Forester STI – New Rear Discs and Pads

I had already bought a set of rear discs and pads when I bought the set for the front from Godspeed. I didn’t fit the rears at the time I did the fronts as there was a decent amount of life left in the pads. Now it was time to fit the Godspeed G Hook […]

Forester STI – Fitting Longer Wheel Studs

Having trial fitted the Rota Grid Drift wheels I was happy I wanted to fit them properly. The first thing to do was to fit some longer studs on the front due to needing 5mm spacers for the wheels to clear the Brembo calipers. I boought a set of these Hardrace studs. Time to get […]

Forester STI – Fitting Sound Deadening in the Doors

Having fitted better speakers in the doors, shown in a previous post here. I felt the complete lack of any sound deadening in the doors was not getting the best out of them. After a bit of research I placed an order with Sound Deadening Shop for some Silent Coat 2mm Damping Mat and 10mm […]

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 […]

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 – Sloppy Gear Change Fix

There was a bit of play in the gear change. To be honest it wasn’t too bad but I really hate feeling any slack in a cars controls so I took a look at the linkage to see if I could find anywhere with any slack and if I could do anything to tighten up […]

Forester STI – Engine, Gearbox and Diff Oil Change

Whenever I get a car I tend to change all the oils early on so I know it’s all fresh and decent quality stuff. The Forester was no different so I got myself some Millers oils for the engine, gearbox and differentials and a genuine Subaru engine oil filter and sump washer. For the engine […]