Author Topic: My Foz 2.5xt Man  (Read 24770 times)

April 08, 2014, 02:27:56 PM
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Alex

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So I took delivery of this bad boy earlier this year. Coming from owning all sorts of cars, this was my first Subaru and I happened to find a beautiful condition forester for a good price so I couldn't help myself.



Owning a performance and general parts company I knew all to well that this was not gonna stay stock for too long. The whole style of the vehicle is perfect in my eyes, ride height of the stock shocks and springs does bother me somewhat but will be installing some ISC coils in our next order.

So far shes been a beautiful drive but I have picked up some silly issues like brake pads and rotors in the rear, as well as wheel bearings that were shot. The tell tail signs to this were the clanking noises heard going over rough roads:mad: With this all sorted I decided to get a set of my companies mats for the car as the standard ones were blown. The interior has some wear and tear and I will need to replace some broken ashtrays and cup holders but I feel that these will keep me nicely occupied for the time being.





Had the car sent down to Piper Racing in Durban to Kumarin to do a fill downpipe and exhaust. I opted for loud and its a straight 76mm ending in a 110mm Jdm style box in the rear. She now growls and farts just right in my opinion. The exhaust really showed me what this motor is all about, power was way up from standard and it made everything smoother, especially gear changes as there was no jerk between changes. Really enjoying its new found power:)






As I said the car came with a few bugs and one of them was the motor was pristine but the original airbox was buggered. I sourced one off a 07 sti hawkeye and fitted that. They are both the same but I just like the fact that it now has an sti part on it :p:rolleyes: I coupled this with an apexi flat panel filter for a quick change over the stock filter. Spool is much better, Motor is smoother and power comes on much cleaner now. I reckon the filter and pipe did a good job of freeing some of that bottled up Japanese power.







I am looking at doing full bracing on the car (Ultra Racing), the coils as mentioned, Forester Sti body parts will be imported as soon as I source a nice bumper, Rear wing and grill. I am not after a show winner but a great all rounder that will provide a little bit of everything. So thats my path that this Forester has taken me down and I must say I absolutely am in love with this crossover. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions...:p

April 08, 2014, 11:28:58 PM
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Stev0

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Looking good dude. Get a remap and start pushing 200+kw!
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April 09, 2014, 06:59:22 AM
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nice one
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April 09, 2014, 09:32:44 AM
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Thanks guys. @steve Remap is the next performance thing to get done. Who would you recommend for this? and what type of pricing am I looking at with the remap?

April 09, 2014, 09:36:03 AM
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Looks brilliant mate!!
And please post pictures of the progress once you start adding those STi parts
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April 09, 2014, 09:43:45 AM
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@Flubu Thanks for your kind words. the aim is an allround sleeper. I sure will be posting pictures up of the sti parts as soon as they come through. In the meantime I put one of our stance stickers on the car just for a little branding :cool:

April 09, 2014, 11:39:42 AM
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You can speak to Dash about remap and tuning you car .He in the durban area
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April 09, 2014, 12:01:29 PM
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Thanks @ TheRookie :cool:
Will check that out once the steering rack is sorted, Anyone got any tips on changing the gearbox oil in the manual as well as what oil to use? I reckon its time for this and diff oils to be changed? 147 000km on the clock. any assistance will be awesome.:cool:

April 09, 2014, 12:51:19 PM
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Alex@partz

From what the clued up guys have been saying, a remap must be done after doing the exhaust (specifically the DP)
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April 09, 2014, 12:56:28 PM
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Quote from: Manfred;17390
Alex@partz
 
From what the clued up guys have been saying, a remap must be done after doing the exhaust (specifically the DP)
Agreed
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April 09, 2014, 01:00:28 PM
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On the manuals, the front diff uses the same oil as the engine.

Cat in Hat serviced our XT (Auto), used Motul 300v, 10W60 I think.
Guys doing track days use it with good results.
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April 09, 2014, 01:08:45 PM
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Maybe 20W60, can't remember  ;)
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April 09, 2014, 02:51:34 PM
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Hi Alex, well done on yoru choice!

We'll get a KZN Forester XT Breakfast run together soon, I'm thinking on the 3rd May to tie in with the track day at Roy Hesketh in PMB. Are you keen?
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April 09, 2014, 03:51:27 PM
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durban fozzies are the most well looked after fozzies in the country.:) :)
 
I bought mine in Durban :) :)
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April 09, 2014, 03:52:36 PM
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(What happened to the visit Rookie?)
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