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post #1 of 100 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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SubieOutlaw's Forester XT Journal

Welcome to my 2009 FXT Journal.

Table of Contents

Baby Announcement: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...its-boy-64467/

Fuel economy thread: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...6/#post1193807

My Winter tires: Hankook W409 iPile STUDDED
My Discount Tires Direct purchasing experience: A step by step account of my first purchase from Discount Tire Direct
Switch to synthetic: Castrol Syntec 5W30: Synthetic oil post
Magnetic Drain Plugs (auto tran and oil): Before and after oil/auto drain plugs

DIY list

DIY mud flaps: DIY: mud flaps for 2009/2010 Forester
DIY skidplate: Build your own skidplate for 09 Foresters
DIY Supertone install: DIY Supertones 2009/10 Forester
DIY 2009/10 Bumper removal: How to remove bumper on 2009. lots of pics
DIY 2009/10 Grille painted insert: DIY painted 2009/10 Grille
DIY light bracket for Yakima basket: DIY light bracket for Yakima Basket
DIY painted skid plate: 2009 FXT Painted Skid Plate
DIY 2009/10 light bar: DIY: 2009/10 light bar



Trip Reports

Ghost River Oct 18 2009
Ghost River Area Oct 25th 2009 subieoutlaw and Bettsyboy go off roading
2009 Kananaskis Rally Nov 8th 2009: Kananaskis Rally
Burning of pregnant jeans burning of prego jeans
Waiporous Creek, Alberta: Waiporous Creek, Alberta (pic and vid HEAVY)
Hunter Valley, Alberta: Hunter Valley Road: April 25th 2010 (PIC &VID HEAVY)

2009 Part number Library

Dash parts (mirror control, VDC etc) 2009 Forester Dash part numbers
Center caps: Center cap size? 2009 17" wheels
Blanks for dash: post #73: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...tml#post749502
Wiper blades: 2009 Part numbers: wipers

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post #2 of 100 (permalink) Old 10-20-2008, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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My Foz XT

It began its life as an untouched stock model wanting to hit the trails. I could not release my Subie without protection.

What protection......
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Let me play in the mud.

Rally Armor has yet to release flaps for a 2009 FXT. So this meant that I had to make my own. With the help of my patient wife...the job was done for less than $50
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What...more protection

With the blessing of my wife (Yes, I admit to getting permission) I ordered and installed my Primitive armor.
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My next project is to replace the cheapo flaps with urethane bought from rallylights.com

I am buying by the square foot. This will allow for a custom fit.
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With the blessing of my wife (Yes, I admit to getting permission) I ordered and installed my Primitive armor.
Haha, nice! I know what you mean about asking permission, I have to do it carefully and with the right timing to get stuff for my FXT
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need more photos!! hehehehe.

Dash: '03 XS MT
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Smile Rallylights.com urethane

Ok boys.

Finally, got the package. 8 sheets of 18" by 24" 1/8" urethane. This will allow at least 2 flaps per sheet.

I have just completed the fronts. No pics yet of them on. Waiting for trail pic. However, here are 2 production pics.

Damn, I love making @#$% myself.
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Now have winter wheels.

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how much was the shipping from primitive??

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Approx $300.
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Approx $300.


is that including all the duty + GST and all that?

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Smile Sportster5

Just had my Sirius installed. Looks and sounds great.


This should keep the wife happy until I pay for the $3000 washer dryer we just bought.

Then I spend $2000 on a kickass system.
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Smile FXT goes tree hunting

The annual tree hunt included my new FXT. I wrapped the tree to hopefully ensure that some needles remained on the tree when we got it home.

Perfect day to chop down our Christmas tree.

Oh, it was my daughters first Christmas tree hunt too.

Pretty easy driving on hard packed snow and ice. However, I do tend to drive quite carefully when roads aren't perfect.

Ho Ho Ho
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Smile Load warrior

The new year brings me a load warrior.

I sold my Sky box 16 and purchased a Load Warrior and locking bracket. The deal did not cost me a dollar or 83 cents American.

I'll post a pic on Thursday when it should be delivered.

Why a basket and not a box? One word. FLEXIBILITY

The cargo box just didn't hold enough of my crap. For example, Chariot (ie jogging stroller).

Like my forum god, Smash81, I intend to haul fire wood and a lot of other outdoor stuff. Like my mother-in-law.
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