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Old 12-27-2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default 2004 Forester XT => 2004 Forester STI

New Front End Pieces, thanks to Santa



Swap was completed in August, For the West Coast Subaru Show. Here are a few in progress pictures

Wheels are off at the painters while we were wiring for Auto DCCD



Dash out and bulkhead harness apart wiring for Auto DCCD and wiring from 4EAT to 6MT



Engine Bay all Done



One of 3 Foresters to my knowledge with USDM STI Gauge cluster





Defi BF Gauges, Eclipse Nav, and 6MT Shifter




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Engine:

2004 STI Intake Manifold
2004 STI Intercooler
Helix Uppipe
FP 18g Turbo
PIA Ecutek Reflash
K&N Typhoon Intake made for WRX and STI
Helix Catted Downpipe, double heat wrapped
Bosal Catback for WRX and STI

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2004 STI 6MT Transmission
2004 STI Axles
2004 STI Hubs
2004 STI Clutch
2004 STI R180 Rear Diff

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2004 STI Struts and Springs
JDM STI Strut Tower Bar
Perrin Front Swaybar and Endlinks
Perrin Rear Swaybar and Endlinks

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2004 STI Brembos Front and Rear
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
ATE Super Blue Fluid
EBC GreenStuff Pads
EBC Rotors

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Eclipse AVN-5435
2005 STI Shifter Surround
Seat Heater switches relocated
STI Black Floormats
Defi BF Series Gauges (Boost, EGT and Oil Pressure)
Custom Gauge Pod (Modified GC8 ebay pod that was shaved and made to fit the forester dash, and still allow use of the upper dash pocket)
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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Must be fun working in 122 degree temps
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
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um yeah...that's sick.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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That's sick! can't wait to see the bumper on.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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So awesome. I love Foresters, and the Forester STi is even better, I used to see them in Taiwan. Great job, keep the pics coming! Hopefully you are painting it a different color?
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:44 PM   #6
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im sorry but thats ******* awesome.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:44 PM   #7
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HOTTDAMN...more fine work from the fellas at PIA.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #8
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can't wait for MORE PICS
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #9
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Must be fun working in 122 degree temps

There's a big difference on how the Outside temp is wired between the 04 STI and the 04 FXT.

The 04 FXT Cluster gets the outside temp straight from the OAT sensor in front of the AC Condensor, and it shares that signal with Auto Air computer / controls.

The 04 STI Cluster gets it's Outside temp signal FROM the Auto Climate Control panel. The OAT sensor sends it's signal straight to the Auto Climate Control panel and then the panel interprets it and sends out a digital signal to the cluster.

The Auto Climate controls of the STI won't fit the forester. We've tried everything short of building a converter box to function like the STI Climate control panel. So the two Forester STI's we've built (One was featured in Subiesport about 4 months ago) both say 122* F all of the time on the outside air temp.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:50 PM   #10
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So awesome. I love Foresters, and the Forester STi is even better, I used to see them in Taiwan. Great job, keep the pics coming! Hopefully you are painting it a different color?
Yes, the front end is getting painted to match the red. That's why we chose to get white parts, rather than blue or gray (which were the only colors available). We could only buy these parts painted (they weren't available unpainted). If everything goes right, I might be able to respond back today with pictures of the front end pieces on, although they will still be white until we get them painted body color.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:50 PM   #11
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**ck me!


DROOOOOOL!
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:52 PM   #12
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Its a beautiful thing...
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #13
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awsome awsome car. just a question though. i was watching a show on SPEED and they tested a forester STi or could you only get that overseas? eather way, awsome ride.

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Old 12-27-2006, 04:56 PM   #14
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Yes, the front end is getting painted to match the red. That's why we chose to get white parts, rather than blue or gray (which were the only colors available). We could only buy these parts painted (they weren't available unpainted). If everything goes right, I might be able to respond back today with pictures of the front end pieces on, although they will still be white until we get them painted body color.
I was hoping that you were going to paint the whole car white or a different color.
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Old 12-27-2006, 04:57 PM   #15
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Forester before front end pieces (Picture taken today, Dec 27th)

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Old 12-27-2006, 04:58 PM   #16
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WTF is with subarus and the state of washington?! they all kick ass.

that car is mint. TNYVANMAN
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #17
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My favorite Forester STi...


Hopefully, your car will look similar?
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #18
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sooooo sweet
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:15 PM   #19
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arghhhh!!!!!!!!

F-STi front cover, I hate you!
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:29 PM   #20
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i'd rock an fxt over my wrx anyday! all those cars look awesome...
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:53 PM   #21
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i'd rock an fxt over my wrx anyday! all those cars look awesome...
i agree with this
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:37 PM   #22
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Why no STI steering wheel? Other than that, the car looks great. When will we see pics of the front bumper installed on the XT?
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:17 PM   #23
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really nice job! i wanna swap the STi driveline into my wrx really bad
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:19 PM   #24
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Want to hump your FXT.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:41 PM   #25
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excellent!
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