to navigate (skip over the chitchat), I added a Table of Contents with links to the main posts.

July 2, 2009

Thank you for taking the time to look over my Member Journal, or MODding Journal, as I call it (literary license). Your comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome. Post them here or send me a PM.

June 29, 2009 - The beginning!

First, thanks to Ian (Arthrogrian19) for helping me find my next project Forester. I'd been looking for over a year for my next project Forester. It's way newer than I wanted, had my heart set on a low mile '04 XT. Of course I spent more than my budgeted amount, but who could pass on an low mileage '07 Forester Sports XT in WRB!

After contacting the seller for details, with check in hand, my son & I drove up to Shoreline, WA (North of Seattle, WA) to look over the Forester. The Forester was parked in my driveway before dark!

The '07 FSXT is not perfect, being preowned, but with just a bit over 21K miles, it still smells like new (detail spray?) & runs perfectly. It's 100% stock, with the exception of a set of Kumho tires the dealership just installed.

I wanted to get more pictures, but the camera batteries died & the the backup set let us down.

Okay, on to the pictures, with me thinking... what to do first! Perhaps that should be, what to do second, since I just ordered up a set of floor mats from Jackie (SubaruPartsGirl), a supporting vendor here on the forum.

Bobby...
Below are the first pictures of the Forester taken at the dealership.












Here's how my retirement project looks now! You'll have to look over my Member Journal for all the details.

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)

** NOTICE **
October 16, 2012

A recent forum imposed image posting restriction prevents pictures from being laid out side-by-side, they have been reformatted one on top of the other. This means the picture I refer to as the "LEFT" picture now means the "TOP" picture & the "RIGHT" picture is now the "BOTTOM" picture.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sweet!! I have a sort-of twin in the area, looks exactly like mine when I bought it!

I know you were looking for a very long time, so congrats on the purchase and I can't wait to see what you do with it!
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sweet... now sell me that avo kit (if your son doesn't want it) :D...

congrats!

What plans do you have for this beast?
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Sweet man, congrats on the upgrade! What are you gonna do with the turbo'd X, give it to your son?
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Awesomeness! I can't wait to see what you do with it.
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Awesome! looks almost exactly like mine did when I picked it up back in September.

My suggestions for first mods are rear spoiler and tint.
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Very cool! You should have let us know you were up this way so we coul dcheck it out and grab lunch.

Got any plans for it? So how would you compare a stock XT to your turboed X?
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Looking good Bobby!!!! We need to have a Portland Foz Owners lunch soon, so you can show it off. :)
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From sleeper to "LOOK AT ME" WRB!
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Suspension then (Just imagine Jeremy clarkson's voice for me) POWER
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sweet... now sell me that avo kit (if your son doesn't want it) :D...

congrats!

What plans do you have for this beast?
I was telling Ian (Arthrogrian19) when I took the '07FSXT on a test drive, my first impression was that my '03 was quicker off the line (pulled harder). Of course the '07FSXT has more that I can build on.

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Sweet!! I have a sort-of twin in the area, looks exactly like mine when I bought it!

I know you were looking for a very long time, so congrats on the purchase and I can't wait to see what you do with it!
It's your fault! After looking at your posts, the color had to be WRB!

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Sweet man, congrats on the upgrade! What are you gonna do with the turbo'd X, give it to your son?
Yes, Alex want it & you can bet he will take care of it! We're going to keep the '95 Neon Sport for a backup car & the insurance company will still think he's the primary driver of the Neon.

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Looking good Bobby!!!! We need to have a Portland Foz Owners lunch soon, so you can show it off. :)
It needs some TLC before I feel right in it. As I was driving back from Seattle (200+ miles), I kept thinking that hood scoop is too small!

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