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Old 12-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. This is a journal of all my progress working on my 98 Forester. I've had my car for about two years now and I still enjoy it as much as I did they day I got it. My plan is just to continue making my car more and more unique and fitting to myself.



Engine and performance:
Kartboy short throw shifter and Cobb knob
Injen cold air intake
KartBoy and Tic shift bushings
Grimmspeed crank pulley
Borla replica headers
WRX muffler-->Installed
Grimmspeed MCB
Kartboy pitch stop

Exterior and suspension:
New rear hatch letters
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Thule 594 Sidearm bike rack
Plasti dipped wheels
WRX wagon struts and springs-->Installed
Face lift (PLastidip grill)
Prodrive blue springs --> Installed

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New head unit
Front door speakers
New shift boot

Thanks for looking, -Matt
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It's always nice to see a member claim their own piece of the forum!

Nice looking Forester & great start on your Member Journal!

Bobby...

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Old 12-19-2010, 09:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is the shift knob I made in my metals class.





It started life looking like this.



Here is the entire process from start to finish.
(I thought I wanted a Camaro before the Foz ha, oh and the Camaro forum people can get a little rowdy btw)
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It's always nice to see a member claim their own piece of the forum!

Nice looking Forester & great start on your Member Journal!

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Did my first ever oil change the other day, only took me 2.5 hours.

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2.5 hours? hell, i could have driven up to you, changed it and made it back in that time frame.

I am surprised that you got those wheel ramps, I never have to lift my wagon when changing the oil.

still looking good. are you going to go gold in the spring?
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2.5 hours? hell, i could have driven up to you, changed it and made it back in that time frame.

I am surprised that you got those wheel ramps, I never have to lift my wagon when changing the oil.

still looking good. are you going to go gold in the spring?
The ramps made it alot easier, especially when getting that stupid plastic skid plate off. Go gold?
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with the wheels. you wanted to paint them gold didn't you?
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Ooh gotcha! I think I decided I wanted another set of wheels(maybe 02-04 wrx wheels, might paint em gold) for summer use and keep these as a winter set, but that's probably a ways away, unfortunately.
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Took some pictures today.











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Got a new knock sensor and a clutch slave cylinder in the mail today! And some other goodies on the way!
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I hope you have small hands, those knock are in a tight spot. I have an FSM on my computer I can send you guidance if you need it.
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Thanks, but I think got it, just gotta remove the intake. I'll let you know if I need any help.
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Fixed my overhead clock! Pretty stoked, first time ever soldering!
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You say you have limited mechanical experience, but you are not afraid of anything. Be very proud of your natural abilities! That knob is cool, and learning to solder on those little resistors is one very hard way to learn. You have my respect.
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