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I have just bought a Forester STI IIM Japanese import GF-SF5, can anyone help and tell me what the IIM means?
 

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The SF5 STi was first released as part of the model a & b (98-99) line up.

The STi II was released as part of the upgraded model d & e (01-02) line up



Another variation, the STi II Type M, was also available at this time





Note the larger bumpers & rear spoiler.

Good score!! :icon_biggrin:
 

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Sounds like he has an M already.

<----- Jealous.

I agree with the first brochure, Way COOL!

:)
 

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STi II Type M is awesome.
Is yours an auto? It seems like most of them are for some reason despite it being a high performance version.
 

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It is a manual, only bought it last week 1 day before going on holiday, so have not really driven it. Here is a picture, it has walnut trim on the dash and doors and different wheels. The one nex to it in the picture is auto sti, but not the type 2 M.
What are the thoughts on up grades, looking at FMIC, taking off the cat (for off road use of course) boost controller and turbo timer?
Any input on these would be appreciated.
 

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It is a manual, only bought it last week 1 day before going on holiday, so have not really driven it. Here is a picture, it has walnut trim on the dash and doors and different wheels. The one nex to it in the picture is auto sti, but not the type 2 M.
What are the thoughts on up grades, looking at FMIC, taking off the cat (for off road use of course) boost controller and turbo timer?
Any input on these would be appreciated.
get some bigger wheels to fill out those flared fenders!!!
looks great too
 

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My STi IIM :)
I own them for six months, it's great!
Nice one. Do you have problems with RHD in Russia or do you manage OK? :)
 

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It is a manual, only bought it last week 1 day before going on holiday, so have not really driven it. Here is a picture, it has walnut trim on the dash and doors and different wheels. The one nex to it in the picture is auto sti, but not the type 2 M.
What are the thoughts on up grades, looking at FMIC, taking off the cat (for off road use of course) boost controller and turbo timer?
Any input on these would be appreciated.
Full 3" exhaust and some sort of ECU upgrade whether it's a tune or a Power FC will really wake that car up.
+1 on the bigger wheels and maybe a set of lowering springs or coilovers as well.
 

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STi II Type M is awesome.
Is yours an auto? It seems like most of them are for some reason despite it being a high performance version.
AFAIK the Type M was a limited run of 800 vehicles, and all were manual. The STI II however, had the auto option, but this is not designated as a Type M.
 

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AFAIK the Type M was a limited run of 800 vehicles, and all were manual. The STI II however, had the auto option, but this is not designated as a Type M.
Something makes me think I've seen pics or vids online of an auto Type-M.
 
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