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Hi all
Will be looking for a STI Forester the 1st quarter of next year, I am in the Midlands near Gaydon, where would be good places to go for a look around?
Where's the best place to go for mapping in the area and other such work?

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You have PM.
For mapping and servicing TDR in Warwick have a very good reputation.
 

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Just had mine mapped at TDR, can definitely recommend them. Taking mine back in soon for some other work when funds allow, and will be using them for servicing despite the hour drive to get there.
 

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Hi, thanks for the advice both, will look at popping to them if i dont find one thats already been done, and have to go down the import route.
 

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I had mine done on recommendations I got here when I picked up my fSTi last year, the guy I used was Richard at Fbtuning. https://www.fbtuning.co.uk/

Before dropping it off I fitted an axle back exhaust (HKS) and a new airfilter (Cosworth) and supplied him with a SWRD fuel pump and 3 port solenoid for the map. Cars been flawless since, decent on fuel and quick enough for the moment (felt so much quicker compared to fresh off the boat). He's in Princes Risborough which is what an hour or so from Gaydon? He dropped and picked me up from the station, really pleased with the service and work :)
 

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Was there a solution to getting a UK satnav system fitted/retro fitted?

Have you guys done any suspension changes? The STI set up seems quite good, but I see quite a few people doing aftermarket arb on the back? And things like that
 

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Was there a solution to getting a UK satnav system fitted/retro fitted?

Have you guys done any suspension changes? The STI set up seems quite good, but I see quite a few people doing aftermarket arb on the back? And things like that
You could do what I did and buy the alpine add on to their stereo for £400 which is absolute garbage , no wait its not even that its "£$%bage
 

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I went for a Sony XAV-AX200 double-din unit replacement so I could hook it up to my phone for the satnav and hands-free etc, works OK but I think that there are better and cheaper units out there.
 

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Thought i would Bump this instead of starting another

I was reading a post on Facebook the other day, where someone was saying they were having a problem sourcing brake disks, i presumed parts like this would be generic, and be easily got hold of from UK parts? are there any serviceable parts like filters, or cam belts kits ect, that can be only imported?
 

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Maybe the feacebook poster was after something a bit special??
Or maybe he was a bit "special" …………..

Most parts are available for the forester sti , the problem will be if you need plastic trim some of it can be discontinued or expensive .
 

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Or maybe he was a bit "special" …………..

Most parts are available for the forester sti , the problem will be if you need plastic trim some of it can be discontinued or expensive .

Yeah thats what i was hoping, would have thought things like that would be available thought the usual channels
 

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Absolutely no issues in getting service parts (brakes, air filters, cabin filters etc) from eurocarparts or similar, with eBay or importcarparts for more specific parts - cambelt kits /OEM parts/oil filters/gaskets etc.
This is just one of those old rumours regurgitated from the 90's, when without the internet owning an import was more of a pain.
You occasionally find some parts NLA on Amayama such as the front bumper, but it's generally stuff you can get hold of from the steady stream of cars with engine issues bring broken for parts.
 

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The STI set up seems quite good, but I see quite a few people doing aftermarket arb on the back? And things like that
DO IT! The ARB on the back made a massive difference to the drive and handling of the Foz. I've got the Prodrive rb320 two way adjustable on mine. They come up on ebay from time to time. It'll transform the turn in.
 

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Or maybe he was a bit "special" …………..

Most parts are available for the forester sti , the problem will be if you need plastic trim some of it can be discontinued or expensive .
Quite alot of the members in that group are 'special', im sure it takes them longer to type something out and read the replies than going to google and finding the answer
 

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Quite alot of the members in that group are 'special', im sure it takes them longer to type something out and read the replies than going to google and finding the answer
Of course your right , face book is a breeding ground for dumb arses and is a factor for the demise of many a forum .
But for me there is nothing better than getting schooled by a few decent people who give up their time for the many .

That reminds me I must make a new years honours list for Forester. org:sneaky:
 
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