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Sway's SJ XT Story

Purchased on December 4th, 2013.
SOLD 9/12/2015

2014 FXT Premium
Crystal Black Silica

Grow_-11 by V. Josh F, on Flickr

dialed in_ by vJoshf, on Flickr

Tacoma parking garage by vJoshf, on Flickr

Stadium District_ by vJoshf, on Flickr

solo point_-7 by vJoshf, on Flickr

cosmis racing wheels_-6 by vJoshf, on Flickr

COBB AccessPort_ by vJoshf, on Flickr






2013 Mods:
  • Tinted Headlights with protective vinyl film (50%)
  • Subtle tinted vinyl taillights (50%)
  • Debadge rear emblems except Subie logo
  • 25% tint all around
  • Chrome delete window trim with black gloss wrap
  • Chrome delete front grille with vvivd tech art carbon fiber gloss wrap

2014 Mods



  • LED white license plate lights (stage 2 Diode Dynamics)
  • LED white city/parking lights (stage 3 Diode Dynamics)
  • DRLs disabled
  • H11 low beam upgrade OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited
  • OEM Window visors
  • OEM cross aero bars
  • Yakima Rocketbox 16 (sold) Skybox 12
  • OEM Fog light kit with tinted overlays
  • Oracle yellow fog light overlays
  • PIAA H16 Plasma Ion Yellow foglight bulbs
  • 2013 STi cat-back exhaust/custom elbow weld from Y to muffler
  • Lower bumper trim to accommodate quad exhaust
  • "Little Racer on Board" safety first window sign
  • RS☆R: RS R DOWN lowering springs
  • Whiteline Rear Sway bar 22mm adjustable BSR49XZ (soft setting)
    Whiteline KBR15 rear sway bar mount support brace
  • STi JDM front underspoiler
  • Vvid tech art carbon fiber gloss accent wrap on STi front underspoiler
  • Vvid tech art carbon fiber gloss accent wrap on rear diffuser
  • Kartboy rear endlinks (to be installed)
  • 3M Scotchprint 1080 Brushed Black Metallic Vinyl Wrap fog light bezals
  • 3M Scotchprint 1080 Brushed Black Metallic Vinyl Wrap mirror covers
  • Work Emotion CR Kiwami 18x8.5+47 wrapped with OEM tires 225/55
    Plasti dipped copper metalizer - Sway's 14 XT Story
    Work Emotion center caps
    McGard black chrome lug nuts
    Recaro prosport combination harness/booster seat =)
    GTSpec Adjustable Lateral Control Arms
    GTSpec Adjustable Toe Arms
    GTSpec Rear Sway Bar Links Brace
    Cusco Street Zero S Coilovers 6k front and 6k rear
    • Cusco Front strut tower bar
  • Advan Racing RG-D 18x8.5+33
    Mutegi black lug nuts
    • 2013 WRX/STi rear upper control arms
    • Invidia q300 quad CBE titanium tips with Grimm speed gaskets
    • Oracle red out tail lights
    Forester "F" badge emblem overlays
    Red pin stripe on front bumper
    Partial rear fenders rolled slightly
    15 STi front brembo calipers
    StopTech slotted front rotors
    StopTech street performance front brake pads
    ATE Type 200 brake fluid
    STi brake shims
    Black painted rear calipers
    Perrin shorty antenna
    Nameless front plate delete
    GrimmSpeed Reservoir Cover / Sweat Band
    15 STi steering wheel
    Yakima Skybox lopro carbonite cargo box
    OEM Sport Mesh Grille
    RB Mud Flaps (not installed)
    COBB AccessPort Installed at 26k miles


2015 Mods
Ebay front bumper DRL LEDs
Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires 245/45/18
3" quad tip double wall Nameless muffler delete + 15WRX mid pipe
Black plasti dipped removed from wheels
Lowered an additional 1" all around
Custom alignment
RalliTek rear endliks
Rear sway bar adjusted to stiff setting
Cosmis Racing Wheels XT-005R 18x9+25
GrimmSpeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid 3-port
GROW Front Underspoiler



