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Time to start my Journal.
2004 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium SG5
Platinum Silver Metallic
VIN: JF1SG5LD34G024536



Car imported from Switzerland with 138k km with service book. Used, but good condition.
Equipment:
Automatic climate control
Sunroof, large glass sunroof with auto open-close
Turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with intercooler
Hood scoop for the intercooler
All Weather Package: oversize outside defrosting mirrors, heated front seats, front windshield wiper de-icer,
Black leather interior
Rear axle limited slip differential
Automatic climate control with day-bright
Hill holder clutch
Cruise control

Moding plan is:

Suspension
- wheels 17x8,5 ET35,
- tires 235/50-17 or 245/45-17
- STI Anti roll bars
- energy suspension bushing kit
- new ball joints
- camber bolts
- coilovers HSD HR

Brakes
- paint caliper CHY61P
- maybe upgrade to Brembos

Engine
- Exhaust, up pipe, downpipe, de-cat
- Boost controler
- BOV Bailey
- Walbro 255Lph
- STI TMIC
- remap

Exterior
- Carbon Hood scoop
- Trailer hitch :D
- splash guards
- hood deflector E231SSA000 SOA930P004
- hatch top spoiler
- color code door handles

Interior
- double DIN audio
- tint glass
- Kartboy Short shifter
- sound damping
- new carpet
 

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Carbon hood scoop


17 x 8,5 ET35 wheels

Testing the offset.








Day 1. - testing off road - mud was everywhere. Will not try it again :)


Day 3. - snow testing - well...it drift's on snow pretty good. For next winter new winter tires are must have.
 

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Your Member Journal is coming along very nicely! :cool:

The +38 offset wheels you pictured test fitting may be a problem. The stock offset is +48, so pushing the wheels out to +38 will most likely cause your wheel bearings to fail. I'm running +40 on my '03 & +42 on my '07. Even these offsets will can cause wheel bearing problems. :frown:

Bobby...

My MODding Journal
 

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Your Member Journal is coming along very nicely! :cool:

The +38 offset wheels you pictured test fitting may be a problem. The stock offset is +48, so pushing the wheels out to +38 will most likely cause your wheel bearings to fail. I'm running +40 on my '03 & +42 on my '07. Even these offsets will can cause wheel bearing problems. :frown:

Bobby...

My MODding Journal
Funny to hear this from you, just checked your mod Journal, awsome. :)

Well, I'm the kind of guy that likes hellaflush/aggressive wheel fitment so I will mentally prepare for wheel bearing problems. Thank you for advice.
 

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Funny to hear this from you, just checked your mod Journal, awsome. :)
Thank you! It's been great fun putting it together. As my '07 gets pretty much as I want it, I'm going to step back & start a Journal on my '03 X, now my son's Forester. I've always wanted to do a detailed step-by-step on the AVO Turbo kit installation! :smile:

Well, I'm the kind of guy that likes hellaflush/aggressive wheel fitment so I will mentally prepare for wheel bearing problems. Thank you for advice.
If you want flush with the fenders, +40 offset with 225/235 tires will get you there. I suspect with the +38 offset, you're going to be beyond your fenders, with the tires under the fender edge. Keep in mind if you decide to lower your Forester, you might run into fender rubbing. :confused:

Bobby...

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I just noticed your car has completely clear headlamps, unlike mine which has an orange patch for the turn signals, it really makes you front end look clean! I wish I had that on mine.

Look forward to seeing more of your car!
 

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I just noticed your car has completely clear headlamps, unlike mine which has an orange patch for the turn signals, it really makes you front end look clean! I wish I had that on mine.

Look forward to seeing more of your car!
I think that is US/Euro difference. Looks like US lamps have additional patch and we just have orange bulbs.
I will also replace orange bulbs with Osram colorless version.

After 5 hours tinkering on the SR20DET I have found half an hour to touch my Forester.
Prepairing carbon hood scoop for mounting. It's not perfect fit so adding some ruber will makit look better and it won't damage the paint.







I have added BOV, no problems with fueling or staling so far.
I used Coca Cola bottle cap to close the recirc pipe. Is there any nicer solution for this? :)
 

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New wheels / tires

Stretch and poke
17x8½ ET35
225/50-17 Michelin Alpin tires









Center caps will be with STI logo.
Now needs some coilovers and camber bolts to be slammed. :Banane17:
 

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Stretch and poke
17x8½ ET35
225/50-17 Michelin Alpin tires



Center caps will be with STI logo.
Now needs some coilovers and camber bolts to be slammed. :Banane17:
Wow... that's wide...
 

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Sunday cleaning.
Debadged the AWD, 2.0XT and some other stickes. Looks more clean in the back.
In the mean time lost one of the headlight washers. Anybody has spare one for sale?

















 

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One from the weekend.

Some new parts, STI swaybar and PU bushing kit


Need cash for coils...
 

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car looks great, where did you get the hood scoop?
From an GB impreza with custom carbon hood, fits very nice to XT hood.

Some updates:
- Kenwood 2DIN DNX5022 Navi + GPS, need to finish with hiding the wires for GPS receiver and iPhone,
- Reverse camera for license plate light, need to install it an connect to Headunit
- Thule basket
- H&R coilover suspenion from 2007 WRX
- camber bolts x 4
- f.cked up one CV booth while removing old struts (stupid me, will be fixed today).
- towing hook hell yea





 
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