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Offline JJx

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Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« on: August 29, 2019, 10:24:22 PM »
Finally starting a thread, mostly to keep track of what I've been doing to her.
 Bought just over a year ago with the swap already done --http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=56480.0--

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Red is previous owner/s

Powertrain:

- Built EJ255, make pistons, King bearings
- KillerB oil pickup
- EJ257 Heads from 2012 STi
- EGR block off plates
- Deleted EVAP system
- 2012 STi TMIC (temporary)
- HKS blow off valve (temporary)
- Tomei Expreme UEL headers and up pipe
- Ultimate Racing turbo back 3" exhaust (temporary?)
- ver 7 STi non-DCCD six speed, R180 rear diff & Brembos
- USDM STi subframes front and rear
- Forester subframe spacers deleted
-Group N tranny mount
- perrin pitch stop
- Crankcase and valve cover breathers are vta through ebay catchcan (temporary)

Suspension:
-Version 7 sti wagon strut/spring takeoffs with 3/4"  rear spacer ( eventually konis or agx?)

- Cobb Front/rear sway bar
- whiteline? ALK


Interior:
- GR STI front seats
- Defi gauges Boost, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp
- JDM Forester STi gauge cluster
- STi titanium shift knob (temporary?)
- custom leather shift and e-brake boots
- 2007 sti head unit (with aux)

Exterior
- oversized carbon fibre scoop painted
- Prodrive GC-06D forged wheels 17x8 with 245x40x17s
- Rota 17x8 with 215x55x17 tires (winters)
- Blue sparco mudflaps
 
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Offline JJx

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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 12:46:55 AM »
First thing when I got her back from calgary, was to repaint (spray cans from Carlsons auto body supply with duplicolor acrylic laquer clear coat) the heavily rusted and chipped hood and the carbon fiber hood scoop with failing clear coat.

Eventually I'll replace the hood with an aluminum fxt hood. Finding it in the same colour may be like hitting the lottery, so if I get it in another colour I might spray it in the same colour as the mirrors and rear trim, which is interestingly Lada 625.
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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 01:09:17 AM »
Very neat and rare color. Also hell of a bargain. I think I've only ever seen one or two XT's in that color semi locally.

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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 11:05:58 AM »
Is that JasperSTI's old Forester?

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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 05:01:10 PM »
Is that JasperSTI's old Forester?

No, Jasper's was silver and had GD seats.  This one is gold with GR seats.  I think Jasper's was a 5-speed as well... 

OP, you want a spare 07 STI headunit?  lols
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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2019, 11:55:25 AM »
Thanks! I do have mixed feelings about the colour, it can be a little pukey depending on lighting, but other times it looks great!
I've seen my twin in edmonton once- same colour with similar rims and also lowered, but he was going the opposite way on the henday hehe.

Jellynuts I appreciate the offer but unfortunately I already blew 20$ on one. Was a pain to get the aux working as they have that dumb switch on the oem aux receiver. Ended up getting a cord on Amazon with the right pigtail, just had to repin it to work with the subaru HU.

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Re: Goldilocks, JJx's sti swapped forester xt
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2019, 12:24:18 PM »
The current wheel set up has been a rubbin since I bought the car, the lips have just started to rust and I have small crack in the paint in the rear. Decided to roll the rear fenders and reseal everything after.
Was looking at renting fender rollers, but with the deposit most guys wanted a total of 140$+ for a fender roller that was 120$ at princess auto. This sketched me out so I ended procrastinating until one got posted on FB marketplace for 40$.

Rolling fenders went as expected (not smoothly) and even with heat the paint was cracking everywhere. Sanded/ wire brushed all the rust/bad paint then did a couple coats of rust converter. The tiny rust spot ended up being a nickle sized hole ::) . oh well. Bondo, primer, paint, and clear coat later the repair ended up being good for about 3feet. I could've done a better job blending it but I wanted to minimize the damage done to the good paint.

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