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2008 Forester XT Sports

List of Mods:

Power (342 whp / 317 wtq @ 19psi)

AMR T60R Turbo
AMR 5" FMIC
APS 3" Inlet
B&M Tranny Cooler
Cobb AccessPort
Cobb Big MAF Intake
Cobb Catted Downpipe
Cobb FXT Catback
Deatschwerks 850cc Injectors
Grimmspeed Air Oil Separator
Grimmspeed Electronic Boost Control Solenoid
Grimmspeed Crank Pulley
Grimmspeed 3mm Phenolic Spacers
Grimmspeed 160* Thermostat
Koyo Racing Radiator
KS Tech TGV Deletes
Secondary Air Pump Deletes
P&L Motorsports EWG Up-Pipe
Perrin FMIC Pipes
TiAL 38mm MVS External Wastegate
Turbosmart 34mm Kompact BPV
Walbro Fuel Pump

Chasis / Handling

Fuji Heavy Industries Titanium Front Strut Bar
GT Spec Rear Strut Bar
GT Spec Rear Floor Brace
Kartboy Front & Rear Solid Endlinks
Kartboy Subframe Lock Bolts
Mo-Boost LLWS
Perrin Pitch Mount
Subaru OEM WRX 4 Piston Brakes
Stoptech Braided SS Brake Lines
Swift Lowering Springs
Swift Front & Rear Sway Bars

Interior

20% Tint on all windows
5% Tint on sunroof
BAC5.2 #15 Pool Ball Shift Knob
MB Pillar Gauge Pod
Nardi 350mm Deep Corn Steering Wheel (Perf Leather)
Nardi 350mm Deep Corn Steering Wheel (Suede)
NRG Steering Wheel Quick Release
Polk Audio 6.5" Coaxial Speakers
Subaru OEM WRX One-piece Front Seats
Subaru OEM cargo nets
Stewart Warner Boost Gauge
Works Bell Hub Adapter
Works Bell Spacer

Exterior / Bling

C-West Hood Scoop
Subaru OEM V-Limited Front Lip
Subtle Solutions Alternator Shroud
Zero Sports Radiator Shroud

Wheels / Tires

General Exclaim UHP - 225/45/18
Prodrive P-WRC1 - 18x7.5 - et46 - Crystal Titanium
 

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Maintenance/Mod Timeline

Date - Mileage - Description

(need to fill-in 0 - 24k mi)

06/29/2010 - 24,805 - Redline 5w30 Oil Change (5 qts)

06/29/2010 - 24,805 - OEM ATF Flush

07/06/2010 - 25,200 - Purchased 1 Qt of Subaru OEM ATF

07/09/2010 - 25,220 - Installed:
  • 4-Pot WRX Calipers w/ OEM Pads
  • Brembo Front Rotors
  • StopTech SS Brake Lines
  • Kartboy Front Endlinks
  • Swift Front and Rear Sway Bars

07/25/2010 - 25,499 - Purchased 04/05 FXT 16x6.5 wheels for the winter

08/12/2010 - 26,015 - Windows Tinted at Highline Customs

11/30/2010 - 28,987 - Redline 5w30 Oil Change (5 qts)

12/15/2010 - 29,2XX - Installed:
  • Stewart Warner 52mm Boost Gauge
  • MB Forester-specific A-pillar gauge pod

03/08/2011 - 31,212 - Redline 75w90 Front & Rear Diff Oil Change

05/20/2011 - 33,052 - Redline 5w30 Oil Change (5 qts)

07/07/2011 - 33,800 - Replaced A/C Line and recharged A/C

08/01/2011 - 34,000 - Installed:
  • AMR T60R Turbo
  • AMR 5” Thick Black FMIC Core
  • Perrin Crinkle Red FMIC Piping
  • Perrin Coolant Overflow Bottle
  • Grimmspeed Lightened Crank Pulley
  • Grimmspeed Air Oil Separator
  • Deatschwerks 850cc Topfeed Injectors
  • Turbosmart 34mm Kompact BPV
  • Koyo V-Series Radiator
  • B&M Transmission Cooler
  • Cobb Big MAF Intake
  • APS 3” Turbo Coupler

09/XX/2011 - 34,5XX - Installed Polk Audio db 6.5” Coaxial Front Speakers

11/28/2011 - 35,550 - Installed Interstate Megatron 26R Battery & Prodrive Battery Tiedown

12/20/2011 - 37,014 - Redline 5w30 Oil Change (5 qts)

7/9/2012 - 38,540 - Installed new NGK 1 Step Colder Plugs and Perrin Pitch Mount
 

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Get me off the last page bump!

