Swagbaru #172 – Wagon Wednesday Vol. 40 Matt’s Forester
I first met Matt in June at Stretch & Poke’s Fitted 2012. As you could imagine the Subaru population at a stanced based event is not huge. Matt along with Ben came over to see us (Myself, along with 2 other subies) when we first arrived. They told us about their site Flatbroke Status and their shared passion for Subaru’s. I was glad to see some Subie love at the event. I continued to see Matt and Ben around at other Subaru Meets such as Toronto Subaru Club’s Spring Fling. Matt and Ben have done a amazing good job of coverage of events and features on their website Flatbroke Status make sure to check out their posts with their newly updated website along with their Facebook Page.
Now for the part about the car:
At Fitted I still had my Forester and Matt was telling me about his and how he had recently dropped it. I was eager to see pictures of it and in person and got to at Spring Fling. Matt, like myself, is a lover of wagons and didn’t know what wagon to buy, thankfully Ben convinced him to go for a Subaru. Matt’s Forester is his daily driver with the intention to go as low as he can. He plans to go lower come spring and is looking for 2-3inches of ground clearance if possible. Matt’s Forester is lowered thanks to a set of DGR coilovers and gave him a 4″ drop so far from stock height. He has also recently acquired a set of Rota DPT’s in 18×9.5 +20. Matt’s Forester has been dubbed the “moving billboard” for Flatbroke Status due to all the vinyl. Matt would like to put more into the car but as I’m sure many of you know the Flatbroke life is to put all your money in your car. Although he would like to save up for a trip to Japan or start his project drift car. It is clear that Matt and the Flatbroke Status crew love the drift scene and they have had some wonderful coverage of drift events.
Further plans for the Foz include tubbing the fenders/wheel wells for more clearance. Some headers and an exhaust to give it some sound and possibly even a RWD conversion so that he can run a staggered wheel set up.
Thank you to Matt for taking these wonderful photos for me to post!