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Hi Guys,

Wanted to start a thread on my SH forester XT build process.
Currently my Forester XT is fitted with the follow modifications:

OEM Optional Sports Grille
OEM Optional Sports Lower chin spoiler
OEM Optional Cross Bars
Thule 626 Apline Cargo Box (Alpine Camo Wrapped)
GR STI Front Seat Swap
GR 18x8.5 Enkei OEM STI wheels
OEM WRX Take off Suspension
19MM Rear STI sway bar
OEM STI Rear Sway Linkages
OEM Forester XT JDM paddleshift Kit
A Car Guy's Garage Custom Forester Shift Knob
MagnaFlow STi Spec 3 Inch Catback Exhaust (4 tip)
Cobb Accessport V3
Cobb boxed Intake
Protuned By Neetronics


To Come:
Invidia 3 Inch downpipe
VF52 Turbo upgrade

How She looked when i picked her up!
 

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I Next went to change the ride height & adjust the way that the front end of car looked.
Added the Optional Sport Lower Chin spoiler & Optional Sport Grille
Lowered it on the 2011 WRX take offs. I also opted to get 3/4 "saggy butt" strut spacers
 

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After adding these parts i started to go to work and add some performance parts. Next i added the 19mm Rear STI sway bar, Magnaflow 4 tip exhaust kit & Cobb Accessport w/intake. This really woke the car up and made a large difference to how the car performed and felt to drive.
 

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I recently added a Thule 626 Roof cargo box to help me on longer road trips. I really like how it looks! i also just finished the install on the AVO JDM OEM JDM Paddle shift kit. This has really improved the driving experience and im really enjoying the upgrade.
 

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Just an update! got the VF52 Turbo & Invidia Catted downpipe added. Added 67WHP & 45 WTQ. The car sounds savage and really just needs a couple minor mods to really maximize the cars potential.

Also went to my first meet of the year and was fortunate enough to get a new killer picture there.
 

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Just a quick update! the Magnaflow exhaust is gone, an SPT STI 4 tip unit took its place.

after the additions of the VF & the downpipe the summer has been slow for mods. maintenance & repairs have taken large chunks of the budget. Was able to get a couple nice pics though!



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This is looking fantastic! I have also been considering WRX Struts/Springs. Did you use OEM take-offs? what was the mileage on them? Did you replace the control arms?
 
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