I'm back in the Subaru community yet again! During my stint at SoK I had the opportunity to pick up an 06 Forester XT 4EAT with 164K and a blown motor. The customer was looking to offload the car after a rather large repair bill for an inherited vehicle. After some contemplation, I was able to purchase the car for $800 and the build began. The motor was shot, turbo toast, but heads salvageable. A friend of mine hooked me up with a "spun bearing" STi 704 block for really cheap and then it came time to source parts. The car has very high mileage on it and I will be a bit concerned about the transmission but it's a 4EAT so if I blow it up sourcing another one shouldn't be hard. Tuning will be a little tricky to manage low end torque but Joel from QED seems confident we can work it out. Mods: EJ257 704 STi motor Manley 99.5 9.8:1 Pistons New STi Crank New ACL Standard Size Bearings STi OEM Engine Gasket Kit ID1000cc Injectors KillerB Oil Pickup Forced Performance 71HTA Turbo Cobb Downpipe Agency Power UEL Headers Secondary Air Pump Delete TGV Delete w/ help from Joel Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump Perrin Turbo Inlet Mishimoto Radiator & hoses Mishimoto TMIC Cobb AP v3 w/ future pro-tune from Joel from QED Tuning Suspension, wheels and brake mods coming soon!