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Old 02-04-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Forester Yman's 1st Gen Forester: Almost there.

I'm Andrew aka Yman, and I've been driving/modding Subaru's for a few years now. I like that they are like legos. This current project is something that is fuel efficient, easy to maintain, versatile, and fun.

I'll post a few pics of some of the subies my wife and I have had previously in the sections below.

Onto the mod list:

Here is what is currently installed:
06 WRX struts with Cobb springs
25 mm Cobb front sway bar
20 mm rear sway bar (wrx)
Drilled/Slotted rotors, unsure of brand, gold painted calipers
Hawk Pads
Stainless braided lines
Enkei NT03 17x8 5x100 wheels with 235/40/17 Bridgestone RE-01R's
Extended "Ferrari style" shift knob
New OEM exedy clutch, lightweight flywheel.
Prodrive axleback
5mm spacers all around
6k HID's
EJ205 with merged harness
WRX front crossmember
Engine spacer removal mod to fix suspension geometry when lowered
STi intake
04 WRX Scoop and Splitter
WRX Pedals
Optima red top battery
Redline hood struts
Tinted windows
2003 Wrx carpet
JDM F badge in grille

Heres what I currently have ready to install:

03 WRX Rear Subframe
03 WRX Brake booster
JDM Forester STI Rear bumper (needs to be painted)

Wanted:

Aspen white front fenders
08+ STI shift knob


Here's a current photo from September 22nd:
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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7/13/2012: Dropped the Foz off at FAT in the middle of the night. I think I'll call my Forester "Hidalgo"

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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The week after I bought it



During the dash/wiring pull

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Old 02-04-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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i have a stock fuel pump from my 05 wrx, pm or txt me what u'll give me for it
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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I might be interested in the old motor. My x has a 93 lego wagon that needs work and it might be cheaper to pick up a used motor.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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ok sounds good. the current motor has had the timing belt done, just got a fresh oil change and has had the valve cover gaskets changed in the last year or 2 and it runs great.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have a 98 fozzy I am doing up

we can be forester bros, bro


I am going for the offroad thing though, but I do want to make some more power out of this gutless wonder
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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once you put that prodrive axleback on (super jealous) i'll take that wrx exhaust off your hands
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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Japcarrealgood - Barry has a forester shell for sale in white, you probably have enough parts to build another whole forester

It's white too

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:31 PM   #10
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thanks. didn't think of that before. Also, updated parts needed list.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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Scribed! Sweet build, want one for myself.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #12
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thanks. 5mm wheel spacers came in today, fixed that rubbing. I didn't think a +48 wheel would rub but it did. Anyways, took it off the jack stands and gonna use it to run around in all week gathering parts, hopefully picking up the motor/turbo tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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I'm a bit baffled. This is not a stock bugeye WRX intake manifold, is it?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #14
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I have a stock downpipe off my 05 wrx. It has a few miles on it but it's yours if you want it. Along with the cat but I doubt it'll run the lenght of your forester
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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sweet sent you a pm.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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so yea, I don't think this is an EJ205 (I had no idea how to tell). it definitely is a turbo motor, just not sure what vehicle it came out of.

edit: Here's some more scooby clues. It has a top entry TD04, and has 4 Cam 16 Valve on the valve covers.

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Old 02-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #17
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I have a factory 02 top mount and y-pipe if you want them.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:42 PM   #18
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Looks and sounds like a ej20g I have one in my 93 leggy. Looks like some work has been done to the intake manifold? Is it reversed?? send a pic of the valve cover. Hopefully it is a closed deck jdm. I run 18 psi with 80% max fuelflow with the factory turbo(fmic), 3"dp,linkplus ecm at sea level.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:53 PM   #19
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ok, I think I have one pending as a trade but if it falls through I'll pm ya.

Anyways. So yea...I have an EJ20 sitting in my garage and I don't know anything about it. It doesn't have TGV's and I'm guessing it's from like...an early WRX wagon or Legacy.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:46 AM   #20
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Looks and sounds like a ej20g I have one in my 93 leggy. Looks like some work has been done to the intake manifold? Is it reversed?? send a pic of the valve cover. Hopefully it is a closed deck jdm. I run 18 psi with 80% max fuelflow with the factory turbo(fmic), 3"dp,linkplus ecm at sea level.
No previous owner rotated it to mock it up on the sandrail, I switched it back tonight. So. EJ20G...is it possible to run this and be obd compliant? And can I still use the 03 usdm wrx harness/ecu?
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #21
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #22
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Post a pic of your valve covers to be sure its a ej20g.
I don't think the usdm ecu will work with the jdm coilpacks. Not sure on any of that I got frustrated and bought a standalone but i have found used jdm ej20g harnesses can be had. I get jdm ej20g parts from outfrontmotorsports.com they build the baddest subaru sandrails. Often they have hard to find used parts at a good price eg... coilpacks, valve cover gaskets, timing belt covers, idler bearings and everything with the ej20g. I would keep the intake forward and pipe a fmic for it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:09 AM   #23
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Nvm not the same motor as mine, I have the ridges throughout the whole valve cover. Ive ran across a website before that shows every ej motor with turbo configurations, part numbers and what model they came from, ill look around tomorrow but I found it searching google.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:44 AM   #24
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Looks like you've got yourself an EJ20G there Andrew. If you're looking to pass OBD-II emissions go ahead put her up for sale. I don't know as that particular motor ever came in an OBD-II car in the states. Maybe the Legacy guys can chime in on that one, but if it didn't you have three options to run it: 1) an OBD-I USDM Legacy ECU, 2) a JDM ECU, 3) an Apexi Power FC. None of those options will clear OBD-II scans. With a catalytic converter it'll pass a sniffer just fine.

I'm going through a similar ordeal right now and the best advice I can give you is find a rolled WRX and swap everything from that. A WRX will give you OBD compliance, turbo power, parts availability and buying the whole car will ensure you have everything needed from the get go. That or just bear through those college years until you're making $Texas and can buy that shiny new direct injection 2.0l low mount turbo 2014 STi.

Have you looked into the wiring requirements yet? No matter what if you swap a turbo motor in you're going to need to do a harness merge.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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Well I was hoping it would work with the 03 WRX harness/ECU, then I was hoping it would work with the 03 WRX harness/aftermarket ECU, now I'm just lost on where to go. If I put it up for sale, who would be able to use it?
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