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Devs '14 FXT Limited - End of another era! SOLD!
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:13:48 PM »
    Devs 2014 Forester XT Build
    Pick-up Date: March 19, 2014

    Current Look:














    Vehicle Detailed by: Reflective Auto Detailing (10secdream) http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=48314.0

    So let the modding begin!!

    Black - Planned
    Green - Ordered -> En Route/Delivered -> To be Installed
    Blue - Installed

    Lighting:
    • Morimoto XB LED Fog lights (TYPE S)
    • LED White License Light (Stage 2) Click Me!
    • LED Tail light Conversion (XP80)
    • Headlight Retrofit (Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Mini D2S 3.0) Click Me!
    • Osram D4S CBI HID
    • Morimoto XB LED Angel Eyes (DRL)
    • JDM OEM LED Accent lights Click Me!
    • Side Mirror LED Welcome Winker Kit L-37 Click Me!
    • 20" LED Light Bar
    • Speed Demon Wire Harness
    • TapTurn
    • JDM Multi Coated Fog Lights (H4517SG020)

    Exterior:
    • OEM Window Visors Click Me!
    • Chrome Delete Window Trim Click Me!
    • Rokblokz Mudflaps Click Me!
    • Hella Sharptones
    • Subimods Hella Horn Bracket and V2 Wiring Harness
    • STI License Plate Frame (Black)
    • OEM Sports Grille
    • 2-Way Car starter/Alarm
    • STI Front Lip Click Me!
    • OEM Crossbars
    • Thule Sonic Alpine 633B
    • Rear Bumper Skirt
    • Cobb Front plate delete
    • OEM Side Moldings
    • Shark Fin Antenna


    Interior:
    • Aluminum STI Pedals Click Me!
    • Findway F518 Style 3D Car FLoor Liner Click Me!
    • Interior LED Conversion
    • BlackVue DR500GW-HD(Hardwired)
    • Escort Radar Detector 9500ix Racer Edition(Hardwired)
    • iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount Holder
    • 2015 XT Shifter Boot
    • 2015 WRX STI door Sill Covers(94060VA020VH & 94060VA030VH)
    • 2015 WRX/STI Steering Wheel(34312VA021VH & 34317VA010)
    • Parrot RNB6 infotainment
    • Back Seat Protectors (J501SSG400)
    • 2015 STI Seats

    Suspension:

    Engine:
    • Blue STI Oil Cap
    • Cobb Accessport v3
    • Cobb Battery Tie-Down

    Exhaust:
    • Invidia N1 Cat Back Exhaust Titanium Tips
    • Invidia J-Pipe

    Summer Wheels:
    • Stock Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 All-Seasons 225/55R18
    • Enkei T6S Wheels 18x8"+45mm, 5x100 Gold Click Me!
    • STI Valve Stems

    Winter Wheels:

    Brakes:
    • Front Brembos
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - First Pics!!
    « Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 03:14:09 PM »
    First day of fun  :angel:



































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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 03:14:37 PM »


























































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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 03:38:33 PM »
    Congrats on the purchase..
    We have a swp '14 XT also, and couldn't be happier.

    Couple things. The sports grill is expensive, and I wasn't really sold on the look, so I plastidipped the chrome wings in the oem grill, and the chrome fog light surrounds, and it looks 10x better. Although mine doesn't have all the chrome around the windows like the limited does.

    I went with Rally Armor. I've never had an issue with them,on any vehicle, even on the CRSOPNR, which sees heavier than normal gravel use.

    Don't get weathertechs.  on the 2014 Forester the weathertechs don't cover behind the gas pedal, so a lot of gravel/snow/water/etc, will fall between the floormats and firewall. I went with Husky liners.

    I did the interior LED swap through Diode, and happy with them so far. The only thing I don't like, is the hatch light (or lack of usable light). but that's a subaru design issue more than anything.

