Shibe

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  • Drives :
    2007 Forester SH5
    2000 Honda Torneo Euro-R
    2007 Impreza S-GT (Sold)
    2008 Impreza 2.0R 5 Speed (Sold)
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  1. Booked the Forester in for a Dyno tune. Will be interesting to see what I get out of a completely stock car.
  2. Probably a dumb question Understandably SI drive controls throttle / throttle responsiveness levels. I've noticed that in I (intelligent) mode, I get a maximum of about 10psi boost under hard throttle. Sports and Sports# modes both spike 16 then hold at 14psi.
  3. Hey all, Usually this would be a breeze with tracking the correct spark plugs for a Subaru.. but not to much the case with my Forester. It's a 2007 Subaru Forester SH5 2.0 XT, manual. It's registered as 2007 but technically a 2008+ model which seems to hiccup a few sites. The NGK, Repco & Supercheap sites haven't been much help, bar the Repco if I put my vehicle in as 2007, there's an EJ20 DOHC 16v Turbo to be selected but i'm not sure if this is pulling SG Forester parts. For all I know, they could use the same plug? it pulled an NGK PFR6B Anyway, trying to track some NGK iridiums. 2007 Subaru Forester XT EJ20-COVERED SH5-002222 Just being cautious before i accidentally blow money on the incorrect plug. Any help appreciated
  4. Hmm yeah I'm definitely not about that super loud life. The AdrenalinR route seems a bit tricky to make up the parts, just from a 2 minute glance on their website anyway..
  5. Oh hell, I didn't expect them to be super loud! A bit of noise is fine but over the top? nah Aight I'll have a look into making one up with Adrenalin-R
  6. I'm looking at getting a catback exhaust for my SH5 XT. Just want a bit more of that Subaru rumble to enjoy plus any small performance benefits that may come along with it. Redline performance offer a pretty easy purchase with the XFORCE variant here https://www.redlineperformance.co.nz/product/xforce-subaru-forester-xt-exhaust-kit-2009-12-wrx-grf-sedan/ Is this of pretty reasonable value for a catback exhaust system? Or am I better off getting something custom made which could possibly save money & be of higher quality? I don't I'm wanting go turbo back route since $$ and noise
  7. Mechanic fitted standard WRX suspension into the SH5 for me.. very pleased with the results. Wheel nuts were on so tight that it stretched the thread on the studs on 3 corners. So a big f**k you to whoever did this originally. Luckily he found it then.. otherwise if I had to change a tyre, I would've been screwed. I also chucked on a GFB Respons BOV because.. I don't really know why. Pssshhh??
  8. Yeah the STI is different and not a direct swap in SH5's, only the rear.
  9. Does anyone know if the springs and shocks used in an S-GT are the same as a WRX hatch from the same era? (V11 era)? And do the hatches use the same suspension as the Sedans? Edit: This is for my SH5 Forester to lower it. Unless anyone would advise against this..
  10. Howdy Howdy MY SH5 XT Handles like a boat. It's a given really. Stock suspension made for carting the family around but i'm not about that life. Obviously my options are adjustable's (which i'm not wanting to fork out for) and lowering springs.. But was also wondering if it's possible to lower an SH forester with say.. WRX suspension from the same era? Or anything else that anyone has had experience with?
  11. it’s absolutely a boat and I think that’s the first thing I need to address. Stupidly missed out on a full set of Pedders shocks and springs because the numpty selling them wouldn’t reply to my questions about shipping them.. should’ve just whacked but now!
  12. Does anyone here have experience modifying an SH5 Forester? Particularly a 2.0XT? Mine is bone stock and I don't even know where to begin.. exhaust, suspension, intake, tuning. I'm not overly sure how accustomed they are to modifications.
  13. Ah well at the end of the day it ended up being like a $3500 lemon. No need to mention how much money has been spent on it since though lol.
  14. Unfortunately the Michelins are aging a bit and the rubber is a wee bit brittle I'll replace them at a later date I guess. I have a feeling it may be the same as 2.0 XT Spec (Assuming this is what this forester is) with about 227HP and 319Nm Torque outputs. I can't confirm this though. The body kit seems pretty uncommon. Although typically, the day before I bought it, I saw another white SH5 in town with a bodykit too
  15. Would never really have expected myself to own anything like it.. The space is great though and it's really surprisingly good on fuel. Must only have a baby turbo on it though, spools super easy and nice and torquey through 2.5 - 4.5k rpm. After that there's just nothing haha.