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hey man... long shot since this thread is two years old but I had a question about your sti exhaust on the 4EAT. Does it sound alright? I wanna get an aftermarket exhaust for my XT but I'm afraid of drone or ****ty shifting sounds. So just wanted to get your opinion
 

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BTW, I saw in your other post that the car had issues when you got it. Sorry to hear that. I took really good care of it and it was running perfectly when I sold it, so I assume someone abused it in the interim. :(
 

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@Smooth Had a little bit of issue with the turbo, other than that so far so good! Thank you for taking care of the car :) I am enjoying it as I have been treating the car with lots of jdm parts. Just need a few exterior mods and new wheels + brembos and it will be almost a forester sti clone :ROFLMAO: Although I am a little sad that the car came with so many dings and dents but oh well.

also.. do you know if these wheels would clear the brembo calipers? that way I can do the calipers before getting the work emotion cr kai :D
 

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@rei07 I dreamed of adding more JDM pieces to the car (especially the side skirts). :) The turbo I installed did have a decent number of miles on it plus the classic VF39 wastegate crack so it was probably not going to last forever, unfortunately. I believe that the Rota Torques that I had on the car do clear Brembos, but IIRC it would be very close and might require a small spacer.
 

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@Smooth Oh boy.. perhaps it is time for a new turbo after all, the car just hit 123k and I wonder how much would it run me to get the turbo rebuilt/replaced. Although I am currently waiting on JDM headlights, they are stuck in customs right now. :confused: Will post pictures after they arrived and on the car (hopefully soon).
 

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@Smooth Oh boy.. perhaps it is time for a new turbo after all, the car just hit 123k and I wonder how much would it run me to get the turbo rebuilt/replaced. Although I am currently waiting on JDM headlights, they are stuck in customs right now. :confused: Will post pictures after they arrived and on the car (hopefully soon).
In case you are interested, here is the NASIOC post where I bought the turbo (from an '04 STi). https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773468

That was ten years ago (why am I so old) and the seller claimed 40K miles at the time. Knowing typical online sellers that mileage was probably low, but the turbo was in good shape when I installed it other than the wastegate crack. However, we're still talking about a 15-year old turbo that has probably 140K+ miles on it now, so it could be worth thinking about a replacement.
 

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In case you are interested, here is the NASIOC post where I bought the turbo (from an '04 STi). https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773468

That was ten years ago (why am I so old) and the seller claimed 40K miles at the time. Knowing typical online sellers that mileage was probably low, but the turbo was in good shape when I installed it other than the wastegate crack. However, we're still talking about a 15-year old turbo that has probably 140K+ miles on it now, so it could be worth thinking about a replacement.
Oh great thanks, it sure has been that long haha. Do you still own any subaru or are you over it?
 

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Oh great thanks, it sure has been that long haha. Do you still own any subaru or are you over it?
I don't currently own a Subaru, but it's just due to life circumstances and the timing of when I had my kids more than anything else. I would certainly buy another Subie in the future if they offered the type of vehicle I was looking for.
 
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