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General Chat / Re: Foz Mods
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:57:08 PM »
Awesome! nice build ;)

Kom Ons Braai / Re: Flavoured Wood Pellet Smoking
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:40:55 AM »
thanks Fozxt-zn,

Yes, i have used the weber bags, lk oak barrel shavings and vines... looking for local pellets though.


Events & News / Re: 2016 Blanket run
« on: May 08, 2017, 02:42:38 PM »

You can join this year ;)

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Kom Ons Braai / Flavoured Wood Pellet Smoking
« on: May 03, 2017, 10:12:47 AM »

I have been struggling to find some local fruit wood pellets for smoking.  It seems very popular in the States, but not discussed much in SA.
I have been buying that oak shavings at the local checkers and those Weber wood chips, but want to test actual smoking wood pellets.
Anyone seen anything?

Garage / Re: My Little Pony
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:50:46 AM »
Very nice man!! I really want to put these on mine but I'll have a go at fabricating them up myself. They seem simple enough.

Thank you... for the technical guys, yes its very simple to make.  I unfortunately can only change a tyre.

The Interwebs guys start off with a cardboard layout and then lasercut a piece of steel from there.

I also read somewhere that some Prefacelift SG9s didnt have the 2 holes by the doors.

Garage / Re: My Little Pony
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:53:49 PM »
Update 20/04/2017

So I ordered a set of Paranoid Fabrications BLACK Front Fender Braces and i received them in a luminous green

From ordering the items online to having them delivered to my work desk took less than 6 business days... thank you Aramex Global Shopper.

The items seemed to be of great quality and it included all the bolts for the install.
My first impression of the fit was that the holes didn't align - it was off by a 1-2mm and that there was a metal lip (on the car) that hindered the install.  I contacted PF and they said that it may just be that the USDM Foresters are then different to our Fozzies.  Well, I told them that I will sort it out.  more about it below.

Most of the online Fender Brace installs say that it should take less than 30 mins to install...if you have the right tools and if you dont remove the Fender

Attempt 1 of the install

I decided to try and install the braces myself...i thought that 3 hours would be enough to install it.
SO here is a mini how-to
Jack up and remove the front wheel.  Gently remove the front half of the fender liner and there you would see above, in the middle of the wheel well, 2 holes where the one side of the braces must be installed.
Then on the other side, using the brace to guide you where the other holes are, you will see 2 cover holes, just next to the door hinge.  Remove that tape cover and then you will see where the brace will fit.  You will also notice that there is a metal lip on the body and that the manufactures seemed to have taken that lip into account when they designed the brace. 
Now with my mechanically-technically challenged brain I couldnt fathom how this brace was going to clear the lip and align with the holes. I gave it a try and quickly noticed that i needed one of those fancy rachet wrenches as the space is extremely tight.

After 3 hours, i gave up and thought i would rather get a 14 rachet wrench, instead of wasting my time with the normal spanner.

Attempt 2 of the install

After borrowing a 14 rachet wrench and aligning the holes and minding the metal lip as best as i could, i just continued to tightened the bolts until somehow miraculously, the stars aligned and this thing just fitted perfectly.

With this new sense of pride and confidence, i installed the other side and tightened both sides with the normal spanner.
Install time was prolly about 40 minutes one side and less than 20 mins on the other side.

Driving Impressions

As the Interwebs say, this mod really tightens the front of the car.  The Foz feels less like a boat and i rate this mod highly - must be your second suspension mod after the sti rear sway bar.

As my car is already stiff and NVH is already high (coilies, poly bushes, strut bars,pitch mount,etc) this simple brace seems to just make the Foz feel more like a wrx, improved turn in, better stability, better steering feedback...all great stuff.  Another benefit is that i prolly have about 25% less NVH.

I need to figure out how to post comments on the pics so that i can explain "what the picture is all about"

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Cars For Sale / Re: Subaru Legacy 2.0GT Wagon
« on: November 10, 2016, 08:29:41 PM »

I can't see the pics-it's referencing Gmail

Cars For Sale / Re: Subaru Legacy 2.0GT Wagon
« on: November 10, 2016, 09:31:30 AM »

Garage / Re: My Little Pony
« on: September 19, 2016, 02:20:35 PM »
Very nice!

I've just noticed your mod list as well. Quite impressive!!

Thank you Sir

Garage / Re: My Little Pony
« on: September 19, 2016, 12:41:32 PM »
Latest Ass pic-thanks to Sean

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: Thule Roof Racks for SG FORESTER
« on: September 02, 2016, 10:29:09 AM »
i got the roof racks from Peter.

Introduction / Re: Newbie to Subaru family (2012 Forester S-Edtion)
« on: August 29, 2016, 01:55:32 PM »

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Thule Roof Racks for SG FORESTER
« on: August 17, 2016, 08:57:40 PM »
Hello, as per the title, I am looking for a Thule roof rack set for a Forester SG


General Chat / Re: Re: Welcome to the Forester Forum
« on: August 10, 2016, 09:42:21 AM »
Hi Uwe.
Welcome to the forum.
If you want to us it for business and you getting paid for traveling per km, I will go for 2.5 XT.
If fuel and maintenance is for your account Non turbo is the one.
N/A are in general more reliable(less issues) and can be more economic(lighter on fuel)
Once you have driven a turbo for the long run, it will be difficult the go back to N/A.
Have been using both for business for the last 13 years.
I prefer the Turbo.
I can give you turbo running cost over 100kkm if you are interested.

I agree

Wanted - Parts or Vehicles / Re: SG9 Face-lift aicon/heater controls
« on: August 02, 2016, 08:31:52 AM »

Just an update, i ordered a used one off Ebay for 26 pounds.


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