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post #1 of 3637 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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Engine bay show 'n' go:
*Tuned by @turbotekray of
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*Cobb Tuning Accessport
*Blouch TD05H-18g 8cm2 turbo
*FMS intercooler w/ heat coating & DEI heat tape
*Process West intercooler shroud (the 09-13 FXT spec one)
*FMS STI layout turbo tube w/ DEI heat tape
*DW65c fuel pump
*OEM intake box/K&N filter...more DEI heat tape
*Grimmspeed 3port ebcs
*CNT catted downpipe w/ wideband bung
*OEM midpipe
*Nameless Performance axleback
*GFB TMS Respons Hybrid BPV
*OEM 565cc injectors
*ThermalZero turbo blanket
Thermal Zero LLC - 513.696.WRAP - High Temperature Heat Solutions
*JDM LGT OEM PS cover
https://www.japanparts.com/
*JDM LGT OEM battery cover
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*DIY intercooler sprayer with @Mishimoto 850cc resevoir tank (PN:MMRT-CA)
*Perrin brake fluid koozie!
*Perrin alternator cover
*Perrin turbo inlet
*Perrin Afta-MAF
*IAG oil fill cap
*IAG coolant overflow cap
*IAG master cylinder cap
*IAG power steering cap
*IAG washer fluid cap
*MOORE Performance turbo heat shield - Special Edition # 001!
Moore Performance & Race Parts, Pittsburgh PA

Suspension:
*Koni Sport adjustable struts
*STI RCE yellow springs
*Whiteline Com C Caster/Camber front strut mounts
*3/8" AND 3/4" rear strut top spacers from Paranoid Fabrications
*Perrin rear subframe lock down kit
*OEM 18mm sti (2008) rear sway bar
GROUND CONTROL SUSPENSION SYSTEMS COILOVER CONVERSION INFO/POSTS
FXTerrific's Van...wagon....foresterXT


Brakes:
*Centric Premium rotors
*Hawk HPS5.0 pads
*Grimmspeed MCB
*Motul RBF600 fluid

Interior:
*WRX steering wheel with FXT buttons
*Subaru JDM OEM paddle shift kit
https://www.japanparts.com/
*SMY cluster surround
*AEM UEGO wideband
*AEM boost gauge
*Busted Finger wideband/serial cable
*LGT OEM shift knob
*WRX OEM center console
*WRX OEM ebrake assembly
*JDM OEM WRX/STI center console additional storage/armrest
avoJDM Parts Online

Wheels/tires:
*Enkei RPF1 18x9.5 +38 wheels
*BFG COMP-2 A/S 255/40 tires
*Muteki SR48 lugnuts, aluminum hub rings, yada, yada.

Misc:
*Diode Dynamics SmartTap CF18 (LM449) Flasher Relay
*Diode Dynamics D2R (6K) low beam HID
*Diode Dynamics HP3 (6K)license plate LEDs
*Diode Dynamics HP3 (6K)parking light LEDs
*Diode Dynamics HP3 (amber) side marker LEDs
*Diode Dynamics XLM2 (yellow) fog light LEDs
*Diode Dynamics HP48 (amber) turn signal LEDs
*NOKYA jdm yellow high beam/DRL bulbs
*Blacked out interior portion of headlights
*Grimmspeed front license plate delete
*Grimmspeed rear license plate frame
*Mach1 mustang front lip
*RalliTEK 4eat trans mount insert
*Rola roof basket
*OEM cross bars
*OEM sport grill
*OEM rain guards
*Painted yellow fogs/rings (with stained glass paint..rattle can from Krylon)
*Perrin shorty antenna
*OEM JDM "F" badge


The ready to go/need to find time pile:
*ISC V2 adjustable rear lower control arms
*caliper speed bleeders
*Goodridge G-Stop lines
*Ground Control Suspension Systems coilover conversion kit

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The Story:
Usual story......ex impreza owner (GC 2.5rs coupe and wrx sedan) that was in need of a bigger subaru come March 2013 in order to support my growing family (baby boy and boxer puppy). So the search was on:

I had thrown around the idea of a 2011+ hatch wrx before....but to small really even when testing out Lucie's (the dog) fit in the hatch, let alone the idea of all the baby stuff coming our way (our first). I'd always liked foresters and valued them as a subie family member, just not that many modded ones at all around me to open my eyes like this forum has done in the last 2 years. Had i known all the possibilities i probably would have had a forester of each era by now!!! For me the final push was one day i went to drop the wrx off for annual state inspection at a shop that my wife's family used, couple weeks after moving to SEPA. Across the street was one of the nicest subaru's i've ever seen, regardless of model. Simple, clean, different...then the billion modded wrx/stis i'd seen growing up in central new jersey. "What is that? Isn't that the newest forester? They still make a turbo model?" Some google research led me here, and to member @EspoNation . I was hooked! 2.5L turbo, gold wheels, sitting low....and 99% of the parts are interchangeable with similar era wrx?? And i get an actual rear storage/cargo area? Done.