    I almost ordered the LED Accent lights, just haven't got around to it yet, and I never noticed those mirror piece before.

    I wasn't sold on the CVT initially, but after driving it for 4 months, I wouldn't have it any other way. SI drive makes up for it.
    Jeff

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 03:41:42 PM »
    excellent

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 03:58:15 PM »
    Congrats on the purchase..
    We have a swp '14 XT also, and couldn't be happier.

    Couple things. The sports grill is expensive, and I wasn't really sold on the look, so I plastidipped the chrome wings in the oem grill, and the chrome fog light surrounds, and it looks 10x better. Although mine doesn't have all the chrome around the windows like the limited does.

    I went with Rally Armor. I've never had an issue with them,on any vehicle, even on the CRSOPNR, which sees heavier than normal gravel use.

    Don't get weathertechs.  on the 2014 Forester the weathertechs don't cover behind the gas pedal, so a lot of gravel/snow/water/etc, will fall between the floormats and firewall. I went with Husky liners.

    I did the interior LED swap through Diode, and happy with them so far. The only thing I don't like, is the hatch light (or lack of usable light). but that's a subaru design issue more than anything.

    I almost ordered the LED Accent lights, just haven't got around to it yet, and I never noticed those mirror piece before.

    I wasn't sold on the CVT initially, but after driving it for 4 months, I wouldn't have it any other way. SI drive makes up for it.

    WooT, thanks for the input I'll have to reconsider some of my options. It's nice to see someone else has one on the forums :D

    I might get the grill/fog light bezel plastidipped but have read somewhere it doesnt stick too well on chrome.

    I heard from some people that their RallyArmor were having fitment complications, any wasn't sure if I wanted shiny mudflaps for the forester, I've heard good things a bout Gorilla so it's between those 2.

    I will most likely go through dynamic diode as well since they seem to a popular brand among the forums.

    Accent lighting will take some considering as well, JDM OEM ones are around $500+shipping from Japan, as oppose to eBay ones that are like $150-200 (get what you pay for??)
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 04:03:34 PM »
    Oh my word this has me so excited.

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #7 on: March 11, 2014, 05:05:19 PM »
    very jealous, can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #8 on: March 11, 2014, 06:30:25 PM »
    Totally gonna be raiding this thread for ideas! ;)

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #9 on: March 11, 2014, 09:58:19 PM »
    I might get the grill/fog light bezel plastidipped but have read somewhere it doesnt stick too well on chrome.

    I heard from some people that their RallyArmor were having fitment complications, any wasn't sure if I wanted shiny mudflaps for the forester, I've heard good things a bout Gorilla so it's between those 2.

    The plastidip is sticking good on the grill wings, not so good on the fog bezels, but I'm pretty sure it was too cold when I sprayed them, and didn't put enough coats on. Some of the guys on sf.org were wrapping their chrome in vinyl (either black of carbon fiber look).

    My only fitment problem with the Ra's was because I was too lazy to remove the rear tires for the install. But I'll fix that when I put the summer rims/tires on.
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 08:22:07 AM »
    I will be watching your upgrade path with interest as well.  I'm definitely considering getting one of these soon.  I'm interested to see if Cobb comes up with an AP for it, and what kind of exhaust options there will be.  I personally like the sports grille option, and will probably go that way.  I also like RallyArmours as well. 
    Congrats on the new toy!

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 09:32:53 AM »
    I'm interested to see if Cobb comes up with an AP for it, and what kind of exhaust options there will be.

    From what I've read, any exhaust that fits the 2014 WRX sedan will fit the 2014 Forester XT.  I am not sure how quad tips will fit though. 

    I'm excited to see what Cobb does with the AP.  Now that the WRX uses the same engine, it'll only be a matter of time.

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - ETA within a week!
    « Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 09:41:38 AM »
    From what I've read, any exhaust that fits the 2014 WRX sedan will fit the 2014 Forester XT.  I am not sure how quad tips will fit though. 

