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Forester Premium Black Edition
Crystal White Pearl
Black Edition w/EyeSight
This is my 1st Subie!
Currently, also own a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas SE R-Line;
Previously owned a 1986 Porsche 944, 1995 Acura Integra GS-R, 2000 Acura TL, 2003 Honda Civic LX, 2004 Honda Pilot EX-L, 2014 Nissan Rogue SL, 2007 BMW 335i convertible, and a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SEL R-Line.
2018 Subaru Forester Premium Black Edition (Crystal White Pearl)


Completed Upgrades:
~ Cusco Brake Master Cylinder Brace
~ PIAA 85110 115db 400HZ + 500HZ Sports Horn set
~ Perrin Horn Install Bracket
~ K&N Panel Air Filter
~ DIY Engine hood seal stops water and salt entering engine bay & reduces hood bounce
~ Ultra Racing USA Rear Strut Tower Brace - 2 Point
~ SSD Performance Front Strut Tower Brace
~ STI 20mm Rear Sway Bar Kit with new bushings
~ SSD Performance Cold Air Intake - Gloss Red Powder Coat

~ December 22, 2019 - 39,714 miles X2Power Premium AGM BCI Group 35 (SLI 880 CA/740 CCA 115min Reserve Capacity) Battery by NorthStar replacement for OEM; Oil & Filter Service - (Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-20 & Subaru Engine Oil Filter 15208AA130)
~ January 4, 2020 - 40,196 miles - Replaced OEM Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 97H tires with Vredestein Quatrac Pro XL 225/55R-18 102V tires
~ October 9, 2020 - 54,772 miles Replaced OEM brake pads with EBC Red Stuff Ceramic brake pads Front DP31884C & Rear DP31584C Ceramic
~ November 6, 2020 - 57,095 miles Replaced OEM spark plugs with NGK Iridium IX Stock #93501 from
~ April 2, 2021 - 58,700 miles Installed Curt 2 inch Class 3 Trailer hitch from
~ August 28, 2021 - 69,573 miles A/C system checked, A/C Compressor Replaced, A/C system flushed, refrigerant recharged
Completed Upgrades:
~ Subaru Cargo Cover for Manual Rear Gate
~ Subaru Front Side Sill Plate
~ GCS JDM Style Coin Holder Fuse Box Cover
~ JDM Station Textured Mirror Trim Knob - Red
~ JDM Station Textured Climate Control Knob Covers - Red
~ GCS Climate Control Trim Bezels V2 - Red
~ Subispeed MK2 Automatic Flappy Paddle Extensions - Red
~ 3D Carbon Steering Wheel Emblem Overlay
~ Subaru STI Pedal Pad Kit
~ Subaru JDM Shift knob with red stitching
~ Subaru JDM Shifter boot with red stitching
~ Subaru JDM Console hood with red stitching
~ Redline armrest cover - black leather with red stitching
~ Husky Liners 99881 Weatherbeater Floor Liners - Front & Rear Row
Completed Upgrades:
~ Tinted driver & passenger windows and moonroof to match rest of the Forester (Suntek 18%), protected headlights and fog lights with clear PPF @ Advanced Solar Control, in Toms River, NJ.
~ Subaru Genuine Logo Slimline Black License Plate Frames
~ tS Emblem (Red/Black)
~ STI tS Style Front Grille & Rear Bumper Stripe - Red
~ JDM Front and Rear 3D Carbon Fiber Emblem Overlays
~ tS Fender Emblems
~ OLM OE Style Rear Bumper Protector
~ Avery Dennison Gloss Black Vinyl Wrapped the JDM Front Grille Chrome Trim
~ STI tS Style Subaru Forester Front Grille
~ GCS Front and Rear Black Frame/Red Subaru Logo Emblems
~ Subaru STI OEM Grille Emblem
~ Subaru Forester Front Bumper Underguard in Gloss Black Sapphire PlastiDip

Upcoming Upgrades:
~ GCS STI Style Rear Diffuser - Black
~ Subaru Forester Black Silica Roof Spoiler 96031SG002V2
~ Compressive Tuning XTi-Autodromo Hood
~ Compressive Tuning XTi-Forester Front & Rear Fascias
Completed Upgrades:
~ Custom Subaru & STI Head Unit Display Off Images
~ Hardwire kit for Valentine One Radar to Forester fuse box to use with Android JBV1 app and V1 Bluetooth adapter.
~ Roav Viva Pro by Anker, Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger for Navigation, Voice Initiated Calling, Music Streaming, and to control my smarthome
~ Scosche Double Pivot Magnetic MagicMount Elite
~ Blackvue DR590W-1CH Dashcam powered by the Power Magic Pro EZ
Completed Upgrades:
~ @VarcoRep LED Rear Running / Brake / Sequential Turn Signals / Reflector bumper lights
~ Colin-Shread Full LED Tail Lamps ~ Sequential Signal version from supporting vendor @VarcoRep (Clear Lens/Carbon interior and bloody Red C-Tube)
~ Boslla Bullet H11 fog light LED bulbs - World’s 1st 4-Color LED bulbs
(6500k White - Sunny, 4300k Neutral White - Snowy, 3000k Yellow - Rain/Fog, SOS - Emergency Flashers; 3600 lumens/bulb)
~ Diode Dynamics Stage Series 30" Light Bar and DD Heavy Duty Wiring Harness (217,000 candela/7,000 lumens)
~ Diode Dynamics HP11 Amber Front Turn Signal LEDs (310 Lumens)
~ Diode Dynamics LED Flasher Relay
~ Diode Dynamics 194 HP5 LED (92 lumens) license plate bulbs
~ OLM LED Door Lights (2 x OLM Vision White Base LED Bulb (White Output))
~ OLM Replacement Trunk Light LED (1 x OLM Black Circuit N3 LED Bulb (White Output))
~ WFB for Car Door Projector Welcome Courtesy Shadow Subaru Logo Light
Completed Upgrades:
~ Nameless Performance 5" Muffler Axleback exhaust & hanger bushings
Wheel and Tire
Black Edition OEM wheels:
~ 5 Y-Spoke Powder Coat Dark Charcoal Aluminum Black Edition Wheels (18x7 size, 5 lugs x100mm bolt pattern, 48mm Offset) Part# 28111SG220

Completed Upgrades:
~ RokBlokz Rally Mud Flaps V2 - Black w/white logo
~ Vredestein Quatrac Pro XL 225/55R18 102V All-Weather (3PMSF) & UHP tires

Upcoming Upgrades:
~ Perrin 25mm Wheel Spacers PSP-WHL-026BK
~ Power Stop - 1-Click Z23 Evolution Sport Drilled and Slotted Brake Kit with Calipers



2019 Forester Sport Ironman
335 Posts
Damn is that ever sharp. I love all the mods you can do.

4 Posts
Wow you car looks amazing. I have the same car too when purchased stock but I wanted to know if there a huge difference with the intake and the exhaust added in performance. People have told me that since my car does not have turbo, the intake and exhaust will not do much to the performance of the car. At times, I do wish the car had more power.

Let me know what you think.


2014 Forester Pr.
3 Posts
Beautiful mods! I have the same car and I want to get those taillights, would you mind sharing a link to where you you bought them? I'm also curious to learn how much horse power you gained with your mods? I have a K & N filter but I would like to install cold air intake. Have you seen a drastic drop in mpg?