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Old 12-24-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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The GTI tried to die on me while driving home for xmas last week, so I decided to get rid of it and get an early present.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited

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As the rest of the Subaru guys here already know, it's basically similar to a detuned '04 STi. Planning on turbo-back exhaust and a reflash, as well as springs and a rear sway once I get some disposable income again. Should be a pretty fun car, as it will just be a daily driver and tow vehicle for taking bikes to the track.
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I like it, is it a 6 speed
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5 speed was the only manual offered that year
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nice. congrats.
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I saw one converted to STI spec, it was sick.
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Broken VW??? Never.
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Nice car.

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Nice. Run romraider. I'm $20 into it (for usa sourced ebay vagcom cable) on my 5speed '05 outback XT, basically the same engine as yours. Much fun. Good luck with it!!!!
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Do want. Id like to eventually have one of these built to sti spec, or a swapped 2dr Impreza 2.5rs.
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bellmouth dp+cat back+tactrix cable+OS tune = +30-50whp and +40-60wtq.

If you buy used it will cost less than 600
And you won't believe how much better it will feel, cause those gains will be from 3-5k rpm.
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My Legacy GT still puts a smile on my face everyday. Good choice on the XT - very easy to mod and it will be a really fun sleeper.
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I'm pretty sure I am getting one of these, but the XT in an manual is so damn hard to find around here. We get a lot fewer people driving AWD cars down here, so the rarity of the manual XT is compounded.
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That's bad ***. Not too crazy about the wheels, but still good lookin
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Good choice Sam and also nice pic Hustler. I much prefer the '04-05 front end on the FXTs but its hard not to like any of the Subie 2.5 turbo derivatives.
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Thanks Trey! I showed this to Meg and now she may have chosen what she wants to replace the cooper

Badass.
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Other than the spokes that poke out, thats balla.
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Yeah pretty simple upgrades are available cheap. Most of it is STI takeoffs
start with the turboback exhaust, some form of EM either opensource or accessport.
You can easily pick up an STI top mount intercooler, sti exhaust manifold(or a cheap header but they will crack eventually) and uppipe cheap.
STI takeoff struts are cheap and bolt right up-add some sway bars and kartboy endlinks
want more power-VF39 or VF43 STI turbos are bolt on and cheap. Walbro and some sti injectors also cheap for a little more power.
Find some 04 STI Brembos(since they are 5x100) and you are good to go.
STI steering rack bolts right up(I have one-pm me)
The transmission is the weak point just like the miata 5 speeds. Above 300whp they can be time bomb if you are hard on them. Unfortunately STI 6 speeds while bomb proof are quite pricey.
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Yeah pretty simple upgrades are available cheap. Most of it is STI takeoffs
start with the turboback exhaust, some form of EM either opensource or accessport.
You can easily pick up an STI top mount intercooler, sti exhaust manifold(or a cheap header but they will crack eventually) and uppipe cheap.
STI takeoff struts are cheap and bolt right up-add some sway bars and kartboy endlinks
want more power-VF39 or VF43 STI turbos are bolt on and cheap. Walbro and some sti injectors also cheap for a little more power.
Find some 04 STI Brembos(since they are 5x100) and you are good to go.
STI steering rack bolts right up(I have one-pm me)
The transmission is the weak point just like the miata 5 speeds. Above 300whp they can be time bomb if you are hard on them. Unfortunately STI 6 speeds while bomb proof are quite pricey.

-cobb accessport is for women and gays. complete and utter waste of money.
-sti manifold and up pipe are EXACTLY the same as the ones on his car already.
-sti struts WILL NOT fit his car unless he gets specifically the 04 sti struts. any other year will not work.
-sti injectors are the same size that he has already.
-walbro pump won't do **** unless he's going bigger than vf series turbos.
- at the cheap retarded plug for STi steering rack: it won't do **** for him and is a waste of money. nice try though.

You should learn a thing or two about scoobs before handing out advice. You're clearly a noob.
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