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1 hour ago, Orixy said:

I'll try tackling your queries:

1) the rear 20mm STI anti-roll bar is tried and tested to perform really well on the Forester. It was my first mod and still one of the best bang for bucks till date. 

 

2) The FXT comes with a simple factory fitted EO cooler.  I have a heavy right foot but my EO temp have never exceeded 100 d.celcius. and CVT temp never exceeded 85 d.celcius, even on high speed NSHW. So I'll say the stock setup works fine...until you go tracking. Use good quality 5w30 EO and you should not need that cooler.

 

3) three usual suspects come to mind and you've named two, the other would be DM.

 

4) stockist would be Lesun and JAE, both located within the same block in Ubi. Just Google their names. I've also bought several parts like spark plugs, air and cabin filters,  suspension bushings, bypass valve, all from eBay. Usually eBay costs 20-50% cheaper even when shipping is factored in. You just need to do more research to ensure that the part you're buying is the correct one. So far my mediocre online research skills have not failed me. 

 

5) there's usually three camps - Lufi, ultraguage, or Scanguage. Google them. I'm using a 12yrs old Scanguage2 to read CVT temps, A/F, water temp, fuel trim. More importantly, it helps clear fault codes on-the-fly without needing to remove the car battery. I also have a Taobao $90 bluetooth Obd device that connects to my android tablet for full ECU diagnostic akin to those in wkshops. Google "launch obd" if you're interested.  Can buy easily from Taobao. 

 

Hope these help. 

Regards, 

Stanley

 

Thank you Stanley for your replies.

1. I suppose to install rear 20mm ARB, can go back to MI to do, or do whatside cheaper (assuming dun void warranty?)

3. Paisai what is DM? I've never ventured outside MI before, but I'm past my 2nd yr of warranty, so will be looking out for outside workshop

4. Is there a list of part numbers for the various consumer replaceable parts that I can order?

Thanks again Stanley for your time to reply.

 

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6 hours ago, shutterbox said:

Thank you Stanley for your replies.

1. I suppose to install rear 20mm ARB, can go back to MI to do, or do whatside cheaper (assuming dun void warranty?)

3. Paisai what is DM? I've never ventured outside MI before, but I'm past my 2nd yr of warranty, so will be looking out for outside workshop

4. Is there a list of part numbers for the various consumer replaceable parts that I can order?

Thanks again Stanley for your time to reply.

 

No prob mate.

 

MI do sell and install the 20mm arb, just that it will be more expensive than buying it yourself from stockist like Lesun and going to any wkshop to install. Installation is easy but best to do with car on jacks, takes max 30mins. If u decide to go MI for the arb, might as well do it when due for servicing so as to maximise the down time. Pls check with MI for warranty if install outside.

 

DM is Dynamics Mechanic, just google their name.

 

As for the parts numbers, I'm also looking for one such list! There are some free online Subaru catalogues aka workshop service manuals that will contain the part numbers. Just gotta be careful of the slight differences between JDM vs USA-made Forester, and of cos right hand vs left hand drive.

 

Regards,

Stanley

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On 9/14/2019 at 3:45 PM, shutterbox said:

Realised the search function within thread is gone, so gonna trouble you guys with this questions:

1) if want to install ARB to improve cornering stability, but not kill comfort, which basic upgrade and where to upgrade?

2) CVT or EO cooler is recommended for normal drive where EO typically no more than 105 degC? how high is it safe for EO to go?

3) what are the typical Subaru workshops to service forester XT? BMS? BKS? anywhere else?

4) which stockist to go to for DIY part replacements (eg filters, sparkplugs, etc)?

5) anyone installed wireless OBD devices to monitor other car parameters?

Pertaining to Question 2; how high is it safe for EO to go?

Refer to the datasheet of the engine oil that you intend to use. There should be the flashpoint temperature. As long as it is not subjected to any temperature above the flashpoint. It is safe.

 

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On 9/16/2019 at 9:25 AM, jeremyboyle said:

Probably u need +35 or +38 offset to flush nicely without spacer,unfortunately limited rims in the market with pcd 5x100

That’s what I thought too. Hard to find and have been searching high and Low. So if anyone has a set to let go let me know! Thanks..

 

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Does anyone know if OZ hyper GT HLT 18x8 offset 45 can clear 4/2 Brembo gold? Pic is for ref not my car.

