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Saburo O's 2009 Forester 2.5X

Member #723

Car Description:
Name: Emry
Vehicle: 2009 Forester 2.5X with full STi conversion
Many thanks to ECS Performance and Papa Customs

A fateful event in the spring of 2018 (O_o ) led me to the following upgrades:

Forced Performance 68HTA Turbocharger & STi Oil Feed Line
GrimmSpeed TMIC
Injector Dynamics ID1050X Top Feed Fuel Injectors
DeatschWerks 340lph DW300C Compact Fuel Pump
Killer B 3-piece EJ25 Pan & Pickup
IAG Performance Street Series Air / Oil Separator
Cobb 08-11 WRX/STi Black SF Intake & Air Box Combo

In addition to...


Engine: 2009 STi (EJ257), fully re-built, TGV Delete & ARP head studs, semi-closed deck block, Coswroth H-beam connecting rods, forged Cosworth pistons, and ACL main and rod bearings (very important... I learned it the hard way :/ )
Fuel line: S/p STi fuel stumble fix
Drivetrain: Complete STi conversion, with functional VDC, DCCD & SI-Drive functions, dash and switches
(Clutch is upgraded to ACT Street / Strip Clutch kit, SB4-HDSS)
ECU: 2009 STi
ECU management / gauges: Cobb Tuning V3 Accessport
Battery: Optima Red Top
Brakes: STi Brembo
Brake management: STi OEM ABS / VDC module
Brake lines: Stoptech STi stainless steel
Brake pads: Hawk Performance ceramic
Rotors: DBA 4000 series drilled and slotted
Exhaust: Invidia WRX Q300 Dual-tip exhaust system
Downpipe: Grimmspeed catted

Suspensions / tires / wheels:

Strut bar, front: Cusco GH8-GRB GVB SH5
Strut bar, rear: Cusco GH8-GRB GVB BR9 BM9 with panel cut
Sway bars, front & rear: Whiteline 22mm
Coilovers: ISC N1 Coilovers, custom made for Forester
Toe arms, rear: SPC Performance adjustable control arms (67655)
Tires: Continental Extreme Contact DWS 06 245/50/R17 w/ TPMS sensors
Wheels: Enkei TX5 17x8


Dashboard / gauges / switches: STi OEM
Shift knob: STi OEM
Front airbags: STi OEM (Other airbags are stock)
Front seats: STi OEM
Rear seats: Custom upholstery to match the STi front seats
Door cards: Forester XT OEM, black
Wires / harnesses: Spliced and extended to make all the original Forester equipment functional, including the sunroof ("moonroof," as per Subaru :) )


Body color: Custom paint by Papa Customs, Tommy & his team
Hood: Forester XT hood
Headlights: HID & LED conversion (Lo - HID 6000k, Hi - LED 6000k)
External & internal lights: Full LED conversion
Mud flaps: Rally Armor

I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to ECS Performance - Paul and his team, and Papa Customs - Tommy and his team, for putting up with me for almost three years in the creation of Emry.

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