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Old 02-19-2001, 08:57 PM   #1
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Post Pimping out the 4e*

Today I put my V5 seats and CUSCO front strut bar onto my 4e*. The car feels totally different now. The bar seems to help a lot with the turn recovery. The car doesn't do that wild side-to-side swing after taking a turn agressively. The seats sit lower that the stock ones, but it feels better sitting lower. Plus, it lowers the center of gravity.

Next thing, lowering springs and rear strut bar.
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Old 02-19-2001, 09:42 PM   #2
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Damn I was hoping to snag your STi seats from you

I keep trying to convince my wife she needs a stage II kit on the forester
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Old 02-20-2001, 01:54 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, I also go that AERO grill from Challenger Deep. It looks good, but the chrome has to go. I am paining it shortly. I will post some pics tommorow. Looks good though.
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Old 02-20-2001, 06:47 AM   #4
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Looking forward to the pix. It's always so tempting with the F to go one way or the other - "pimp out" for the street or go off the off-road deep end. Slam it or lift it? Aero kits and 17" P1s or lift kits, bull bars and metal skid plates? Ahh, the dilemmas...

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Old 02-20-2001, 09:44 AM   #5
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Cool! Looking forward to the pics. Have you ever checked out any Forester owner's sites in Japan? Quite a few people deck out their rides over there. I'll post some links when I get a chance.

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Old 02-20-2001, 10:43 AM   #6
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my forester already has the front strut tower bar from cusco as well as the rear strut and the rear 22mm sway bar from cusco, if your happy with what you have now then your gonna be extremely pleased with the rest of it. currently right now my suspension is being run with the agx struts that are made for the impreza as well as the 5zigen springs for the impreza and i must say it rides very well, although i've yet to change the rims and tires its a pretty damn good ride. i will post pics very soon guys!!

my'01 Forester S w/PP
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Old 02-20-2001, 01:40 PM   #7
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Sweet. Any photos of the front bar? Nice that any Impreza stuff fits there, eh?

I'd also like to see the seats.

If you find the shifter a bit tall now, consider a short-shift lever. I have the SPT, but it's not worth the $200 for the full kit because it still has rubber bushings. Change just the lever instead (Kartboy or Cobb), and then consider urethane bushings. That'll save you cash.

Rear tower bar, or sway? Guess if you do the shock towers you'll have the bar through the cargo area, which cuts back on the utility slightly. Uunless it's removable, is it?

I have the rear sway bar from SPT, 18mm.

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Old 02-20-2001, 06:12 PM   #8
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checkout this personal website...
<FONT COLOR="Red">Warning- japanese language...use translation software (Translingo).</FONT c>

http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~cak00260/title.html

has forester/impreza information. Has since upgraded to a
<FONT COLOR="Blue">impreza sti VI type-RA</FONT c>
and is now selling the forester.

<IMG SRC="http://www2.odn.ne.jp/~cak00260/car/img/fore/fore_1.jpg" border=0>

Use to have a parts list for the forester but it's not there anymore.
-If anyone has info on how to ship a bodykit for cheap from Japan, please post.

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Old 02-20-2001, 06:38 PM   #9
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Check out www.challengerdeep.com. Looks like the same aero package as in the picture.
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Old 02-20-2001, 09:02 PM   #10
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the bodykit is from <FONT COLOR="Pink">STi</FONT c>.
price for the kit is about 2900.00

price for the syms kit is about 3100.00

i wanna get a kit from Calma/Corazon Co.
i've been quoted 1500 but that's not incl. shipping from japan

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Old 02-20-2001, 09:06 PM   #11
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You can get the STi kit from www.racebreed.com for $1500 + shipping.
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Old 02-21-2001, 08:21 AM   #12
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RS*R - alright! Another Ed! And here I was being led to believe that most Soob owners are named Dave!


Personally I don't want to add anything to lower the existing ride height of my Forester; Pennsylvania roads must be among the worst in the US and I do drive a significant amount on gravelly, potholey (dunno if that's a word) river valley roads. Those pix and the ones in the Gallery get my mind running, though.


When I was in the UK last fall I saw and picked up a brochure for a Prodrive-modified Forester available through Subaru dealers that was fitted with 17" anthracite wheels - not P1s but very similar. Since then I've been taken with the idea of putting 17" P1s with summer rubber on my F and, once the Geolandars wear out, putting 16" Michelin Arctic Alpins on the S alloys for winter driving. I've gotten feedback from several people that there's not much benefit to be gained from that route given the F's suspension geometry and my driving habits. The better route would likely be to keep Geolandars on the S alloys, pick up some 15" L steelies from an L owner and shoe them with the Arctic Alpins for winter.


Still, I think an anthracite wheel on the pre-'01 S models would look nice with the slate painted cladding; a couple of pix in the Gallery confirm that. If anyone is proficient in Phototshop I'd love to see P1s Photoshopped onto a Forester S.


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Old 02-21-2001, 09:20 AM   #13
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Some of those kits are wild - I'd be scraping bottom at speed bumps!

Lark: those wheels would be sweet! Plus you'd have the winter set...

-juice

PS Just noticed those rain guards above the doors - anyone know who sells them? I don't think they are OE...

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