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#1 shortysayhi

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Well i sold some stuff (still need to sell my xt6 and gl10) and bought this, thought i would share.

its a 5 SPEED aspen white, 04 forester xt with 116,000 on it, big Perrin top mount, and intake.no name headers, stock TD04, and no name 3 inch TBE.

running k sport gt pro coilovers (right now going to end up changing it)

it does need a new tune and a cobb AP to get rid of the open source tune, i am getting a Carbon fiber scoop tomorrow as well.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

Nice XT man. Goes pretty good doesn't it?!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

Nice find!

I am debating if buying one of these is worth it to go along with my Legacy GT.

A properly done Foz can lay down the smack.

Looks like yours is on its way.

Edit: Hope that isn't a wagon Mafia sticker cause it is a Forester, lol. RMIC - so it is a Nasioc Forester.

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#4 shortysayhi

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

Oh yes it does! And OCD. That IS a wagon mafia sticker ha.

I also might have a line on a Sti with a blown block. Means I might get a 6 speed and seats!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

I've always loved the late modle forester xt's. Almost bought one but bought a 05 legacy GT instead

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:50 PM

You should reconsider getting an AP. Go on Legacygt.com and email infamous1. He is by far the best opensource tuner for subaru's in the US. I have used him for all of my cars. He even tops Bren tuning in the NE. He will tune your FXT for 150$. That is a full E-Tune with unlimited revisions in a month for 150.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

You should reconsider getting an AP. Go on Legacygt.com and email infamous1. He is by far the best opensource tuner for subaru's in the US. I have used him for all of my cars. He even tops Bren tuning in the NE. He will tune your FXT for 150$. That is a full E-Tune with unlimited revisions in a month for 150.


thing is i have never heard a bad thing about a AP. im just not a big fan of tweaking with the ecu to tune it.... and Harvey at "the boost creep" is one of THE BEST tuners in colorado. i know a shop metro performance, who has a 510+ hp sti ($16k under the hood) and he tuned it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

thing is i have never heard a bad thing about a AP. im just not a big fan of tweaking with the ecu to tune it.... and Harvey at "the boost creep" is one of THE BEST tuners in colorado. i know a shop metro performance, who has a 510+ hp sti ($16k under the hood) and he tuned it.


The downside to an AP is the price. Seriously. How can you beat 150? I had an AP for my LGT and with an OTS map from cobb. I made 210 whp and 246wtq with that map. For a total cost of 600$ Now with Infamous1's OTS tune, I made 221 whp and 263 wtq, with the same setup..Stock. After I got the full E-tune from Infamous1, revisions and all, I went up to 233 whp, and 279wtq on a DynoJet. 214/265 on a mustang dyno. Infamous1 is far superior to an AP with ots maps. Getting dyno tuned on an AP can cost anywhere from 200-500$. Not including the price of the AP. Infamous1's e-tunes are the way to go. Plus he has tuned a ton of cars from Colorado and his base map for that elevation is unmatched.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:15 AM

the cost for mine would be 500, for the AP and tuning. yes its exspensive, but i do like the fact that i can change maps.

so at work i found out my coilovers are Pre loaded... so i ordered some spanner wrenches to correct this. should be fixed by saturday!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:04 AM

AP is great. I loved the one with mine. And any decent tuner can still protune and load the maps onto the AP for you to use. And the AP has many other great uses as well.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

Well I got new struts and coils! 05 Sti rears, 04 Sti kyb struts front, and Sti pink coils. Rides great when I'm sick and with a rough alignment. Will get better with my new tires and new rims!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

well its riding on 1.25" spacers all around, rear fenders rolled.

thing looks like its got a wide body!

also got my importology front lip on order!
new wheels with tires will be on next week!

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Looks like mine when I had BBS's on it. Did you have to roll the rear fenders?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Looks like mine when I had BBS's on it. Did you have to roll the rear fenders?


Yes I did... almost popped both my back tires driving home before I rooled them, on wed i am buying a set of 225/50/17s for my new rims they are 17x8 +40. on monday i should be getting my importology front lip, wrapping it in matte black as well as the whole roof.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:09 AM

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:07 AM

Nice lip!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Dang I want a Fozzie even more now!!

Looks great so far. Lip would look better body color in my opinion but it is not my Subie, lol.

I need to start wheeling and deeling like you and get some wheels going for my new Legacy.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

Also, why the need for an AP? I am in the other boat and prefer not using them. Sure you can clear codes and load maps but those maps are not custom to your ride.

With open source you can do the same thing, albeit with a laptop. There is a fantastic tuner in Denver called Dave Bigley who runs Cryotune - <CryotunePerformance@yahoo.com>.

Dave had a special last Halloween for $135 stage 1,2,3 tunes and I got one. They are e-tunes but he is fantastic and makes a completely custom map for our altitude and build. He sent me 8 revisions until my Legacy was 100%knock free and seeing continuous boost at 15 PSI through the mid to upper powerband. Far better than a COBB map and I have seen and can prove that open source is a better tune. You also save the $4-600 on an AP.

As you live in the Denver area you can even get a custom tune with Dave in the car. That is even better than e-tuning. Just a thought.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

But you can have custom tunes put on the AP along with all the other benefits. Many tuners can upload their tunes to the AP.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

You can create and tweak your own maps with the AP. buy best thing is you can have multiple maps (launch maps etc). I have a open tune on mine right now And I really don't like it (only thing I like is that shifting my rpm actually goes up between shifts so I don't loose boost.

As for the lip, I would like to paint it but I thought about it and a white one would get destroyed and faded and chipped alot faster and I'd have to re paint it.

I'm also going to wrap my grill and roof in matte black.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Check awdpirates for wheels (priced pretty reasonable). I got my 17s in boulder for 200, and tires for 100 (had to go to foco to get them tho)

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:06 AM

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

And white ftw!!!  I knew it would look better.  Damn nice.

 

As for the Audi front end?  Hmmmmm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, I like it.






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