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Offline JohnnyCanuck

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JohnnyCanucks JDM Foz
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:22:56 PM »
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The JDM Foz - For sale!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 12:12:17 AM »
Well after owning a bunch of Honda's (still do  8)), I decided to find out what all the turbo fuss was about. On top of that I finally tugged my nuts and bought a car from Japan. I didn't tug them very hard, and ended up buying a 97 Forester.

Unfortunately it's an auto, but after searching a month for a manual I decided that they were fairy-tales. I was a little hesitant at first because I think boxer engines suck and I knew I wasn't going to be able to inspect the car before purchasing it, but I got bored and wanted to spend money. I bought this car for something fun in the winter and because it's more practical than my S2000 which I have for summer.

It's a 97 Forester T/TB with 56,000 km and an auction grade of 4BB.

Because people only look a pictures....

















As for plans regarding the car, I'm going to start saving for when the engine blows up.

Also, I am going to do the following once it lands:

Brakes/Rotors/Lines - Blanks, some good street pads and some stainless lines
Tires - Continental DWS or Blizzacks
Filters - Oil/Fuel/Air/Cabin/Transmission - Yeah I know about the tranny one, still going to replace it so uckfay you
Fluids - Oil/Tranny/Diff/Brake/Coolant/PS
Spark Plugs/Wires/Coilpack(Maybe) - NGK and OEM 2.5RS
Timing Belt/Pulleys - OEM
Serpentine Belt
Block Heater
And rust proof the car - Primer/Rust Paint/Undercoat

Eventually I want to get around to bushings, some sways, good struts, ect. and see where it goes from there. Maybe one day I'll take cool pictures of it doing Subaru stuff.

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 12:16:56 AM »
Very clean car!
"As for plans regarding the car, I'm going to start saving for when the engine blows up."
Hahaha omg I can't stop laughing

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 07:55:34 AM »
Love green foresters!

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 08:12:11 AM »
Car looks awesome Chris! Can't wait to see her arrive.
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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 08:39:05 AM »
So much Subaru hate for a new owner!  ;)

I knew I could convert you...

Also, the car looks alright I guess, for an old man mobile. 

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
^^ One day you will see the light or I will turn to darkness.
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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2014, 10:12:00 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm excited for it to get here.

So much Subaru hate for a new owner!  ;)

I knew I could convert you...

Also, the car looks alright I guess, for an old man mobile.

Woah now, I wouldn't say I've converted. I still love me some vtec.

^^ One day you will see the light or I will turn to darkness.

He secretly loves Honda's - he even thought about swapping the last civic he had  ;)

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 05:03:54 PM »
it was a dark point in my life...I don't wanna talk about it

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Re: The JDM Foz
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 08:20:24 PM »
Well many hours have went into figuring what the uckfay is going on and what parts will work on my car. This is the list of what I have come up with that I'll be immediately installing once the car lands... if you see something wrong feel free to chime in.



I'm still debating whether to change the water pump or not.... also I'm not to sure on the spark plug wires part number. If anyone knows what will work on my car let me know.

Oh, and the car finally leaves Japan on October 2nd  8)

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2014, 09:51:33 PM »
Looks like a did list. Can't wait to see when it lands. PS why not buy winters from venders or Costco?
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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2014, 10:54:30 AM »
I'm under the assumption that I'm not going to get as good as a deal locally.... The tires I posted are about $450 shipped to my door.

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2014, 08:40:40 PM »
I'm under the assumption that I'm not going to get as good as a deal locally.... The tires I posted are about $450 shipped to my door.
Is that in CAD including customs fees? If so that's pretty damn good, just sounds a little too good to be true.

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2014, 10:47:28 PM »
Went and doubled checked a receipt from this summer as I purchased some Continental Extreme Contact DW's for my s2000. I paid $615 shipped to my door. That included $135 of duties/gst fee's.

The Extreme Winters are $384 right now (in the Foz size) on tire rack, so add $135 to that and you get $519. So I guess I'm a bit off. Still, fairly cheap for a great winter tire....

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2014, 09:03:47 AM »
Where do you typically get your wheels and tires mounted and balanced?
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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2014, 10:58:39 AM »
Sherwood Park Honda because they give me a 15-20% off since I've bought too many Honda parts from them haha.

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2014, 07:42:06 AM »
What size winters did you end up getting? You gonna need my old WRX rims?

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2014, 12:08:10 PM »
What size winters did you end up getting? You gonna need my old WRX rims?

No I should be good, thanks though!

I'm meeting up with snackers on Thurs to buy a set of winters he had laying around that meet the oem forester specs (215/60/16).

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2014, 03:46:12 PM »
uckfayin suv tires practically...

any forecast for when it's supposed to arrive?

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2014, 05:07:17 PM »
uckfayin suv tires practically...

any forecast for when it's supposed to arrive?

True... but to be fair it's the new winter beater and an old man vehicle.

Ships out tomorrow (if it's not delayed again). Two weeks to Vancouver, one week in customs, and one week to Edmonton... so November  :'(

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2014, 09:02:53 AM »
I was really hoping I would get to see it when I come home this month, oh well.

Hopefully the old civic holds up till this gets here ;)

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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2014, 10:10:33 AM »
I was really hoping I would get to see it when I come home this month, oh well.

Hopefully the old civic holds up till this gets here ;)

When are you home over Christmas? Also the civic is still going strong. That car is amazing.

I also started to collect parts.

Spark plug wires - Magnecor #45205








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Re: The JDM Foz - JDM Witchcraft is Confusing
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2014, 07:29:44 AM »
Should be home on Dec. 15 for three weeks before I head to Calgary.

Also, this should kick assay in the snow with those tires. Watch it be a year with next to no major snow falls.

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Re: The JDM Foz - I bought stuff
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2014, 06:57:55 PM »
After reading pages on pages of people quoting facts, others conducting numerous experiments, and various anecdotal accounts by YourMom_SucksD & CrastrolHaterz I found that I gained enough knowledge to give my nuts another tug and buy fluids for my car. Really, there is nothing to see here but I'm bored and want my car to land so I bought stuff.


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Re: The JDM Foz - I bought stuff
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2014, 07:36:21 PM »
Our cars don't use PS fluid... They use ATF in the power steering.