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#1 SleepSubySleep

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:45 PM

Hi everyone my name is Zach and I live near Vancouver, WA. I am a huge suby fan. But I have a lot to learn. I am currently shopping for my first subaru. a 2004 or newer. Impreza, WRX, Forester, or Legacy. I'm completely open to building any one of them. I look forward to seeing everyone on the forums and if you have any other questions of me don't be afraid to ask.

#2 obk25xt

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

Welcome to the forum!

Buy my Outback XT!
http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=120052

Have fun lots of good info here.

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#3 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:10 PM

Welcome!
If you want to build a sleeper tuner (not a ricer) I highly recommend going for
the Forester.
They are built on the same platform as the Impreza, and therefore accept the same parts (WRX, STi, Aftermarket, Etc) but can haul more than just @$$ ;)
They are also lighter than the WRX :eek:
Just don't go for any of the 09 and up models, as those will be much more
costly to upgrade, and are heavier as they are based on the 08 Imp platform.
I believe the 03 Forester was the first year turbo(?) but I know it was the first year of the updated GD8 Imp platform and the facelift.
Those are fun to weird people out with.
They don't expect a box to turn like that :D

Anyway, that's just my suggestion :)

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#4 SleepSubySleep

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:26 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate the input. I love the idea of doing a forester. I had a co-worker a couple years back that had on that had over 300 hp if I remember right. It was one B A D car. And yes a sleeper with some good looks. I don't need to advertise i'm fast. Last thing I need is any tickets.

#5 Twitch de la Brat

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:40 PM

Thanks guys I appreciate the input. I love the idea of doing a forester. I had a co-worker a couple years back that had on that had over 300 hp if I remember right. It was one B A D car. And yes a sleeper with some good looks. I don't need to advertise i'm fast. Last thing I need is any tickets.


With your username I figured you wanted a sleeper anyway ;)
They are lighter and if you get the XT, with a few mods you can be pushing
300hp no prob.
Just upgrade your suspension and diffs and you can keep up with STi's.
Then if you want to push past that there are all sorts of ways to go faster.
An upgraded up-pipe and down-pipe with free flowing exhaust sounds
AMAZING on those cars.
One of my friends has a WRX that will make you wet yourself just from the
noise it makes.

Now, for transmission choices, if you stick with getting an 03 or earlier Imp 5
speed for a tranny (Most Fozzy XT's came with slushboxes, WTH?), they
have helical front LSD's available for them, as well as upgraded gear sets.
Just do a little searching in the new gen, as well as clicking on the blue links
right below the title bar.
Dirty Impreza would be a great place for rally type stuff, where as NASIOC
would be better for street, if you can filter through all the nonsense posts.
No that is not a shot at NASIOC, there just tends to be a lot of non-helpful
conversation posting.
Subaru Forester.org is good as well for all around stuff.

Hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to check out all the forums and
please, make good use of the Search bar, it is your friend and free to use :)

Twitch

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#6 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:30 AM

a 2004 or 2005 forester xt would be great.. 4.444 gearing... They are fast.

Start your platform on that...
Then as Twitch was saying upgrade whatever you can and keep it stock looking, dont do anything stupid on the streets obviously, but on the track... whoop em.

I plan to so much to my scoob, including an AWD swap (into basically a Loyale sedan) and then go with the 4.444 gearing and a frankenmotor swap, etc... and I think Ill keep it stock color... but it will have sti wheels, so that might give it away.

#7 SleepSubySleep

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

I would like an 04' or 05' model Forester with the 2.5 turbo and a manual transmission. I would like to find a good turbo setup and a nice exhaust that I can run an exhaust dump switch to go from i'm going to kick your rump roast and then go back to sleep. Put a rack on top for the mountain trips. I would like a 1 to 1.5 in. drop an stance or similar suspension setup. Redo all the fluids as soon as I get it.

After finding a quality turbo kit and knowing what exactly I want after doing more research I'll see what internals I want to do.

Any recommendations?




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