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Old 09-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #26
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Hip, for the love of God, will you PLEASE stop showing off that sexy beast!?!!??
Are those STI Japan Enkei wheels?? Looks good..

EDIT: Oh it's an AuDM spec hot Forester...HOT!
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #27
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Are those STI Japan Enkei wheels?? Looks good..

EDIT: Oh it's an AuDM spec hot Forester...HOT!
I love those wheels on any Subaru. They just work, and Subaru knows it.

Search Japanparts.com under advanced search, select Subaru, Wheels category, specify "STI". You're welcome.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #28
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Subaru has a 5EAT as well. The fact that they've kept selling the 4EAT is amusing.. while people still buying them is sad.
what's sadder is that other nasioc members are critical of your statement that would seem so obvious to most yet apparently needs to be branded into the forehead of every SOA corporate exec in order for it to sink in

hyundai is already offering 8 speed autos for crying out loud
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #29
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Like I said in the OT thread. My dad has a 2010 Forester with the aforementioned automatic. My mom has a 2011 Rogue with AWD and CVT. Both of them get similar city milleage.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #30
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^Not sure how comparing two different vehicles with different transmissions relates.... lots of variables there. Is the point that a CVT in the Forester wouldn't improve its gas mileage?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #31
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Not sure what the refresh will bring to the table for the Forester. Fuel economy on par with the competition I guess?

Subaru is going to have three vehicles within 14" inches of each other in total length, and even closer in all other dimensions. Braking/steering/AWD systems are either the same/very similar. Same goes for engines and transmissions.

After the increased interior dimensions of the past few years for all of the models that helped boost sales, curious what Subaru's next move is going to be.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #32
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Search Japanparts.com under advanced search, select Subaru, Wheels category, specify "STI". You're welcome.
I'd rather have the 15 spoke 17"x7.5" +48 Enkeis they released this past summer. Unfortunately they're cast and cost forged money.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #33
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I'd rather have the 15 spoke 17"x7.5" +48 Enkeis they released this past summer. Unfortunately they're cast and cost forged money.
You know you want them.

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #34
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You know you want them.
No, because I'd have to powdercoat them gold. Which I still have to do for my Weds. But my Weds were cheaper per corner. STOP TRYING TO MAKE ME DO IT.

(If shipping wasn't prohibitively expensive, I'd do it)


back to the thread at hand: what are the new specs? New powertrain options/configurations? Sheet metal? Cmon. Daddy needs a winter car.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #35
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No, because I'd have to powdercoat them gold. Which I still have to do for my Weds. But my Weds were cheaper per corner. STOP TRYING TO MAKE ME DO IT.

(If shipping wasn't prohibitively expensive, I'd do it)


back to the thread at hand: what are the new specs? New powertrain options/configurations? Sheet metal? Cmon. Daddy needs a winter car.
No! Back to the wheels!

18x7.5 Black Subaru BRZ STI wheels x 4 = $1,996.08
Shipping to the U.S. = $461.21

For $2,457.29 you can be exclusive. If everyone could buy them, everyone would have them. These ain't Rota GRIDS, son! These are The Real McCoy!

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The BrendaPritty shots of the 2014 Forester showed 4G Impreza sidemirrors. I do not like those. In fact, the side mirrors are the ONLY thing I hate about the new Impreza. They should at least be sportier-looking, like the BRZ's.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #36
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The early 2013 Forester cut off deadline could also mean an extended pause in Forester production in order to allow XV Crosstrek sales to ramp up quicker.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #37
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The early 2013 Forester cut off deadline could also mean an extended pause in Forester production in order to allow XV Crosstrek sales to ramp up quicker.
I wouldn't doubt that since we have 51 Foresters due early next month. That would last us at least till the end of the year, if not till the 2014s. I don't think we have ever got 51 Foresters in 3 or 4 months before.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #38
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Wait... I must be slow... Essentially the 2013 Crosstrek is replacing the 2009-2013 Forester concerning size and utility? And the 2014 Forester will be the next level up? I never even thought of it that way before...
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #39
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No problems with 4EAT in our '09 F-XT. Works as advertised.

Drove a Ford Fusion for a few days, (yuck!), a week ago. Had a 6-speed auto. It was not smooth. Spent a lot of time searching for gears, when accelerating from a cruising speed.

Nice thing about the 4EAT, there aren't many gears to search for, and it shifts very quickly. Got no complaints about it, after 4 years of ownership.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #40
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The need for more gears is for better MPG, which the Forester is lagging behind in. Do a 5-6spd auto + direct injection n now we're talkin'. The wife has been ready for a new rig for over a year now and wants a Forester - I wanna wait for the '14 and I'm hoping I'm not waiting for no reason. This thing will see a TON of miles, so MPG is actually a concern.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #41
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I wouldn't doubt that since we have 51 Foresters due early next month. That would last us at least till the end of the year, if not till the 2014s. I don't think we have ever got 51 Foresters in 3 or 4 months before.
This. Our Forester allocation is verging on silly right now.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #42
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You know you want them.

