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Old 12-09-2011, 01:02 PM   #101
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Next I finally got to the point were I could do some fab work and get some parts in. First part on the list is the v-mount. Its a pretty nice bid of kit. Radiator comes with an oil cooler built into the bottom rows. It retains the lower radiator hose location and comes with an extention piece to modify the upper rad hose. Taped mounting brakets for the dual 12" fans and a nice assortment of mounting brackets. Also came with an aluminum overflow tank. Intercooler pipes are nice as well. Correct sizing and also comes with an intake pipe.











Now this was designed to bolt into a wrx/sti so obviously there is a little modding needed to fit the Forester so after drilling some holes and making a mounting tab it fit snug as a bug. Still have to do some more mounting and there will be some other modding too but it fits really nice.





Once I get my bumper in a week or 2 I can do the aluminum bumper support and air ducting. I'll be closing everything off so the air can't go anywhere but into the rad and intercooler with some nice streemline pieces. Much like I did for my old Ae86 v-mount...



So next I'll be doing some more tedious stuff while I wait for some parts to get here. Cleaning up the window flanges so I can get them ready for lexan. Removing the last pieces of metal out of the interior and cleaning it up to paint. Modding the firewall and tubing the front. Cutting out the rear for wider tires. Got the parts off the Legacy but most of them are going to powdercoat along with the TSS crossmembers. Once William has them done it will be a fast frenzy to get the car into a roller and have the suepsnion and drivetrain finished. So Hopfully before the new year the cars underside will be pretty much buttoned up and even more hopfully some of the parts I have for sale will sell so I can get some of the bigger items orded like the turbo setup so I can do all that fab work. The list is long, but I am determined to get this done before the end of Jan so long as funds are availible. If any of you are looking for parts check out me for sale threads or pm me if I don't have it I can find it. Keep the ForeSTAR build thread moving! lol

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Old 12-09-2011, 02:48 PM   #102
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Auper sexy v-mount. Im amazed there was so much weight to be taken outta the doors. what wheels are you gunna go with?
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:53 AM   #103
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17x10.5 +27 on 275/40/17. Prolly rock a 10mm spacer on the front to get some easy over steer since I have extended lugs.

Got some more work done today. Cut out some of the core support to increase airflow to the v-mount. Cut out the sides of the engine bay to get ready to fab up the aluminum tubbed replacements. Removed the pitch mount metal since it will no longer be needed with the solid motor/ tranny mounts. Removed some um-needed metal out of the interior. Total diet today was about 26lbs. Got a couple of the window flanges cleaned up for when I get some lexan. Removed the rest of the parts off the legacy that need powder coating to drop those off sometime next week. Things are moving along nicely. Just a few more pieces of metal to remove and I can clean it up for some paint. Need to get my cage hoop made so I can do the roll cage and start installing interior bits.

More pics up soon.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #104
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that looks great, what V-mount kit is that?
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:02 AM   #105
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Looks like wsracing^



Ever think of using quarter turn fasteners for the rear door? It would be easier than unbolting them if you need back there.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:12 PM   #106
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Ya the the amount I'm going to need to be in there is pretty low and because the door us so flimsy it needs like 4 bolt point. A power drill with and Allen head will buzz them off pretty fast.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #107
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Do you think the radiator capacity is equal to a stock radiator?

Could you use this kit with the factory bumper beam?

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:22 PM   #108
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WOW! This is really looking good! I can't wait to get my hands on a forester myself.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:57 PM   #109
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This will be a track beast. Keep up the great work.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #110
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Okay so after a long delay I have a good sized update. I have been really busy with other cars, winter apocolypse and just no time to sit down at the computer to post. We last left off with the V-Mount and weight reduction. I finished up the last of the weight loss in the engine bay. Removing the pitch mount location, fender wells, and center of the core suport to give more air to the V-Mount.



The engine will be on some custom solid motor and tranny mounts so there is no need for the pitch mount. The fender wells I cut out because the car is going to be tubed but not in the way ots normally done. I have decided to try something new and take some large plastic barrels and cut the tube piece out of them. They will be bolted on. I'll do some strengthing to the frame and tower to make the lip for the tube to bolt to but there is very little flex now that its stitch welded. They will be light. Cheap to replace if they get torn out and best of all much quieter then a steal or aluminum tub.

