Heres and quick copy and paste of my winter project. Im hoping to be done by January...baby's due date.
Swapping a Forester with WRX goodies. Should run 13's flat, out handle any SUV on the road and still be baby friendly.
Yeah, theres no such thing as a 2001 Forester XT Premium. I wanted to buy a 05 XT Premium, but being a cheap ass I didnt want to spend that much. On top of the price they are very hard to find in a manual transmission.
So I decided to make one.
I bought a 2001 Forester S manual transmission with 108k on the clock. The owner was on his way to Indy to buy a Toyota FJ and dropped it off at my work. The car is very clean for the mileage. Some think I paid to much (Meaty;)), and I did pay a premium for a car that Im going to swap. I wanted an 'S' so that I would get the heated seats, mirrors and windshield, the big ass sunroof and important to me, mono tone paint.
This is the first picture of the Forester....untouched.
I was going to clean it, but I knew it was going to rain.
Because of the rain I started taking apart the donor car that I also bought yesterday (bought two cars in one day). Thanks to Chuck and his trailer, we hauled this 03 WRX home last night.
I got pretty far for only wrenching for a couple of hours.
VF22 turbo, front mount, HKS down pipe, Cobb catback
Door and lights for sale in the classifieds;)
Not a lot done, but its better than nothing.
Oct 24, repeat of yesterday...not a lot done, but better than nothing.
Got a lot done today, was a real good day. Spent some good quality time with the wife, watched two hours of high def WRC and got done what I wanted to yesterday.
10-26-09 First Mod, First bath and donor car is 100% wire free.
Looks so much better with out the roof cross bars. Oh, horns are coming out and going into something else, probably the rally car.
Some goals for this project-
-First and foremost have a safe car for a baby thats on the way.
-Have the car done by the baby's due date JAN. 9th.
-Reliable Daily Driver. No super stiff suspension, no 9lbs flywheels or crazy clutches.
-13.00 second quarter mile times or better
-$8,000 budget (Yes I know I can find 04 XT's for around that price..but their not the Premium model.