Monday, May 23, 2016

STI Powered: 2004 Subaru Forester XT

The 2004 model year release of the Subaru STI into the North American market was a landmark year for American Subaru performance lovers.  Now you could get your 2.5 liter flat four force fed to the tune of 300 horsepower and a 6-speed gearbox-- items that were previously raremashita on these shores.  In the same year Subaru also introduced their 2.5 liter turbocharged Forester XT turbo that offered a lite version of the STI but in a supersized wagon package.  Today's car has been swapped with all sorts of STI goodies and is close as you'll get to a Forester XTI.  Find this 2004 Subaru Forester XT offered for $14,000 in Riverside, CA via craigslist.


The seller of this XT has a huge list of...whoa...holy mackerel...get a load of that wing!  We need another view.

Yeah.  That is quite a wing -- not as handy for eating Ramen as the OE STI wing, but it will certainly provide the downforce necessary to drive around LA's Inland Empire with some of your pals.  Some details from the seller:
04 Subaru Forester with 04 sti swap
Sti engine
Sti top mount intercooler
Sti 6 speed transmission
Factory Dccd working 100%
Sti cluster
Sti brembo brackes front and rear
Sti front and rear crossmember
Sti front lower control arms (aluminum)
Sti lateral links(aluminum)
Sti rear diff
Sti front seats
Sti steering wheel
04 wrx rear seat
Coustom carbon fiber rear spoiler
Well maintained (motul 5w-40 every 5k miles)
Tein coil overs
Xxr 18x9.75 front and rear with good tires
Salvage title in hand




With an STI powertrain it should make 300 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque with more available if you are willing to chip-tune it.  When mated to the STI 6-speed manual transmission and all four wheels it makes for a potent package.


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14 comments:

  1. Very cool swap but the car would work so much better for me if it was a sleeper.

    Another direction would be to do a replica of a wrc rally sti in blue and gold.

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  2. Lose the wing, oversized airdam and the industrial kitchen air vent and I am in.

    Great Subie fun.

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  3. Agreed with everyone else, get rid of the "look at me!" stuff and it would be great. Except you should probably keep the hood scoop or the intercooler will heat soak pretty quick. Or go to a front mount and put the stock hood back on.

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  4. Agreed with everyone else, get rid of the "look at me!" stuff and it would be great. Except you should probably keep the hood scoop or the intercooler will heat soak pretty quick. Or go to a front mount and put the stock hood back on.

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  5. I swear every time you see a hooned up subie it comes with a salvage title. I guess it should not be a surprise.
    In my burg salvage title means no car loan and no full coverage insurance so reduce value significantly.
    I'd be embarrassed to be seen in public with that rear spoiler.

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    1. Good eye, didn't see the salvage title. Hell no.

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  6. That hood scoop looks like a stock STI part.

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  7. Could be amazing, but not tasteful.

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  8. Ha! You think THAT wing is hoopty? Here:

    [image src="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/350/520/1600/Tuner21.jpg"/]

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  9. Agree all around. I don't even mind the overall "look at me" package, except for that wing!

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  10. Agree all around. I don't even mind the overall "look at me" package, except for that wing!

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  11. Man, that thing needs a lot of work. Lose not only the wing, but the skirts, wheels, and fart can. Then, put the suspension back to spec. so it won't shake itself, and it's occupants, to pieces.

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  12. I wonder if that wing can double as a snow plow? Would be useful going to Mammoth.

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