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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I've had the car since 2003, so I guess I'll start one of these. 3rd owner, got her from Subaru of Thousand Oaks. I really wanted a RBP RS, but when I needed to get a car I could only find this BDP one. Slowly started modding it, and by 2006 she blew her head gaskets and my brother, my sister's bf helped fix that up and did a timing belt job at the same time. Didn't really do much mods till 2008 when i spun a bearing cuz I was low on oil and was a dumb ass. Starting to get fed up with the car, so I had to decide to just replace the block and sell or do an STi swap. I went with the latter, my sister's bf and I did all the mechanical work and the wiring was done by Iwire when he still was working at GT. It took 3 months to finish only working on the weekends. I left it swapped only for about 1 year and then started modding again.



Crashed it back in 2017 at Buttonwillow and let it sit for a year and finally got it fixed and repainted BMW's Estoril Blue II in 2018.



Current State: Stage 2 + EWG Protune 277 WHP 324 WTQ @19.5PSI (conservative tune for track days on my 100k+ engine on CA 91 crap gas)

Current state:



On ButtonWillow:



Engine shot:


From the rear:



Interior:




Track Wheels:


Street Wheels:





Engine:
2005 USDM STi Engine Swap
2007 STi VF-43
Perrin Catted DP
Tomei Expreme Ti Catback
Perrin Turbo Inlet
Injen CAI
Grimmspeed Uppipe
Tial 38mm EWG with Cooling (routed back to downpipe for street, external dump for track days)
Grimmspeed EWG Bracket
Prodrive BCS
Walbro 255 In tank Fuel Pump
Arp Head Studs
KillerB Ultimate Oil Pickup
KillerB Windage Tray
2004 STi Alternator
2 Liter Surge Tank
Walbro 255 External Fuel Pump
Crawford v2 AOS
Torque Solutions Turbo AVCS Oil Feed Line
Fumoto Valve
Mishimoto Silicone Turbo Elbow

Cooling
Koyo Aluminum Radiator R2218
11" Spal Slim Radiator Fans
PTP Turbo Blanket
Perrin Turbo Heat Shield
Getadomtune 4 Cylinder Cooling Mod
Mishimoto Oil Cooler
Mishimoto Rear Mounted Thermostatic Sandwich Plate
Rallytech Cooling Plate

Drivetrain:
2004 STi 6 Speed Transmission (Automatic drive shaft, 3.9 R160)
Cusco Rear LSD
DCCDPro Universal Controller with STi Knob and Switch
2004 STi Steering Rack
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Group N 6mt Transmission Mount
L&E Fabrications Steering U-Joint
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Bushings
TIC Shifter U-Joint Bushings
Torque Solutions Transmission Crossmember Bushings
Exedy Stage 1 HD Clutch
Fidanza 11lbs Fly Wheel
SS Clutch Line
JDM Legacy TT Front Crossmember
Beatrush Rear Diff Brace

Suspension:
RCE Tarmac 2 Coilovers 500 lbs/in Front 400 lbs/in Rear
Vorshlag Camber Plates Front and Rear
JDM Aluminum Control Arms
Whiteline Adjustable Rear Lateral Links
Whiteline Rear Tow Lock Kit
Road Race Motorsport Rear Trailing Arms
Whiteline ALK Normal
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Perrin 22mm Adjustable RSB
Perrin Rear Endlinks
Perrin Stout Mounts
Perrin 22mm Adjustable FSB
Perrin Front Endlinks
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Bar
Cusco V-Brace
M4iF Fender Braces
GT Spec Lower H Brace
Kartboy Rear Subframe Lockout Bolts

Brakes, Wheels, Tires:
Red STi Brembos
Girodisc Front 2 Piece Floating Rotors
DBA 4000 Rear Rotors
STi Brake Booster
STi Brake Master Cylinder
SS Goodridge Lines
Brembo Rear Brackets
Grimmspeed MC Brace
Hawk HPS pads (street)
Winmax W6 (front) W3 (rear) pads (track)
PFC Universal 6 lb. Anti-Knock-Back Springs in Front Calipers
Work Emotion CR Kai Gold 17x8 +42 (street wheels)
Nitto Invo 225/45/17 (street tires)
Enkei RPF1s Gold 17x8 +45 (track wheels)
Hankook RS-3 225/45/17 (track tires)