Service History:
1/12/14
Oil and filter change- 2,761 miles
Mobil1 5w30 w/130 OEM filter
3/7/14
Alignment and tire rotation- 6,276 miles
3/8/14
Oil and filter change- 6,318 miles
QuakerState Ultra Durability 5w30 w/130 OEM filter
4/25/14
Alignment - 9,000 miles
4/29/14
Oil and filter change- 9,570 miles
QuakerState Ultra Durability 5w30 w/130 OEM filter
6/4/14
Oil and filter change- 12,642 miles
QuakerState Ultra Durability 5w30 w/130 OEM filter
7/24/14
Cabin filter. Oil and filter change- 16,055 miles
QuakerState Ultra Durability 5w30 w/170 OEM filter
8/1/14
Front 15 STi Brembo calipers Front StopTech slotted rotors (04 STi fitment) Front StopTech brake pads ATE Type 200 amber brake fluid STi brake shim
9/3/14
Oil and filter change- 19,523
QSUD 5w30 w/170 OEM filter
Engine Air Filter change OEM
10/29/14
Oil and filter change - 23,146
QSUD 5w30 w/170 OEM filter
Rotated tires tread depth at 8/10 all around

12/23/14
Oil and filter change- 26,601
Castrol Edge Titanium 5w30 w/170 OEM filter
3/3/15
Oil and filter change - 31,076
QSUD 5w30 w/170 OEM filter


MODIFICATIONS


Exterior Cosmetics
Tinted Headlights with protective vinyl film (50%)
Subtle tinted vinyl taillights (50%)
Debadge rear emblems except Subie logo
25% tint all around
Chrome delete window trim with black gloss wrap
Chrome delete front grille with vvivd tech art carbon fiber gloss wrap
OEM Window visors
OEM cross aero bars
Yakima Rocketbox 16 (sold) Skybox 12
Oracle yellow fog light overlays (removed)
"Little Racer on Board" safety first window sign
Lower bumper trim to accommodate quad exhaust
STi JDM front underspoiler (SOLD)
Vvid tech art carbon fiber gloss accent wrap on STi front underspoiler
Vvid tech art carbon fiber gloss accent wrap on rear diffuser
3M Scotchprint 1080 Brushed Black Metallic Vinyl Wrap fog light bezals
3M Scotchprint 1080 Brushed Black Metallic Vinyl Wrap mirror covers
Oracle red out tail lights
Forester "F" badge overlays front and rear (removed)
Red pin stripe on front bumper
GrimmSpeed rear license plate frame
Perrin shorty antenna (sold)
Nameless front plate delete (sold)
Yakima Skybox lopro carbonite cargo box
OEM sport mesh grille (sold)
GROW Front Underspoiler
Ebay front bumper DRL LEDs (not yet installed)
RB mud flaps (to be installed) (sold)

Exterior Lighting
LED white license plate lights (stage 2 Diode Dynamics)
LED white city/parking lights (stage 3 Diode Dynamics)
DRLs disabled
H11 low beam upgrade OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited
OEM Fog light kit (sold)
PIAA H16 Plasma Ion Yellow foglight bulbs (sold)

Interior
2015 STi Steering wheel w/15 WRX back cover
COBB AP stage 1 map 91

In Car Entertainment

Under the Hood
3" quad tip double wall Nameless muffler delete + 15WRX mid pipe
2013 STi cat-back exhaust/custom elbow weld from Y to muffler (removed)
Invidia q300 quad CBE titanium tips (removed)
GrimmSpeed Performance Gaskets
GrimmSpeed Oil cap in anodized red (sold)
GrimmSpeed battery tie down (sold)
GrimmSpeed Reservoir Cover / Sweat Band
GrimmSpeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid 3-port (not yet installed) (sold)


Suspension

RS☆R: RS R DOWN lowering springs (removed)
Whiteline Rear Sway bar 22mm adjustable BSR49XZ (stiff setting)
Whiteline KBR15 sway bar mount support brace
RalliTek rear end links
GT Spec-1473 Rear Adjustable Camber Arms
GT Spec-1407 Rear Adjustable Toe Arms
GT Spec-1464 Rear Sway Bar Links Brace (sold)
Cusco Street Zero S Coilovers (sold)
Cusco front strut tower bar (sold)
2013 WRX/STi rear upper control arms
Rear fenders rolled

