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#1 2015-04-18 02:31:05

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

I recently purchased a 2005 5MT aero in Brilliant red from an elderly gentleman. The car has 78k on the clock and is almost completely stock (for now) and in great condition.
I am planning on getting a cobb catback soon and slowly moving on from there as funds become available. I figured I would I would share my ride with some people who need no explanation of what exactly the car is. I go to school in Davis but I am often back home in the Sacramento area (specifically Orangevale). I know there are some active members in that area so I look forward to seeing the other 92-x's around.


http://i.imgur.com/SRDOBsO.jpg


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#2 2015-04-18 06:08:14

eazy-e
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From: Orlando
Registered: 2014-02-01
User Number: 14032
Posts: 750

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

very nice car, I always wanted a red one.  Congrats!  embeer


'05 AERO 5mt - Desert Silver - IHI VF39 - Mishimoto TMIC - STI pink injectors - Cobb EBCS - AEM 320 fuel pump - Cobb XLE BPV - Mishimoto radiator - Cobb springs - Kartboy short shifter - Godspeed swaybar - 92k mi.

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#3 2015-04-18 08:14:16

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
User Number: 11977
Posts: 1441

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Looks minty fresh.


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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#4 2015-04-18 08:26:05

Grocerystore_ninja
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Registered: 2014-02-23
User Number: 14697
Posts: 37

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

super jealous

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#5 2015-04-18 10:20:01

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4935

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

banana another Sacramento Saabaru joins the forum!! Welcome  banana

I love in Fair Oaks/work in EDH, hope to see you around some time! I occasionally make a token Saabaru appearance at the weekly subaru meets that are around Sac on Thursdays. Let me know if you wanta hit one up and talk shop. Stage 2 is in your future..  embeer


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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#6 2015-04-18 16:43:37

mhaggin
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From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: 2014-11-19
User Number: 25224
Posts: 511

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

That paint looks sooo good. Welcome. I'm down near SF  unamused

Awesome you have the roof rack installed, did you do that? And I assume the elderly gentleman didn't plasti dip his grille.  lol


'05 silver aero / 3" straight pipe, cobb stage 1, 4eat

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#7 2015-04-18 19:24:49

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

For sure I might be interested in hitting up a meet! The rack was on the car when I bought it. I did the grill and took off these door trim strips from the sides immediately.  big_smile


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#8 2015-04-19 02:21:37

gwaltermire
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Registered: 2014-01-15
User Number: 13640
Posts: 32

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

The red crew on here grows  banana Congrats! I'm jealous of how nice the paint looks... mine has 10k miles less and looks less than half that good!


Red 05 Aero 5mt Stage 2

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#9 2015-04-20 11:14:00

Saabidoo05
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Registered: 2013-02-17
User Number: 8126
Posts: 75

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Fellow red friend welcome!

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#10 2015-04-20 11:25:45

LordZed
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From: Marietta, GA
Registered: 2011-01-24
User Number: 5169
Posts: 3120

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

sohlman wrote:

Looks minty fresh.

QFT you didn't see under the hood yet! NO ONE can claim minty freshness without seeing under the hood, fool!  star

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#11 2015-04-20 11:29:15

n_r_child
MFIC
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From: Denver. Past: Detroit & NM
Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 215
Posts: 4098

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

LordZed wrote:

sohlman wrote:

Looks minty fresh.

QFT you didn't see under the hood yet! NO ONE can claim minty freshness without seeing under the hood, fool!  star

Or under the car.... a rock might have kicked up and scraped something, leading to rust.


le sigh

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#12 2015-08-13 03:00:25

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Well it's been a while since I posted anything but there are a few updates to note now.
I installed a BPM catback exhaust, and got a divorced wastegate dp which will be installed once I get a tuner. While under the car, I learned of a few upgrades that the previous owner did not mention or maybe didn't know of. There is a Perrin rear sway bar and a Megan H brace.  banana I also got some bike racks for my bikes.

Wheels and tires will come soon as well as an accessport. (when I get some $$$$).

Here's how she sits now. Got some saggy butt to take care of as well.

http://i.imgur.com/GyI2IuM.jpg


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#13 2015-08-14 10:20:02

goob_os101
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From: Arlington, VA
Registered: 2008-02-25
User Number: 2572
Posts: 1098

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

grab an STI up pipe and some Mach V springs  embeer


-Goob

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#14 2015-08-14 12:25:34

TintedOut
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From: NoVA
Registered: 2015-05-04
User Number: 30873
Posts: 58

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Damn you. I wanted a red one.


1991 Toyota MR-2 Turbo (SOLD)
2001 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
2005 Saab 9-2x Aero Stage 2

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#15 2015-08-14 15:09:56

ikbrown
long live R0LO!
From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4935

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

If you're getting a custom tune go to Snail Performance out of Rocklin. They're the subie tuning experts in the area. Or are you just doing accessport and off-the-shelf map?

