('06-'08) Bobby's WRB '07 FSXT - Page 66 - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

 89Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #976 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuned200 View Post
That would explain the look.

I would think that the inserts would be about the same height to allow the knobs to sit about the same.
Perhaps I'm cheap, but $150 for an STi shift knob is a too much for me. I'll stick with the Momo "microphone" shift knob.

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)


'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno stock Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport

Last edited by 2.5x_sleeper; 03-23-2010 at 09:01 AM.
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #977 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Forum Member
 
mmowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Pa
Posts: 190
Car Year: 2004
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Just like to say I love the journal. It has helped me with a couple things!Great job and when is the ProTune coming?


04FXT 5MT
EVO III 16G
Java Black Pearl
mmowry is offline  
post #978 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
Thanks for looking over my Journal & taking the time to post your feedback!

The COBB dyno protune is scheduled for next Tuesday. I don't expect any major power gains, but I will know what my starting horsepower is. IMO, if you don't know what you have (starting point, or base line), how do you know how much you gained from your power MODding?

My son is going to be the photog, so I feel another entry to my MODding Journal is coming up!

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
 
post #979 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-27-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
STi scoop upgrade - Part 3

The weather was nice today, in between Spring storms, so I installed my freshly painted JDM STi scoop!

Bobby...

Here's a comparison of the '02-'03 JDM STi scoop, aka JDM V7 STi scoop (left) to the stock XT scoop (right). If you're going to have an STi scoop painted, make sure you request the "entire" scoop be painted. If you don't request this, the vertical supports may be left unpainted (black plastic). This is the way a factory/OEM scoop is painted. IMO, unpainted vertical supports look bad on the taller STi scoop.

The upper picture shows the drop cloth I placed over the engine. There are lots of small nuts & screws that can be dropped, so save yourself the hassle of searching for dropped items by using a drop cloth. The lower picture shows the duct that needs to be removed. There are 3 screws across the bottom (remove first) & 2 screws plus a plastic screw clip on the top (remove the screws & then the plastic screw clip). When the fasteners are removed, the duct will tilt down & can be removed from the 2 bottom alignment slots.

This larger picture shows the removed duct. To use the stock duct with the taller STi scoop, the areas marked with yellow arrows need to be formed upward to fit the underside of the STi scoop. The material is soft aluminum, so it's very easy to shape with your fingers. It may take a couple test fittings to get the desired tight fit.

The upper picture shows the duct removed. Note that there are 5 nuts & 3 clips. Remove the 5 nuts first, then release the clips & lift off the scoop. The lower picture shows the hood scoop opening. This is a good time to clean & wax around the area where the scoop will sit. It may be a long time before you're here again.


These last two pictures show the STi scoop installed. IMO, The STi scoop should be stock on an XT!

Related posts:
The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	scoopcomparison_3_1.JPG
Views:	667
Size:	132.4 KB
ID:	432538   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2445_2.JPG
Views:	634
Size:	19.9 KB
ID:	432546   Click image for larger version

Name:	duct_2_3.JPG
Views:	647
Size:	27.2 KB
ID:	432554   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2449_marked_4.JPG
Views:	643
Size:	64.4 KB
ID:	432562   Click image for larger version

Name:	ductremoved_2_5.JPG
Views:	646
Size:	27.4 KB
ID:	432570  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2450_6.JPG
Views:	639
Size:	19.8 KB
ID:	432578   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2455_7.JPG
Views:	651
Size:	21.2 KB
ID:	432586   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2454_8.JPG
Views:	641
Size:	19.2 KB
ID:	432594  
Rzn8 and ejicon like this.

