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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hey everyone,
I've been around for some time now and figured I might as well get a journal started to document everything I've been doing. I have exterior pics at the moment but within a day or two I will get interior also.
Here it goes:

Exterior:
JDM Rainguards
DIY "sports lip" :icon_biggrin: with XTi Badge
DIY hoodscoop grille
Headlight Armor fog light protectors in GT Yellow
Tints: 15% everywhere but the fronts, which are 30%
Subaru Aero wipers - which are amazing

Soon: any ideas?


Some Exterior Pics:
















JDM Rain Guards:




 

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And Now for the Interior which consists of my headunit which is a Sony CDX-GT930UI with an aux port and an ipod cable for the ipod interface, and my Scanguage II (credits to 2.5x sleeper for the detailed mount solution.) In the center console is the aux port and the ipod ( I ran both from the back of the HU to the center console) If anyone noticed, on the wheel, I have a garmin attachment, it works with the nuvi 880 so I can talk to it instead of punching in things on the go, it works wonders!















Enjoy!
 

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This is my Maintenance Log I've had over the years between my father and I:
2006 SUBARU FORESTER XT


MAINTENANCE RECORD / LOG



As Of: October 16, 2009

23. October 16, 2009.

Replaced stock 2006 front Grille with Subaru Forester Sports Grille

22. August 21, 2009.

Plasti-dipped front Grille

21. August 15, 2009. Mileage – see below 36,887

Installed ‘Kicker’ Amplifier and Subwoofer Speaker


20. Mileage: 36,887 Date: 08/14/09 Port Motors Subaru

Performed Multi-Point inspection, without changing the oil and
filter. Cleaned vent ducts due to musty smell - “A/C Evaporating
Service”


19. July – August, 2009

- Replaced OEM Stereo with SONY CDX-GT930UI, and
installed wires for DC, Stereo, and leads from new SONY unit
- Installed Rubber Lip under front bumper
- Cleaned cabin filter (took out glove compartment)


18. Mileage: 32,007 Date: 02/21/09 K & B Transmissions

- Replaced Oil and Oil Filter – used SYNTHETIC [Mobil 1]
{first time to use synthetic oil – will continue with same
from now on}


17. Mileage: 30,985 Date: 01/29/09 Mavis Discount Tire

- Replaced 1 Tire, rear passenger side, as it leaked air
due to a nail





16. Mileage: 29,520 Date: 12/16/08 Port Motors Subaru

- Repaired Coolant leak on right-side of engine from
coolant hose

Previous repair work on Air Switch and Valve was on the
left-side of the engine


15. Mileage: 28,618 Date: 11/19/08 Port Motors Subaru

- Replaced Air Pump
- Replaced / serviced Front Brakes
- Performed 4-Wheel Alignment


14. Mileage: 28,355 Date: 11/13/08 Port Motors Subaru

- Replaced Oil and Oil Filter
- Ordered Air Pump
- Performed Multi-Point Inspection – determined front brakes
need to be replaced


13. Mileage: 27,969 Date: 11/05/08 Port Motors Subaru

‘Check Engine Light’ is on constant and ‘Cruise Control
Light’ is flashing

AutoXRay Vehicle Scan Report showed ‘Trouble Codes’ P1410
“Manufacturer Specific Powertrain Trouble Code” and P2440
“Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Open
Bank 1”

Dealer replaced ‘Right Side Secondary Air Valve For Air Pump’


12. Mileage: - - - - Date: 08/08/08 Port Motors Subaru

Bought Touch-Up Paint





11. Mileage: 24,878 Date: 08/20-21/08 Mavis Discount Tire

Replaced two front tires on Aug. 20 and the two rear tires
on Aug. 21, 2008. Balanced and Aligned wheels.

Yoko Geolander HT OWL 320 BA R35 215/60HR16


10. Mileage: 22,787 Date: 06/12/08 Port Motors Subaru

Inspection, Oil and Filter Change, Inspect Brakes,
Multi-Point Inspection, Inspect Tires


9. Mileage: 19,521 Date: 02/04/08 Port Motors Subaru

30-Month Maintenance

Oil and Filter Change, Rotated Tires, change Pollen Filter


8. Mileage: 17,291 Date: 10/22/07 Port Motors Subaru

Replaced Brakes on all four wheels, replaced Oil and Filter


7. Mileage: 14,016 Date: 06/11/07 K&B Transmissions

Inspection


6. Mileage: 12,549 Date: 04/28/07 Mavis Discount Tire

Replaced the front two tires, balanced and aligned wheels.

Yoko Geolander HT OWL 320 BA R35 215/60HR16


5. Mileage: 12,537 Date: 04/26/07 Port Motors Subaru

12,000 Miles Service

Oil and Filter Change, Rotated Tires – 2 were too worn out




Note: Tires were not rotated, as the wheels were locked. Frank
Johnson, Service Manager wrote on business card
entitlement to a free Oil and Filter change.


4. Mileage: (12,400) Date: 03/20/07 Nuzzi Bros.

Replaced bottom seat of Driver’s Seat due to cigarette burn


3. Mileage: 6,480 Date: 09/12/06 Port Motors Subaru

Replaced Door Lock Actuator on Front Right (Passenger) Side

Part ordered on 08/25/06 – see Invoice


2. Mileage: 4,273 Date: 06/07/06 K&B Transmissions

Oil and Filter Change , Inspection


1. Mileage: 4,158 Date: 10/26/05 Port Motors Subaru
Oil and Filter Change , Multi-Point Inspection
 

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Very nice start to your Member Journal! :cool:

Are you going to paint your existing wheels gunmetal? :confused:

Bobby...
 

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Very nice start to your Member Journal! :cool:

Are you going to paint your existing wheels gunmetal? :confused:

Bobby...
Yea, down the road I can guarantee I am switching the rims up to something more along the lines of sti bbs, but for now, I have one more year of college, so when I'm all finished, thats when I can really find a decent job and get to some serious modding haha
 

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I'm in nassau, specifically floral park, how about yourself? ( I havent seen any modded fozzys on the road yet)
 

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I just installed the Kicker amp and Kicker sub, I was out in my driveway for about a half hour just shortly tuning it. I'm really happy and it sounds worlds better than the old sub did, I honestly feel subaru's OEM "sub woofer" is more like a mid range speaker after this whole experience
 

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Discussion Starter #16
I added a lot of new things including pics of my kicker amp+subwoofer

along with my very detailed maintenance logs of the car

and lastly, I plasti-dipped my front grille, check it out!

Before:


After:




 

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The grille looks good! Any plans to paint your headlights? It's a pretty easy job. Most of the time is spent removing and disassembling the headlights.
 

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The grille looks good! Any plans to paint your headlights? It's a pretty easy job. Most of the time is spent removing and disassembling the headlights.
Thanks!
well i've definitely thought about it, and I know it would match nicely, but I'm afraid I'd mess such a delicate project up and be stuck with fog, I would most likely need a helping hand if I was to do a job like that
 

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Thanks!
well i've definitely thought about it, and I know it would match nicely, but I'm afraid I'd mess such a delicate project up and be stuck with fog, I would most likely need a helping hand if I was to do a job like that
To be honest, it's a lot easier than it sounds. Just take your time, and it'll turn out great. :) I wasn't very careful resealing them and I never had any fogging issues.
 
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