March 2013: 2011 forester xt touring with 14.5K miles. Sage green with platinum leather interior. Zero mods.

So i'll play catch up best i can, but wanted to get the ball rolling with some of my favorite fozzie moments over the last year and a half of ownership, with some photos saved on the work computer. This is the first Subie i've had that i didn't get already with power/susp/misc mods already done. It was finally my chance where i could research...pick the parts i wanted....install...learn. While i had removed/reinstalled all types of mods on previous subies, it's different this way around.

Hadn't really intended to "start" yet as i was only a month in, but while checking out some cars from Titan Motorsports....i noticed they had a for sale section....nice, Supras! Hmm, led to an ebay link and shabam, 2011 wrx takeoffs w/ 15K miles. Done.


Did some little things here and there to get her more to my liking (more to come in the real breakdown), then went to the beach.

^^^The back was literally empty...i was too excited to use the basket with all this new found space! Can't see/added later but i also had some beach chairs, boogie boards, etc.

More mods...

Then some snow came! The first reason i made the switch from foxbody 5.0 mustang to Subaru...and also my favorite season being addicted to skiing. So naturally i took some first snow pics!


Then spring came and started missing the ol days of flat out down dirt roads with my rally (inspired) imprezas...so found something little more geared towards the Fozz and the route of this build to scratch the itch a little.


And got a real camera, so started messing with that!



Some more mods....

Now that rally racing had been checked off, haha. Figured id try drag racing for the first time. "ohh SH! Follow @Galager !"


Now to fill in all the details up to date asap. I plan on keeping a little different style, as most of the things i've done (to this point) have been done by others, or at least on nasioc. So more of "my thoughts from limited tools, slanted driveway install local, middle of the night car time, etc" type feel, haha.
And esp more mods to come............

Thanks for looking!!!
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Oh i know, hahah. Figured since i have more then my two hands worth of mods and im really enjoying taking photos now...might have some half decent stuff to share.

Update:
I drove it to work today...it ripped, loved it. That is all!

But seriously...been finishing up my lastest tune for the 18G with Ray. I've just been pressed for time so hopefully a couple more logs and well be all set.


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Hey man! Thanks! Funny as i was just going to post another pic(s) from your neck of the woods, and saw you slipped a comment in.


Two other things you'll probably be seeing quite a few pics of!!
I like climbing up.....


Just to ski back down!


And of course our 2yr old boxer named Lucie.
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Hey man! Thanks! Funny as i was just going to post another pic(s) from your neck of the woods, and saw you slipped a comment in.
Heck yeah! I searched around for a build by you and was bummed I didn't see one.

Cross country foz trip to JH? Sounds like a plan!
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Heck yeah! I searched around for a build by you and was bummed I didn't see one.

Cross country foz trip to JH? Sounds like a plan!
I'd love to man! But probably fly,haha. Those pics are from Teton pass into Idaho! #heaven


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Nice man! About time. Great intro thread and don't forget about making a trip to the Northwest to conquer the Cascades. =)

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Nice man! About time. Great intro thread and don't forget about making a trip to the Northwest to conquer the Cascades. =)
Thanks! And duh!!! The skis pictured there came from Gov Camp at Mt. Hood. Were headed to Rainier!


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About time!! Looks good man keep it up.
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Wow! Am I seeing this correctly?! You started a journal? ;)

Now we can follow the progress on this fine mini van!
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Wow! Am I seeing this correctly?! You started a journal? ;)

Now we can follow the progress on this fine mini van!
Oh yea! Well i think my wife (and texting Ray and @Superacerc for help), well they've all probably gotten tired of hearing about "how this part went" or "wow, check this out!" or "what's this mean?"...so figured id lay it all out in one spot to get help/input from others and share along the way.

That and the fact that i just couldn't remember everything any more, already updated the mods list like 5 times since i posted it, so why not.


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