2008 Subaru Forester

Post By: William Rivest

Date: 12/09/2023

The Story

Got it as my first car in 2019 with 80k miles on the odometer and to this day my favorite, originally a pretty rare 2008 Forester 2.5XT Cross Sports 25th Anniversary Edition. I've been building since it so it can take abuse on streets, snow, the track, and be a good all rounder.

Current Setup

  • Exterior: Nissan AR2 "Active Red" paint
  • Exterior: STi front lip, side (front) and rear spats
  • Exterior: WRX STi rear spats
  • Exterior: SYMS spoiler
  • Exterior: Hella 500 fog lamps
  • Wheels: Enkei Raijin, 18x8.5 +35 - summer
  • Wheels: STi Enkei 17x7.5 +48 (+6mm spacer) - winter
  • Tires: Falken Azenis FK510
  • Suspension: SWIFT sport lowering springs
  • Suspension: STi pillowball rear lateral links
  • Performance: 2014 STi Front Brembos + DBA 4000 slotted discs
  • Performance: 2005 STi Rear Brembos + KNS adapters + DBA 4000 slotted discs + ebrake adpater shoes
  • Performance: Mach V braided stainless steel brake lines
  • Performance: Cusco brake master cylinder stopper
  • Performance: Turbosmart Vee Port S blow-off valve
  • Performance: 3" SSI custom downpipe with high flow cat
  • Performance: 3" SSI custom catback + resonator
  • Performance: Varex X-Force VMK8-250 valved muffler
  • Performance: AEM 21-474B cold air intake
  • Interior: BAMSHIFTS bamboo dragon shift knob
  • Interior: Rally design wide angle mirror


William Rivest

'91 prelude - fat exhaust, big ass subwoofer, slammed --- '08 forester XT - repainted R34 red, stuffed with sti goodies, EJ rumble stututu (can also make brr and pshhh sounds)