2004 Forester XS 5MT
My Hazard Switch just needed the silver paint rubbed off and its red underneath-SCORE! (my WRX switch didnt fit either).
It’s like you read my mind!Build is looking great!
When you get into the suspension, definitely take the effort to replace as many bushings as you can get to. Around this past Christmas, I did latteral link, rear trailing arm, control arm, shifter linkage, the transmission crossmember and differential crossmember bushing in my 07 XT. WOW, it's like driving a new car.
Powered sub is fun, too. A shallow sub can replace the frisbee Subaru calls that speaker that's in the rear left of the cargo area. When I did speakers and a sub I put killmat (sound deadening pads) in my doors, hatch and cargo area. That cut down road noise, too.
oof! Sounds fun...I bought all mine individually, and all whiteline. It was pretty painless (press bushing out, two piece poly back in), except for the control arm.
There's two bushings and a ball joint.
The "anti lift kit" big *** bushing in a bracket, I ended up buying new OEM brackets with the bushing already installed. I'd read the after market one are particularly noisy (IDK for sure), and the OEM are far cheaper. The bolt that goes through that bushing torques to 185 ftlb, rofl, and is in a position you can't get a socket on it, just a standard 12 point wrench.
The other bushing has a thick metal sleeve. I attempted to cut it out, but failed. I called around and a local auto shop got it pressed out of both for me.
it is sealed, I did not do it. It looks like previous owners did the cheapest job they could to make it “look nice”.Is your garage floor sealed? Did you do the work and if so, how'd it go?