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#76 2016-09-09 23:32:09

countriccati
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Re: countriccatis 92x

Well sports fans, been keeping this under wraps for a bit until things came together, but they pretty much have so here’s a fairly substantial update.

Big thanks Sam at J-Spec for supplying the swap, Saabaru3000 for his help with figuring out the various details of things, my friends for helping get the right parts and doing the work with me, and to eurocoffee and Will for doing a ride height adjustment and alignment at their shop (WAR Automotive Technology) on short notice.

Transmission is the same as Saabaru3000 has, an 04 Forester STi 6 speed (info from rallispec ID chart):

TY856WL4CC JDM Forester STi MY04
1st      2nd    3rd     4th      5th     6th      Rev     T.R     F.D.    Center Diff. Type  Front Diff Type  Rear Diff Type
3.636  2.235  1.521 1.137  0.891  0.707  3.545  1.000  3.900  Viscous (4kgf)     A.P. Suretrac     R180 - Suretrac

Even with these taller gears, 6th is still a bit shorter than 5th was on the 06 Aero 5 speed. Decided to stick with 5x100 knuckles for simplicity with wheels and coilovers, so everything else is V7 STi sedan, including the shifter linkage, since the Forester STi one doesn't fit properly.

Without further ado, will tell the story in pictures:

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The downpipe ended up having to come off to get the transmission back in…close but no cigar.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/IMG_20160904_123506_zpslvf1kndz.jpg

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Interior shots (with 6 speed setup):
http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/IMG_20160908_174730_zps06tmbujy.jpg

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A bit low and pokey:

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http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/IMG_20160909_071008_zps9hbgrgz7.jpg

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Overall everything went smoothly. Some little issues (shifter lockout collar rattles, AEM wideband o2 sensor decided to crap out when it came out of the downpipe, getting used to a different set of strange noises from the car) but otherwise very pleased. The shorter gearing means the car is in the power band much more often, which takes some getting used to too smile

Wasn't thrilled with how large the SAAB logo came out on the decals, but with the wheels on the car it's not too bad. They're vinyl decals so may switch them up at some point (incidentally, if anyone has a psd/eps/vector graphics file for the SAABARU logo would love to have a copy of that).

Got an ACT streetlight flywheel at the last minute too, and painted the fading chrome pieces on the shifter trim to go along with a Killer B delrin shift knob.

Everything in the first pic except the RHD steering rack and front subframe and rear sway bar was swapped (the Whiteline rear swaybar and Kartboy endlinks fit the new lateral links too).

Incidentally, if anyone is interested in an 06 Aero/WRX transmission and/or matching 3.7 diff with 103k miles in good working condition, feel free to be in touch.

This was the last major project on my to-do list for the car...we'll see how that goes smile


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#77 2016-09-09 23:39:09

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Wow, you got the engine and trans out as one piece, very impressive. Didn't think that was possible. Great build, my STI drivetrain needs to go in in the next few months.

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#78 2016-09-10 00:45:50

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Re: countriccatis 92x

eek
way to go! This is a very nice ride you have but I am especially jealous of the sti limited interior. Well done with the swap  up


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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#79 2016-09-10 00:56:56

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Re: countriccatis 92x

I'm impressed you were able to do it all in a garage, on jack stands. Your back must be glad it's all over. Glad we could help point it straight for ya. Enjoy  up  driving
And the brake caliper vinyls look alot better in person, very nice and original touch.


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#80 2016-09-10 01:22:17

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Patiently waiting for RHD Saabaru conversion  biggrin


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#81 2016-09-10 16:25:13

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Awesome, must be nice.


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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#82 2016-09-11 12:28:09

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Your car is awesome! Why did you decide to pull the engine/transmission together rather than just dropping the trans?

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#83 2016-09-11 12:38:52

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Thanks for the kind words guys...wouldn't hold my breath on the RHD conversion tho wink

Car is driving awesome, still getting used the shorter gears...it feels a lot quicker just from gearing.

This was my question exactly too when my friend said we'd be pulling the motor. When working on jack stands the problem becomes trying to align the transmission up properly to go back on. The STi trans just weighs so much it's pretty hairy to align things properly. The added difficulty of trying to do that underneath the car on your back without being able to see everything outweighs the relatively smaller hassle of pulling the motor. This is according to my friend who's done this a handful of times, said after doing it both ways pulling the motor is less time/hassle in general.

