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#26 2015-10-14 16:26:10

drewsro
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From: Highland, IN
Registered: 2014-01-10
User Number: 13600
Posts: 1179

Re: My black Aero

Rbonnie wrote:

Looks awesome! welcome to the site, excited to see this build progress  up

He's been on here since 2013  facepalm


2005 9-2x Aero 5MT- Stage 2
2007 Toyota Corolla CE
2016 VW GTI S
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#27 2015-11-04 11:46:09

myzislow
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Re: My black Aero

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20151102_152141_zpsev7bot8p.jpg

Couldn't get used to the black on black look, had to go back to the bronze. Much happier with the volks.

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#28 2015-11-04 11:57:15

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4760

Re: My black Aero

MMMMMMM bronze wheels on a black Aero  up cool


2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
2014 Subaru Forester | Wife's car

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#29 2015-11-04 12:39:20

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Posts: 13828

Re: My black Aero

Black and bronze is pure seks  cool


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | 13.6@100 | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#30 2015-11-04 13:25:29

myzislow
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User Number: 7861
Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

hammyt wrote:

Black and bronze is pure seks  cool

Agreed up This is also pure sex
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150928_150722_zps5qhj8mtt.jpg

Been tuned now for a few months and loving it. The 207 is a fantastic engine; smooth revving and just screams up top. It did 277whp at 17.5 tapering to 15 psi on snail's mustang dyno. I asked for a very conservative tune, so there is more in it but it wasn't worth it on shitty 91.  driving

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#31 2015-11-04 13:44:16

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Re: My black Aero

I made the same power on my VF'd 205, was a great balance of performance and reliability.  Would be even sweeter with that sexy smooth 207.  driving


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | 13.6@100 | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#32 2015-11-04 13:59:04

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
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Re: My black Aero

hammyt wrote:

Would be even sweeter with that sexy smooth 207.  driving

Yeh boy!!!!!!!!!!!


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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#33 2015-11-04 16:17:36

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
User Number: 11977
Posts: 1416

Re: My black Aero

Car looks amazing. What was your experience with Snail like? I've been debating wether to go with them or drive down to Cobb in Socal.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#34 2015-11-04 16:27:04

myzislow
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Re: My black Aero

Travis is the man, wouldn't hesitate to let him tune your car if I were you.

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#35 2015-11-04 19:13:17

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
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Posts: 1416

Re: My black Aero

myzislow wrote:

Travis is the man, wouldn't hesitate to let him tune your car if I were you.

Good to hear you were happy with him. It's hard because I've had such a poor experience with Paul, and half the people I talk to love FW and love Snail or they hate them with a passion. I think I will tryout Snail for my Stage II tune, and when I'm ready to go Stage III go down to Cobb.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#36 2015-11-04 19:26:55

myzislow
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Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

sohlman wrote:

myzislow wrote:

Travis is the man, wouldn't hesitate to let him tune your car if I were you.

Good to hear you were happy with him. It's hard because I've had such a poor experience with Paul, and half the people I talk to love FW and love Snail or they hate them with a passion. I think I will tryout Snail for my Stage II tune, and when I'm ready to go Stage III go down to Cobb.

I would trust Travis/snail with any tune.That being said I wouldn't let Paul or fw touch my car. Snail and fw are separate entities; Travis just uses his dyno to tune on while he's out here in CA.

What did Paul do to make you feel the way that you do? I remember warning you about him and his reputation in your thread when your engine problems came about. Sucks to hear he's giving you problems.

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#37 2015-11-04 20:04:35

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
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Re: My black Aero

Nothing particularly bad. I just don't like his attitude the guy has no customer service skills, I don't like the fact that he argued with me when I asked for a leak down/ compression test before he pulled my motor, or the fact that he took as long as he did to pull my motor. Fortunately my motor was shipped back to North Carolina and is being rebuilt under warranty, so all Paul has to do is put it back in when it arrives.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#38 2015-11-04 20:38:04

myzislow
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Re: My black Aero

After speaking with him briefly on the phone I got the same impression as you. I inquired about having my avcs wiring done because it was the last thing I needed before tuning, and I just didn't want to deal with it after doing all of the other work involved with the swap. Our conversation was very off putting to say the least. I ended up just doing it myself and was glad I did because the quote he gave me was crazy high and I didn't want to give him any business to be honest.

