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Old 11-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #2451
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Nice pics guys! I was just thinking what you said mikeydrives1. The problem is the snow always wins.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #2452
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I come from the Evo world and I needed a new DD. I'm planning to buy a forester as one since it has a lot more room and I wanted the boxer sound lol.

Can someone identify the year and the front bumper of this forester for me please? I've been trying to search for it since I think its an 06-08 body with an after market bumper?



Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:47 AM   #2453
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I come from the Evo world and I needed a new DD. I'm planning to buy a forester as one since it has a lot more room and I wanted the boxer sound lol.

Can someone identify the year and the front bumper of this forester for me please? I've been trying to search for it since I think its an 06-08 body with an after market bumper?



Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
04-05 XT with i believe a liberal front bumper
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #2454
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04-05 XT with i believe a liberal front bumper
Not quite Matt.
Officially that is a pre-facelift SG-chassis Forester (MY03-05). The front end is the JDM Cross Sport bumper with foglights. It has the JDM Crossfire lip and foglight surrounds. He is using the JDM Forester STi grille and headlight trim panels. It also has the JDM side spats with the JDM aero rear bumper combined with the JDM Cross Sport side skirts (same as USDM MY06-08 skirts).
He also has the JDM HID headlights modified to work for LHD.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #2455
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Not quite Matt.
Officially that is a pre-facelift SG-chassis Forester (MY03-05). The front end is the JDM Cross Sport bumper with foglights. It has the JDM Crossfire lip and foglight surrounds. He is using the JDM Forester STi grille and headlight trim panels. It also has the JDM side spats with the JDM aero rear bumper combined with the JDM Cross Sport side skirts (same as USDM MY06-08 skirts).
He also has the JDM HID headlights modified to work for LHD.
Thanks for the help! So, I'm ok getting a 03-05? Then getting the bumpers and headlights? I didn't know you can change parts on a forester so easy between the years lol. Thanks agian, I'll continue my search for one :]
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:01 AM   #2456
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Thanks for the help! So, I'm ok getting a 03-05? Then getting the bumpers and headlights? I didn't know you can change parts on a forester so easy between the years lol. Thanks agian, I'll continue my search for one :]
just remember they didnt make an XT model in the US in 2003!!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #2457
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Yeah I figured. I guess a sti swap is in order lol.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #2458
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Amuse3d just get a 04-05 XT and you don't have to do the STi swap. It comes with the 2.5L STi motor, but smaller WRX Turbo and WRX TMIC. Engine wise you just have to upgrade the Turbo , Down pipe & Intercooler and your set.

Hard part is finding it 5MT in good condition. But there have been alot of happy 4EAT on the forums.

By the way the STi hood scoop is from the '03 Bug Eye. Stock is about a inch shorter.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #2459
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #2460
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:32 PM   #2461
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^^^ wow that is clean!!! So jealous. More pics please...
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:25 AM   #2462
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^^^ wow that is clean!!! So jealous. More pics please...
Agreed! More pics!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #2463
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Finally got my Forester... Only took 12 years of owning a couple of Impreza RS's...

Took a few weeks to locat one the only one in SoCal....... atleast until the rest of the shipments start rolling in...

2013 Obsidian Black Pearl XT Touring. First mod installed was my 4.5yr old's booster seat. lolz


cell phone pic.
I 'Volunteered' to test a pre-production set of Meghan Racing coilovers... Day of the install with a huge drop...



And after raising it back up to a usuable ride height.






Link to a thread on them. I need to post up more of my thoughts on them....

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2439949
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #2464
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I was tired of the stains on my wheels so I painted them all it took was lots of patience and time.


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Old 12-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #2465
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mine

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Old 12-15-2012, 05:11 PM   #2466
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The grocery getter


The grocery getter getting test fitted for his new shoes come Spring
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #2467
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Lowered Foresters and blue vehicles with gold rims just do not appeal to me one bit :/ I'm getting the new Forester because it's got the ground clearance to take me to new places :P To each their own, I suppose.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #2468
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Lowered Foresters and blue vehicles with gold rims just do not appeal to me one bit :/ I'm getting the new Forester because it's got the ground clearance to take me to new places :P To each their own, I suppose.

I got mine because you can't go over speed bumps in a Mustang..

J/K....my last Mustang had way too much power and was always breaking things from too much torque.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #2469
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The grocery getter


The grocery getter getting test fitted for his new shoes come Spring
"grocery getter" is hilarious!

very nice and clean, I especially like the blacked out ring around the subaru emblem
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:33 PM   #2470
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Lowered Foresters and blue vehicles with gold rims just do not appeal to me one bit :/ I'm getting the new Forester because it's got the ground clearance to take me to new places :P To each their own, I suppose.
I like them all, but am going the opposite route with my XT. I plan on getting a lift, steel wheels and BFG AT's. I too wanted some clearance for a change!

To see more off road Foresters, check out subaruforester.org
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #2471
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I like them all, but am going the opposite route with my XT. I plan on getting a lift, steel wheels and BFG AT's. I too wanted some clearance for a change!

To see more off road Foresters, check out subaruforester.org
This is why I love foresters. They have best of both worlds for 1 package. Can be tracked on road, and can be driven offroad!
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #2472
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05 fxt
new 2012 bottom end, fresh heads, new vf39, bunch of parts, automatic making good power. great daily.





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Old 12-18-2012, 09:32 PM   #2473
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4/2's installed




jdm muff, sti rear diffuser mounted on cusco read subframe brace



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Old 12-20-2012, 09:40 AM   #2474
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love the wheels hate the stretch...
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #2475
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Heres my lifted FOZ

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