Exterior:
BMW Estoril Blue II Respray
BattleAero Chassis Mounted Front Splitter
JDM Aluminum Hood
JDM V5 Rear Bumper Cover
JDM Cherry Blossom Red i Badge
Ver 1-4 Front Bumper Cover
JDM Front Bumper Beam
Bakemono High Rise CF Scoop
22b Replica Hood Vents
Voltex Type V Replica Rear Wing
OEM Crystal Clear Headlights
Crystal Clear Corner Lights
Crystal Clear Banana Turn Signals
Crystal Clear Repeater Lights
Morimoto D2S 5.0 HID Retrofit with 35w Ballast and 5500K Bulbs
JDM Tails
Ver 6 Grill
JDM Aero Guards
JDM Rear Spats
STi Rear Diffuser
JDM WRX Front Spats
Flat Fuel Door and OEM Lock
Modded 04-05 V-limited Replica Lip
Hella 500FF Driving Lights
RSTi Badge
Forester Horns
Rolled Fenders

Interior:
S2000 Push Start
Personal Trophy Steering Wheel
Worksbell Prodrive Quick Release
Worksbell Short Hub
Sparco Circuit driver seat mounted with Planted 90* aluminium side mounts, Sparco low sliders and Planted seat base
Recaro Pole Position passenger seat mounted with Planted 90* aluminium side mounts, Sparco low sliders and Planted seat base
Auto Power Race Roll Bar with Removable Cross Braces
Schroth Profi II ASM Harness
Schroth 6pt Sub Strap
Ver 4 10k RPM STi Cluster with Working DCCD Lights
PLX DM-200 OBD2 guage (for digital speedometer)
Beatrush Rear Bulkhead Plate.
WRX Wiper Stalk
Perrin Reverse Lockout Lever
Custom WC Lathewerks Shift Knob
Shifter Extension
Momo Shift Boot
STi Pedal Covers
STi Dead Pedal
OEM Center Din slot with ebay gauges (Fuel Pressure, Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure)
Dash mounted water temp gauge
Steering Column mounted Boost and Wide Band O2 gauge
Prodrive Floor Mats
Trunk Battery
Modifry Shift Beeper

Goals:

I don't really daily the car anymore, only once a week if that and track days. So just building a track car, might eventually go extreme and gut the interior, but I still want it to be pretty.

Future mods:
Would like to have: Accusump, Carbon drive shaft, Rear 2 Piece Rotors.

Orange group - 950am (Sweeper) - BW1_1898_Mar3019_CaliPhoto.jpg
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
How I got her June 2003:

Yeah no goldies, they came with 02 WRX wheels and RE92s :(


Super clean engine bay

Sometime in 2005:
When I was kind of a riceboy (still am lol)
Got the RB5 wing I still love it
Perrin springs
N1 Apexi catback (that thing was huge)
Borla headers (even though these were real borlas, they still had fitment issues)
JDM tails
Ver 1-4 bumper beam with clear turns, and Hella 500s
Pink I badge
Kartboy short shifter
Oh and BUNTA license plate. One day I just thought about it and did a check to see if it was available and got it.




My memory might suck, but I think I left it this way for a while.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #3 (Edited)
April 2008
Spun a bearing 6 months after doing the head gaskets :(
So swap time it was.
Sourced a USDM 2005 STi engine and got a 2003 wrx tranny (the tranny was super cheap it blew during test driving the swap so we put the stock RS 5MT back in)


My parents were nice enough to let me use their 2 car garage for the swap. Especially since I didn't live there anymore and could only work on the car on weekends


Whole exhaust removed


Everything out of the engine bay


Reinstall of the dash


Engine back in


Swap all done and up and running
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Started modding again in 2009
Got Swift springs (they handled great but the fronts seemed to ride way to high compared to the rear)
Also installed 2003 wrx brakes.