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#39 2015-11-05 10:42:04

myzislow
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Registered: 2012-11-10
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Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

My stock cloth seats were disgusting so it was time for a change.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150816_184842_zpsudtv2j96.jpg

I got a steal of a deal on these v8 spec c sti seats along with my engine. Pretty uncommon and look great with the black door cards that I was finally able to source locally.

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#40 2015-11-05 10:45:42

myzislow
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Registered: 2012-11-10
User Number: 7861
Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

I also swapped clusters for this UK prodrive v8 sti cluster that reads in mph. Had the miles changed to match the actual mileage on the car as well which is nice. It lights up green as well which I actually prefer to the red.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150823_111425_zpsdthr2iqf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150903_092825_zpscuyyeash.jpg

Last edited by myzislow (2015-11-05 10:55:37)

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#41 2015-11-05 11:17:55

juicebox
I'm Rod and I like to party
From: Cedar City, UT
Registered: 2011-01-17
User Number: 5151
Posts: 572

Re: My black Aero

Awesome! if I had any source of income, I'd get that cluster. There's one on NASIOC that is the same mileage as mine, I can't swing $300 though. I prefer the green too.


Red 2005 Aero 5MT

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#42 2015-11-08 09:21:17

LatentWagen
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Registered: 2014-01-31
User Number: 13976
Posts: 66

Re: My black Aero

myzislow wrote:

Been tuned now for a few months and loving it. The 207 is a fantastic engine; smooth revving and just screams up top. It did 277whp at 17.5 tapering to 15 psi on snail's mustang dyno. I asked for a very conservative tune, so there is more in it but it wasn't worth it on shitty 91.  driving

Well done! I used to run a V7 STi spec C motor in my bugeye... Now, having two 255-equipped cars, I would definitely trade some torque for a little refinement. IMO, the 207 is, by far, the best motor Subaru ever made. Smooth as glass, and laughs at big boost. The motor is begging for a bigger turbo, though, because (as you know) the VFs can barely breath at 7k, let alone 8,000RPM.

Tuned in for more!


Hers: 2006 MBM 5MT 9-2x Aero / 81k miles / Premium, Cold, Sport / Cobb APV3 Stage 1 on WRX Option Forged BBS / Staying Stock & Happy! big_smile
Mine: 2008 DGM 6MT Legacy spec. B / 175k / Tuning Alliance S.2+, Cobb TBE, PW TMIC, RCE Tarmac (KW), SSR Comp, Brembo F/R & DBA 5K/4K...

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#43 2015-11-08 13:37:47

myzislow
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Re: My black Aero

Thanks! You're right, and a larger turbo/injectors are in the works. What would you recommend for a street car that is a daily? My tuner and I are thinking of doing the proven dom 1.5 xtr with the 8cm hot side for a little bit better spool over the 10cm. I'm good with 350-375whp even tho I know the v7 can take much more.

Plan is to do the turbo, ID 1000s, an inlet and possibly an intake and call it a day. I'm still on the stock 5spd so I can't go too crazy yet.

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#44 2015-11-08 13:53:30

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
User Number: 11977
Posts: 1416

Re: My black Aero

Your car sounds so bad ass. I hope you can make it to a future Saabaru meet, I'd love to hear that V7 run.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#45 2015-11-08 15:28:38

LatentWagen
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Re: My black Aero

myzislow wrote:

Thanks! You're right, and a larger turbo/injectors are in the works. What would you recommend for a street car that is a daily? My tuner and I are thinking of doing the proven dom 1.5 xtr with the 8cm hot side for a little bit better spool over the 10cm. I'm good with 350-375whp even tho I know the v7 can take much more.

Plan is to do the turbo, ID 1000s, an inlet and possibly an intake and call it a day. I'm still on the stock 5spd so I can't go too crazy yet.

Sounds like a good plan. The 1.5XTR w/8cm^2 will be perfect paired with the 207, you'll have a very wide powerband. 10cm would make more power but be too big, IMO, not worth the trade off unless you're looking for a highway car.

