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Old 12-16-2016, 05:10 PM   #1
Rickb
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Member#: 186855
Join Date: Aug 2008
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Patchogue, NY
Vehicle:
2001 Forester
blue

Default 6 speed swap into 08 fxt

Posted my previous thread in the wrong section.

Currently in the process of doing a complete 07 sti drivetrain swap into my red 2008 Forester XT 5mt.

Pics posted soon.

Some concerns I have is in regards to the drivetrain angle issues. I have the front and rear crossmembers but have been coming across contradicting opinions in regards to using the fxt front crossmembers with the sti rear to avoid the motor being raised too far.

Any feedback would be appreciated but it's acceptable for this to be a circle jerk thread with drool worthy pics.
I'll also post the swap pics in progress.

Side note: My current daily is a 2015 wrx premium. 276whp/303wtq conservatively.

2008 Forester XT
Power:
STI VF48 Turbocharger
STI TMIC
Samco TMIC Hoses
SPT Heatshield
PTP Turbo Blanket
Walboro FP
Grimmspeed EBCS
Cobb Catted TBE
Cobb AP Protuned by [email protected]


Suspension/Driveline/Steering:
Tokico Dspec Struts+Scooby921 Spacers
RCE Black Springs
Paranoid Fabrications 3/8" Saggy Butt Spacers
Perrin 25mm Front Swaybar
Perrin 22mm Rear Swaybar
Perrin HD Mounts
Kartboy F/R Endlinks
Kartboy Diff Outrigger Bushings
Kartboy Botox Bolts
Kartboy Tranny Crossmember Bushings
Whiteline RCA Roll Center/Bump Steer Kit
Whiteline Com-C Strut Top Mounts
Whiteline Lateral Link Tab Supports
Whiteline QR R Strut Bar
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline F/R Camber Bolts
Whiteline Offset ALK Bushings
STI GroupN R Strut Mounts
STI GroupN Pitch Mount
STI GroupN Tranny Mount
SPT Front Strut Bar
Superpro F/R Trailing Arm Bushings
Cusco Lower Arm Bar

Tires/Wheels:
17x9 +42 Rota DPT (Thanks Wheeldude!)
245/45/17 Dunlop Star Spec Z1

Brakes:
STI Brembo Calipers Front
STI Master Cylinder
STI Brake Booster
Centric Premium F/R Rotors
Goodridge SS Brake Lines
Cusco Master Cylinder Brace
Stoptech Brake Pads
H6 Rear Brake Conversion Brackets
ATE Superblue Fluid

Alignment:
Front Camber = -2.8
Rear Camber = -1.8
+4.8 Caster
0 Toe

Interior:
STI Seats
STI Steering Wheel
STI 5speed Shift Knob
STI Floor Mats
CG-Lock

Bling:
SPT Battery Tie Down
SPT Oil Cap
Subtle Radiator Shroud
Subtle HVAC Overlays
Subtle TMIC Shroud
STI JDM Hoodscoop
STI License Plate Shroud
STI Badging
Hella Horns
Vinyl Wrapped Rear Window Trim/Roof Rails
Morimoto Bi-Xenon 35w Retrofitted Headlights w/ 4300k H1+ Mini Gatlling Gun Shrouds

287whp/320wtq

Upgrades to the foz (aptly named Clifford) will include:
Agency Power ELH
Blouch Dominator 1.5xtr w/10cm hot side
2007 sti 6-speed swap (brembos, steering rack, drive shaft, struts, etc).

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https://imgur.com/gallery/JOJpE
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:33 PM   #2
Ecarlson
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Member#: 260585
Join Date: Oct 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Madison, WI
Vehicle:
2013 WRX
White

Default Forester Swap Newbie

I just picked up a babied 04 Forester XT that will be getting something this summer. I'll be keeping an eye on your progress and will likely have some questions when the time comes. Keep us posted!
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Old 01-17-2017, 05:09 PM   #3
Computersare8ad
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Cypress
Vehicle:
2004 Forester STI
Blaaaaaack

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Originally Posted by Rickb View Post
Posted my previous thread in the wrong section.

Currently in the process of doing a complete 07 sti drivetrain swap into my red 2008 Forester XT 5mt.

Pics posted soon.

Some concerns I have is in regards to the drivetrain angle issues. I have the front and rear crossmembers but have been coming across contradicting opinions in regards to using the fxt front crossmembers with the sti rear to avoid the motor being raised too far.

Any feedback would be appreciated but it's acceptable for this to be a circle jerk thread with drool worthy pics.
I'll also post the swap pics in progress.
In regards to the subframes. The FOZ front will work with the STI rear provided you pull the front subframe spacers out. This will change the length of your steering linage (Connector between steering rack and steering column). You will also need an Impreza (STI in your case for the R180 in the rear) drive shaft because it mounts differently.

When you remove the 1" spacer from the front subframe you will also need an Impreza set of subframe stud-plate as the ones on your car will be too long. (https://www.subaruparts.com/oem-part...MzE4NSZyPTI%3D)

I'm only missing those at the moment to do my swap but I'm also waiting on a new steering rack. Hit me up if you have any more questions. I've been researching for about a year or so at this point.

Regards,
J
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