Brakes
Front 15 STi Brembo calipers
Front StopTech slotted rotors (04 STi fitment)
Front StopTech brake pads
ATE Type 200 amber brake fluid
STi brake shims
Black painted rear calipers using G2 paint kit

Wheel and Tire
Current set up
Cosmis Racing Wheels XT-005R (Gunmetal w/polish lip)
18x9+25
Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires 245/45/18
Mutegi black lug nuts


Previous set up
Advan Racing RG-D (gold)
18x8.5+33
Yokohama Advan Sport A/S tires 245/45/18
Mutegi black lug nuts


Previous set up
Work Emotion CR Kiwami 18x8.5+47 wrapped with OEM tires 225/55
Work Emotion center caps
McGard black chrome lug nuts



My to-do list:
  • LED interior swap
    Speaker and tweeter upgrade kit
    Cusco front power brace
    STi push start (130)
    STi pedal set (130)
    Cusco rear strut bar
    STi rear big brake kit upgrade
    rear part#26692FG030, 26692FG020
    Blitz panel air filter
    Cusco Power Brace Rear Member CUS 692 492 RM
    Jpipe
    Upgraded TMIC
    Intake
    Custom made rear diffuser
    Subaru 92122 COVER, INDICATOR (119)
    Subaru COVER SIDE SHILL FRONT INNER (54)
    Subaru CARGO STEP PANEL (STAINLESS) (140)
    Subaru : POWER WINDOW SWITCH PANEL (CARBON LOOK) (250)
    Subaru : DOOR GRIP (CARBON LOOK) (172)
    Subaru : SHIFT COVER (CARBON LOOK) (140)
    Subaru : INTERIOR PANEL (CARBON LOOK) (172)
    MFD cover(2 parts, JDM) - 66067VA020(panel disp upr) & 66067FJ230(panel disp lwr)
    Shift knob - 35126VA000
    Shift boot - 35133VA000
    Door sill covers - 94060VA030VH & 94060VA020VH
    CUT-PROOF INTAKE HOSE CLAMP SET - Cut-Proof Intake Hose Clamp Set - 2015+ WRX, 2014+ Forester XT | FastWRX.com
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Cheers!
Josh


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post #2 of 1750 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 06:26 AM
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Looking at your pics, I keep scrolling back to the IS300 wagon. That's a nice looking ride!

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Love the IS300 as well haha, but you'll have way more fun in the Subbie!
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Looking at your pics, I keep scrolling back to the IS300 wagon. That's a nice looking ride!

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Love the IS300 as well haha, but you'll have way more fun in the Subbie!

Thanks for the compliments! Lol....yeah, she's a beautiful machine. I put too much money into her but it was well worth it. Time to have fun with the Subie!

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Tinted headlights with protective vinyl wrap

Here's a couple pics with my headlights tinted. It's a subtle tint.....50% or so.


front tint_-2 by vJoshf, on Flickr


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Really diggin the light tint job on your headlights. Such a great look!
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Tinting headlights?
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Headlights too bright?
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Haha I agree it does sound funny to tint headlights...however they look mean....

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Really diggin the light tint job on your headlights. Such a great look!
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Haha I agree it does sound funny to tint headlights...however they look mean....
Thank you! I will post a pic of the tails. They look great!

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Headlights too bright?
lol.....To each their own. I don't like the look of super bright chrome lights on dark color cars and it's also a protective film. So in my book a win win!


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I want to edit want I meant my tinting my front headlights.....its not window tint. It's a protective vinyl film....FYI to others that were wondering.

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Tails tinted and partial debadge

Vinyl the rear tail lights to match the front and removed all the clutter of emblems. I like it simple with just the Subaru logo.


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Windows tinted

Tinted windows 25% all around with suntek carbon.

Next on my list are window visors, crossbars w/cargo box and LED foglights and accent lights.



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Looks good man might have to do that for my car too.
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Looks good man might have to do that for my car too.
Thanks man, you have me wanting to do a lot of mods on my car....keeping me motivated!

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