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Notice - with the recent site upgrade, my Member Journals have been seriously messed up! The "Table of Contents" links are "hit or miss", but the posts can still be located by the "Post #" shown on the link.
The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found on ► Post #124. This thread keeps growing, so to make it easier to navigate (skip over the chitchat), I added a Table of Contents with links to the main posts.

July 2, 2009​

Thank you for taking the time to look over my Member Journal, or MODding Journal, as I call it (literary license). Your comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome. Post them here or send me a PM.

June 29, 2009 - The beginning!​

First, thanks to Ian, @Arthrogrian19 for helping me find my next project Forester. I'd been looking for over a year for my next project Forester. It's way newer than I wanted, had my heart set on a low mile '04 XT. Of course I spent more than my budgeted amount, but who could pass on an low mileage '07 Forester Sports XT in WRB!

After contacting the seller for details, with check in hand, my son & I drove up to Shoreline, WA (North of Seattle, WA) to look over the Forester. The Forester was parked in my driveway before dark!

The '07 FSXT is not perfect, being preowned, but with just a bit over 21K miles, it still smells like new (detail spray?) & runs perfectly. It's 100% stock, with the exception of a set of Kumho tires the dealership just installed.

I wanted to get more pictures, but the camera batteries died & the the backup set let us down. :frown:

Okay, on to the pictures, with me thinking... what to do first! Perhaps that should be, what to do second, since I just ordered up a set of floor mats from Jackie, @SubaruPartsGirl a supporting vendor here on the forum.

Bobby...
Below are the first pictures of the Forester taken at the dealership.












Here's how my retirement project looks now! You'll have to look over my Member Journal for all the details.


The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found ► here. (post #124)

['07 FSXT Member Journal] ['03 X Member Journal]
 

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Sweet!! I have a sort-of twin in the area, looks exactly like mine when I bought it! :biggrin:

I know you were looking for a very long time, so congrats on the purchase and I can't wait to see what you do with it!
 

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Very cool! You should have let us know you were up this way so we coul dcheck it out and grab lunch.

Got any plans for it? So how would you compare a stock XT to your turboed X?
 

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sweet... now sell me that avo kit (if your son doesn't want it) :D...

congrats!

What plans do you have for this beast?
I was telling Ian (Arthrogrian19) when I took the '07FSXT on a test drive, my first impression was that my '03 was quicker off the line (pulled harder). Of course the '07FSXT has more that I can build on. :wink:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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Sweet!! I have a sort-of twin in the area, looks exactly like mine when I bought it! :biggrin:

I know you were looking for a very long time, so congrats on the purchase and I can't wait to see what you do with it!
It's your fault! :wink: After looking at your posts, the color had to be WRB! :cool:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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Sweet man, congrats on the upgrade! What are you gonna do with the turbo'd X, give it to your son?
Yes, Alex want it & you can bet he will take care of it! We're going to keep the '95 Neon Sport for a backup car & the insurance company will still think he's the primary driver of the Neon. :wink:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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Looking good Bobby!!!! We need to have a Portland Foz Owners lunch soon, so you can show it off. :)
It needs some TLC before I feel right in it. As I was driving back from Seattle (200+ miles), I kept thinking that hood scoop is too small! :icon_eek:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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From sleeper to "LOOK AT ME" WRB!
It's not that "loud"... still... I did get lots of looks on the drive back to Oregon. :biggrin:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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Oh you lucky bum. I want a FSXT too. I just don't like having monthly payments (as if rent isn't bad enough already lol)

Well well Bobby.. dad has a cooler looking car than the son now!

Update your sig :)
 

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Suspension then (Just imagine Jeremy clarkson's voice for me) POWER
Man, starting with a clean slate is so cool! :cool: I agree, it needs heaver front & rear swaybars.

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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Oh you lucky bum. I want a FSXT too. I just don't like having monthly payments (as if rent isn't bad enough already lol)

Well well Bobby.. dad has a cooler looking car than the son now!

Update your sig :)
I have to keep telling to stop "drooling" on the paint! :lol: I love the color of the '03, but WRB is nice. :cool:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 

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For those of you that know I have Motegi alloy chromes on the '03, worry not, the '07FSXT will "NOT" have chromes. I know what I want & I'll post it up when I get them. The tires will be be Toyo Proxes 4, 235/50 on 17" wheels. :smile:

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found :icon_arrow: here. (post #124)
 
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