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 Post subject: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:09 pm 
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Vehicle: MY06 XT - White

Posts: 14
Location: Perth
Hello Fozheads,

I just came across the forum, yewwwwww.

I am from Perth and got myself a nice Luxury XT some 4-5 years from an auction where the guy had funked on his loan repayment and I was lucky enough to picked it up for a good price.
After purchasing I quickly beefed it up with a 3" TB system, VF34 turbo, TMIC from process west and then fortunately to me ECUtek was already installed on the car and so I only needed to tune it...
Its been a great daily driver and anyway fast forwarding to now I feel its about time I done myself and the car a favour by getting some better springs installed. Its an auto and thus creates some decent torque with the front end of the car lifting up quite a bit on take off. Also I can see that my back SL struts are leaking, so its a sign to spend some $$$$ on upgrades.

I have done the research and I would like to get my hands on some pink FSTI springs, A 1" drop for a daily driver is all I'm after. I have already ordered some KYB struts but I just need to find some springs.

Does anyone have any ideas where to purchase new or second hand ?
And all any other recommendations of simililar springs ( same height drop and same spring rating to the pinks) are more than welcome from you all.

Cheers guys


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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:33 am 
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I Say: Embrace the Grind
Vehicle: Regal Blue 05 XT Lux manual

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Location: Perth
try Sakura imports . they're based in Perth


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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:24 am 
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I Say: Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.
Vehicle: 03XS Auto-Red;Mercedes Valente

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Location: Central Coast, NSW
Welcome aboard. :waves:

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Vehicle: MY06 XT - White

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Location: Perth
Thanks troops, and i will give Sakura a call.


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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:54 pm 
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I Say: Mum, when I grow up, I want to be a pilot! Sorry son, you can't do both!! :D
Vehicle: MY05 XT Luxury AT, white

Posts: 1840
Location: Wynnum West, QLD
:waves:

Check my build thread. I had (still own) the pink springs on my Foz, so there are some pics on there of the ride height. It still got saggy-butt, but Subtle Solutions sells 1” spacers. Pushed hard, the car still wheel-barrowed with the pink springs, so I ultimately went with coilovers. No, they’re not for sale!

The pitching you’re talking about! You can reduce some of that with an alloy pitching control rod, and body bracing underneath ... but yes, lower and stiffer springs will help alleviate most of that, as well.

Lots of groovy stuff can be done to these cars, so have fun with it ... and hopefully you have deep pockets or fortunate finds!?

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:27 pm 
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Vehicle: MY06 XT Obsidian Blackkkkk

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Location: Perth (S.O.R.)
hi there fella!! welcome aboard.
im also in perth, so keen to see what advice you get.

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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 am 
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I Say: Be Excellent to Each Other!
Vehicle: MY02 Forester GT

Posts: 98
Location: Brisbane
Welcome to the forum!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 2005 XT Forester ooooooooo luxury model
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:46 am 
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Vehicle: MY07 XT

Posts: 31
Location: Perth
Welcome, i'm from Perth too with an SG9, same colour, and mods as yours (and same leaking rear shocks). :lol:

I was thinking of going STD coilovers for about $1300 fitted. What did you go for in the end?


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