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Old 08-02-2011, 06:10 PM   #2101
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Wrecked my '97 legacy gt wagon, and I have just joined the Forester world with this '99 L:



Now what? Hmm, the possibilities. I plan on making it more of an off-road vehicle than a street racer.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:35 PM   #2102
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Have any of you guys ever planned to do a retrofit on the newer models like the SH's (09-11)?

I just purchased a brand new 2011 Touring Trim and was planning to do pay for a retrofit on the headlights. Do you guys think it's worth the money or should I just switch out to brighter bulbs?

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The Touring models have HID's already.... Do you just want to retrofit in a projector with HID? I dont know that you would benefit that much
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:38 PM   #2103
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dan_dunk, welcome to the club
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:09 PM   #2104
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The Touring models have HID's already.... Do you just want to retrofit in a projector with HID? I dont know that you would benefit that much
Oh sorry I forgot to mention I live in Canada so only the limited comes with HIDs. By doing a retrofit it adds projectors to the headlight so the lights are more "focused" and "sharp" rather than the halogen reflector housing. I don't want to add HID's into the reflector housing because that will probably just blind oncoming traffic.
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:24 AM   #2105
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #2106
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Just a few quickie shots after a local meet of my fozzzy.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:46 AM   #2107
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I like this pic the best dave - and your car's pretty hard to miss there mate
Seen it in other places now.
I really like that suspension. Did you say you just used WRX springs as opposed to coilovers?
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:03 PM   #2108
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nice lip mikey!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:00 PM   #2109
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Oh sorry I forgot to mention I live in Canada so only the limited comes with HIDs. By doing a retrofit it adds projectors to the headlight so the lights are more "focused" and "sharp" rather than the halogen reflector housing. I don't want to add HID's into the reflector housing because that will probably just blind oncoming traffic.
I learn something new everyday! You Canadians get hosed on some things, but make out like bandits on others!

I havent seen a retrofit in a newer Forester yet, but I am sure it would look amazing.

I really dont want this to start a huge debate, but HID's in a reflector housing really doesnt put out that much glare. With properly adjusted headlights I have NEVER been flashed, and I have put HID's in refletor housings in 8 different vehicles. So dont let the nasioc HID nazis fill you with too much BS. Out of the 8, I have only had one that put out a bad light pattern, and those were cheap aftermarket headlights. ($60 for the pair cheap)
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:16 AM   #2110
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Thanks matt!

Sourced a rare JDM 2-piece lip for my year, and painted all the bumpers/trim with flat black paint.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:54 AM   #2111
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I like this pic the best dave - and your car's pretty hard to miss there mate
Seen it in other places now.
I really like that suspension. Did you say you just used WRX springs as opposed to coilovers?
cheers mate, no the Forester has HSD HR Coilovers which can be found here http://www.hsdcoilovers.com/
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:42 AM   #2112
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cheers mate, no the Forester has HSD HR Coilovers which can be found here http://www.hsdcoilovers.com/
Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:29 PM   #2113
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cheers mate, no the Forester has HSD HR Coilovers which can be found here http://www.hsdcoilovers.com/
Where do you find the SH or GR specific coils on there? They didn't have them listed plus I want your head lights and bumper.

Are those the OZ Ultralegerra? or legeritta?
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #2114
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I am using GR specific springs and they work a treat. 8 kg front and 8 kg rear. Aussie distributor here http://www.otomoto.com.au/HDSystems/hrseries.htm

Oz Ultraleggera rims in a size they dont even sell to the market anymore here in Australia. Very rare rims.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #2115
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great stance. I'm going to look into that link for my legacy
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #2116
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Here are some pix of mine, freshly tinted and sporting a STI exhaust. Just waiting to mount a set of 18" OZ Ultrasleggeras in gold with 245/45 Yokohamas AVS ES100. Then '11 STI suspension and brakes and it'll be done.


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Old 08-11-2011, 08:05 PM   #2117
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Its hard to tell from your picture....

Did you notch your bumper for the quad tips? I have my '11 STi stock exhaust in my shed and am wanting to put it on our xt.

Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:02 AM   #2118
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I didn't trim them I was going to but they fit without doing it. They do touch at the corners but they don't vibrate and hasn't melted the bumper so I'll just leave it. You are really lucky, with a STI sedan you have all the "hand me downs" you need for the XT... Other then looks and sound it does perform better then the stock exhaust too if you replace from the cat back and replace the restrictive center resonator with the STI free flow glasspack. Spools quicker (less lag) and when it does hit boost it takes off!
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:30 PM   #2119
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I didn't trim them I was going to but they fit without doing it. They do touch at the corners but they don't vibrate and hasn't melted the bumper so I'll just leave it. You are really lucky, with a STI sedan you have all the "hand me downs" you need for the XT... Other then looks and sound it does perform better then the stock exhaust too if you replace from the cat back and replace the restrictive center resonator with the STI free flow glasspack. Spools quicker (less lag) and when it does hit boost it takes off!
Awesome! Thank you for the info.

You are right about the good luck. Now I need to get coilovers and a midpipe for my STi, and throw my stockers on the XT.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #2120
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I am using GR specific springs and they work a treat. 8 kg front and 8 kg rear. Aussie distributor here http://www.otomoto.com.au/HDSystems/hrseries.htm

Oz Ultraleggera rims in a size they dont even sell to the market anymore here in Australia. Very rare rims.
Awesome it looks good. You went with the GRB coil overs from that link? How is the DD ride on those?
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:49 AM   #2121
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my new grill!

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:58 AM   #2122
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:47 PM   #2123
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Awesome it looks good. You went with the GRB coil overs from that link? How is the DD ride on those?
correct and the ride for a daily driving is remarkably good but still very compliant imo. No complaints from the wife or my little boy either.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #2124
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Picked up this guy for DD duties. WRX swap will happen eventually.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:42 PM   #2125
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I like this. That is a sweet body kit there.
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