To me, songs are kind of like bookmarks. Have you ever listened to a song that you haven’t heard in a while, and all of a sudden, all the memories of that time period come back, and you remember what your life used to be like. They’re like milestones in your life.


My 04/05 Forester XT/STI swap

MARCH 2015 (Interior and motor, waterfront photos taken 3-5-15)

2014 added edit) Random collection of photos through my forester’s life stages.

 full build list.

Fully built Motor & heads from MPS in Marrysville Wa.
Protuned by Dom at MPS 404hp/390fpt on 18psi @ 92oct pump gas. 2nd acessport tune is by Clark at goodspeed 320hp on 15PSI for our terrible Arizona 91oct.
Mishimotor radiator.
Banjo bolt filters pulled.
SubtleSolution splitter.
Cobb AP V2.
APS SR56 turbo.
Forge WGA 18psi spring.
DW 850 sidefeed injectors.
Perrin V2 sidefeed fuel rails.
STi tmic.
STi bov with return hose.
Perrin CAI.
Perrin Maf hose.
Perrin Inlet.
Perrin & Samco hose’s.
Samco hose clamps.
Tomei EL header.
Tomei uppipe.
Grimmspeed gaskets.
STi oil pan.
STi oil dip stick.
STi oil filter mount & hoses.
Covert Performance oil pick up tube.
Perrin MBC.
Grimmspeed EBC 3port.
Invidia V3 catted bellmouth dp.
Invidia Q300 catback.
Tein hood dampers.
Group N engine mounts.

Spider DCCD universal controller “STi thumb wheel & diff lock switch ”
05 STi 6speed.
05 STi driveshaft.
05 STi rear diff.
05 Sti front & rear axles.
05 STi front crossmember with spacer delete.
ACT street light flywheel.
ACT Xtreme duty street clutch kit “SB4-XTSS”.
05 Sti steering rack.
05 STi rear subframe.
05 STi ebrake system.
Whiteline steering rack bushings.
Sti factory STS with Kartboy STS installed,
Kartboy front & rear shifter bushings.
Kartboy transmission crossmember bushings.
TIC shift linkage bushings.
Group N rear diff mount.
Kartboy rear subframe outrigger comfort bushings.
Whiteline rear subframe lock bolts.
05 STi steering coupler.
Group N pitch mount.“The thick one from Japan Land”.

SUMMER: 05+ Ohlins Sportline DFV coilovers. “

WINTER: 07 STI struts with stock springs.

All suspension bushings replaced with Group N bushings.
Whiteline front swaybar 27mm adjustable.
Whiteline rear swaybar 27mm adjustable.
Rallitek front & rear endlinks.
SubtleSolution fender braces.
05 STi front hubs.
05 STi rear hubs.
05 STi control arms.
05 STi lateral links.
05 STi trailing arms.
NRG H brace.
Whiteline roll/centre bump steer kit.

05 STi front Brembro brakes.
05 STi rear Brembro brakes.
GiroDisc Slotted front & rear vented rotors.
GiroDisc Magic front & rear brake pads(not installed).
GiroDisc front & rear steel braded brake lines(not installed).
ATE super blue brake fluid.


(Edit current wheels 2014)- 18 x 8.75 TSW nurburgring.

(old) SUMMER: ROTA PWR gold 18x9.5 +35 w/ archiles 235/40/18.
WINTER: 05+ STi BBS gold wheels Bridgestone Blizzaks WS70 225x45x17

Compustar 2WSSAS paging alarm, remote start, turbo timer, & keyless entry.
Defi Psi Link boost gauge
Defi Egt link gauge
Defi Psi link oil pressure gauge
Defi Oil Temp gauge
Defi link controller V2.
Pioneer AVIC D3 “mounted in double din housing”.
Pioneer AVHP4200.
Morel Dotech  front spks.
Morel Integra  rear spks.

05 WRX high back black front seats “heated”.
05 WRX wagon black rear seat.
07 WRX Tr steering wheel with Subaru air bag.
05 STi shifter trim.
Double din dash housing.
2012 STi weighted shift knob.
05+ XT silver gauge surround.
05 STi gas, brake, clutch & dead pedals.
08 Heater/ac bezal with knobs.
Perrin colum gauge pods.
SubtleSolutions ashtray gauge bezal.
STI floor mats  & cargo mat.


5% limo tint all windows with front strip.
Rally Armor urethane flaps
JDM front bumper.
JDM fog covers.
JDM grill.
JDM lower headlight surrounds.
STi hood scoop.

plasti-dip’d rear bumper defuser, debadged, STI fog sticker kit.

You never truly understand someone until you see them as a whole. When people inevitably open up completely, you start seeing every shade of them. Not the curated version that is feasible to uphold for an hour, for a lunch date, for a night out, but who they are at 2 a.m. on a particularly rough night or the way they get sick to their stomach when they’re really stressed out, vantage points usually reserved for their bedrooms back home.