1997 Subaru Forester stb 5 speed manual
This is going to be my collection of all past, present, and future work on my forester. The car was $6400 and had 79000kms. I brought the car over from Japan in the spring of 2016. The importation went smoothly, had all the needed work done to pass inspection and made its maiden voyage 3 hours north from Calgary to Edmonton. I was a little impatient with picking the car, I originally wanted a Miata but the Forester fell into my lap. I would've preferred a wrx simply for the design but camping practicality and the fact that most of them were in way worse shape than the foresters steered me in the SF5s direction. My first upgrade was a set of slotted brake disks that were on sale. I then set the car up with some hella supertones. I found a guy on the local classified wanting to ditch his full 3" Fujitsubo exhaust for $150 so I snatched it up. I found some factory cross bars for the roof and bought a Curt basket off of Amazon. In December 2016 I had new front axels installed. In April of 2017 my car started to make very odd jolts and power losses. I took it into the shop and they diagnosed it was the MAF sensor, fixed the soldering on the circuit board and I was back on the road. I just had the clutch replaced at 95000kms with an Exedy factory part along with finally installing the exhaust system. The shop welded in a bung to prevent and codes from being thrown as a result of the catless system. For winter tires and rims I have a set of white Braids winrace and some Westlake winters that came on the rims. I am planning on replacing the tires with a set of general grabbers. Got an ebay JDM license plate for around $10 if I can remember correctly, this hides the marks left by the real plate there when the car was in Japan. A Glowshift 30PSI boost gauge was installed by my friend and I, it a little ricey but I found it cheap on ebay and I wanted to monitor boost on the highway. I already have spacers, extended lug studs and open nuts waiting to get the grabbers before I install, really excited about this. Hella 500s, pics and more to come! I will try to take more pictures during installation.
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