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Old 04-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Decided to finally make a journal for my Forester. I've got a 2000 silver Forester L which I picked up May 2011.

Figures a month after owning it with future plans to rebuild the motor at EFI Logics, I drive the car to MI and who remembers what happened there? Ka-boom... Time to tow the car 700 miles to CT.

Only days after finally getting the motor rebuilt in August of 2011 I hopped in and moved to MI and not much else has been done to the car just yet.

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-Stock wheels sprayed black
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-Approx. 8hp in stickers
-Red out rear signals
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-Old school, natural wood Subaru shift knob
-Unknown short shifter
-2013 Forester stock 6.5" front speakers.
-Superbrightleds bulbs (Map/Dome/Cargo/Gauges)
-Sick Speed nylon tow strap, turned into hatch pull down strap.
-2002 WRX black & blue front seats.

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-EFI Logics stock rebuild (+ STI head gasket & oil pump)
-Fujita intake filter
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-Rally-Tech aluminum battery tie down
-Stromung cat-back exhaust w/ Kartboy extended hangers
-FXT pitch stop mount
-Sick Speed aluminum oil cap
-Sick Speed magnetic oil plug

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-Generic GC8 front strut tower bar
-'06 WRX wagon springs
-'05 WRX wagon struts/shocks
-'06 STI strut mounts
-FastWRX, 1/2" saggy butt spacers w/ extended hardware PLUS 3/8" spacers. NOW it seems level.
-'02 WRX rear sway bar w/ Whiteline bushings



The reason my motor went.


From MI to EFI Logics.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How much did the rebuild set you back?
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How much did the rebuild set you back?
Eer about 5k. Got myself a new pre-built block + my headers all put together. Basically a brand spankin' new motor! hah
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damn! nice car btw!
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Hey, thanks fozzyWOZZY! It's pretty clean for a 2000. Most practical AND fun car I have ever owned. Going to keep this bad boy for a looooong time.

Here's "Lucky Pinecone"


My new RokBlokz Mudflaps.
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Long story short. Driving down a dirt road when suddenly someone pulls out from a side road too fast. I brake and end up sliding off the side of the road into a little ditch and hit a little tree.

So now there's this, that fender is bend outward and the rest of the front end has shifted slightly toward the driver side.
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Damn! I'm sorry to hear... Did you get their insurance info??
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ohees noees.. at least you're ok
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Of course I didn't get their info... they watched my smack the tree and took off :/ I would have chased them if I knew for sure the car was still drivable but had to get out and check before moving the car.

Yea, I think I'm going to see about having a shop give me some kind of estimate but probably end up trying to find all new supports (rad, lights, bumper, etc) and start pulling it apart myself since it's all I can barely afford right now.

And yea, luckily in the car it didn't feel like much happened. It sounded worse then it felt.
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Estimate for repairs = $2,826.35

Yea, forget that. I'll do it myself.

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The frame OK? Are you able to just unbolt and replace??
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Some unbolt and replacing but it seems I've got some bending to do for the pass. headlight area and right in front of the A/C condenser. Shouldn't be too bad I don't think.

Oh, and the A/C condenser is bent and needs to be replaced... :/
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So this is a shot of the night of the accident. (pulled the grill, no damage)


After getting it back from the shop. (bent/cut/welded)


Half way through installing the bumper assembly.


As it sits now. Just waiting for my new headlight and corner to come in.


Unfortunately I still need a new fender, but the busted one is at least secure. Just looks like crap and not lined up well.

Throughout all of this I also acquired a JDM hazard switch and a strut tower bar! Pics to come. (Going to paint the strut bar first)
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Awesome! Looks like its getting patched up nicely.
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