mtbtimr

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    2004 Subaru Forester STI
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  1. Who's going to chrome this year? Last year I met up with a few guys at PBMS and cruised to Hampton Downs..
  2. Given that the car is unlikely to see much track-thrashing, I'm going to risk using a high temp primer with a regular base coat. Will report back on build thread. Does anyone know where I could get some of those black STI decals?
  3. I want to paint my gold brembo calipers fluro yellow like the ones from the late model STIs. I've found high temp primer and clear, but no high temp fluro yellow... My question is... can I use a regular base coat if it's protected from both directions by high temp primer and clear? Or Am I better off getting them powder coated? And how much should I expect to pay for 4 calipers? Thanks!
  4. I am running STI Genome suspension from a WRX in my Forester STI. I am also running a Whiteline 22mm Forester rear sway bar. I noticed that I've cracked one of the rear sway bar mounts (somewhat expected from the stiffer sway bar). Looking into replacements for the mounts... Should I go with WRX mounts or Forester mounts? i.e. KBR18-22 or KBR21-22? Cheers, Tim Answered my own question with a bit more googling... WRX mounts won't clear the spare wheel compartment. https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/911199-post8.html
  5. Are you running stock end links with your 22mm bar?
  6. My FSTI blocking the road on the weekend. Forester_STI by Tim Rutledge, on Flickr
  7. Looking to pick up a rear strut bar for my SG9 Forester. 1. Who has used one in an SG Forester before? 2. What brand did you use? 3. Did you have to modify the internal panels to fit it? 4. How much of a difference did you feel? Cheers
  8. SOLVED: https://www.scoobynet.com/suspension-12/1036204-drop-links-for-forester-sti.html
  9. Need some front and rear end links for my 2004 SG9 Forester STI. The rear lateral arms are the same as a WRX STI if I'm correct but the sway bar is Forester-specific.. So should I be looking for STI end links or Forester end links? Is Whiteline generally a pretty safe bet? If I'm not going to be adjusting them, should I just get the stock ones?
  10. Yep still looking. Those have been on TM since I started looking lol. Maybe I could use that as bargaining... Actually started thinking about doing some late model STI wheels instead to keep things stock, but all the ones I like are 5x114.3
  11. Not quite the same, the D9rs have much more slender spokes. I prefer the look of the XD9s tbh.
  12. I'm aiming for a WRB version of the red one... How's yours coming along? Still got it?
  13. Yep, I'm going to print off a copy of the wording from the NZTA website to keep in the glove box.
  14. So currently, the light bar on my Forester is wired up with a Jaycar relay kit that connects to the battery with a simple switch in the cabin. I can turn the light bar on and off at any time (even when the car is off). To comply with the rules, I want to wire it up so that the switch is still there, but the light bar will only come on when the switch is on and the high beams are on. I've done a bit of investigation and probing with the multimeter and I know that the high beams are negatively switched. Can someone please tell me how to change the wiring on the switch so I get what I'm aiming for? Cheers