215 HP
235 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3210 LB
Engine Size
2.5 L
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
18/23 MPG

After being in the Honda scene for so many years, I decided to take on a different approach and try something new. I was in the market for several vehicles, a lot of the cars I had in mind was anything that was a manual turbocharged Subaru. Before I got this Forester, I was heavily focused on getting a WRB WRX Bugeye or Blobeye. I couldn't find the right one and I began searching elsewhere. After several months of looking I came across this Forester. Long story short I got the car and loved every bit of it. Mods in order of installation: 1. Cobb tuning short shifter with shifter bushings 2. STI Group-N motor and transmission mounts 3. 04 STI catless uppipe 4. 05 STI header 5. Custom axleback muffler delete 6. 04 STI struts with blue Prodrive lowering springs 7. STI rear sway bar with STI hardware. 8. JDM Cross Sport front end conversion 9. 04 STI steering wheel conversion 10. Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace 11. STI Master Cylinder 12. STI Brembo brake swap 13. JDM Aluminum front lower control arms 14. Kartboy sway bar endlinks 15. Rear OEM STI sway bar 16. JDM rear trunk swap with spoiler. 17. JDM STI front strut tower brace 18. SPT Intake Current Wheel/TireSetup 04 STI BBS wheels with Kumho Ecsta 4X II Tires (225/50/R17) I had a mindset of being able to mod this car with the best bang for the buck setups. You don't have to rely on aftermarket components to make the car more enjoyable. Since this vehicle is based off of an Impreza platform, WRX's and STI's of the similar year have a lot of interchangeable components. This allows you to swap over a lot of components to the Forester for cheap. Next list of mods. 1. Downpipe 2. JDM STI Hoodscoop 3. Fuel pump and injectors 4. New seats 5, New Gauge Setup 6.Cobb Accessport 7. Bigger Turbo 8.Tune

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