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Forester XS
Had it about 4 months now and it is coming along slowly.
Little side note, I have no idea why the photos are sideways.
2004 Subaru Forester XS (Black)


Removed the first two pieces of the stock three piece air intake, and working on a DIY cold air intake. I would like the do the Perrin Light Weight Crank Pulley, but I'm not sure how soon that will happen. Also, took off the stock muffler and trying to figure out some sort of alternative. Future plan is to do an STI or FXT swap with a 6 speed or 5 speed.
Planning on getting racing seats, but that will be a while from now. Definitely want to get the OEM rear cargo cover, but only if it fits with the Whiteline strut tower brace. Also, looking into getting the windows tinted because, lets face it, I am tired of fish-bowling.
Removed the cross bars, partially debadged, added some stickers, painted the grill black, tinted the tail lights, and installed some Rally Armor Mud Flaps. Planning on getting a draw-tite hitch, OEM rear bumper protector, and yellow tint for the fog lights. Might get a DS style front lip and maybe an FXT or STI hood at some point.
Wanting to get some Kicker door speakers, and searching for a head unit that doesn't look stupid in the stock console.
Wheel and Tire
Planning on doing 17x7's with 225/55/17. Thinking about the Motegi TrackLite or the Enkei EV5 wheels, or possibly just take offs from a newer Forester. Planning on getting the General Tire G-Max AS-03 tires. Pretty good reviews for their on and off road performance. They look sporty, but have aggressive tread just in case the road goes off the beaten path.
As far as brakes goes, I want to get the Hawk Sector 27 brake rotors front and rear with Hawk Performance Ceramic brake pads. Not sure if I will do caliper upgrades. I would like to, but I'm not sure what would be the best and cheapest.



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