I guess it's high time I created this thread to keep track of my build progress. I'm on my 3rd Subaru, a 2015 Forester XT Touring with Eyesight. I made the switch from a 2015 WRX Limited after about 9,000 miles. Loved the WRX, but I wanted something with some more space, and something a bit more comfortable to drive, without losing the exciting drive of a turbo Subaru. So, here I am.
Technically, we were at the dealer to buy my girlfriend a new car, a 2015 Impreza Sport Limited. So yeah, I did steal her thunder a bit when I got another new car too. But hey, they look good together.
First thing was to install the parts I took out of my WRX, including the fog light LED bulbs, and the JDM console hood. Also added emblem overlays, for a stealthier look.
Next up was getting the windows tinted. I decided to simply match the front windows to the factory tint on the rest of the windows. It's not quite as private as I'd like sometimes, but I appreciate the visibility at night.
Now, things start getting serious. I'll admit I miss the handling on the WRX from time to time, and really missed it when I couldn't hang with the Impreza on a particularly exciting clover-leaf freeway ramp. I have upgraded to a 20mm rear sway bar, but it still didn't cut it. So, phone calls were made, and parts were shipped.
On tap were a set of Feal 441 coilovers, paired with Swift springs (8k). Whiteline rear camber arms and toe arms came in as well, to keep everything in, or close, to spec once the FXT lost a few inches of ground clearance.
Install was pretty simple, nothing I haven't done before. Let the car settle for 100 miles or so, and got an alignment. Pretty close to factory alignment all around, but a new alignment is coming, once these go on:
I also added these eBay LEDs for the "fangs" on the front bumper. Install was pretty easy as well. I wired them to come on with the ignition, and run them as the DRLs instead of the high beams. I love the way they came out, and give the front a distinctive look.
And that's where she sits for now. Wheels should be on soon, and from there, who knows! Thanks for reading.