Forester STI – Fitting Rear Door Speakers

I’d already fitted some new, larger door speakers in the front doors as shown here. One of the rears had a bit of a rattle and they were likely to be in the same poor condition that I found the fronts in so may as well change them too. Off with a door card to […]

S1 Elise – Fitting the Front Splitter Straight

After the suspension refresh I did a full wheel alignment and eventually got to doing the corner weights (more on that another time). When going round the car, checking the ride height I also kept an eye on how the bodywork sat in relation to the floor particularly as the front was now a bit […]

Forester STI – Rota Grid Drift Wheels

The wheels that were on the Forester when I bought it are proper GC-010E Prodrive/Bridgestone branded forged items made in the Rays factory in Japan. They’re quite a desirable wheel, look good and are about as light as a set of 18’s are going to get so they drive very well. Me being me though, […]

Forester STI – Whiteline Rear Anti Roll / Sway Bar

If you’re not already aware, A Subaru Forester is basically a jacked up Impreza with a slightly larger, boxy body. Those are the things that attracted me to one, the performance and tuning potential of an Impreza but with more space in the back for stuff. Being ‘jacked up’ and the ‘larger, boxy body’ both […]

S1 Elise – Gear Linkage Bush Kit

When I test drove the Elise before buying it, it was immediately obvious there was too much slack in the gear linkage. Having already done my research, I knew this would most likely be due to tired bushes in the linkage at the gearbox end. I also knew there are inexpensive kits available to replace […]

Forester STI – GFB Deceptor Pro II Dump Valve

Before I get into fitting this….. Yes I know it’s unnecessary and there’s nothing wrong with the OEM dump valve for the kind of boost the standard turbo is ever going to make. But a big part of the enjoyment of a car, certainly for me, is the noises it makes and turbocharged engines can […]

Evo VI – Fitting the Walbro Fuel Pump

(First posted on MLR forum in June 2014) Time to fit the new bits I had a good read about fitting the fuel pump and obviously found that there are two ways of doing it. (If you’re not aware, the options are remove the tank or cut and rejoin pipes) So I read as many […]