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 Post subject: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:40 am 
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Vehicle: my03

Posts: 40
Location: Melbourne
Picked this up beauty up December 2017 and sold the old NA a couple months ago now.

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I do miss the lowered life and with wheels and a loud exhaust however, wanting to keep it more
practical for the mean time. The car is TERRIBLE on fuel and has a bunch of rattles, paint issues and a few minor mechanical issues i want to fix before i dive into the fun stuff, whats the rush. :drinks:

Parts replaced after purchase:
- Rocker cover gaskets
- Suspension/brakes
- Headlights (swapped from old car)


Mod List:
- 4 Pot fronts w/ project mu's (have rear 2 pots just need to install)
- 2 Pot Rears
- Braided HEL brake lines
- Catless up-pipe and down-pipe
- Nexus Tablet
- Momo Steeing Wheel
- Alarm (someone broke into both the foresters) :roll:
- Whiteline RSB + end links

To-do:
- Window gussets (torn)
- Respray roof, exterior plastics and roof rails
- Tune
- Head-unit, dash cam and reverse camera
- Rear-wing thought it was the best feature about the old car
- Fix sunroof
- Solve rattles
- New Steering rack (leaks and bushings are fried)


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:43 am 
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Vehicle: my03

Posts: 40
Location: Melbourne
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4 pots with project mu's, new lines and some standard rotors
painted them gold and sanded the subaru logo and clear coated
still need to install the rears
also had to re position the brake lines as they were hitting the wheel haha, whoops :?

Will be selling all the standard sg xt brakes including lines if anyone is interested


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:53 am 
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Vehicle: my03

Posts: 40
Location: Melbourne
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Cat-less dump and up pipe

After doing this i am never touching an up pipe again.
First problem was undoing all the old rusty bolts/nuts that had
me using bolt extractors for far too many. Actually pulling
the up pipe itself out from under the car was sketch. Then, i couldn't get any of the
studs to budge to move to the new up-pipe bar 1, so i had to purchase new
ones from Subaru ($30 EACH)

ended up being a week of down time, isn't a big deal but was a massive PITA.

Car actually isn't any louder at all, can hear the spooling though now and when
the car is under max load makes some weird screeching noise. I'm assuming its an
exhaust leak, will investigate. Hoping its just one of the two gaskets i didn't replace before the up-pipe
will get a video of it down the line to see what you guys think.


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Vehicle: my03

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Location: Melbourne
Found the exhaust leak at the bottom of the up-pipe, i just hope it isn't leaking at the top or flex joint too. Bought a thicker gasket and will see what i can do.

Whiteline Rear Sway Bar + Links arrived today as well as a wing and weather-shields.

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Will try get a mod day in Friday and see how much i can get done :)
Also got some new gaskets so i can remove the avcs filters and maf cleaner, as my idle is a bit rough.
Won't install the wing until i can get it resprayed with the roof :drinks:

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Also rain beading 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:37 pm 
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Vehicle: my03

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Location: Melbourne
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Installed the sway bar and end links.
Noticed something funny when i removed the exhaust for the install


Excuse to upgrade? :drinks:

Fixed some rattling in the rear due to missing screws for the interior panels.
Also one more squeak coming from passenger side dash, will investigate when i remove all this random unused amp cabling installed by the previous owner.


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 12:47 pm 
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Nice upgrades mate,
Squeaks coming from a foz is part of life.

how to stop sqeaks = louder exhaust :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:46 pm 
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Location: Melbourne
can_foz wrote:
Nice upgrades mate,
Squeaks coming from a foz is part of life.

how to stop sqeaks = louder exhaust :thumbs:


Thanks heaps, I like that thought process :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 am 
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Vehicle: my03

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Location: Melbourne
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Rears will go in later this week, but they're all ready to go now
only silver sticker i could find to match the fronts hahaha

Bought myself a dremel (best purchase ever) and gone to town on an old grill i had
Will post tomorrow how the end result goes.

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Wanting to go for a more oem look with this, unlike the one on the old car,
speaking of heres an old photo of it from a meet not too long ago. I definitely miss how
it looked. :(

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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Very happy with how it turned out

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 Post subject: Re: 04 XT - Lachie
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Vehicle: MY06 XT - Black

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Location: Canberra
Great job man!

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