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#51 2013-07-05 12:56:10

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

milfriez wrote:

Nice fogs -- Are those just stock with yellow film? Or did you upgrade to Micros or something along those lines?

Just the stock fogs with yellow film.


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#52 2013-08-19 20:44:44

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Hey guys, so I pulled the trigger on the front-end makeover. Turned out even better than I expected and I'm very happy with the results.  cool

Had a local guy paint the headlights like jdm@heart's style, and I painted the whole grille w/ Plasti-dip. Overall I think it looks much more aggressive. One step closer to my completed look!

Here are my instagram before & after's which show how much it changed the look, and one photo w/ the nice camera.

http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo1_zpsdc9c2f04.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo2_zpsdd9e7d4b.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/StellaHeadlights003_zps56c83d08.jpg

Last edited by ikbrown (2013-08-19 21:01:53)


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#53 2013-08-19 21:10:14

dotmaster206
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Looks great! I did the same thing a couple of months ago and couldn't be happier with the results.  up up

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#54 2013-12-03 20:44:32

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Haven't updated this in quite awhile... Since my last post I've installed some Rally Armor UR mudflaps (quite a hassle since I had to drill all but 4 of the holes to mount them but still quite worth it!), and over Thanksgiving week I installed the STI diffuser, and painted my brake calipers a dark grey. Pics below!!
In the shop w/ the Saab flag my brother got me last xmas..
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01875_zps96da0e7e.jpg
Masked off for brakes painting
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01884_zps7d019460.jpg
Finished product:
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01899_zpsf905c39d.jpg
Holes drilled in the spare tire well. Only used 2/3 cuz I failed on the 3rd one and drilled it quite a bit off and instead of making the hole bigger, I just sealed it w/ silicone since w/ 4 bolts it was securely fastened.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01895_zpsfdd7ab4e.jpg
Diffuser on!
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01893_zpsb0b2a644.jpg
Nice booty shot w/ the mudflaps & diffuser
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC01963_zpsc4d29714.jpg


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#55 2013-12-30 22:07:53

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Look what I got for Christmas!

Bought a downpipe for myself  big_smile Stage 2 finally in view after I get the car smogged this spring. I met up w/ norcal9two and bought his Maddad V1 catless downpipe.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo5_zps9b2b14b7.jpg

And .... 1/43 model Saabaru from my brother!!! Already on display in my cube and lookin good!
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo4_zps4c61301d.jpg


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#56 2014-03-11 00:43:34

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Soooooo... I'm officially stage 2 now! Need to update my signature.  banana Ever since I got my boost leak fixed I've had quite a few times to stretch her legs and all I can is ... THIS BABY HAULS!!  driving Stage 2 is a world of difference from stage 1 and I'm glad I was able to do the downpipe install myself and learn about how everything went together - even w/ my intercooler boost leak issues. Once I got a gasket on the midpipe-catback connection and got rid of that exhaust leak, things quieted down some and it sounds so nice when you get on it. Not much louder at highway speed or driving casually but when you get on it this thing has some mean sounds that have been uncovered by removing the cats.

Some pics I took during the install.
3" catless downpipe compared to the sad stock unit
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo10_zps684904d3.jpg
This is what the butt-end of our turbo looks like! W/ my new downpipe gasket from the install.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02279_zps9c840308.jpg
A pic of my fancy new downpipe mocked up before I bolted everything up. smile
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02285_zps30ac7368.jpg


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1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
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#57 2014-03-11 02:46:29

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Nicely done embeer


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#58 2014-03-11 09:17:42

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Like !


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold.
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 5 speed manual daily driver.
2006 WRX, smoked, should've never betrayed 2.0L love.

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#59 2014-03-11 09:20:22

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

What magnaflow muffler di you use?  Also, can we get a viid of the exhaust sound?  I am looking at chopping up my ebay 3" and adding a magnaflow muffler.


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#60 2014-03-11 12:48:21

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Thanks for the likes norcal9two & rodman!

goob_os101 wrote:

What magnaflow muffler di you use?  Also, can we get a viid of the exhaust sound?  I am looking at chopping up my ebay 3" and adding a magnaflow muffler.

Iím not sure what exact muffler it is, the exhaust shop I work w/ did the work on the catback. I will most likely be changing my oil this weekend so while I have it in the air Iíll see if it says any model name on it. If not Iíll give you the dimensions and some pics. Itís just an oval style Magnaflow muffler w/ a 3Ē inlet/outlet.

