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Updated June 14, 2014.

So I bought a 2005 Subaru Forester XT 4EAT Premium in Crystal Gray Metallic (CGM) to replace my http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/2001-subaru-forester-s-premium-180473/. I bought this one in Orem, UT with 95,520 miles. I am the third owner. I'm tired of rocks pinging the body, so new mudflaps will probably be the first major mod. (After a Drift Cow decal and other eye candy originally meant for the 2001.) I also removed the front plate being where I live doesn't have front plates. (Pics to come later.)

Current:





Mustang Dyno, ambient temp of 91*F, <5% humidity:

219.3 BHP @ 5335 RPM / 228.8 FT/LB @ 4331 RPM
253.9 BHP / 264.4 FT/LB with WCF

218.2 BHP @ 5210 RPM / 248.0 FT/LB @ 4322 RPM
253.5 BHP / 288.0 FT/LB with WCF

221.2 BHP @ 5226 RPM / 240.5 FT/LB @ 4285 RPM
256.3 BHP / 278.7 FT/LB with WCF


Engine/Exhaust:
-Accessport AP2 SUB-002 (Cobb OTS stage 2 loaded)
-SPT High Air Flow Intake w/ heatshield
-Invidia catless up-pipe
-Invidia V2 Bellmouth Catless Downpipe (Wrapped in DEI exhaust wrap and silicone spray)
-3-Inch Downpipe Adapter
-2006 STi catback
-Paranoid Fabrications Alien Embryo XL exhaust hangers
-Cobb lightweight crank pulley 20oz (Savings of 70oz or 4.375lbs over stock)
-EGT delete
-Banjo bolt filter delete
-Fumoto QwikValve F-105

Suspension:
-Stock

Exterior & Body:
-Gorilla Mud Flaps
-Hella Supertones 118dB (2)

Brakes:
-StopTech 126 slotted rotors (Fronts)
-Akebono ProACT Ultra-Premium pads (Fronts)

Wheels:
-Stock

Current Tires:
-Michelin MXV4

Interior/Electronics:
-JVC Arsenal KD-AR770 head unit
-Lanzar Heritage HTG447 2000 watt amp
-Infinity 1062w 1100 watt subwoofer
-WeatherTech Digital Floor Liner
-AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite -30/+20 Vacuum/Boost Gauge
-GlowShift gauge cup

Plastidip/Flexidip:
-Rear bumper protector
-Rear hatch XT badges
-Grill
-Centercaps

Miscellaneous:
-Tinted windows
-Drift Cow decal
-Gorilla decal
-Turbo Snail decal
-Cobb decal
-Invidia decal
-Boxer4Racing decal
-subaruforester.org SG Turbo decal
-JDM F logo decals
-XTi decal
-GlowShift decal
-Paranoid Fabrications decal
-AutoMeter decal
-In-N-Out decal
-JDM replica license plate
-Yakima Rocket Box (Currently removed)

To do:
-Pro-Tune
-New struts
-Plastidip wheels
-New tint
-More gauges

Progression Pics:


Day I bought it


Removal of dealership stuff


Drift Cow decal


Japanese replica plate



Gorilla Flaps


Plastidipped rear bumper protector


Plastidipped Grill


Plastidipped Grill Revision #1



Hella Supertones



AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite -30/+20 Vacuumm/Boost Gauge


RocketBox



Flexidipped centercaps
 

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ballin!!! now you gotta change your username or peeps are gonna get real confused! Nice upgrade ;)
 

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First. :banana: In for pics.
Let's see it!
I have a pic now!

Woot! Congrats!
Thanks!

ballin!!! now you gotta change your username or peeps are gonna get real confused! Nice upgrade ;)
Nah. I like confusing people.
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So glad the windows are already tinted. Las Vegas and Arizona are my next stops. Also, I have the same wheels as my 2001 did. I have so many ideas for plasti-dipping them. But I just may leave well enough alone for now.
 

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Yes. Eventually. Haha. Putting on a set of Michelin MXV4 tires. I noticed one had a little bit of dry rot and only had 3/32" on. So new tires it is. Also slapped the drift cow sticker on. May go get an alignment later. Seems good but slightly off.
 

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so does this mean you want my wrx struts and springs!?!?!? good lookin fozzy right there ;)
Thanks. I would. But I kinda can't afford extra goodies aside from the necessities at the moment. I'm not sure wen the timing belt was done, so that's something I need to do before go-fast goodies get put on.
 

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Went from getting 24.5mpg to 20mpg on last tank. I wonder if it has to do with having a little too much oil in it because it was low before and I got overzealous topping it off...
 
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