Last edited by 2.5x_sleeper; 11-06-2014 at 08:38 PM.
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #980 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 09:49 PM
Forum Member
 
BlueRidgeGrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 495
Car Year: :(
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bobby, you have the most thorough write ups ever! Though it's not my gen of Foz It's still so nice to read through your posts! Very informative stuff and great photos too!
=)

Forester-less
BlueRidgeGrl is offline  
post #981 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 10:04 PM
Contributing Member
 
Arthrogrian19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,157
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: FSXT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Looks good Bobby! I still need to upgrade my scoop...ugh. We need to have a mini PDX meet-up, so we can get lunch and ogle your FSXT.
Arthrogrian19 is offline  
post #982 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueRidgeGrl View Post
Bobby, you have the most thorough write ups ever! Though it's not my gen of Foz It's still so nice to read through your posts! Very informative stuff and great photos too!
=)
Thanks for posting your comment! Half the fun of doing a MOD is the write up. To do the write up, I need to take supporting pictures. I have to admit taking pictures can slow up the MODding, but it's kinda cool to relive the MOD when doing the write up & even more fun to share the experience with others.

As to the pictures. Someone once told me if you take took a 100 pictures, there would be some good ones & maybe a perfect one. I have to say taking digital pictures beats the heck out of my SLR 35mm film camera! Now I can take as many pictures as I want to with no film developing to hassle with!

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno stock Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #983 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthrogrian19 View Post
Looks good Bobby! I still need to upgrade my scoop...ugh. We need to have a mini PDX meet-up, so we can get lunch and ogle your FSXT.
Thanks! Now if the weather drys out... not likely from the looks of it... I can get some wax on the Forester!

If you have a mini PDX meet, your engine build will get the "ogling"!

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno stock Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #984 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Tuned200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 22,325
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: FSTI and X
Transmission: 6 MT
Garage
Feedback Score: 62 reviews
I gave it a lot of thought and I plan to pull my seats back out and swap the rails over to the shorted rails. Bobby, do you think you sit higher? I know with the 05 WRX seats I do.

2007 Forester STI -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2007 XT Sport 4EAT -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2006 Forester XT -Sold-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Forester X -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tuned200 is offline  
post #985 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
No, feels about the same as the stock seat height. As you know I swaped the mounting rails when I did the seats, so the STi seats are sitting 1-1/2" higher than the standard STi seat height. Are you sure it's not the adjustment? I know with the STi seats, you can crank the seats up until you head goes thru the roof!

BTW, I'll try to get your wheels off this week. I was hoping Alex's new wheels would be here by now. I'll see how larger boxes I have will work.

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)

2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #986 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 01:01 PM
 
Tuned200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 22,325
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: FSTI and X
Transmission: 6 MT
Garage
Feedback Score: 62 reviews
Sounds good.

I think I am going to swap back to lower rails. Even all of the way down, my head is way high and near the roof.

2007 Forester STI -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2007 XT Sport 4EAT -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2006 Forester XT -Sold-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Forester X -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tuned200 is offline  
post #987 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-30-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
Hmmm... perhaps the STi seats you have are taller... or you're too tall!

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #988 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Tuned200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 22,325
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: FSTI and X
Transmission: 6 MT
Garage
Feedback Score: 62 reviews
LOL. With a helmet, my head hits the roof. I am 5'11" or so with shoes on.

2007 Forester STI -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2007 XT Sport 4EAT -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2006 Forester XT -Sold-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Forester X -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tuned200 is offline  
post #989 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
スーパー モデレーター
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 34,739
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
Feedback Score: 42 reviews
You must have a long torso? I'm around 5'9" & my son is close to your height. He sits so far back that I feel like I'm falling in when I sit in his driver's seat!

Bobby...

The Table of Contents for my Member Journal can be found here. (post #124)

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno stock Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport
2.5x_sleeper is online now  
post #990 of 1764 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Tuned200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 22,325
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: FSTI and X
Transmission: 6 MT
Garage
Feedback Score: 62 reviews
Stub legs. Lol. I wear a 32 length.

2007 Forester STI -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2007 XT Sport 4EAT -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2006 Forester XT -Sold-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 Forester X -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 3 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tuned200 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > General Forums > Members' Journals

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome