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2004 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 Premium - 5 speed - GST Tuned - 270 awhp / 285 awtq - Java Black Pearl

Currently installed:

Engine/Exhaust:
  • 2010 STi Hybrid rebuild
  • 5 speed manual transmission (swapped)
  • Exedy Stage 1 clutch
  • Cobb Accessport v2
  • 3" Cobb catted downpipe
  • '07 VF43
  • '07 STi TMIC
  • '07 STi Catless Up-pipe
  • '07 STi Axel-back
  • Walbro Fuel Pump
  • Subtle-Solutions Splitter
  • AVO Turbo Inlet
  • KOYO OE Radiator
Suspension/Steering:
  • Swift Sport Springs
  • KYB GR-2 Struts
  • Kartboy endlinks f/r
  • Whiteline Adjustable 24mm FSB (stiff) / Whiteline Adjustable 22mm RSB (medium)
  • Whiteline Subframe Locking Bolts
  • '04 STi Steering Rack
Exterior:
  • Window tint f/r: 35%/20% & sunroof
  • Blacked out OEM grill
  • Hella Supertones (plastidip'd black)
  • JDM STi hood scoop
  • Plastidip'd roof rails
Interior:
  • Pioneer FH-P8000BT
  • Eclipse XA5000 5 channel amp
  • SeaScoobies speaker spacers f/r
  • '- Polk Audio DB6501 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component System (front)
  • '- Polk Audio DB521 5.25-Inch Coaxial Speakers (rear)
  • SeaScoobies sub enclosure
  • '- JL 8w3v3-4
Wheels/Tires/Brakes:
  • Winter Setup: Stock 16" w/ Yokohama Geolander A/T-S 215/60/16
  • Summer Setup: Rota G-Force 17x8 w/ Falken ZE912 235/50/17
  • Powerslot Slotted rotors f/r
  • Steel braided brake lines
  • Hawk HPS Brake pads
  • 5mm spacers f/r
  • Rally Armor Mud Flaps
  • '05 STi Master Cylinder
  • '05 STi Brake Booster
  • TiC Master Cylinder Brace
In the works:
  • 03-05 WRX front 4 pot calipers
  • SE WRX Leather(heated) front seats
* purchased, waiting for install.
 

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Always good to see another member starting their own Journal! :cool:

Great start to your Member Journal. Must have pictures to keep the viewers happy. :wink:

Bobby...

My MODding Journal
 

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ohh nice list so far. nice to see another forester in the Bay....even though im in socal right now.. BUT

04's are Java Black Pearl with brown/greenish glitter in the sun ...05 they started the OBP
 

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How do you like the Greddy? I'd love to see pics of that.
It's great! I had to put in the silencer for the "normal driving" since it's a lil too much for how much driving I do on a day-to-day basis. I'll take off the silencer for meets, and weekend hooliganism.



ohh nice list so far. nice to see another forester in the Bay....even though im in socal right now.. BUT

04's are Java Black Pearl with brown/greenish glitter in the sun ...05 they started the OBP
Thanks for that correction :)

On a side note, just picked up my VF43 and STi TMIC today :)

 

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very nice. wont be long and you will be tearin it up with those parts.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Installed tranny cooler + blacked out grill yesturday. i'll throw up pictures once I get it washed. :)

I was also going to install the STi TMIC, but turns out the BPV faces a different direction than the stock FXT one. I had to goto the dealership and order the correct tubing for it. $35 later, here I am waiting until Monday to install it.
 

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Went to install the karboy endlinks today. Turns out kartboy didn't send 1 complete bolt setup (bolt, washers, nut) with the package... so i'm 1 short.

I installed the front ones, and left the rear for another date.

I also washed her, as we have a memorial subie meet @ mvkk tomorrow and I wanted her lookin' guuuuuuuuuuud.

On a side note, it looks like I need to replace the tie rod ends. after the new tires + alignment she is pretty sloppy. I checked the seals on the tie rods, and they're blown and have grease around them. blah.

ps. updated current photo in post #2
 

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Changed out the oil today + filter + fuel filter.

I really wish I would have known the rate at which the oil drains from that plug...

... I really made a mess.

Anyways, that's all done.

Struts are here waiting to be installed, along w/ new tie rod ends.

 

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Went to GST Motorsports in Hayward today and took advantage of their STOP Special.

Picked up Powerslot Slotted rotors f/r, Hawk HPS pads f/r, Goodridge SS lines, and my Cobb AP :)

They should all be at my door step sometime next week.

on a side note, i'll hopefully be getting around to swapping out the suspension this weekend and will have pictures for you next week.

have a good weekend!
 

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After 9 hours, all four corners were upgraded today. KYB's + Swifts.

All I can say is, it would have almost been worth the $400 to just have the shop put them on.

Ill be sure to post a picture once I get her cleaned up. :)

edit:
here is a crappy cell phone shot of it until I get something better.

 
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