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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I have had a forester xt since June 2019,
after spending too much on it and with plans to spend even more 馃檮 I found a forester sti for sale for a what I believe to be a good price, after a trip to view it I left a deposit and I was a proud owner of a 2004 fsti.

its at 340bhp at 1.3bar
HKS air filter
fujitsubo turbo back

I'll post some pics up when I work out how lol
 

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Ooooohhhhhh... Pictures Please!!!!!(y)(y)(y)
 

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This is my 1st foz, it's got full service history which I think is amazing considering its age and I'm the 3rd owner.
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And the sti, it's been in the UK since 2018, I'm the 2nd UK owner and it's got full Japanese service.
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The 'baby in car' sticker has gone 馃憤
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Had a little camping trip during storm Dennis 馃檮

Doesn't tow too badly but does use alot of fuel lol.

Also got a new set of roof bars fitted
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Time for a service, engine oil, gearbox and rear diff using miller's and motul oils. RCM filter adds 5hp as does the Fuji 'lightweight' sump bolt 馃憤
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Had some time on my hands today so I've been cosmetically refurbing the original brakes for my XT which will be replacing the brembo's as the foz is going back to standard soon for sale

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Looking good their Jack
Thanks Lockheed, do you recognize the rear calipers and wheels 馃槈, the rear roll bar was yours too but no pic of that.

The anti roll bar will be going on the sti soon

I've also just made an order with buzzweld for undersealing supply's for the sti. So I'll strip the rear subframe down and replace the bolts and bushes from ICP, paint the subframe and underseal the chassis/body (and probably my caravan next to it 馃構) on my next week off, on a weekly rota at the mo with work.
 

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Indeed those black wheels are looking super shiny, I was sorry to sell them , I didn't have that whiteline bar on its hardest setting , I found it was far too twitchy , try it you might like it you may be a better driver than me .

Are you undersealing the sti or the xt

I loved the shot of the xt being worked on with the STI in the distance over looking the beach
 

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Undersealing the sti, I've done the xt but not to the level that I'm hoping to do the sti to.

The wheels do come up nicely indeed, I'll be keeping them for the sti winter wheels.

I was pleased with that pic myself, you can see how close to the sea I am that why I like to underseal my car's 馃憤
 

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The 1st of the parts have arrived for the rear end refresh, great work from import car parts as usual.

Lateral and trailing arm bushes and bolts.

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So I've made a start on the rust proofing, I've stripped pretty much everything on the rear of the car, I'm only concentrating on the rear of the car at the moment.

Skirts are off with no broken clips 馃憤
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Inside stripped so I can get some wax in the arches etc.
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The end result of today, stripped and washed, should be dry for paint tomorrow (if it arrives 馃)
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The only dramas of the day were a bolt snapped in the brake caliper and the n/s driveshaft nut didn't want to undo so I had to chisel it off, so I'm happy 馃榿
 

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Got the rust treatment and primer on today, letting it set tonight so I can get the blue top coat on tomorrow.

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Top coat is mixed ready for tomorrow.
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Started to bolt some parts back on today

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I wish I'd painted the driveshafts now, they let it down alittle. Does anyone know the paint code for the green used on the shafts?
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Dang, that is one very beautifully clean underside. I'm jealous!
 
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