The wheels are just as visually busy as the stock wheels. Radial-design many-thin-spokes wheels all start to look like the same turbine style wheels... and with a flat disk face they are kind of boring. Black even moreso, because it hides the design, and makes the wheels and wheel wells look like dark holes in the bodywork.

The exhaust, however is on the edge of comically big for a 2.0 liter engine... but they fit the bumper cover very well... and the under-tray looks great, too.

If those nice big pipes sang a nice true-dual-exhaust H6 firing order song... that would be very compelling.

But I would still go with simpler, sportier wheels. 5 or 7 spoke maximum, and staggered width, possibly even staggered diameter. No AWD means no-care about different rolling diameter.
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This. Our Forester allocation is verging on silly right now.
But have you gotten any yet? We haven't. We haven't had an in stock Forester in three weeks and don't have any due till 10-8. How is it we don't have Subarus number 2 selling car for nearly TWO months? WTF? Don't get me started on Imprezas either.

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The exhaust, however is on the edge of comically big for a 2.0 liter engine... but they fit the bumper cover very well... and the under-tray looks great, too.

If those nice big pipes sang a nice true-dual-exhaust H6 firing order song... that would be very compelling.

That looks like the aftermarket exhaust. Looks good to me. I wonder if Yamaha had anything to do with the sound of that exhaust.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:24 PM   #44
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The wheels are just as visually busy as the stock wheels. Radial-design many-thin-spokes wheels all start to look like the same turbine style wheels... and with a flat disk face they are kind of boring. Black even moreso, because it hides the design, and makes the wheels and wheel wells look like dark holes in the bodywork.

The exhaust, however is on the edge of comically big for a 2.0 liter engine... but they fit the bumper cover very well... and the under-tray looks great, too.

If those nice big pipes sang a nice true-dual-exhaust H6 firing order song... that would be very compelling.

But I would still go with simpler, sportier wheels. 5 or 7 spoke maximum, and staggered width, possibly even staggered diameter. No AWD means no-care about different rolling diameter.
Hey! I'm trying to make a sale here!

I agree. I'm actually looking at the Sparco RTT524 wheels.



The less busy the wheel is the easier it is to clean them.

That exhaust looks like the STI Sports Muffler Axleback Exhaust. I like it. For me it's mostly about how deep of a growl can be extracted. It's a high compression NA 2.0 Boxer, so it's not going to sound the same as the current 2.5 turbocharged Boxer, but some exhausts have gotten close.

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The order cut-off wasn't given very much heads-up. I guess they're just doing people a favor since the new Forester should only be better.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:27 PM   #45
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Hey! I'm trying to make a sale here!

I agree. I'm actually looking at the Sparco RTT524 wheels.



The less busy the wheel is the easier it is to clean them.

That exhaust looks like the STI Sports Muffler Axleback Exhaust. I like it. For me it's mostly about how deep of a growl can be extracted. It's a high compression NA 2.0 Boxer, so it's not going to sound the same as the current 2.5 turbocharged Boxer, but some exhausts have gotten close.

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The order cut-off wasn't given very much heads-up. I guess they're just doing people a favor since the new Forester should only be better.
I hope there are some 5MT Forester 2.5X Premiums in there somewhere. Something like that may end up being my next Subaru, especially if I am as unimpressed by the 2014 Forester as I was with the 2010 Legacy.

BTW, those Sparcos look a lot like the FiveAD R5:F

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:35 AM   #46
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No they don't, you cray. I was looking at those wheels for a while, though. Overly heavy and everyone has them. I'm trying for wheels that not everyone is going for.

The new Forester will most likely look more mainstream. From what I've observed of your posts over the years, I don't think you're going to like it, but you'll give it a fair shot.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:26 AM   #47
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No problems with 4EAT in our '09 F-XT. Works as advertised.

Drove a Ford Fusion for a few days, (yuck!), a week ago. Had a 6-speed auto. It was not smooth. Spent a lot of time searching for gears, when accelerating from a cruising speed.

Nice thing about the 4EAT, there aren't many gears to search for, and it shifts very quickly. Got no complaints about it, after 4 years of ownership.
Alberta... .. let me know when you drive on some hills and your transmission has to downshift to 2nd to maintain speed.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #48
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Alberta... .. let me know when you drive on some hills and your transmission has to downshift to 2nd to maintain speed.
Maybe you've gotten Alberta confused with another province. Alberta has plenty of flat, but lots of rolling hills and the Canadian Rockies with Banff & Jasper parks. Not exactly Kansas...
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #49
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My 4EAT WRX does very well...then again I guess we're talking about strictly Foresters here.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #50
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So what are guesses/predictions for new USDM Forester? Any guess on engine stats, mpgs...etc.?
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