My stock radiator started to leak from the rad cap neck so I replaced it with a Koyo and Spal slim fans


A little mini impreza meet
Also installed H6 rear brakes at this time

See how there is a dent in the driver's side front fender? I got that a week after I finished my swap. Car was parked on the street over night and I know a friend of the neighbor across the street backed his truck out and hit it. But no way to prove it.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
2010
I got bored with my fluted head lights and got a deal on some blacked out head lights. So i also picked up a pair of blacked out chrome corners


I also have wanted the 04 sti steering wheel
I had to use my 02 wrx airbag explosive. The 04 sti explosive is a single stage explosive, but the plug doesn't match the RS clock spring. But the 02 wrx is single stage as well and is the same physical fitment into the 04 sti wheel.


I also got a Greddy SP2 and Perrin catted DP
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #6 (Edited)
2011
I found a deal on 4/2 pot brakes from an 07 WRX
Used the Kartboy 2 pot brackets, and slotted rotors



I seem to lose a lot of oil when I drive hard so I got a used Grimmspeed AOS
Also this is the only pic I have with the K&N SRI intake installed lol


Here's my beater car
 

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98 Black RS & 09 White FXT
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Good stuff, I've seen the car in person. It's very clean.

Hows that legacy? Thats a pretty cool daily
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #12
Good stuff, I've seen the car in person. It's very clean.

Hows that legacy? Thats a pretty cool daily
The legacy is pretty clean, super high miles though 255k and super slow.

Looking good man.
Do you have rear end shots of your car?
I want to see how Greddy SP2 look on yours.
Thanks, I thought I had a pic of it somewhere, but no luck. I'll take a pic when the weather is nicer.

Nice! Finally get to see your car HAHA. Looking good man
Thanks, yeah I found stock pics on my old hard drive from years ago so I transfered those over and started the journal.

always liked your coupe man. looks great! wish i still had mine.
Thanks George, I'd rather have an GF for a daily than the old legacy :)
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #15
Gonna pick up a 2007 FXT sports later today for the wifey. I'll post some pics of it later.
 

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Gonna pick up a 2007 FXT sports later today for the wifey. I'll post some pics of it later.
Are you guys going to buy that silver one from burbank? I almost bought it, but it looked a bit abused.

Edit: I did a quick search, i dont see any FXT sports within 100 miles so I'm guessing thats it. If you havent looked at it and thats it, hit me up ill tell you my thoughts on the car.
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #19 (Edited)
Sweet.
I want to get one as well.
Either that or LGT wagon.
Are you getting manual or automatic?
Its a failomatic.... we wanted a manual, but they're so hard to find in that color and in the sports trim. We might try to convert it to 5MT, but I dunno if a 07 Forester is CAN or not.

haha nice bunta plate
Thanks, its annoying to explain to people who don't know, but awesome when people know about it haha

Are you guys going to buy that silver one from burbank? I almost bought it, but it looked a bit abused.

Edit: I did a quick search, i dont see any FXT sports within 100 miles so I'm guessing thats it. If you havent looked at it and thats it, hit me up ill tell you my thoughts on the car.
Got it from Valencia on the forester forums
 

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IwannadrivelikeBunta
'98 RSTi, '10 LGT, '17 FXT
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Discussion Starter #20 (Edited)
Got the 2007 FXT





I'm jealous of the Brembos


Mods:

Engine:
VF 43
STI Intercooler
K&N SRI
Maddad downpipe
Prodrive muffler
Koyo Aluminum Radiator
B&M Transmission Oil Cooler
Fumoto oil drain plug
Cobb access port
Protuned by Tim Bailey

Suspension:
Forester STI pink springs on stock struts
STI Brembo brakes F&R
Slotted rotors F&R (Brembo rear rotor)
STI OEM rear SB
Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
Whiteline Steering rack bushing

Looks:
STI front lip
JDM cross over grill
JDM STI Forester specific wheels 18x8
04 STI front seats
hood struts
STI hood scoop
STI lug nuts
JDM spats
245/45 R18 tires
JDM Rain guards
03-05 Tail lights
 
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