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Old 03-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #2526
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what suspension are you running? this drop looks pretty sweet
I'm on isc coilover
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:56 AM   #2527
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323 hp atw but not done yet
As of March 2013 it looks like this:
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:15 AM   #2528
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323 hp atw but not done yet
As of March 2013 it looks like this:
Sexy!
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:14 AM   #2529
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Cool,

What kind of gas mileage are you getting on that thing?
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #2530
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #2531
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Picked up my wife's car

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Old 03-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #2532
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Is that an XT or base. Cant tell without the scoop.

Nice rides.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #2533
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Is that an XT or base. Cant tell without the scoop.

Nice rides.
it's a base. the XT has a crazy front bumper.

i want to know how the intercooler works with no hood scoop. is it front mount?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:00 AM   #2534
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An article i read said that it has plumbing to send air from the grill to the top mount, so no, no FMIC on it it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #2535
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AHK, wow you got the 14 already! Congrats! I'm looking to get one for my wife as well. It will be her second time getting a new forested. The first one was in 06. She's ready for another.

In other words I've modded it well past her liking :-)
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:49 PM   #2536
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got a black forester xt =)
parked next to some cars at work (acura dealership) lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:08 AM   #2537
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Wife had an outback that felt "boring" in her words.

soooooo



Now the family car is fun!

I do have a question though. What year and model should i search for wheels and susperion parts? Is it basically the same as a WRX for the Forester xt2013?

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:12 PM   #2538
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^the SH-chassis like that uses the same suspension mounts as the 08+ WRX.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #2539
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got a black forester xt =)
parked next to some cars at work (acura dealership) lol
What! No mods yet?? :P
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:34 PM   #2540
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Those are some nice looking subarus
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:40 AM   #2541
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Picked this beauty of today, now to get to work
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:00 AM   #2542
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^the SH-chassis like that uses the same suspension mounts as the 08+ WRX.
yes and no. you can't use WRX springs and struts due to the control arms being different. everything else will work except springs, struts, shocks and coil-overs.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #2543
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Picked this beauty of today, now to get to work
Nice pickup! What made you get her? DD?
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:24 PM   #2544
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yes and no. you can't use WRX springs and struts due to the control arms being different. everything else will work except springs, struts, shocks and coil-overs.
What? You can use anything 08+ wrx. Not sti front struts and front sway bar.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #2545
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yes and no. you can't use WRX springs and struts due to the control arms being different. everything else will work except springs, struts, shocks and coil-overs.
If you really believe that how come I have a 2011 wrx suspension on my 2010 Forester? Without using WRX control arms? How come it rides good? How am I able to have a white line roll center adjustment kit for 08+ wrx as well as a powerflex rear camber kit that replaces the rear upper control arm bushings for an 08+ wrx on my 2010 Forester? Because the parts bolt right up that's how. I even used the Forester top hats on the wrx suspension. I could have used either because they are identical top hats. How is it i have an upgraded 19mm rear sway bar on the Forester that's for a wrx if it doesn't bolt right up?

Dude sounds to me like you have no clue what your talking about.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #2546
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Nice pickup! What made you get her? DD?
Yuuuuuup, i have a 92 accord too but I wanted something I could make a nicer dd and put a little money in, and Im a subaru fanboy so of course had to get another
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:21 AM   #2547
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #2548
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Feedback on the CVT. Any quirks to report?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #2549
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If you really believe that how come I have a 2011 wrx suspension on my 2010 Forester? Without using WRX control arms? How come it rides good? How am I able to have a white line roll center adjustment kit for 08+ wrx as well as a powerflex rear camber kit that replaces the rear upper control arm bushings for an 08+ wrx on my 2010 Forester? Because the parts bolt right up that's how. I even used the Forester top hats on the wrx suspension. I could have used either because they are identical top hats. How is it i have an upgraded 19mm rear sway bar on the Forester that's for a wrx if it doesn't bolt right up?

Dude sounds to me like you have no clue what your talking about.
Do you have any pics of your forester? Tell me more about you setup.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:32 PM   #2550
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If you really believe that how come I have a 2011 wrx suspension on my 2010 Forester? Without using WRX control arms? How come it rides good? How am I able to have a white line roll center adjustment kit for 08+ wrx as well as a powerflex rear camber kit that replaces the rear upper control arm bushings for an 08+ wrx on my 2010 Forester? Because the parts bolt right up that's how. I even used the Forester top hats on the wrx suspension. I could have used either because they are identical top hats. How is it i have an upgraded 19mm rear sway bar on the Forester that's for a wrx if it doesn't bolt right up?

Dude sounds to me like you have no clue what your talking about.
read that. it's been confirmed by multiple people. you load up the rear with a WRX/STI suspension and the control arm will hit the body or frame potentially causing failure, damage and discomfort. just because something can bolt right up, doesn't mean it should be done.

http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...p-help-116896/

jmackoul from subaruforester.org said this.

What i'm talking about is that with the sti/wrx suspension, the upper control arm is very very close to the chasis. when and if you have over 300lbs load in back seats + a passenger, in other words, a full car, the upper control arm will actually rest on the chasis. This is because the impreza has a bent upper control arm and the forester has a straight upper control arm. This is why some people that have swapped for the sti suspension opted for a 1'' top hat lift kit front and rear. Slamming the forester isn't a mechanically sound mod unless you swap out the straight upper control arm for a bent impreza upper control arm.

I don't plan on swapping to the sti/wrx setup. Based on portbarton's (Philippines) review of them on stock springs, the dampening rate is higher and provides a slightly firmer ride, although he does emphasize that they are not a sport strut. SH owners interested in the KYB's hope to mate them with swifts as this should provide a few things:
1) a better dampening strut that is better than stock
2) a strut that can easily handle the 1'' drop from the sift springs
3) a comfortable strut
IMO, struts and springs are not the crux of ones suspension. sway bars, end links, springs, and subframe bushings are really what can make a comfortable daily driver turn like a track car.
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