As a bonus, it let us inspect everything more easily on the motor to make sure things look ok, and let me delete the last piece of the already blocked-off secondary air pump system.

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#84 2016-09-12 11:36:52

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Wow, great setup. The offer is a bit late, but if you ever need a hand with wrenching I'd be happy to help!


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#85 2016-09-12 12:07:00

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Re: countriccatis 92x

countriccati wrote:

Thanks for the kind words guys...wouldn't hold my breath on the RHD conversion tho wink

Car is driving awesome, still getting used the shorter gears...it feels a lot quicker just from gearing.

This was my question exactly too when my friend said we'd be pulling the motor. When working on jack stands the problem becomes trying to align the transmission up properly to go back on. The STi trans just weighs so much it's pretty hairy to align things properly. The added difficulty of trying to do that underneath the car on your back without being able to see everything outweighs the relatively smaller hassle of pulling the motor. This is according to my friend who's done this a handful of times, said after doing it both ways pulling the motor is less time/hassle in general.

As a bonus, it let us inspect everything more easily on the motor to make sure things look ok, and let me delete the last piece of the already blocked-off secondary air pump system.

I agree with your friend, my friend who is an auto tech and works on Subaru suggested the same thing to me. I already had a friend install my 6 speed at his shop. Aligning the motor with the transmission in place was difficult and time consuming.


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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#86 2016-11-06 14:55:56

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Disturbance wrote:

Wow, great setup. The offer is a bit late, but if you ever need a hand with wrenching I'd be happy to help!

Much appreciate the offer, if you can PM me your contact info that would be great, thanks!

Rodman wrote:

I agree with your friend, my friend who is an auto tech and works on Subaru suggested the same thing to me. I already had a friend install my 6 speed at his shop. Aligning the motor with the transmission in place was difficult and time consuming.

It seems like if you have a buddy who can easily bench press the trans into place and hold it you can avoid removing the motor, otherwise pulling the motor is more straightforward.

Was out of the country (more on that later), but before leaving had my photographer friend do a photoshoot of the car since it’s probably not going to get in any better shape aesthetics-wise.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/2006%20Aero%20pics/Bens%20Saabaru%20Wagon-13_zpsdujrnhnn.jpg

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Wanted to put the new trans and brakes to the test so did my first autoX and it was awesome. Definitely hooked, the car was really in its element. Still lots of learning of to do, but made some good progress over the course of the day.

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Unrelated to the car, per se, decided to take a trip abroad after finishing grad school, had an excellent time. Was in Australia, Japan, and Vancouver—here are some pics from the trip.

Seeing wagon versions we never got was neat

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Driving a Land Cruiser on Fraser Island, the biggest sand Island in the world, was awesome (picture is actually from Rainbow beach on the way back).

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Randomly stumbled on a car show in Noosa Heads, though my favorite car was the wagon in the parking lot wink

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RB swapped Holden Torana

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Quite honestly didn’t see many Subarus in Japan. But JDM-style is alive and well.

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An S203 randomly showed up in the used parking lot across from the Mitaka dealership and STi gallery, with no plates on it and left unlocked, so decided it was ok to have a seat in there smile Not that big a guy, but didn’t fit in the Recaros—so aside from the price and no airbags/heaters, definitely not interested in those seats anymore.

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Subaru Upgrade in Saitama was cool, but couldn’t find much that fit my car or didn’t already have. Ended up with some STi center caps for 500 yen (~$5) just to get something.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/big_trip%20pics/cars/IMG_20161012_174215_zpsngoihvq1.jpg

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Rented a car for an evening to check out Daikoku Futo parking area on a Saturday night, was not disappointed. On the way there going through a tunnel saw a Silvia chasing a MkIV Supra with a huge wing, both easily going 130+ mph and sounding superb.

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Camera takes lousy pictures at night, just the way it goes. R31, 32, 33, and 34 skylines were there (35s too, but meh).

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/big_trip%20pics/cars/received_10100939409902089_zpskzorbqqg.jpeg

Stance nation is alive and well in japan land. Even if not my personal style, appreciate the effort and commitment to ruining cars these guys have.

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Seeing a TRD3000GT Supra was cool, along with a Sunny.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/big_trip%20pics/cars/received_10100939410366159_zps1zs28rz5.jpeg

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If you have the opportunity, highly recommend visiting Japan. The entire experience felt surreal from beginning to end. Food, culture, beautiful scenery--it's a special place.

