So i guess to start this off i will introduce myself, My name is Eric, i am 18 years old and i am a first level (soon to be second) carpentry apprentice!! I have loved anything with an engine my whole entire life, weather it's cars, sleds, you name it!
This is my second car, my first was a 1999 Forester with a 5 spd and as much as i enjoyed that car, my plan with it would have been a engine swap but with work and school time just was something i did not have.
Which brings me to the 2005 forester xt 5spd, it come with a turbo engine for a nice and easy platform to start with from the factory which really helps when your life is quite time sensitive. And well this car has everything i could ask for!
Technically i have already started the "build" so to speak but its not far from stock at all. I have already installed a cobb catback exhaust and a set of rally armour UR mud flaps.
And i have also recently picked up a set of wrx sedan struts with koni adjustable dampening inserts and koni blue sport springs, now the guy i bought them off of had them on his sf5 for a while so i don't believe they will fit on my 05, i have read that the fronts will fit but not the rears, not a big deal im going to test fit them before hand anyway. Then buy some strut spacers. I'm leaning towards 1/2" in the front and an inch the rear for the soul reason that i don't want to be too low, and still want to run factory spec tire size.
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