With regards to the 5MT, you should be good as long as you're not launching the crap out of it, or banging the 1-2 shift. With the longer gearing of the 5MT, it's awesome to rev out. I remember hitting 80+ in 2nd gear! Eventually, I did upgrade to a 6MT/R180 setup, but it wasn't out of necessity. Definitely worth it, though, the STi trans and diffs will change the car completely.

sohlman wrote:

Your car sounds so bad ass. I hope you can make it to a future Saabaru meet, I'd love to hear that V7 run.

The audio quality isn't great (shot in 2005), but here's my old V7 making some noise (and running DCCD full open) smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AekLMUICxKo


Hers: 2006 MBM 5MT 9-2x Aero / 81k miles / Premium, Cold, Sport / Cobb APV3 Stage 1 on WRX Option Forged BBS / Staying Stock & Happy! big_smile
Mine: 2008 DGM 6MT Legacy spec. B / 175k / Tuning Alliance S.2+, Cobb TBE, PW TMIC, RCE Tarmac (KW), SSR Comp, Brembo F/R & DBA 5K/4K...

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#46 2015-11-17 14:32:48

SaltySeaRabbit
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Registered: 2015-11-17
User Number: 34312
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Re: My black Aero

myzislow wrote:

My stock cloth seats were disgusting so it was time for a change.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150816_184842_zpsudtv2j96.jpg

I got a steal of a deal on these v8 spec c sti seats along with my engine. Pretty uncommon and look great with the black door cards that I was finally able to source locally.

Were you able to keep you heated seats somehow?

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#47 2015-11-18 11:54:27

whalecliff
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Registered: 2015-11-01
User Number: 34032
Posts: 118

Re: My black Aero

Loving the black on bronze. I'm a huge fan of the black/bronze, black/gold, black/copper color scheme on these cars (as well as subies).  I'm just hoping to do it with a linear instead of an aero. No hood scoop for me. I like it ultra clean  smile

Also, those seats are sweet. I'm loving those. How comfortable are they? The stock seats are a little narrow for me through the legs; are these any wider?


'05 9-2X Linear stock

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#48 2015-11-20 10:15:36

myzislow
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Registered: 2012-11-10
User Number: 7861
Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

SaltySeaRabbit wrote:

myzislow wrote:

My stock cloth seats were disgusting so it was time for a change.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v358/myzislow/Mobile%20Uploads/20150816_184842_zpsudtv2j96.jpg

I got a steal of a deal on these v8 spec c sti seats along with my engine. Pretty uncommon and look great with the black door cards that I was finally able to source locally.

Were you able to keep you heated seats somehow?

I didn't try to swap the heating elements over but I'm sure it can be done.

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#49 2015-11-20 10:20:55

myzislow
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Registered: 2012-11-10
User Number: 7861
Posts: 239

Re: My black Aero

whalecliff wrote:

Loving the black on bronze. I'm a huge fan of the black/bronze, black/gold, black/copper color scheme on these cars (as well as subies).  I'm just hoping to do it with a linear instead of an aero. No hood scoop for me. I like it ultra clean  smile

Also, those seats are sweet. I'm loving those. How comfortable are they? The stock seats are a little narrow for me through the legs; are these any wider?

Thanks. I find the seats to be pretty comfortable. They are a little firm, but not too bad. Being Japanese spec seats they are actually narrower compared to the US market sti seats, and definitely smaller than then stock cloth seats.

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#50 2015-11-20 16:13:11

LatentWagen
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Re: My black Aero

So you're using the passenger JDM seat? Or did you swap so that you can use the driver's side, and retain full functionality?


Hers: 2006 MBM 5MT 9-2x Aero / 81k miles / Premium, Cold, Sport / Cobb APV3 Stage 1 on WRX Option Forged BBS / Staying Stock & Happy! big_smile
Mine: 2008 DGM 6MT Legacy spec. B / 175k / Tuning Alliance S.2+, Cobb TBE, PW TMIC, RCE Tarmac (KW), SSR Comp, Brembo F/R & DBA 5K/4K...

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