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MY07 Forester

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OFFLINE   42012RS

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Since my Impreza is going to have to get put on light duty for a bit, the Forester is finally getting a thread and some love. I picked her up last June with 134k miles from Quirk Cars by Us. Quirk had just gotten the car and hadn't had a chance to really look it over. I checked it out and drove it around the lot for a minute and knew it was my next car lol The exterior could use a good detailing but the inside is great and the motor and transmission feel really nice. She's a five speed and all stock apart from a cheap Kenwood head unit. I plan on lifting it with ADF lower strut brackets, tint, hitch, and getting a nice exhaust note. I've already done the timing and water pump. I did find out it was previously owned by a local doctor whose kid must have traveled to or in Massachusetts quite a bit. I'm hoping that means I won't find any poor maintenance issues but what fun would that really be!

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Looks pretty clean!



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Replaced the axle today. Went with a Carquest axle from Advance Auto. No more knocking under acceleration! The outer boot was ripped and started making noise before I got to it. The inner end came apart trying to get it out lol I also threw on my old blizzaks to get by this winter. Kinda hard to tell but the stock 205/60r16 is on the rear and the front is a 225/65r16 for comparison Back to driving this daily now. My next project is to try and get rid of the wind noise in the front window seals Sent from my Z753G using Tapatalk

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Sometimes if you roll the window down, and pinch those triangle shaped pieces together at the tip, that'll help with wind noise a lot. Looks good man!

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Thanks for the tip, wind noise is much lower on the interstate now! The aftermarket radio just died on me so I wouldn't have been able to cover the sound anymore. Gotta pull that out, hoping to find a blown fuse. It worked fine last Thursday heading to camp then the next time I ran the car, Sunday, it wouldn't turn on. Sent from my Z753G using Tapatalk

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Nice, glad it worked! I probably have a head unit kicking around if you need one.

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Thanks man! I have a radio to put in if I can't get this one going but I cannot get the HVAC and radio trim pulled out far enough to do anything in there! Had to take apart the radio brackets behind the trim and pull out the radio, cubby and brackets separately sideways through the radio opening. Not sure how I will get it back in and assembled. If I unhook the HVAC cables I don't see them going back in place once the radio is in... Sent from my Z753G using Tapatalk

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Ya the 2.5x foresters with the cable model heating systems are a pain to change the radios in but the cables will come out pretty easy if you unhook them at the heater box by your gas pedal and the same on the other side it just a pinch clip that holds the cable and then a eyelit on the end that slides off the end of what ever mechanism it's moving

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Tires are about done on here so I just ordered some 215/70r16 grabbers! Will be going on 04 XT wheels Sent from my Z753G using Tapatalk

Edited by 42012RS, 06 April 2017 - 09:15 PM.


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Wheels and tires are on! New tires always feel so nice. Slight rub in the back of the front wheel wells when turning as I expected. I'll try to get in for an alignment next week probably, see if all the possible caster helps. Might be the week after as my first child should be coming any time now :D Wheels don't look bad with my phone camera but they're pretty nasty. Any tips on stripping them? Sent from my Z753G using Tapatalk

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Haven't done much since the kid was born but I'm a couple months overdue on an inspection. Replaced my broken front endlinks and I am having a shop swap in my 02 wrx rear hubs. They'll cure my failed wheel bearing and give me disc brakes. Sent from my Z837VL using Tapatalk





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