In Vancouver, there’s plenty of beautiful places, but the Sea-to-Sky highway on the way to and back from Whistler has to be among the most scenic and fun drives. Even a gutless rental CVT Impreza was a blast.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/big_trip%20pics/vancouver/IMG_20161025_175437_zpsscb1frqk.jpg

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#87 2016-11-06 18:38:03

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Nice travelog!  Thanks for posting!


My Car:  2009 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG
SOLD August 2016:  2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5-Speed, Cold, Premium, Arctic Silver
Her Car:  2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

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#88 2016-11-06 20:42:21

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Re: countriccatis 92x

Thanks for sharing those pictures, have to find the time to visit Japan, my wife is from Tokyo.


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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#89 2016-11-07 08:55:02

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Re: countriccatis 92x

up

Japan is #1 on my list of destinations to visit...


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#90 2016-11-07 11:43:08

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Re: countriccatis 92x

countriccati wrote:

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/2006%20Aero%20pics/Bens%20Saabaru%20Wagon-11_zps0gp63zmh.jpg

heart heart heart heart heart Sweet nectar that's a nice shot. Loving how your saabaru is looking

Last edited by ikbrown (2016-11-07 11:48:09)


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#91 2016-12-24 17:22:29

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Got in on a group buy on some Morimoto XB LED fogs, figured they'd have potential for actually being useful; rarely turned on the stock fogs since could barely tell when they were on with my headlights being so bright. Got the type X version that come with a bracket for 08-11 STi, but those brackets were totally useless, had and modify our factory brackets to make things fit (they also came with the wrong plug connectors, needed to order those separately). These things are bright, rated at ~1200 lumens each, and are definitely visible with my headlights on. Unsure if it's worth the trouble to do the fogs-only wiring mod which is mostly just for looks/novelty, need to do a bit more investigation about it; either way, it's nice having fogs that are at least visible.

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag420/countriccati/2006%20Aero%20pics/IMG_20161218_14193001_zps3mg6ud3f.jpg

Also decided that no one will notice my car any more if it's got gold wheels (undermining sleepiness), so let my V7s be free from the plastidip menace. It's amazing how close they are to the front brakes...paper thin close. Don't love them, don't hate them, but it's winter, so they'll do.

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Temporarily lost one of my keys and fobs, and before finding them again (thankfully) decided to use the opportunity to take the plunge for a beefier security system and remote starter. Got the recommendation from my trusted shop to get a Compustar setup, and a really nifty add-on module called drone mobile which lets you start and un/lock the car from basically anywhere using your phone. You can also check battery voltage, and if the alarm is triggered it will push notifications to your phone so you'll know. The alarm is connected to a 3 axis gyro and accel that not only ensures the car never starts in gear, but will also trigger if the car is tilted (i.e. getting towed, wheels being taken, etc) or if any door or the hood is opened. There is a subscription fee for this drone mobile since it's effectively a low-bandwidth cellular service for your car, but it's fairly reasonable ($50 for the year or 3 years for $120). You can upgrade to get more info, track the location of the car and geofence along with other things--beyond my needs for now, but upgrading doesn't require any hardware changes.

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Particularly on these nearly 0 degree Fahrenheit days we've gotten lately, it's wonderful. It ended up being a fairly pricey proposition since it required many hours of labor for wiring (being non-canbus, installing a hood opening sensor) and was done by a place that typically caters to higher end clientele (the other cars in the shop at time were an F355 and a genuine chopped '34 hotrod) rather than a "geek squad" special--but absolutely love having it and to me it's worth it. As a bonus, there's a turbo-timer feature that idles the car for a couple minutes after you remove the key, which, while unnecessary for our turbos, is nice to have to let the engine cool down a bit (and the novelty of removing the key with the car still running!)

While idling the car for ages and ages isn't particularly great, giving yourself some extra time to let the car warm up in cold weather and cool down after driving was part of my program anyway...now just don't have to be sitting there to do it smile

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#92 2016-12-27 22:21:02

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: countriccatis 92x

Winter mode ver 7 wheels look great dude.


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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#93 2017-01-05 15:29:43

Zee Biker
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Re: countriccatis 92x

Sorry I missed out on this party; congrats on the driveline update! I am EXTREMELY envious of the sedan track!

Still one of the more complete 92x and a person favorite. Keep it up.


05' Silver Aero: 04 STi 6 speed, DB20g, EWG, e85, and happy.

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