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#1 yasawas


Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:38 PM

Ok, so I only got the forester 01.08.13


I knew straight away something had to be done!!!


this is how we got it









wanted to start with a service as I had no record of what had been done and when.


this snowballed into...well might as well do.....if your doing......


which meant I was no longer capable of doing it myself so away it went to TAG Motors in Coventry



they gave it a full service including belts, tensioners and water pump


as it had brake judder and frankly no good brakes! Tom fitted new disks and pads all round and serviced the callipers so they could work properly!


along with that it needed steering gators doing plus I got them to fit whiteline steering rack mount bushes.




the ride height was on the list! so I had some newage impreza wrx suspension fitted...although to did have to use my original top mounts! these also needed rear camber bolts.


I had to also bin off the 'coat hanger' standard rear anti roll bar in favour of a classic impreza sti 20mm one. this also had poly bushes.


After that it had full 4 wheel alignment.


this is how it looks now




TAG sorted out all the service bits for me and carried out the work.  http://www.tagmotorservices.com/ (temporary website!)

AS Performance sorted my bolts and bushing along with a large bucket full of advice! http://asperformance.com/

Second hand bits came from someone I wouldn't recommend for quick service - but we got there in the end.


the car is an excellent drive now and will only get better!




plans to come..........


it has some paint issues on the roof I am sorting at the moment

it needs a damn good cut and polish as there are no end of swirl marks on it.

I am on the case of clear side repeaters

will soon be picking up a front strut brace

looking for a rear strut brace

talking mrs yas into a nice exhaust (she likes this one as its quiet!)

looking for a double din stereo

looking for a boost gauge

getting some classic impreza front seat soon but not sure if they will work or not!

hoping to get a black/white check boot mat


I should stop listing wants as its getting longer!!!!



I will take and post more pics along the way.....even if only for my own entertainment!!!

#2 Jim


Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

Looks ace mate - many happy hours motoring ahead now hopefully after all that. 

#3 yasawas


Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

Thanks Jim :thumbsu:



spend hours cutting and polishing yesterday and im much happier with the paint work now!!


still need to sort the roof but I have got rid of 90% of the swirl marks......always room for improvement though!!




now I want to fit rear subframe locking bolts too though!!!! :fool:  :pardon:

#4 coopster


Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:05 PM

very very nice, now sell me the skirts and rear lip :cray:

#5 yasawas


Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

thanks coopster :acute:



I would but all the hassle for you painting them isn't fair on you fella :D

#6 yasawas


Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

rear strut brace is here!!!!


will be fitted tomorrow :yahoo:

#7 Wicky


Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

Nice lookin fozz yas
Ps I'm coming to steal front and rear bumpers and bonnet all in my colour too.lol

#8 yasawas


Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

very very nice, now sell me the skirts and rear lip :cray:



Nice lookin fozz yas
Ps I'm coming to steal front and rear bumpers and bonnet all in my colour too.lol



vultures!!!  must beef up security!!! :startle:  :D



appreciate the love though chaps! :thumbsu:

#9 yasawas


Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

by the way......rear brace is fitted


works a treat!!


fixed clock is fitted


works a treat!!




#10 BansteadStig


Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

by the way......rear brace is fitted
works a treat!!

Great aren't they?

#11 yasawas


Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:06 PM

yeah...love it :thumbsu:

#12 yasawas


Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:00 PM

forgot to mention a while ago


front strut brace fitted!



impreza Sti exhaust in the boot ready to be modified and fitted.


now got a hankering to move up to 17's too!

#13 Jim


Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:19 PM

Exhaust will be nice to have.


You after 17s for skinnier tyres bud?

#14 yasawas


Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

mainly for the flatter side wall fella.



with the car lowered (when really loaded and only over bumps at 70ish) the rear scrapes a bit.



mrs yas was not happy!


hoping the flatter side wall would cure it :unknw:

#15 yasawas


Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:24 PM

mini up date,

Classic Impreza front seats in and working well

STI back box and centre section fitted.....working well but still hankering after something stainless.......waiting on the go ahead from mrs yas!!

rear arches slightly 'home rolled'!!

17" wheels obtained...had to sort out minor buckles on the inside of 2 wheels....now getting ready for paint and tyres.

#16 BansteadStig


Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:02 AM

Nice one.

What colour and style are the alloys?

Look forward to seeing them once they're done and on the car.

#17 yasawas


Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:07 AM

OZ multi spoke style currently in battered bubbled up gold...



Just about to be shot blasted and painted gun metal.

#18 BansteadStig


Posted 26 May 2014 - 02:29 PM

Look forward to seeing that.

Not sure gold would really suit yours, so good plan to change!

#19 yasawas


Posted 26 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

Too right!! I knew they needed refurbishment so they were never staying gold! I was going black but worry you won't see the wheels so going gunmetal gives me the dark looks I want while getting the definition of the spokes.

#20 yasawas


Posted 29 May 2014 - 03:44 PM

Okay so a woman can change her mind!!!


The wheels will now be black!!!

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