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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Here is my journal, it will be slow going for a bit none of the juicy stuff until i hit 100K, but I will show what I'm doing until then.

I bought the Forester Sports from Goldstien Subaru in Colony NY at about KBB value. I traded in a Mini Cooper S that was starting to worry me due to some service issues and I wanted to get rid of it before it became a money pit. I had purchased a 08' Impreza for my wife Sheri and I loved it, but while i was getting that car i saw a Forester Sports on the lot for the first time in my life. I though WOW I didnt know a Forester could look so cool. Then the cooper started to give me trouble and it was a no brainer, especially living in NY!!

so as of today im up to 55K miles.

the first thing that happend is i busted my head light and replaced it my self (not a good start)
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f80/changed-my-07-sports-headlight-i-took-pics-61608/




the winter tires
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/new-rubber-ordered-winter-62427/




Put a sub in
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/new-sub-put-today-72334/




Put in Valeo wipers
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f80/upgraded-valeo-wipers-73719/



Put in a Wheel Cover
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/my-steering-wheel-cover-s-73720/



De-Badged and Decal-ed the Back
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f80/de-badged-decal-ed-74147/



Green Filter installed (no pics)

I installed the Front Air Deflector but I have not taken pics They will come

I just received in the mail a ton of sound deadening material im waiting on tweeters spacers and speakers for the install pics to follow
^3 of the 4 doors done and half the material used SeaScooby spacers in the front hopefully will be done tomorrow 5/27/10
^done today 5/28/10 did the last door and the tail/lift gate took some pics which i will upload this weekend
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/roadblocker-write-up-pics-75247/



There is an ebay front strut bar in the mail
^installed this today 5/26/2010
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f70/sti-knock-off-strut-bar-pics-75248/#post834848



There are fog lights in the mail that i will put in an uber stealth place lol
^installed these today 5/26/2010
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f85/07-sports-fog-light-install-pics-75249/#post834858




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mods I want to do:

Swift springs (maybe new struts, or coil overs)
17 or 18 inch wheels (i dont know yet)
Header back exhaust mods
hybrid air intake
Chassis Stiffening (ARB, end links, braces)
New Head Unit (double din touch screen JVC Chameleon is the number one at this point)(installed)
Stealth Driving Lights (installed)
De-badge Grill
Interior LED bulb Replace
redline E Brake Boot and arm rest replace (installed)
Turn signal mirrors
Black out the Chrome in the headlights (installed)
OEM Spoiler
Mudflaps (OEM or R Armor)
wrx engine swap leading to so much more LOL
 

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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
detailed the car today
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f74/black-07-sports-x-after-home-detail-session-75882/#post842093





Badge of Ownership




new black taillights installed today
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f80/new-08-black-tail-lights-77478/#post858933






LED Eye Brows
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f85/led-eyebrow-2007-forester-77840/



Rear strut Bar
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f70/rear-strut-bar-07-forester-77841/#post862511



new Sparks and Plugs
for write up follow link

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/shalootms-stealthed-out-x-07-sports-74761/index2.html#post869164

4 New NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs BKR5EIX-11 # 5464 4 New NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs BKR5EIX-11 # 5464
NGK (55004) FX101 Spark Plug Wire Set NGK (55004) FX101 Spark Plug Wire Set

 

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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
my summer tires ordered from discount tire direct
Goodyear Eagle GT
215/60R-16 95V BSW
Mileage
Warranty
50,000 Miles
Treadwear
400
Traction
A
Temperature
A
Speed Rating
V*




added a kicken' head unit

JVC KW-AVX830




General
Chassis Size Code DD
CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
RMS Power Output 20 watts
Peak Power Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 5-channel
Preamp Voltage 5 volts
Subwoofer Preamp Outputs Yes
Monitor Size (diagonal) 7
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Optional
Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
Auxiliary Inputs Optional
USB Input Rear
Memory Card Slot USB memory
Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
Satellite Radio Ready Both
HD Radio Optional
Navigation No
Changer Control No
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Radio Data System (RDS) No

put some driving lights behind the grille






shift knob and ebrake handle from ebay



did some redline leather goods on the interior very trick looking

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ordered a yakima skybox 16s and here are some pics




write up about the ordering process here
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f86/gear-camping-com-boo-booooo-107225/
 

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Why do you have the Chinese character for Dangerous on the back? Do you speed through School zones? Get points for knocking down old ladies?
 

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Discussion Starter #11 (Edited)
3 of the 4 doors done (roadblocked) and half the material used SeaScooby spacers in the front hopefully will be done tomorrow

oh my its like night and day
there is a long stretch of highway that is paved in concrete
there are some large seams on this road that make loud "clunk clunk" noises as you drive over it
even with only 3 doors the sound was dramatically reduced
and the doors when they shut are much quieter!
i was a bit skeptical but sound deadening is awesome !!

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f115/shalootms-stealthed-out-x-07-sports-74761/#post829223
 

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finished and updated the first post
i think i will start on the second one from now on

i also included the detailed writeups that i put together for all the mods

i plan on detailing the car before the wicked big meet in june so no worries about the dirty foz!
 

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finally aimed the headlights
i needed to get a offset ratcheting wrench set (i had no 8mm wrench i could fit in the little spot and i didnt want to move the batt)

and so i will see much better now
and i got a cool little set of wenches that are supper useful !!

i know they are most likey cheep so i cannot pound on them but until i can get some craftsman's these will do !!

 

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I installed the OEM tweeter kit today :woohoo:

it took about 40 seconds per door including the time it took unbox them :crazy:
the instructions say you need a screwdriver but i think you would only need that if you had all your fingers burned smooth by something LOL

oh and while it was apart i noticed that at least in the 07' sports model
had a little baffle (plug) installed into where some of the wind noise can come from behind the tweeter kit (you would know what im talking about if you have had to deal with this) if anyone ants a pic of this i can submit!

im going to detail the car this week and take some decent pics of it [got a claybar kit by meguiars] (finally)
 

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Your Member Journal is looking good! :cool:

You might consider a Table of Contents before you get too many entries. One other thing to keep in mind is that the forum limits you to 20 images per post. :wink:

Bobby...

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