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I wanted to start recording the mods and changes that I am doing to my 2004 Forester XT.

Bought the Java Black Pearl 2004 Forester XT 4EAT used on Sept 2011 w/ roughly 85k miles bone stock.

My plan is to have a reliable DD car that is fun to drive and looks great doing so.

Picture after doing DIY black grille (painted the grille basically)











2004 Forester Current Mods:

Suspension/Handling

2004 STi steering rack
2004 STi Brembo brakes
Goodridge SS brake lines
Posi Quiet brake pads
DBA T2 rotors (rear has adapter to fit non-STi ebrake size)
Swift Forester specific springs
KYB struts
Whiteline 22mm Front/24mm Rear sway bars
Whiteline end links
2004 STi Gold BBS Wheels 5x100
225/50R-17 Yokohama YK740 GTX

Engine and Power

Tuned by Church Automotive Testing in Torrance, CA
283 whp 288 wtq @ 15.5 psi

IHI VF48 Turbocharger
TurboXS TBE
2012 USDM STi Up Pipe
2004 USDM STi TMIC
2004 WRX BPV
Subtle-Solutions air splitter
Yellow modified 740cc Fuel Injectors
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
AEM Cold Air Intake
Cobb EBCS

Exterior

JDM Forester STi Front bumper cover w/ fog covers
USDM 07/08 Forester XT Sport fender liners
JDM Forester STi Front grille
JDM Forester STi Headlight surrounds
JDM Forester STi Fenders w/ sidemarkers
JDM Forester STi Rear bumper cover
JDM STi Hoodscoop V7
Subaru Factory Rear spoiler
Rally Armor black mudflaps
35% tint all around

Interior

Alpine ILX-107 Wireless Apple carplay receiver
Custom double din storage bin to fill gap where radio was
Black 2005 Subaru WRX front seats
2006 STi Steering wheel and airbag cover
Black STi Floor mats
Painted center console black
JDM red hazard button
 

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EDO shipment arrived containing the JDM aero pieces!

Also did the 105k maint yesterday and replaced the broken radiator.
 

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Nice. I thought you ordered all the parts pre-painted?
They do not come painted in the color I need unfortunately. The parts that are painted, grille and fog cover, had to be painted as there needs to be a paint code in order to order them.

I will have some more pictures soon of the brembos and these aero pieces painted and installed.
 

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Weddings and car modding sorta don't mix. Finally got the Brembos and 04 STi steering rack installed today. Met Preacher at the shop today and got some good tips for the power gains I want to achieve. Looking forward to getting the aero pieces painted and installed!
 

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I had to do a quick check in my garage just to be sure ....

And goodonya for spelling it the correct way.
~brian
 

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Finally painted and installed the JDM pieces. Pics added!

- Front bumper w/ fog covers
- Grille
- Headlight surrounds
- Front fenders ( Thanks Arnold)

Need to secure the plastic under the bumper w/ a zip tie, but other than that I couldn't be happier!

Next i need to secure a 18g xt-r and the TBE. I have a bunch of parts waiting to be installed :)
 

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Finally painted and installed the JDM pieces. Pics added!

- Front bumper w/ fog covers
- Grille
- Headlight surrounds
- Front fenders ( Thanks Arnold)

Need to secure the plastic under the bumper w/ a zip tie, but other than that I couldn't be happier!

Next i need to secure a 18g xt-r and the TBE. I have a bunch of parts waiting to be installed :)
Car looks fantastic man!
 
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