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General Information

Year
2004
Make
Subaru
Model
Forester
Packages
X
History
One owner car. Original owner bought car new, then gave to son when he turned 16. A few years later, the original owner passed away. The car overheated one day back in February and wouldn't start. Previous owner replaced rad, starter, and alternator.

Took it home to do an engine swap from an identical '03 Forester w/ rotted out rear sub-frame. The cause of the ignition issue was due to a cracked coil pack. Gf's dad put his hand on it trying to listen for something while I tried to start it and got a nice little zap.

Spent most of its life in Michigan, however it did escape to Florida a few times. Despite being a primarily northern car, the only rust is about 5" long x 2" tall spot on each rear wheel arch. The rest of the car is in great condition, inside and out, including cradles and strut towers. Still has factory undercoating.
2004 Subaru Forester

Modifications

Drivetrain
swapped engines from 2003 forester x due to original engine overheating and leaking from every place possible and then some (will rebuild)

plan to ej255 (semi-closed) swap it and basically build an XT but w/ a bit more hp
Interior
took all-weather mats from doner car
Exterior
swapped drivers front door with door from identical doner car due to dents
swapped fenders for same reason
Added roof basket-w/ removable Christmas lights from previous owner, lol
Yoko Geo's G015 215/65R16
Red Jerry can on roof
Spare on roof (wont fit in the spare well due to size up)
Audio
aftermarket pioneer radio
2 Rockford Fosgate 12" subs w/ R500x1 amp
Wheel and Tire
Yoko Geo G015 215/65R16

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