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Old 01-09-2011, 06:05 PM   #11
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Location: Lawrence, KS
2004 Forester XT


Thats pretty much the whole swap. I'll fill in more how-to dialog in the future. In retrospect, the swap really wasn't too bad. I messed up on the front shocks and had to take them out again. That was a pain. That is why I marked the top hat. You need to keep the springs properly aligned.

One of the biggest pains was swapping the rear parking brake/cable out, mainly because I had to remove the rear seat and also because it was barely long enough. I had to loosen the parking brake setting on the rear brakes to their max. The parking brake doesn't work very well anymore, so maybe I'll go and tighten them up again sometime, but since it's an automatic I'm not too worried.

Compared to how it used to be, my car feels like I can stop on a dime. I ended up putting the shocks to their softest setting because the ride was too rough. I highly recommend this swap. The car handles great, and my goal is to do a full WRX swap, or to sell it to someone who wants a quick drop-in swap candidate.
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