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Old 01-13-2002, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hello my fellow Forester fans!

I have a problem that I hope somebody can help me with. I have a 2001 Black Diamond Pearl Forester S which I am in the process of getting ready for Turbocharging. The problem is that I am going to buy a turbo kit with a top mount intercooler, but I have no hood scoop for my car. Looking for one to install on my current hood has been quite a painful experience due to the excessive prices some companies charge (SYMS), so I want to get a cool looking Forester GT hood from overseas. So my question is have any of you American or Overseas Forester owners done this or have any ideas on how I could get my hands on one? Thanks!

Dan Kimball
East Windsor, NJ
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Old 01-14-2002, 12:22 AM   #2
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Other than the SYMS unit, the Aussies are probably your best
source for a top mount IC hood scoop, as they are lucky enough to have the turbo Forester GT as one of their options. I doubt if there is any way around the high price if you can locate one, especially if it must be shipped half way around the globe. Check out this e-mail address for the Subaru 4WD Club of Queensland, AU: [email protected]

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Old 01-14-2002, 04:07 AM   #3
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Default far too heavy.......

do you want the whole hood or just the scoop?.the hood is heavy and large and would require a crate to ship it in.
what about an impreza RS scoop????
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Old 01-14-2002, 10:27 AM   #4
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I had thought of doing this too. My plan to save money and time was to get an RS hood scoop and have a local body shop cut the hole in the hood for it. It shouldn't be too difficult. Also, there are a few companies making carbon fiber hood scoops, too. That would look really cool on a black Forester!!!

BTW: Please take a bunch of pics and email 'em to me along with a description and a review of your turbo kit, would ya? I would love to put it up on my website for the rest of us Forester owners to drool over!!! Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2002, 04:07 PM   #5
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Hi Dan,

I bought an Aussie-spec Forester GT grille (also Black Diamond Pearl) from City Subaru in Brisbane:


It's a direct swap for the US-spec grilles and looks better than the chrome version on the S.

The Australian exchange rate is very favorable to us now; while the parts should be reasonable the shipping will be the killer.

<-- I don't live very far from you so I'd love to see how your turbo conversion works out. A lot of local Subaru fans meet at Quakerbridge Mall; I've never been to one of their meets but I have led a covered bridge tour through NJ/PA (see Tri-State forum re both).

Good luck,
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