Hi there! I'm a new owner, just bought my '97 OutBack waGoon(2.5l/auto/201k miles) a few days ago. Here's the advert photo:
When I got it home, I cleaned the windows and removed the bike racks and replaced the bent luggage crossbar. I got it from Auto World in Fremont, CA. They were pretty cool and gave me a decent deal. They just handed me another crossbar when I mentioned the bent one.
The lady and kids had to go out of town this morning, so I got it ready for the trip. I put the Surco luggage cage from my truck on top, with the help of my bolt box and some old Yakima rack parts. This was my first mod:
The only other mod I have done was to replace the dome light with a 16 LED setup I had floating around.
This is the family wagon, or as I have always liked calling them, Goons! I am going to attempt to keep the mods to a minimum, since I have a motorcycle which is always "asking" for attention!
In a month, I leave on a week long trip to Death Valley and am leading a group of 15 or so other riders.
I am going to try and focus on the stuff that I already have and/or stuff that will help it run better and get better fuel economy.
Here's the parts that I have to put on it:
-Polish Headlights (also will split the cases and remove the amber reflector and a few other ideas to make it look better),Done!
-DIY Grounding Kit
-50watt halogen reverse bulbs,Done!
-Hella 500 yellow fogs
-Pioneer MP3/USB deck(stock is the Premier unit and I live in a high break-in area, so I will probably keep the stock)
-Redline diff fluid
Here's a few things I am considering throwing money towards:
-Tint rear windows, at least the 2 on each side maybe the hatch
-JDM Fender Markers
-JDM Tail lights
-yellow tint on the side mirrors
-Muffler (stock STI or MagnaFlow??, open to suggestions, wanting the sound of the stock STIs)
-ADVMonster LED Spotlights &/or Floodlights(3600lumen each)
-Rally Armor mudflaps
-Hella 6609 flush reverse fog light
-'99 OBW 5spoke alloys, painted black w/black chrome lugnuts and polished bead
-rear hatch (original has a dent in the top from a bike on the factory rack)
-rear hatch spoiler
-leather Forester shifter
-WRX leather steer wheel
-Primitive Type1 or RFRB grill
-bedline bumper centers
The performance/tune stuff that I plan for soon:
-Dodge Neon SRT coilpack
-Lucas Oil Treatment
-Lucas Fuel Sys Cleaner,Done!
-quality synth blend oil
-Wix or Subaru filter
-Redline Trans fluid
-remove restrictions in the air snorkle
-4EAT power mode mod w/ factory switch