Next it was roll cage and interior time. Upon my last visit to William at TSS-Fab to drop off the rest of my suspsion bits before my crossmember head to power he bent me up a few pieces of DOM pipe to make my cage.



Next was to clean off all the rements of the sound proofing. The last step before paint will be some carb cleaner and scuff. I'll be covering the floor pan with traction tape once the cage is finished and seat mounts are welded in.



Trimmed and fitted the hoop. Like a glove Willaim really knows his stuff.



Next was to install the side intrusion beams. Willaim had the idea of going on the outside of the B-pillar and welding it like the new Mini WRC car. So I started by notching the B-Pillar.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #111
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Next up was notching the door so it would fit. I wanted the bar to be as high as it could so I cut and reworked the door latch. Took some work but it works like a charm. Just can lock the doors anymore...



Made a small based stud pipe for the front mount. It will later tie intop the dash support beam.



Front door notched and fits like a glove.






You can see that the bar takes up almost no interior space so the drive and passenger will have lots of room and distance between the seat and the bar.





This design is great because it not only give more space it also ties the b-pillar in to help with side impact on top of adding a ton of stiffness to the chassis.

Next up was the rear bars and the cross bar.



I'll be getting some smaller diameter pipe to make a harness bar, a welded rear strut tower/ x-brace, and a x-brace to tie the to rear bars. I don't need a cage for Auto-X but I want it for club days and track events. I weighs about 70lbs with the other pieces I havent installed included so its pretty light as well. Better safe then sorry.

X-members from TSS-Fab are done with some possible custom additions to come later. Suspension pieces are at powder with the TSS goodies. Wheels are ordered on on there way so I can make it al roller as soon as the suspension parts come back. I'll be ordering some seats probubly next week. Once the cage is done and the seats are hear I can finished the interior fab and paint interior and cage. Then it will be onto wiring and stripping the harness down. Dash install and all that and once the suspension pieces come in its full throttle to get the suspension, tranny, and engine in so I can get it into a roller to make the fender flares and turbo/ exhaust system. Its going to get hot in here in the next few weeks.

Stay tuned.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:43 PM   #112
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Aaaahhh and update. Cant wait to see this thing. Interesting location for the door bars. I know you said there will be more interior roon with them installed this way. Will it make getting in easier as well versus more conventional door bars?
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:20 PM   #113
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WOW! I've always been concerned with the room a cage takes up in the door area. What an awesome idea! *right click save*
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #114
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Best SF5 ever
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #115
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Willaim had the idea of going on the outside of the B-pillar and welding it like the new Mini WRC car.
Here is the mentioned MINI WRC car for reference:

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:17 PM   #116
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Ya. My cage is not as extensive... Thanks for showing me up nick... Lol
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #117
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My pleasure

Nah, the toaster will be waaayy cooler
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:45 PM   #118
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Wheels showed up yesterday. I'll have some pics today after I weigh them.

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:39 AM   #119
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who cares about the interior room? im just too in to pure function. we have been having
a huge battle with rally rules about accepting real door bars such as the mini its all about a
ark facing out and the more space and time to deflect energy in an impact, bars like that
are the safest you can get.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #120
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Got the wheels in. 17x10.5 +20 They weigh 20.5lbs per wheel which isn't to bad actually.



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Old 01-31-2012, 05:54 PM   #121
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I like your style. Keep up the good work!
Has a color for the car been decided on yet?
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #122
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I love what you're doing!
What type/size of tires you thinking about running?
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:37 PM   #123
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Those wheels should be pretty hawt on the car! what are they?

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #124
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They are made by replica wheels. Some mustang knock off.

Tires are going to be ether 285 or 275/40/17. Medium
Compound slicks.

The rims are getting a time attack ring and the inside of the hoop is getting painted floresent yellow. Color of the body is going to be that 2011 sti sedan burbley color with and unpainted carbon hood. Decals will probably be chrome with black outline and green accents. Tailights will be mildly tinted with a dark red transparent kandy and I am tempted to do a light purple tint on the headlights and corners to make it pop a bit. I still have plenty of time to think it over but the vision in my mind looks pretty sweet so.

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Old 02-01-2012, 03:06 AM   #125
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not a big fan of lipped rims but if thats what lets you put a 285 on your rim then more ****ing power to you man! thats BOSS! love the look of the rims other than the lip though man, awesome build... love me some fast fozzies!
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