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post #1 of 1984 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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Nates 2011 xt

Im a little late but i thought i would start a mod journal. My name is nate and i own a 2011 forester xt in sage green metalic. I bought her brand new last year with thought of a fun dd and possibly only going stage 2 but like every other turbo car ive owned i was only kidding my self. This is the first auto car ive owned (besides winter cars and beaters) and at first i wasnt crazy about it but i actually like the 4eat with the sport shift. Mods so far are-

Motor/power
CP forged pistons 8:8.1 comp with d25 heads
ARP head studs/bolts
King xp race rod and main bearings
Moroso oil pick up
Gates blue racing timing belt
TGV delete
Secondary air pump delete
Kinugawa td06sl2 20g 8cm with turbolab america gtx 11 blade compressor
Kinugawa equal length header (wrapped)
Kinugawa uppipe (wrapped)
FMS front mount intercooler
Grimmspeed thermal coated heat shield (heat tape)
Godspeed turbo blanket
perrin turbo inlet
Duel modded ebay catch cans
Walbro 465lph e85 pump
cjm walbro pump holder
Dw fuel pump hardwire kit
id1000cc injectors
Tomei type L fpr (with gauge)
Turbosmart fpr adapter
Holley inline fuel filter (10 micron)
Cnt cattless downpipe (wrapped)
megan racing catback
aem cold air intake (heat tape)
Green filter usa air filter
Gimmick throttle body hose
Hallman Pro mbc
omni power 4 bar map sensor
aem iat sensor
IPT high stall torque coverter
B&M supercooler transmission cooler 19000gvw
Rallitek 4eat tranny mount insert (race/hard)
ngk iridium 1 step colder plugs
prosport boost gauge
AEM EUGO wideband
Cobb ap v2 speed density
road tuned by ray@turbotektuning speed density on e85 11.85@117.05 mph fastest auto xt?
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post #2 of 1984 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension
2012 sti full take off suspension
sti 19mm rsb

Brakes
Centric premium rotors e coated front and rear
stop tech street performance pads front and rear
ATE type 200 brake fluid

Exterior
xxr 530's 17x8.25 +35
Toyo extensa hp 235/45/17
Oem subaru front under spoiler sage green
rallitek rear endlinks
Grimmspeed master cylinder brace
Dipped front grill
Debadged
Sage green front underspoiler

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Bought a set of id1000cc injectors going to be going e85 next weekend. Plan on having 2 maps one aggresive e85 for summer and one 93oct for winter and vacation/roadtrips when e85 is not available. Im pretty excited and as far as i know i will be the first SH forester on corn lol.
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Purchased a new green gmc flex fuel badge for the back of the xt. Also thinking of swapping gas caps from my chevy work van that is a flex fuel vehicle but not sure if they are interchangable. It fits but i dont want any evap codes so i will think about it.
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lookin pretty good.
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post #6 of 1984 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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thanks much appriciated
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Pretty excited finally got my id1000cc in and tuned. First tune was for 93oct which is pretty tame for long trips and the winter 19psi tapering to who cares lol. Second tune is e85 and wholy crap 24psi tapering to 19psi people say the vf52 turns into a hair dryer after 23psi but my power curve says other wise. I will post up quarter mile results next weekend. My tuners butt dyno says we picked up 50whp and 70wtq but i dont really trust it for accuracy. I will be going for a dyno pull in the next couple weeks to see the real results.
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Do you have the swift springs installed? If so, can you post a pic? Considering spring upgrade
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yes i do my avitar and thumbnails are with the swift springs. I actually like them for everyday driving in upstate ny. I have been running them for about a year on stock shocks with no issues.
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Have you upgraded the brakes yet? I'm looking for pads and ss lines but it seems they changed them from 2010 to 2011. Didn't know if you tried anything? Also, you get it on a dyne yet? Numbers?
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No i havnt done the brakes but will probably go stoptech pads and goodyear ss lines as well the stockers are pretty crappy. I will be going for a couple dyno pulls next month but no my tunes have been road tunes.
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I want to thank corn for making 30mph rolling awd burnouts possible. Will be hitting the 1/4 mile wed nite hoping for mid to high 12's will post the results.
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sweeeet! gotta love the 4eat being able to take some abuse. try to get some videos!

Also - what kind of power are you seeing with the vf52? i know it's a legacy gt style fitment compressor housing which sucks for me. my friend with a 11 wrx with intake, turboback, uppipe w/ ewg, and a boost controller made like 370 on it at 19psi. with stock fuel.

so i'm really curious to see what you're making at 24psi with fuel done + e85

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im going to take a trip to nj with my tuner for a dyno tuning session next month hes going to get me on the dyno for a couple pulls for free. I dont tune on them my tuner says he gets better reliability road tuning because you can never simulate the road 100% but i am going to do some pulls just to see.
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