Subaru Forester STI SG9
World Rally Blue O2C
MOT until 15 October 2022
Mileage 91733 miles. (Current odometer reading of 126973 is a mix of km and miles, see below for correct calculation.)
Imported from Japan in Sept 2015
Toad CAT 1 Alarm and Immobiliser professionally fitted with certificate and 2 key fobs
Dinitrol stonechip coating and cavity waxed
Serviced last month including timing belt
I’ve owned this Forester STI for a few years now and have maintained and modified it myself to a high standard with good quality parts. As tends to be the case with cars I own, I have sort of run out of things I want to do with it now. Also, as I now have a small person, I am finding more often I have to park cars in places I don’t like leaving a car I care about. So it’s time for a change and I have bought a ropey old Skoda Yeti that will do fine, for now.
I always intended to keep this car for a while so when I purchased it I properly protected the underside with Dinitrol Protect Super 447 which is an overpaintable elastic anti-stonechip coating. I also used a clear rust proofing wax in all cavities and other exposed areas. This was not a quick ‘once over’ for show which is unfortunately often the case when this service is offered by an importer. I removed suspension components, plastic inner wings etc to protect the areas that are often neglected. Start to finish it took me 4 days. Lots of pictures and details here.
Modifications and other work carried out –
Remapped to 367 bhp and 475 nm by Race Dynamix at Surrey Rolling Road
Milltek 3″, turbo back, sports cat, stainless exhaust system
SWRD 3 port boost control solenoid
SWRD 340 lph ‘Collossus’ fuel pump
NGK Iridium ILFR7H spark plugs
Pipercross air filter
Stealth cold air feed behind fog light cover
GFB Deceptor Pro 2 dump valve (Adjustable from full vent to atmosphere to full recirculation via control within the car. Spring pretention also adjustable)
All slack in gear linkage removed with poly bushes and bespoke replacement collars
MeisterR Zeta CRD coilovers (including bespoke coilover covers and all threads greased prior to fitting meaning all adjustments are clean and free)
Whiteline rear anti roll bar
Whiteline heavy duty aluminium rear ARB mounts and poly bushes
Whiteline uprated poly bushed ARB drop links front and rear
Whiteline rear subframe lock bolts
Godspeed G-hook front discs
Godspeed G-hook rear discs
EBC Red Stuff Ceramic front pads
Godspeed kevlar rear pads
Rota Grid Drift wheels in Hyper Black 18″ x 9.5″
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres all round 235/40 ZR 18, all with 5-6mm tread
Hub centric spacers and longer front wheel studs for above wheels to clear the Brembo calipers
Android 7″ touch screen head unit with CD player, SD card reader, USB input, DAB radio etc
Full version of Torque app installed for live ECU data streaming via OBD2 reader
Also included OBDkey Bluetooth OBD reader as the JDM Subaru SSM protocol used is not supported by the usual sub £10 OBD readers, this one cost £110.
Focal Access 165AS speakers in front doors, OE tweeters replaced with Focal items and crossovers located in doors
Focal Auditor RCX-130 speakers in rear doors
Sound deadening added to doors
Various other servicing and repair jobs completed over the years include:
Replacement power steering hose and O-ring (common Subaru problem)
Gearbox and diff oils
Regular engine oil changes with Millers fully synthetic oil and genuine Subaru filters
Coolant replaced with Millers OAT coolant plus some silicone rad hoses
I had the rear bumper repainted as it had been painted not particularly well by someone prior to my ownership
I’ve just serviced the car including Millers engine oil, Subaru filter and a Gates timing belt kit
The car also has a Witter tow bar fitted. This was fitted by the previous owner purely to take a bike rack. I have found it very useful on occasion, the few times I’ve used it being once to tow a car trailer with my sub 700kg Mini, once a quad bike and a few times towing small trailers of logs.
The odometer reading when the car was deregistered for export was JEVIC certified in April 2015. Certificate present in paperwork.
To prevent any confusion, below is the calculation for the distance the car has covered in miles.
Current odometer reading 126973 miles/km mix
Odometer reading at first MOT when imported 93071km
Miles covered in Japan: 93071km x 0.62 = 57831 miles
Miles covered in UK: 126973 – 93071 = 33902 miles
Total mileage: 57831 + 33920 = 91733 miles
Beware of any sellers doing anything different from this to cars with speedos that have been converted to read mph. If the speedo has been converted to mph (this is usually done at time of import) then the electronic odometer in these Subaru’s will start reading in miles too. Converting of the entire odometer reading will result in any distance covered in the UK having 1/3 of it’s true value removed. In the case of this car that would knock over 10000 miles off it’s true mileage!
If you have any questions or would like to arrange viewing please call or message me on 07863117450
The car is located in East Sussex near Battle, TN33.
Here are some pictures taken in the last couple of weeks, followed by various ones taken during my ownership showing some of the work I’ve done or parts added.
Some pictures from the last few years.