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I'm new, but not to subaru's.

Started with a 83' wagon, 81' sedan, swapped 96' impreza wagon, and currently have a 2002 WRX, 93' impreza wagon and am finishing up a 04' STI -> 98' forester swap!
 

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Welcome, glad to have you here. I see you've already got a few posts.

Have you joined http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f67/official-washington-forester-owners-list-55547/ ? Lot's of like minded and somewhat local members as enthusiastic as you.

If you want you can also add some vehicle info to your Signature so it shows up every time you post. Just use the pull-down menu in Quick Links and Edit Signature, you can add basic info like year/model/transmission and even info like your STI swap.

Hope you're taking pictures, 'cause enquiring minds will want to see it in progress.

Cheers and enjoy the forum.
 

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Welcome, glad to have you here. I see you've already got a few posts.

Have you joined http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f67/official-washington-forester-owners-list-55547/ ? Lot's of like minded and somewhat local members as enthusiastic as you.

If you want you can also add some vehicle info to your Signature so it shows up every time you post. Just use the pull-down menu in Quick Links and Edit Signature, you can add basic info like year/model/transmission and even info like your STI swap.

Hope you're taking pictures, 'cause enquiring minds will want to see it in progress.

Cheers and enjoy the forum.

Thanks :)

Progress is in the General forum :)
 

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Welcome to the forum...


joe r
 

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Welcome to the Forester family. Good luck with the swap.
 

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1998 98' Forester, 96' GF
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Swaps done :)

update-

I present to you... SF5 STI

Car-
98' Base model Forester

Engine-
2004 STI ej257
Kito Autosport Equal Length Headers
Up-pipe
Turbo XS down-pipe w/ High flow cat
GMS Catback Exhaust
ESS FMIC sprayed stealthy black
SPT intake
VF39 turbo
Megan Racing Radiator

Transmission/Drivetrain-
04' STI 6 speed transmission
04' STI Rear differential
06' STI knuckles/hubs w/ extended studs
06' STI drive axles

Chassis/Suspension/Wheels/Tires/Brakes
05' STI steering rack/crossmember
Zero/Sports Front and Rear swaybars
Perrin Front and Rear endlinks
GT Spec Front strut tower brace
STI JDM pink wagon springs
05' STI oem struts
ALT 17x8 Wheels w/ 245/40-17 Blizzak LM-22 tires (winter)
05' STI front Brembo calipers/rotors
05' STI rear Brembo Caliper/Rotors w/ Zero/Sports pads

Interior
Complete 04' STI dash swap
04' STI gauge cluster
04' STI seats
04' STI steering wheel (not pictured)
06' STI center console swap w/ auto HVAC

Pics-
Front Quarter


Rear Quarter


Side


Stealthy FMIC


Engine Bay


Interior


As you can see I still havn't put in the STI steering wheel, as the guy I bought it from is on vacation. Same goes for the front mud flaps and in these pics the glove box isn't installed yet. Just have a couple little things to clean up, and then it goes in for alignment, tune and emissions!

Huge thanks to Anthony at EAT motorsports for letting me use the shop for doing 90% of the mechanical stuff. Also thank you to Kito at Kito Autosport for all the help on every one of my swaps over the last couple years, and some last minute parts for this swap!

-James
 

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259hp/302tq at the wheels on Kito Autosports low reading dyno!!!
 

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Killer build - my SF5 is getting ready for a similar build and I am just east 10 minutes on the shore of E. Lk Samm. I guess it is about time to move my build thread from NASIOC over here. :D
 
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