What are you thinking for wheels?

Let me know when you're in town for a weekend - we should meet up at the Folsom Cars & Coffee one saturday morning. I've been going to it more and more in the Saabaru and Charger.


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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#16 2015-08-14 19:40:53

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

TintedOut wrote:

Damn you. I wanted a red one

I was very lucky.  big_smile

@ikbrown

I am just going to go OTS for now, but yeah I've heard good things about snail performance as well. I actually really like the Assetto Garas like you have but in the matte graphite silver color. I will let you know about the meet. I am actually back in town this weekend but cant make it tomorrow.


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#17 2016-01-23 21:30:41

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

A few updates on my car. I picked up a v3 accessport and I'm running the stage 1 OTS map for now and I am slowly looking for an sti/wrx catless up pipe.. I also picked up some 17" O.Z  Ultraleggeras for a steal a while back and just now decided to test fit them to get an idea of how it will look. The tires on there were for the outback that the wheels on before and they are 255/55 so obviously I'm not going to drive on them. I do like the look of the wheels though and I can't wait to pick up some dedicated summer tires for them.

I did my timing belt/waterpump/accessory belt replacement myself over my Christmas break and installed the universal RA mudflaps too. I really like the flaps and they are really helpful for when I am up in the snow.

http://i.imgur.com/ncIYKsb.jpg

Here is a shot of how I mounted the AP. I disconnected the OBD2 port from the dash and tucked it all inside so I couldn't accidentally hit it.
http://i.imgur.com/kptMhY2.jpg


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#18 2016-01-24 11:05:48

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4935

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Likin those wheels! If you're looking for a downpipe for stage 2, I'll be selling my catless one in the next month or two


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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#19 2016-01-24 11:17:40

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
User Number: 11977
Posts: 1441

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

ikbrown wrote:

Likin those wheels! If you're looking for a downpipe for stage 2, I'll be selling my catless one in the next month or two

https://media.giphy.com/media/mpxvACn6oda7e/giphy.gif


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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#20 2016-01-24 11:23:41

sohlman
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: 2013-10-29
User Number: 11977
Posts: 1441

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

aj916 wrote:

A few updates on my car. I picked up a v3 accessport and I'm running the stage 1 OTS map for now and I am slowly looking for an sti/wrx catless up pipe.. I also picked up some 17" O.Z  Ultraleggeras for a steal a while back and just now decided to test fit them to get an idea of how it will look. The tires on there were for the outback that the wheels on before and they are 255/55 so obviously I'm not going to drive on them. I do like the look of the wheels though and I can't wait to pick up some dedicated summer tires for them.

I did my timing belt/waterpump/accessory belt replacement myself over my Christmas break and installed the universal RA mudflaps too. I really like the flaps and they are really helpful for when I am up in the snow.

Here is a shot of how I mounted the AP. I disconnected the OBD2 port from the dash and tucked it all inside so I couldn't accidentally hit it.

Man now you, Miles, and Ian have nicer wheels than me  roxor


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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#21 2016-01-24 14:58:52

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Haha but you have a built motor sohlman  biggrin . And Ian, I have a catless downpipe already that I got with my catback so I am ready to stink up the town.  driving


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#22 2016-01-24 17:07:32

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4935

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

sohlman wrote:

ikbrown wrote:

Likin those wheels! If you're looking for a downpipe for stage 2, I'll be selling my catless one in the next month or two

https://media.giphy.com/media/mpxvACn6oda7e/giphy.gif

biggrin biggrin


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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#23 2016-01-25 23:29:10

norcal9two
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From: Fremont, CA now Seattle, WA
Registered: 2010-08-26
User Number: 4790
Posts: 1435

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Haha nice Ian. Glad it served you well until you went catted. Good choice embeer


'05 DSM Aero 5mt
Stage 2 | Titek | Maddad | Epic | BBS | StopTech

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#24 2016-01-25 23:49:19

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4935

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

norcal9two wrote:

Haha nice Ian. Glad it served you well until you went catted. Good choice embeer

Ha ya it did well for two years. Now that I have to smog soon I'm taking the opportunity to swap in a catted downpipe. For the trees. Ha


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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#25 2016-07-12 17:05:49

aj916
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From: Sacramento
Registered: 2015-03-30
User Number: 29913
Posts: 100

Re: My 2005 Brilliant Red 5MT Aero

Little update. I had been noticing some brake fade when going for it in the canyons. So I took care of my old mushy brakes and warped front rotors with a nice set of used Subaru 4 pot / 2 pot fixed piston calipers, Stoptech slotted rotors, stainless steel braided lines, and street performance pads, motul rbf600 fluid and necessary Kartboy adapters for the rear. I am loving the performance so far, and they still have some breaking in to do before the pads and rotors reach max breaking performance.  Also loving the look of the red calipers with the paint.

http://i.imgur.com/ksDSqUB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dAJjboO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DpmYDqf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dwFYAVV.jpg


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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