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#321561 - 20/04/2009 17:49 Forester STi install
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Finally got around to it today. 640 Watt amp under the driver seat as per my Impreza install previously, and some Dremel work done on the non-DIN dash! (Thanks to Mark Lord for a bit of guidance and reassurance on this bit!)

Came out alright, but I do need to just touch up the edges with some acrylic paint:

My Picasa album for the Foz install
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MkIIa, blue lit buttons, memory upgrade, 1Tb in Subaru Forester STi
MkII, 240Gb in Mark Lord dock
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#321564 - 20/04/2009 18:23 Re: Forester STi install [Re: frog51]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13592
Loc: Canada
Good to see another properly equipped Forester out there!

smile

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#321575 - 20/04/2009 22:00 Re: Forester STi install [Re: mlord]
FieroSTi
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Registered: 07/05/2007
Posts: 104
You guys get Forester STis? Lame...I'm stuck with a 2.5X over here. Don't get me wrong, I love it...but I'd prefer the STi, obviously.

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#321584 - 21/04/2009 05:50 Re: Forester STi install [Re: FieroSTi]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Originally Posted By: FieroSTi
You guys get Forester STis? Lame...I'm stuck with a 2.5X over here. Don't get me wrong, I love it...but I'd prefer the STi, obviously.


Not officially here in the UK - but Litchfield import them, give them a bit of a boost and then are happy to keep tweaking them.

Where are you based? Bound to be someone who will import these babies.
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MkIIa, blue lit buttons, memory upgrade, 1Tb in Subaru Forester STi
MkII, 240Gb in Mark Lord dock
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#321585 - 21/04/2009 08:27 Re: Forester STi install [Re: frog51]
LittleBlueThing
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Registered: 11/01/2002
Posts: 608
Loc: Reading, UK
have you got some off-cut from the dash?
If so you may want to try melting it instead of painting it.

Run the (old!) tip of a soldering iron over it and see if that gets rid of the white and smooths it down...

Just an idea smile
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#321587 - 21/04/2009 12:49 Re: Forester STi install [Re: LittleBlueThing]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13592
Loc: Canada
I think a larger hot edge/surface might work even better -- eg. an old/discarded clothes iron, or heated metal bar. Tricky to keep a straight line on the edge when using smaller tools.

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#321589 - 21/04/2009 13:34 Re: Forester STi install [Re: mlord]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
I will have a play with the off-cut. Not sure how well it will work with this one though - the plastic is a light colour, with a general grey paint over it all, but then a thick layer of soft black on the front surface. Not sure what it is, but it feels like the old Thinkpads used to (y'know, before they became Lenovo) so I have a feeling that may melt back quite quickly.

Will let you know how the experiment goes.

Cheers guys
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MkIIa, blue lit buttons, memory upgrade, 1Tb in Subaru Forester STi
MkII, 240Gb in Mark Lord dock
MkII, 80Gb SSD in dock

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#321713 - 25/04/2009 16:11 Re: Forester STi install [Re: frog51]
FieroSTi
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Registered: 07/05/2007
Posts: 104
Originally Posted By: frog51

Where are you based? Bound to be someone who will import these babies.


Western New York, here...I'm sure somebody does import them, but then again I could always do an engine swap into my 2.5X and call it a day, haha.

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#321731 - 26/04/2009 17:40 Re: Forester STi install [Re: FieroSTi]
frog51
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Registered: 09/08/2000
Posts: 2089
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Check out the mods folks have done at the Forester bulletin board - turning mostly normal Foresters into STi-alikes pretty successfully.
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MkIIa, blue lit buttons, memory upgrade, 1Tb in Subaru Forester STi
MkII, 240Gb in Mark Lord dock
MkII, 80Gb SSD in dock

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#321919 - 02/05/2009 05:46 Re: Forester STi install [Re: frog51]
FieroSTi
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Registered: 07/05/2007
Posts: 104
Wow...had no idea that forum existed, haha. Thanks!

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