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38 minutes ago, Wrigleys said:

Does anyone know if OZ hyper GT HLT 18x8 offset 45 can clear 4/2 Brembo gold? Pic is for ref not my car.

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Should be ok to clear 4/2 brembo gold.... mine Enkei PF07, same spec as this Oz 18 x 8J +45 offset, clear my brembo gold 4/2 without any issue.... if you want 100% sure, check with workshop who going to install for u...

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7 hours ago, Wrigleys said:

Does anyone know if OZ hyper GT HLT 18x8 offset 45 can clear 4/2 Brembo gold? Pic is for ref not my car.

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Should be fine, I'm on the same rims. Originally planned for the same specs as u but due to some miscommunication i ended up with +35 instead. I checked with BMS previously on +45 to prepare for BBK, I didnt end up with brembo 4/2 though.

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55 minutes ago, Zpliu said:

Should be fine, I'm on the same rims. Originally planned for the same specs as u but due to some miscommunication i ended up with +35 instead. I checked with BMS previously on +45 to prepare for BBK, I didnt end up with brembo 4/2 though.

Thanks for replying. Oh but does +35 protrude out or flushed nicely with the fender? What bbk are you on? Wheel shop says +45 might fit bbk but +35 confirm plus chop. Ask me go down to test fit with the unfitted bbk. 

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2 hours ago, Wrigleys said:

Thanks for replying. Oh but does +35 protrude out or flushed nicely with the fender? What bbk are you on? Wheel shop says +45 might fit bbk but +35 confirm plus chop. Ask me go down to test fit with the unfitted bbk. 

Flushed. I'm using BMS' housebrand APi 6 pot. I'll see if I can take some picture tmr morning to show u the fender and rims

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16 hours ago, Wrigleys said:

Thanks for replying. Oh but does +35 protrude out or flushed nicely with the fender? What bbk are you on? Wheel shop says +45 might fit bbk but +35 confirm plus chop. Ask me go down to test fit with the unfitted bbk. 

 

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On 9/14/2019 at 3:45 PM, shutterbox said:

Realised the search function within thread is gone, so gonna trouble you guys with this questions:

1) if want to install ARB to improve cornering stability, but not kill comfort, which basic upgrade and where to upgrade?

2) CVT or EO cooler is recommended for normal drive where EO typically no more than 105 degC? how high is it safe for EO to go?

3) what are the typical Subaru workshops to service forester XT? BMS? BKS? anywhere else?

4) which stockist to go to for DIY part replacements (eg filters, sparkplugs, etc)?

5) anyone installed wireless OBD devices to monitor other car parameters?

Hi Shutterbox,

Was looking for the same and concluded that up to 120 deg C will be ok from several forum on track racing ... for at least short term as lubrication on the mechanics of the engine.

Cheers.

Richard

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18 hours ago, Wrigleys said:

Thanks for replying. Oh but does +35 protrude out or flushed nicely with the fender? What bbk are you on? Wheel shop says +45 might fit bbk but +35 confirm plus chop. Ask me go down to test fit with the unfitted bbk. 

Hi Wrigleys,

Guess depending also on the width of tyres used ... seen 245 tyres on +35 offset and it protrudes out and looking nice nice.

Also such none standard offset against stock 48 comes with the same detrimental effects of using spacer with change to the designed load capacity of the arms, drive shaft etc.

Cheers,

Richard

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23 hours ago, richard_crl032 said:

Hi Wrigleys,

Guess depending also on the width of tyres used ... seen 245 tyres on +35 offset and it protrudes out and looking nice nice.

Also such none standard offset against stock 48 comes with the same detrimental effects of using spacer with change to the designed load capacity of the arms, drive shaft etc.

Cheers,

Richard

Hi Richard, got it, hence I would like to maintain wheel spec to be as close as possible to stock without spacers while still being able to accommodate the gold 4/2 brembo bbk. Wouldn’t want to go too far off spec as it would surely affect the arms, drive shaft, wheel bearing etc which you mentioned.

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Hi all, i just got my FXT and looking to service my car. Would like advise on which engine oil and grade that you can recommend. 🙂

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I’m looking to get new 18” rims and tyres that ideally flushed with car body.

Thinking if everyone can share their rim and tyre profile that pair together which can flush with car body in consolidated list below.

For e.g,

rim: 18” x 8.5j, +35 offset / tyre: 235/50/R18

List (start below)

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