On Saturday, Sept 6, I traded in my trusty blue X for a sexy 2008 Garnet Red Pearl FSXT, 4EAT.

I've already installed the bulletproof seat covers and steering wheel bits. I'm hoping to test fit the 2.5X skid plate soon. You'd be surprised how much it tightens up the front end!!!

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One less NPB Forester on the board :icon_frown:

Congratulations on the new XT, it looks sweet :woohoo: What are your first impressions compared to the old car, and what are your plans for this one?

Stan
 

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One less NPB Forester on the board :icon_frown:

Congratulations on the new XT, it looks sweet :woohoo: What are your first impressions compared to the old car, and what are your plans for this one?

Stan
I love the NBP. I wish they made the FSXT in that color. Honestly, I like all of the colors available for the FSXT, though.

The XT has a LOT more power, and the engine isn't even broken in, yet. Passing, hills climbs, and merging are effortless! I also like the FSXT goodies. :biggrin: It's weird saying this, but the FSXT was my dream car, which I hope to hold onto for a long time.
 

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I know what you mean! I've wanted a Turbo Forester since 1997 when I got to drive one in Japan. It only took me 10 years to get one.

You should have a Mod change your threat title.
 

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Wow... loving that color of red much better than the Cayenne red some of the older XTs had going on. Beautiful! Welcome to the XT club!

And i do have to agree on the dream car thing. It's such a blast to begin with, and with each mod that goes on the car it becomes a serious "part of you," as cheesy as it is to say.

Can't wait to see what else happens with this Foz...
 

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I know what you mean! I've wanted a Turbo Forester since 1997 when I got to drive one in Japan. It only took me 10 years to get one.

You should have a Mod change your threat title.
I knew what I wanted and got down to business!!! :biggrin:

Wow... loving that color of red much better than the Cayenne red some of the older XTs had going on. Beautiful! Welcome to the XT club!

And i do have to agree on the dream car thing. It's such a blast to begin with, and with each mod that goes on the car it becomes a serious "part of you," as cheesy as it is to say.

Can't wait to see what else happens with this Foz...
Thanks!!! I'll probably start with some handling mods. I already have Swift springs and plan on picking up a larger RSB, endlinks, subframe locking bolts, etc. Next will be a few power mods, since the engine will be adequately broken in. I'll probably do a TBE, Accessport, STi TMIC, and some other stuff I can't think of. :p I'll do appearance upgrades here and there, like tint and RA mud flaps.

You can actually change the title just by doing an advanced edit. :discomonkey:
Cool, I'll give it a try. :biggrin:
 

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Ah sick. The red Foresters really just stick out of the crowd (just watch out for po-po haha).
 

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:( No more off-road

I do REALLY like that color though! Good choice!
Yeah, only the occasional gravel road. I kept the GGs for winter duty; I'm going to stud them. :biggrin:

When are you getting an XT??? :raspberry:
 

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Since you got pretty much everything on your new ride, how about an STi scoop to top it off? You'd have to have it painted locally, but it would look so "SWEET"! :biggrin:

Bobby...
 

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Yeah, only the occasional gravel road. I kept the GGs for winter duty; I'm going to stud them. :biggrin:

When are you getting an XT??? :raspberry:
Good question. Probably wont :(. I want to buy new and the new FXT is an automatic. Maybe a Diesel Forester if they strike my fancy when they come out. I'll probably get an MS3, Jetta Sportwagon, or a BMW 335XI if they ever make a wagon version. Unless by some miraculous feat I can find an 08 FXT in red with NO miles on it.
 

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Yeah, only the occasional gravel road. I kept the GGs for winter duty; I'm going to stud them. :biggrin:

When are you getting an XT??? :raspberry:
Tire shops won't stud tires after then have been driven on. Gravel could be in one of the stud holes and it does bad things to the machine.
 
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