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SpdDmn's new FXT - rather less shiny... (RIP)
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:38:27 PM »
My WRX went out in a blaze of glory a few weeks ago (August 7th), with over 300,000km on the engine and body, so I needed a new all-around car. I've always been a fan of the Forester as a daily and dog hauler, after having briefly had a 2004 FXT back in Ontario. And since Subarus are basically Lego sets, virtually all of my WRX go-fast bits could swap over!

I picked up my OBP 5MT 2007 Forester XT at the Saskatoon Kia dealership on August 15th, flying in and driving it home. It had 139,600 km, and was farm-dirty but rust free, slightly smoking after my test drive, and with the typical Forester soft brakes and suspension. SOLD! ;D To pass OOP, I needed the oil pan resealed (no more smoke!), cracked fog lights replaced, and overtorqued wheel studs on 3 of 4 wheels replaced - nothing too shocking, thankfully.

Drove it stock for 2 whole weeks, until this past weekend when I headed up to Red Deer to get all my WRX parts moved over to the FXT.

And so it begins....


First roadtrip - back from Saskatoon


Cleaned and waxed, apparently for the first time in 7 years  :o
   


Performance

Cobb Accessport v3 currently running OTS Stage 2 94 map    Cobb AP v3 Protuned by Airboy:  257 whp, 300 wtq at ~18 psi 
VF34 JDM STI ball bearing turbo
Stock FXT 560cc Injectors (?)
Stock FXT catless uppipe
Invidia V2 3” downpipe
Invidia Q300 3” axleback exhaust  Invidia G200 FXT fitment full 3" catback exhaust
TurboXS BIG TMIC (yep, it fit)
Turbosmart Dualport BOV
Aftermarket clutch (note to self: get Subaru of Saskatoon service records!)
Group N Engine & Tranny mounts

Suspension & Wheels
JDM v7 STi wagon struts & springs
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable rear sway bar w/ box mounts
Whiteline adjustable rear endlinks
Unknown front strut brace
2005+ LGT Front Rotors, calipers & pads (12.3" vs old 11.4" vented)
06/07 WRX 4pot Front calipers (WTB: 2pot rears!)
DBA 4000 Series T3 rotors
Endless SSY pads
Front & Rear Stainless Steel brake lines
18"x8" Rota Grids Gold on Continental DWs 235/40/18
17"x7.5" Rota Sub-Zeros Royal Bronze (race rims) on Toyo R1Rs 225/45/17 (ST2 race tires w/ 140 treadwear)
Stock 16” WRX Rims powdercoated lime green w/ Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tires 205/50/16

Exterior
Subaru Forester XT Sports bumper
Subaru Forester XT Sports grill
Subaru Forester XT Sports taillights (black housings)

Painted black housings on factory HID headlights
JDM v7 STi Hoodscoop
Trailer hitch removed
Gorilla mudflaps

Interior
Prodrive shift knob
Kartboy short shifter (07-09 FXT and 08+ LGT fitment)
Kartboy shifter linkage and rear bushings
Pioneer Premier F90BT Double-DIN Navigation Unit
AFR, boost, EGT, oil pressure gauges

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Not yet installed
Not yet purchased


WRX parts install day:
TD04 bolts giving grief

VF34 installed!

Rearview - Q300 and swaybar. Fired up and running after install!


And then we went to Canmore:   (spot the Aussie in these pics :P)











I have a few plans to get this car back to a hot daily driver and possible autoX car (until I can afford a dedicated race car). I love the FXT's potential, that the uninitiated don't even realize when they see it on the street! Need to solidify the power mods with a different axleback and Sunny's protune magic; then survive winter, and acquire the XT Sports front end likely next spring.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 02:52:45 PM »
Looks good. Should bring it out to a Timmies meet.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 03:12:18 PM »
Great looking Foz.

What did you end up doing with your WRX? Or did I miss it somewhere?

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 03:49:18 PM »
Great looking Foz!
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 05:32:00 PM »
Wow! Wasted no time transferring parts over!  Your new Foz looks amazing with the struts and Grids. This is everything I wish I could do if I had an XT.

what fate befalls your WRX?
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 09:58:07 AM »
Great purchase, that Fozzy looks so clean!
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 10:29:27 AM »
Sold the WRX to Mike in Red Deer. It's going to get a new engine and as far as I know, be sold pretty much stock.

Don't make me think about the little rex any more :'(  He's living on in the foz!
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 11:57:18 AM »
Great to see more people picking up the Forester! They look awesome with just a few things done to them!

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 09:57:54 PM »
I see black and I feel "Darkness", but then, I see Rachel's black FXT and for some reason "Duck Dodgers in the 25th and half century" springs to mind.