Iíve been meaning to take some video of the exhaust since everythingís buttoned up now. Iíll get something posted hopefully this weekend. She does sound quite nice!


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1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
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#61 2014-03-11 14:49:05

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Is that a resonator or a heatshield used to resemble a cat for inspection ?  banana


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1997 BMW 328is (racecar)
2005 Saab 9-2x STi 6MT
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#62 2014-03-11 14:59:21

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

2JZ wrote:

Is that a resonator or a heatshield used to resemble a cat for inspection ?  banana

The later.  embeer


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1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
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#63 2014-03-11 15:14:08

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

* latter

big_smile


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#64 2014-03-11 15:23:10

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

ikbrown wrote:

2JZ wrote:

Is that a resonator or a heatshield used to resemble a cat for inspection ?  banana

The later.  embeer

genius.  up


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#65 2014-03-11 16:21:32

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

krazykarguy wrote:

* latter

big_smile

the ladder*  star


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#66 2014-03-11 18:41:38

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

ikbrown wrote:

krazykarguy wrote:

* latter

big_smile

the ladder*  star

lol




But really cool, I'll have to do that when I go for emissions next year


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#67 2014-03-11 19:28:30

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

2JZ wrote:

ikbrown wrote:

krazykarguy wrote:

* latter

big_smile

the ladder*  star

lol




But really cool, I'll have to do that when I go for emissions next year

I definitely wouldn't pass 2 years down the road in CA - I'm hoping I can just swap in the stock midpipe and pass w/ that since it will have 1 cat that way. It may fail visual though since the downpipe would still be very obviously not stock. We'll see! I don't have to worry about that for awhile.


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#68 2014-03-11 21:50:05

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Glad to see you got it installed congrats!  Any pics of how the calipers look with the wheels on?


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#69 2014-03-11 21:53:23

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Where's the picture with the heat shield on ? We deserve a full finished product image, thanks and congrats.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold.
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 5 speed manual daily driver.
2006 WRX, smoked, should've never betrayed 2.0L love.

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#70 2014-03-12 17:43:03

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

up


2006 Aero.

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#71 2014-03-12 18:17:14

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

izzle87 wrote:

Glad to see you got it installed congrats!  Any pics of how the calipers look with the wheels on?

Rodman wrote:

Where's the picture with the heat shield on ? We deserve a full finished product image, thanks and congrats.

Thanks. I'll get those pics posted here shortly. Didn't take one from the top w/ everything together and haven't taken one of the brakes w/ my wheels so I'll get on it!


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#72 2014-03-16 23:00:08

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

Some picture updates for those of you who had a couple questions!

goob_os101 wrote:

What magnaflow muffler di you use?  Also, can we get a viid of the exhaust sound?  I am looking at chopping up my ebay 3" and adding a magnaflow muffler.

I measured the size of the muffler and it's a 9x14 which I believe is a fairly standard Magnaflow muffler size (3 inch inlet/outlet). Got a pic for you below - I'll try and get a video posted this week. She sounds great catless though!!
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo24_zpsd9cf7c79.jpg

izzle87 wrote:

Glad to see you got it installed congrats!  Any pics of how the calipers look with the wheels on?

Got some pics of the calipers
Front
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02466_zpsa1f4c40d.jpg
and back
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02474_zps00fd7081.jpg

Rodman wrote:

Where's the picture with the heat shield on ? We deserve a full finished product image, thanks and congrats.

Here ya go! Finished product pictures from the top and bottom. Second picture shows how I cut the heat shield down the right side for the wastegate pipe.
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02469_zps1e4e1162.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/DSC02343_zps6fa9a16a.jpg
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q508/ikbrown89/photo14_zps22f9e2fc.jpg

Last edited by ikbrown (2014-03-16 23:11:38)


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#73 2014-03-17 08:52:14

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

up  I like the way you mod, clean  cool .....looks great so far keep it up!!!!!


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#74 2014-03-17 09:10:53

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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

My calipers looked like that...

...once, about 70k miles ago.  sad


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#75 2014-03-17 10:18:46

ikbrown
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Re: Ikbrown's '05 Aero

animalpak wrote:

up  I like the way you mod, clean  cool .....looks great so far keep it up!!!!!

Thanks!!

krazykarguy wrote:

My calipers looked like that...

...once, about 70k miles ago.  sad

Ya, I had to do quite a few rounds of sanding and brake cleaner on the calipers to get rid of all the caked on brake dust. Hoping to keep up on the cleaning so my new color can shine through!


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