    I'm excited to see what Cobb does with the AP.  Now that the WRX uses the same engine, it'll only be a matter of time.

    Yup, I believe others have confirmed that 09+  wrx/sti sedan will fit on the new SJ but for quad tips you have to trim the bumper for it to work. A heat gun and a razor blade

    I really do hope Cobb brings in a AP and other products for the FA engine, always been a fan of their goods.
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Could tomorrow Mar 18 be the day?
    « Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 12:46:03 PM »
    So I got a call this morning and my salesmen informed me that my car is currently in Calgary and that they should have the car tomorrow. It took a week and a half to get here from Vancouver =_= but hopefully the wait will be worth it!!

    I've already ordered my interior LEDs for the car from Diode Dynamics.
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Could tomorrow Mar 18 be the day?
    « Reply #14 on: March 17, 2014, 01:00:25 PM »
    I've already ordered my interior LEDs for the car from Diode Dynamics.

    Don't do what I did (rooky mistake) and fry your BIU by shorting the circuit for the door courtesy lights. Don't use a metal pry tool and it's better if you disconnect the bulb housing when you do the swap. You need to check the polarity of the LED but don't swap it live.


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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Could tomorrow Mar 18 be the day?
    « Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 01:14:03 PM »
    Don't do what I did (rooky mistake) and fry your BIU by shorting the circuit for the door courtesy lights. Don't use a metal pry tool and it's better if you disconnect the bulb housing when you do the swap. You need to check the polarity of the LED but don't swap it live.



    Good to know!! Thanks
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Could tomorrow Mar 18 be the day?
    « Reply #16 on: March 18, 2014, 11:48:49 PM »
    12 minutes (Mountain Time) left on Mar 18..  was today the day?

    They're going to park their car over there. You're going to park your car over here. Get it?

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Could tomorrow Mar 18 be the day?
    « Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 12:38:57 AM »
    Nope, I went to the dealership and asked them whats going on.... Salesperson told me that the truck had "broken" down in Calgary and that I should have it by Wednesday March 19, 2014. So I was like WTF I don't have a car now that I sold it to my brother and the car was suppose to be here over the weekend, so I asked them for a loaner and they gave me a 2014 Forester 2.5i to play with in the mean time.  >:(

    and it smells like BO
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    I hope it's not because they have to fix some cosmetic damage from the truck transport.  This time of year is bad for stone chips, etc.  I'd give it a really good look over before you drive away. 

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    I hope it's not because they have to fix some cosmetic damage from the truck transport.  This time of year is bad for stone chips, etc.  I'd give it a really good look over before you drive away. 

    Ohhh i'll make sure all right!!

    I got the call this morning and my car is here!!! So i'll be picking it up today around 4:00 PM.
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Cars here!!! Pick-up at 4PM
    « Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 09:47:42 AM »
    Are you going to play show and tell with it tonight at wings?

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Cars here!!! Pick-up at 4PM
    « Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 09:52:28 AM »
    So, you're getting it today?
    If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
    I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
    But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
    So give me the vodka, and stfu.
    If you're having forum problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but your post ain't one.

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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Cars here!!! Pick-up at 4PM
    « Reply #22 on: March 19, 2014, 10:09:55 AM »
    Are you going to play show and tell with it tonight at wings?

    Not sure, I have dodge ball tonight :D but it's an early game so i'll see if I can make it out.

    So, you're getting it today?

    Yup!
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Nomnomnom Forester!!
    « Reply #23 on: March 19, 2014, 08:49:35 PM »
    Got the forester and it's been great so far! I'll be posting some more pics and a detailed impression once I break it in and play with the CVT S/S#/I modes :)
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    Re: Dev's 2014 Forester XT Limited - Nomnomnom Forester!!
    « Reply #24 on: March 20, 2014, 01:30:31 AM »
    Updated with Pics :D
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