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Old 06-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #26
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I think it looks great, totally changes my opinion of these. Got me thinking about putting my wrx wheels on the wife's outback. Hmmmm
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:19 PM   #27
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Looks good man.

Sorry to hear about the car though
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #28
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Looks a lot better than stock IMHO. Nice job.
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Looks great! Congrats on the new DD!
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Wow, don't even have it a week and it is already looking really clean and aggressive! Those stock WRX wheels with the Forester meats look really good on that body.

Very clean so far.

I also like the reflection in the door of the Hoosier tire. A little foreshadowing of the weekend project car to come
Yeah, I like the 2011 WRX wheel on just about any Subaru.

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I also like the reflection in the door of the Hoosier tire. A little foreshadowing of the weekend project car to come
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^ haha spoiler alert
The Hoosier in the pic is actually from the guys on the other side of the shop. It's a tire for dirt circle track racing, haha.

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I think it looks great, totally changes my opinion of these. Got me thinking about putting my wrx wheels on the wife's outback. Hmmmm
Do it. They look great.

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Looks good man.

Sorry to hear about the car though
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #29
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I've always been partial to this body forester with the aero kit.

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #30
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I think that was a Forester STI render/concept? I do like the OEM underspoiler and I'm considering getting that at some point.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #31
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That's already a pretty solid improvement in the looks department. The stock chrome grille really just does not look very good.

My next step would be getting rid of the chrome door handles and maybe blacking out the insides of the headlights & tail lights (without impairing functionality, of course.)

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:17 PM   #32
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I think that was a Forester STI render/concept? I do like the OEM underspoiler and I'm considering getting that at some point.
The aero parts are pretty similar to what you can actually get.

The front underspoiler is available here, but the side skirts and rear skirt is only available through Japanparts.

I have the same color/body style as you and have been looking at order all of the aero parts for mine.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:14 PM   #33
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Any clearance issues with the wrx wheels? My gf has an 09 forester and I read that the offset causes the rear to rub against the struts. Not sure if any of the suspension geometry changed between 09 and 12 though. Been wanting to slap my stock wheels on her car.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #34
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Nice!
I guess I'll have to accept that you will beat me to every mod I can think of. I was wondering if the WRX wheels would fit on my dad's '12 Outback but haven't had a chance try yet. Wasn't sure if there would be enough clearance with suspension with the wider wheel and bigger offset.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:37 AM   #35
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Any clearance issues with the wrx wheels? My gf has an 09 forester and I read that the offset causes the rear to rub against the struts. Not sure if any of the suspension geometry changed between 09 and 12 though. Been wanting to slap my stock wheels on her car.
Where did you find that info? I would like to review. I also have the 2011 WRX struts, but I believe they are basically the same, the WRX stuff just sits lower. I don't have any clearance problems. Here is the best photo I could get with my phone. Looks like at least 1/2" or more of space between the tire and the fender liner.



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Nice!
I guess I'll have to accept that you will beat me to every mod I can think of. I was wondering if the WRX wheels would fit on my dad's '12 Outback but haven't had a chance try yet. Wasn't sure if there would be enough clearance with suspension with the wider wheel and bigger offset.
Haha. Just trying to get some easy/quick things out of the way. I think you can fit a bit larger wheel/tire, but not too aggressive. The rear has the actual door frame integrated into the wheel arch, so there isn't really anything to roll for more clearance. You just run into the gasket that seals the door closed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:38 AM   #36
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I'm glad to see you already have one of the cleanest foresters out there, I'd expect nothing less!!
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:48 AM   #37
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Here are some better shots of the car with the sport grill:













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Old 06-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #38
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Any plans on getting rid of the stock roof rack? I think that would really set this off.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:50 AM   #39
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Any plans on getting rid of the stock roof rack? I think that would really set this off.
I'm not sure how the rails are attached. I haven't really looked into that. I plan on putting bike racks up there soon, so it will definitely be on the car for at least the summer. If they're easy to take off, then I may remove them for winter.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #40
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Awesome! Follow up question... when will this be the first NF Performance Stage 1 Forester
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #41
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you are definitely a car genius, both of your cars have set new standards..
sorry to hear about your WRX, just happy the car was able to keep everyone safe. like you said, even though we dump a crap load of $$$$ on our cars, it is just a car and stuff happens, in the other hand our lives are priceless.
congrats on the new subie, already looks awesome. got me thinking about upgrading my wife's 08 impreza to a newer forester
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:04 AM   #42
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You don't need a front license plate? Or do you not have one yet because the car is new? I remember the WRX having one.


Front plate relocation looks great on this Forester
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #43
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gonna get some fogs?
clean car man
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #44
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Awesome! Follow up question... when will this be the first NF Performance Stage 1 Forester
Haha. Not happening. The new car should be at least Stage 1

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you are definitely a car genius, both of your cars have set new standards..
sorry to hear about your WRX, just happy the car was able to keep everyone safe. like you said, even though we dump a crap load of $$$$ on our cars, it is just a car and stuff happens, in the other hand our lives are priceless.
congrats on the new subie, already looks awesome. got me thinking about upgrading my wife's 08 impreza to a newer forester
Thanks. I like the Forester as a family car. It drives much like a 3G Impreza, but it's a bit bigger and higher up.

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You don't need a front license plate? Or do you not have one yet because the car is new? I remember the WRX having one.


Front plate relocation looks great on this Forester
I just don't have the plates yet. I'll run front and rear just like on the WRX. I'm too lazy to take them on and off for photos. I don't think I'll do a relocation because there is no need (no FMIC).

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gonna get some fogs?
clean car man
Hadn't planned on it. I don't really find them useful. I do agree that those blanks are very obvious and not great looking.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #45
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Looking very nice
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:00 PM   #46
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The roof rails are easy to get off and lucky for you they have the roof rail deletes OE for the base models. No crazy sourcing issues like an 04 wrx. Just time consuming taking the interior panels off but shouldn't take more than an hour or so.

Saw your name up on subaruforester.org for the first time and it threw me off. Congrats on the new buy. Looks good already.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #47
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Looking very nice
Thanks.

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The roof rails are easy to get off and lucky for you they have the roof rail deletes OE for the base models. No crazy sourcing issues like an 04 wrx. Just time consuming taking the interior panels off but shouldn't take more than an hour or so.

Saw your name up on subaruforester.org for the first time and it threw me off. Congrats on the new buy. Looks good already.
Good info. I might have to pick up a set from the dealer. Not really sure I want to pull the headliner to do it though. Do you have any photos of the process?
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:22 PM   #48
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I don't as I've got a 2008 model but there are a couple threads on the other forum.

This is the first one to come up. http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-delete-92270/
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #49
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I don't as I've got a 2008 model but there are a couple threads on the other forum.

This is the first one to come up. http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-delete-92270/
That thread does not make me want to do it. Lol.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #50
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I'd like it to look nice, but it's an NA, so no plans for power.
it's all good. badass doesn't mean it needs to be the most powerful forester on the road I'm loving the wrx wheels and suspension though!
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