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Posted 27-11-2009 at 10:02 AM by American Dave
Updated 07-10-2011 at 05:05 PM by American Dave

I happened to glance at the odometer this morning and noted that I am just about to turnover the 40,000 km mark. I have owned this car since new on June 1, 2007 and I am pleased to report that the car has never caused me one problem. While you hear plenty of horror stories from Subaru owners about big end, ringland failures etc. I am happy to report this is one owner who has nothing but praise for his car.

I have done a fair number of mods and tuning to it to date and have had NO issues to date. It drinks a bit of oil but nothing extreme and while its not the most fuel efficient car on the road at 13 ltrs / 100 it still makes me smile. I have another 7 months of the lease remaining for this car and my plans involve buying out the lease on it and retaining it to enjoy and do some more serious engine and snail mods down the track.
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  1. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Well I bought the following last week:

    2009 STI LONG RATIO SIX SPEED DCCD Box
    Shifter/Gearboot and Knob
    Modified Tail shaft and Matching Rear Diff
    Plus Starter Motor and Clutch Fork

    It does not come with a controller for the DCCD so I have purchased the DCCDPro controller on the advice of Doug at STechnic. He showed me this system in one of his clients cars last year. Does a much better job than the stock controller he tells me...should be fun times. http://dccdpro.com/zcart/index.php?main ... ducts_id=2

    I have a number of mods planned to go on at the same time as the box upgrade...these include new BBK-M, PW CAI, Perrin Intake Pipe, new BOV plumbed back, some Cusco bracing for the steering rack and rear.

    Once all of this is done then clearly it will be time to get the car on the dyno and re-tune.
    Posted 30-01-2012 at 08:42 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  2. Old Comment
    once 6spd goes in, will we see a launch?
    Posted 30-01-2012 at 05:57 PM by ImPreSiV ImPreSiV is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    not bad for a daily i guess
    Posted 30-01-2012 at 06:06 PM by Master D Master D is offline
  4. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ImPreSiV View Comment
    once 6spd goes in, will we see a launch?
    uuummm I will launch it hard and chop your stocker to shreds
    Posted 30-01-2012 at 08:20 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  5. Old Comment
    ohhh thems fighting words... as long as I remember to take the TC off, I reckon I can get you off the line in your grocery getter :P
    Posted 01-02-2012 at 09:23 PM by ImPreSiV ImPreSiV is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    Can i chop you both in the sti. :-)
    Ill even put roof racks on and put the baby seat in so it has the grocery getter effect
    Posted 02-02-2012 at 07:10 AM by Master D Master D is offline
  7. Old Comment
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    I can turn off the tc too

    I'm fitting a second child seat in 5 months time
    Posted 02-02-2012 at 07:43 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
    Updated 02-02-2012 at 10:19 AM by American Dave
  8. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    Congrates Dave!
    A Dad twice over! Definatly limits launch ability with another baby seat lol
    Posted 02-02-2012 at 08:33 AM by Master D Master D is offline
  9. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    The update to the Foz is all parts purchased and collected for the 6MT DCCD gearbox transplant. I had to source a Clutch Plate Assembly and Brake Assembly plus master and slave cylinders to suit. I managed to pick up the lot from JWS in Wangara (big thanks John). I have a HD clutch and flywheel, and rear diff to go with along with a number of other parts but mostly importantly a genuine Subaru 6MT shift knob and boot.
    At the same time the new BBK-M Turbo (TD05-18G) will go in along with a Perrin Inlet Pipe, Process West CAI, Turbosmart Kompact Plumback BOV. To top it off I hoping to get my new STI Front Seats installed and some Cusco bracing as well. Please dont bother or distract Doug and Damo at STechic next week LOL
    Following week it will be off to ASG for more tuning and I am hoping 210 kw + atw
    Posted 01-03-2012 at 07:59 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  10. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    Still.... Not bad for a daily :-)
    Posted 01-03-2012 at 08:36 PM by Master D Master D is offline
  11. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Update as it now stands

