So I guess its time to fire this bitch up again and get the ball rolling again. I know for some this is going to be a disappointment and to others maybe an evolution to rival the gods... Either way its happening and I have new determination to start this up again.
So as some of you know project ForeSTAR was going swimmingly and then we hit a bit of a snag waiting for some parts. Weeks, then months past and then race season was about to start and Foz wasn't even close to being ready. That plus an up-coming move forced me to make some rash choices and downsize the stable. The ForeSTAR was put up for sale. After a few changes to my future moving plans I was able to keep my shop for an additional few months so I have time to do one last project before I move and fall of the "crazy Subaru guy" radar till I move to another place with a shop. Don't get me wrong, I'll still work on cars but nothing to the extent of the projects I am known for... So with that said I realized that though it maybe incredibly cool I do not have the room to have a car I can only drive 10-12 times a year and can only do one thing... GO STUPID FAST. I need something that I can use all year around when my DD (91 MR2 n/a) is ether too small or too rwd.. So I bought an 01 Forester as a second car, sold the Exploder to my mom's bf and was going to sell ForeSTAR. I have since changed my mind and decided to part out a few things on it to help change the direction of this build in a big way.
Parts I have kept:
STi Short Block (w/ High Comp Pistons, Forged rods yada yada)
All my JIC Fittings
Agency Power Crank Pulley
Unorthodox P/S Pulley
Unorthodox Alternator Pulley
Tomei Timing Belt Guide
Cosworth Oil Pan Baffle
PIA Special Burly Pickup Tube
STi RA Spec C 6-speed (Tranny, Diff Axles)
Agency Power Short Shifter
Kartboy Front + Rear Bushings
STi 5x114.3 Bolt on Front Bearings
JDM Corner Lights
ForeSTAR Stitch Welded Shell
Prosport EVO Gauges
Racing 5 Pane Mirror
I am keeping the shell of the ForeSTAR and using it to do all the fabrication for the new project. I can assemble my new motor and install it with the tranny and make it a full roller painted and ready to go. Once I am there I will take the 01 Foz I bought and use the:
And some misc crap to finish the new project. The rest I’ll sell to recoup moneies.
So, parts are ordered so there is no going back, by Thursday I will have all the parts ordered or in my hands and I will be putting in a lot of time to get this done as fast as I can so there will be lots of up-dates!!
Not going to go into much detail about the new project but in the next coming weeks you will start to get the jist. Project ForeSTAR was a killer project, a one of a kind race Foz unlike anything out there. The new project is along the same line, a one of a kind race Foz (I mean really one of a kind). We are just changing the Media for which it’s driving on….
Here is the new parts list:
2008 Impreza SOHC Heads
Gates Racing Belt (SOHC)
ARP Headstuds (SOHC)
10mm Spark Plug Wires
WRX Top mount TGVs (w/ Delete)
WRX Stock Modified Injectors (800cc)
Perrin Fuel Rails (V1 w/ new pushlok fittings)
2004 Roush Mustang Eaton MP90 Supercharger
Universal 31”x16”x3.5” Radiator
X3 10” Electric Fans
OBX SS Header (N/A)
OBX 2.5 Exhaust
Universal 3” Snorkel Snout
150amp High Power Alternator
X2 Optima Batteries
Drivetrain/ Suspension/ Wheel & Tires:
Stock STi Driveshaft
X8 1” Uniball Bearing Joints
X8 ¾” Hyme Joints
X4 ½” Hyme Joints
FOA 10” Travel Dual Rate 2.5” w/ Remote Rez Coilover
FOA 16” Travel Dual Rate 2.5” w/ Remote Rez Coilover
FOA 4” Travel 2.5” Hydraulic Bumpstops
Custom Re-drilled Forester Rotors (5x114.3)
Hydraulic Handbrake Level (Dual Pistons)
Black Rock 15x10 -38 Wheels
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrak 33x12.50x15 tires
OE Headlights w/ HIDS
X10 4.5” 27w LED Fog Lights
2004 Forester Taillights
Couple Universal LED Taillights
That’s all you get till I start posting up-dates. I should be starting this project this weekend so I’ll have a nice initial up-pipe starting Monday.
Also I posted ForeSTAR in the Top Scoob competition. Since she is going to get the major conversion the only other Top Scoob it will be eligible will be Forester only and I am determined to be the first to Win 2 Top Scoobs so Vote for your favorite ForeSTAR!!