Hence, "Duckness"


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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2014, 10:39:01 PM »
That's kind of appropriate as there's a kind of amphibious look from the front end (although not as much as the next gen).  But that will be remedied with the sports bumper.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2014, 05:21:10 PM »
Very clean Fozzy. Are you going to be in the Quary Park Park and Polish tomorrow or just volunteering? Also I second bringing it out to one of the weekly timmies meets.

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2014, 06:38:25 PM »
Very clean Fozzy. Are you going to be in the Quary Park Park and Polish tomorrow or just volunteering? Also I second bringing it out to one of the weekly timmies meets.

Both! I registered the WRX, so I will be under "Rachel McLean: 2002 Subaru WRX" :)

Might make a timmies meet before the snow, but it's such an awkward time. Bust assay home 4-5pm, drive back to Calgary 6-7pm. Bleh.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2014, 06:40:31 PM »
I see black and I feel "Darkness", but then, I see Rachel's black FXT and for some reason "Duck Dodgers in the 25th and half century" springs to mind.

Hence, "Duckness"



Duckness, sounds cute... I dont' even remember that cartoon, is it possible it was before my time? That happens pretty rarely these days! :P


That's kind of appropriate as there's a kind of amphibious look from the front end (although not as much as the next gen).  But that will be remedied with the sports bumper.

Amphibious! Noooo! Now I'm even more motivated to pick up the front end conversion..
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »
Big day yesterday - got tuned by Sunny (Airboy) at Vex!

The FXT put down 257 whp and 300 wtq, running 18 psi of boost :D My intercooler and BOV were leaking, and not ideal for the tune, so it could make a little more if I switch to an STi topmount down the road.

On the dyno:


Also got my JDM v7 STi scoop installed, along with spark plugs and an oil change, in preparation for the tune:




No more spending on the car. After I buy the Invidia G200 catback.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2014, 03:13:26 PM »
Congrats on the tune and the numbers. Must be a blast to drive now.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2014, 03:16:36 PM »
Ah, so that's why you want an STi TMIC.  I must have been not listening last night.  My hearing is going, old age...

Good numbers!

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2014, 04:46:46 PM »
Fantastic numbers!  I want 300wtq! 

Why do you want the G200?  For the burnt tip?  I think the Q300 looks great :)
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2014, 10:41:28 AM »
Big day yesterday - got tuned by Sunny (Airboy) at Vex!

The FXT put down 257 whp and 300 wtq, running 18 psi of boost :D My intercooler and BOV were leaking, and not ideal for the tune, so it could make a little more if I switch to an STi topmount down the road.

On the dyno:


Also got my JDM v7 STi scoop installed, along with spark plugs and an oil change, in preparation for the tune:




No more spending on the car. After I buy the Invidia G200 catback.


That's awesome!!!

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2014, 01:15:53 PM »
This is awesome! congrats on the great numbers too  ^-^

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2014, 03:24:56 PM »
Fantastic numbers!  I want 300wtq! 

Why do you want the G200?  For the burnt tip?  I think the Q300 looks great :)

The G200 comes in FXT fitment! And no burnt tip, just the same size/ shape muffler and tip as the Q300. I could modify the Q300 by extending it, but then it would be unsellable to anyone but FXT owners...

Found out today it's back ordered until early October, so I'll be rocking the Q300 for a while yet :(



Swirls don't look so bad from this angle, amiright?

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2014, 03:39:19 PM »
All the photos from Quarry have people in the car with a creepy look on their face.  Your photo is not the worst, still creepy though.

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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2014, 04:16:52 PM »
All the photos from Quarry have people in the car with a creepy look on their face.  Your photo is not the worst, still creepy though.

Why thank you :P
I even got him to take one without me in the car!
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2014, 10:30:35 PM »
The G200 comes in FXT fitment! And no burnt tip, just the same size/ shape muffler and tip as the Q300. I could modify the Q300 by extending it, but then it would be unsellable to anyone but FXT owners...

Found out today it's back ordered until early October, so I'll be rocking the Q300 for a while yet :(



Swirls don't look so bad from this angle, amiright?

(bahaha face)

Paint looks great in this picture but I can only imagine what the swirls look like in person. I will  be happy to remove them for you next spring. ;D
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - More whp, more wtq, more scoop
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 02:48:54 PM »
Great numbers!  I hope to get my FXT over to Airboy sometime soon.  Probably before my Wagon makes it, which is sad but still exciting at the same time haha!  Your FXT is looking real good, unfortunetely I know all about swirls in black as well.  My 04 JBP Wagon looks good from far but it needs a good makeover too.
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Re: SpdDmn's new FXT - Needs a Name!
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2014, 12:02:28 AM »
All the photos from Quarry have people in the car with a creepy look on their face.  Your photo is not the worst, still creepy though.
I will kill you face on mine



Also muahhahaha i have 3more hp than you :p
Farewell :(  Your exhaust was inspirational.