    Engine
    3" X-Force Turboback Exhaust
    Tomei UEL Headers (wrapped) & Up-pipe
    Blouch Dominator 2.5XTR Porka Pickle Turbo
    Cobb Tunning Heat Shield
    Cobb Tunning SF Airbox
    3" Turbo Inlet Pipe
    Process West TMIC & Splitter
    Grimspeed 3 port boost solenoid
    Walbro Fuel Pump 255 LTR
    STi Oil cap
    STi Radiator cap

    Transmission
    JDM MY10 6MT DCCD gearbox
    DCCDPro Controller
    Exedy HD Clutch
    Sti Flywheel

    Brakes and Suspension Mod
    MY08 Brembo STi Calipers Black F&R
    DBA T3 Slotted STi Rotors Front
    Project Mu B Spec Pads Front
    DBA 4000 Vented STi Rotors Rear
    Bendix Ultimate Pads Rear
    Goodridge S/S Braided Brake Lines
    STi Flexible Tower Brace
    STi Front Support Kit
    Cusco Steering Rack Brace
    Cusco Rear OS Strut Brace
    HSD HR Coilovers
    Whiteline HD RSB
    Whiteline HD Links
    Whiteline Roll Centre Kit KCA313
    Whiteline Anti Lift/ Caster Kit KCA334

    Other mods include
    Oz Racing Ultraleggera 19 x 8 et 48 Gunmetal Rims
    Yokohama S-Drives 245/40/19
    MY10 WRX STI Front Seats
    Ganador CF Super Mirrors
    CF Front Grill
    Subaru Factory Bodykit color coded
    Door handles colour coded
    Fog Lights Tinted 30%
    Hella Horns
    STi Gear Knob
    Perrin Shorty Antenna
    Digi Entertainment Centre (direct replacement of oem system)

    Still to be installed:
    GVB WRX STI instrument cluster
    Oil Air Seperator
    Aluminum Radiator with seperate cooling core for transmission oil
    Roof Rack Deletes
    Headlight Armour Headlight and Taillight 50% smoke tint
    Posted 18-03-2012 at 05:02 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
    Updated 27-02-2013 at 09:54 AM by American Dave
  12. Old Comment
    forde's Avatar
    So does it do Skids?
    Posted 18-03-2012 at 10:07 PM by forde forde is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Jimmy S's Avatar
    yeh boiiiii!
    Posted 19-03-2012 at 12:19 AM by Jimmy S Jimmy S is offline
  14. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    Holly hell my drive to the airport early this morning was an eye opener. Cooler mornings....yeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssss

    New BBK-M is a winner and I cant wait for it be tuned properly.
    Posted 20-03-2012 at 07:40 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  15. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    In the mean time my mods are just about finished aside from new bigger alum radiator and gearbox oil cooler and a few other small cosmetic mods.
    I am hoping to just enjoy the car rather than pump money into it. I have achieved 95% of what I had hoped now and goes like a shower of shit but very linear power delivery when doing WOT pulls. I took my mates Balsac and Impresiv for ride and both said the same things. It is very quiet off boost and pure porn when the happy foot can be used fully.

    My focus and funds will be going toward building a new home for my family.
    The old rental home is currently getting bowled over and building starts in 2 weeks.

    Posted 01-04-2012 at 11:18 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  16. Old Comment
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    exhaust sound bite
    American Dave' Forester - YouTube
    nice gentle acceleration up a fair old hill
    American Dave' Forester XT - YouTube
    Posted 01-04-2012 at 01:34 PM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  17. Old Comment
    Master D's Avatar
    invite must still be in the mail :-p
    Posted 01-04-2012 at 08:09 PM by Master D Master D is offline
  18. Old Comment
    munya's Avatar
    that's it i need a ride to satisfy my curiosity Dave may find what's missing in my quest for more... I know how the auto went so now for the 6 speed
    Posted 04-04-2012 at 11:11 PM by munya munya is offline
  19. Old Comment
    American Dave's Avatar
    you are welcome to a drive anytime mate
    Posted 05-04-2012 at 06:51 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
  20. Old Comment
    forde's Avatar
    I wanna go for a ride in the beast!. This car is the example I'm using to talk my sister into buying one haha
    Posted 07-04-2012 at 01:48 AM by forde forde is offline
 


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