SPECS
Horsepower
310 HP
Torque
333 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3420 LB
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.5 L
Transmission Type
6spd Manual
MPG (City/Highway)
18 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

About the car: I purchased this 2004 Subaru Forester XT (5spd manual, leather, dealer optioned sunroof) in January 2010, in Washington D.C. It was completely stock when purchased with just over 82,000 miles. Since I have purchased it I have done all required maintenance (Subaru recommended i.e. Timing Belt, spark plugs, filters, ancillary belts, hoses, etc.) on time and oil changes every 3,000 miles with synthetic oil (Mobil 1 5w30), transmission fluid every 20,000 miles with Uncle Scotty’s Cocktail. Now more about the Forester STI clone: 2005 STI Drivetrain swap: 1. 6speed manual transmission 2. R-180 differential 3. DCCD system w/ DCCD Pro 4. Brembo Brakes - 4pot front / 2pot rear 5. Front Subframe 6. Steering Rack 7. Aluminum Control Arms 8. Transmission Mounts / connectors 9. Short Throw Shifter (factory) 10. Driveshaft and halfshafts Other STI goodies: 1. 2007 STI Limited VF43 and TMIC 2. 2006 STI Oilpan (to accommodate the Killer-B oilpick-up and windage tray) 3. V7 STI Gauge cluster (still in the box as I haven’t had time to install it yet) 4. 2011 STI Drivers and Passenger Seats (Black leather w/ Alcantara suede and red stitching) 5. 2012 STI wheels (Enkei – Silver) 6. 2013 STI Badges Engine bay / Motor Aftermarket Items: 1. Agile Automotive tuned – 93octane (310awhp/333awtq) 2. Turbo-XS TBE (not the RFL system!) 3. Perrin TMIC Y - Pipe Kit 4. Downloaded OTS Cobb VF39 (91&93) Maps for Forester 5. GrimmSpeed Ceramic Coated Up-pipe 6. GrimmSpeed Ceramic Coated Manifolds and Crosspipe 7. GrimmSpeed AOS 8. GrimmSpeed 3port EBCS (in 2 port configuration) 9. Walbro 255lph fuel pump 10. Perrin Turbo Inlet Tube 11. NGK IX-Series Iridium (LFR7AIX) {1step colder plugs} 12. SPEC Stage 2+ 13. Spec Flywheel 14. STI Braided Clutch Line 15. STI Group N Transmission Mount 16. STI Group N Pitch Mount 17. Koyo Racing Radiator (VH13026) SG specific 18. Samco Silicone Radiator Hoses (TCS351/C) 19. Grimmspeed 160 Thermostat 20. Second Radiator Cap (Moshimoto 1.3bar) 21. K&N Panel Air Filter (Stock Air Box w/Silencer Delete) 22. Go Fast Bits Deceptor Pro (almost always run it full recirc) 23. Gates Racing Timing Belt, Pulleys, Waterpump 24. Gates Racing Ancillary Belts 25. Cobb lightened Crankshaft Pulley - Blue 26. STI 11mm Oil Pump 27. Killer B Oil Pickup Tube and Baffle (windage tray) 28. Group N Engine Mounts 29. New Clutch Master Cylinder 30. New Clutch Slave Cylinder 31. Cobb Accessport V.2  (currently in the process of trading in for V.3) 32. GrimmSpeed Ceramic Coated Turbo Heat Shield Interior / Exterior Aftermarket Items: 1. Kartboy special edition (Pink) exhaust hangers 2. AEM EGT, and Oil Pressure 3. Subtle Ashtray Gauge Mount 4. Perring Adjustable Gauge Mount 5. Subtle Hood Dampers 6. Subaru OEM rear spoiler (painted) 7. Rear Cargo area mat and Subaru Nets 8. Importology Front Lip 9. Perrin Gauge Pod Inserts (52mm) (should have come with gauge pod) 10. Subtle Solutions Hood Scoop Splitter 11. MRT 04-05 STI Hood Scoop for 02-03 WRX 12. Fire Extinguisher - mounted 13. 3M Window Tint (Florida Legal) 14. AEM Digital Wideband Gauge w/ sensor 15. AEM Digital Boost Gauge 17. Magnetic Oil Pan Drain Plug and Transmission Drain Plug 18. Custom Black Alcantara Suede Headliner with red stitching and Subaru designs ($1,200.00 - Lions Automotive Upholstery) Suspension Aftermarket Items: 1. BC BR Coilovers Forester specific with Swift Spring (8K-F/6K-R) upgrade (adapted for STI on the front) 2. Subtle 1/4" saggy butt spacers 3. Whiteline 24mm Sway Bars Front/Rear 4. Whiteline HD Rear Sway Bar Mounts 5. Whiteline Adjustable Lateral Links - Rear 6. Kartboy Endlinks (Front/Rear) 7. DBA Slotted Rotors (Front/Rear) 8. Hawk HPS Ceramic Pads (Front/Rear) - for Brembos 9. Goodrich SS Braided Lines 10. Dot4 Racing Brake Fluid... currently have their yellow racing fluid 11. Grimmspeed Brake Brace 12. Continental Extreme DWS (245/45ZR18/XL 96Y) 13. Whiteline Strut Tower Bar (Rear) with quick release *I may have forgotten some stuff that I have done….

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