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#1 2016-01-19 23:38:15

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

My project Saabaru

An so here is my black 2005 Saab 92x aero

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/009_zpsnxkdmvyc.jpg

Project rescue my black 05 aero:
Ill be installing a 01-02 jdm STi version 7 motor, matching 6 speed transmission, prop shaft, r180 diff and cv axles.
Cobb catted turbo back and a set of red 4/2 pot brakes.

No oil on dip stick, not so good.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/008_zpsr9djrimc.jpg

Before my time: http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=59882

The event that set my rescue project into action: http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=71993

Last edited by Rodman (2016-09-13 00:04:14)


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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#2 2016-01-20 01:24:06

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

Re: My project Saabaru

up up up Shoud be an awesome project!


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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#3 2016-01-20 11:47:26

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

Re: My project Saabaru

Will be following.  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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#4 2016-01-20 12:27:14

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

I managed to get some work done before the holidays but now winter arrived, I'm in no rush to go outside and freeze my ass working on the car. Here is all I have to show for now.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspi6dwyys.jpeg


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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#5 2016-01-21 01:45:26

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

Image of actual motor and transmission I'll be installing.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnjsccrts.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsaapl6asv.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa4fgsuor.png
Transmission is a 6 speed non dccd with RA gears.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb453wb4r.png

R180 rear diff and cv axles

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseni8xg8b.png

Wire harness and ecu

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnigzgstr.png

Last edited by Rodman (2016-01-21 02:10:33)


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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#6 2016-01-21 03:14:52

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

At one point I picked up a ver 8 long block minus everything you don't see. The idea was to do an 18g turbo and use the intake manifold off the donor ej205 with tgv deletes. Plans changed, I'll keep the ver 8 long block as spare or sell it later.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscqgcaapr.jpeg


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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#7 2016-01-21 10:17:57

Avmaviator
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From: Sleepy Hollow
Registered: 2008-01-04
User Number: 2471
Posts: 2332

Re: My project Saabaru

That V7 looks so damn clean! Looking forward to thie project.


2005 Aero with some goodies

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#8 2016-01-21 11:25:12

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

Re: My project Saabaru

I'm confused, do you have two short blocks?


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

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#9 2016-01-21 12:35:41

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Technically, I own 3 ej207 long blocks. The bare long block on the picture above I had planed on using on the black aero project but changed my mind and going forward with a ver 7 drive line instead. Since I'll have two cars running on ej207 motors it can't be a bad idea to keep a spare ver 8 long block around. I'm also a bit of a hoarder, I like having lots of spare parts.

Last edited by Rodman (2016-01-21 12:49:39)


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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#10 2016-01-21 12:35:58

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

Re: My project Saabaru

Ver 8 long block clearly makes a great firewood table in the meantime.  lol


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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#11 2016-01-21 12:59:03

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

True but my wife would rather just put all my toys into the wood burning stove.


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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#12 2016-01-21 19:35:19

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Avmaviator wrote:

That V7 looks so damn clean! Looking forward to thie project.

Thank you sir, so am I.


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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#13 2016-01-21 19:44:18

ikbrown
long live R0LO!
From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 4760

Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

True but my wife would rather just put all my toys into the wood burning stove.

hahaha can relate.  lol


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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#14 2016-02-11 12:37:58

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Parts parts and more parts, they just keep on rolling in. When I have a chance I'll post pictures of all the stuff. The motor arrived with damage to the timing belt cover and the two lower cam gears. That's all resolved, they paid for all the damaged parts, not a huge hassle.


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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#15 2016-02-11 12:57:55

92XAERO87
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From: Lehigh Valley, PA
Registered: 2013-02-19
User Number: 8131
Posts: 263

Re: My project Saabaru

Can't wait Rodman. I'm excited for this rebirth.


13 Ford Focus ST
05 Saab  92x Aero Winter Beater
03 Land Rover Freelander  
00 Volkswagen Jetta VR6

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#16 2016-02-18 21:02:59

eurocoffee
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From: Boston MA
Registered: 2012-04-30
User Number: 7218
Posts: 820

Re: My project Saabaru

up So that's what you're up to.


This is my Saabaru. There are many like it, but this one is Mine!

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#17 2016-02-19 22:43:42

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

So far I've accumulated:
JDM STi ver 7 motor, transmission, prop shaft, r180 rear diff and cv axles, ecu and full wire harness
Cobb catted turbo back exhaust.
NGK Iridium plugs
Perrin turbo inlet pipe
Perrin light weight crank pulley
Perrin top mount coupler hose
Gates Racing timing belt kit
Oem thermostat
Oem accessory belts
Mishimoto radiator
Mishimoto radiator hoses
Kartboy shifter and linkage bushings
Exedy oem replacement clutch kit
STi duracon gear knob
4/2 pot red brakes, dba brake rotors, hawk hps 5.0
Koni strut inserts
Usdm wagon pink springs
Kyb top mouts
New oem hood
New oem front left wheel well liner
left side HID headlight from a junk yard
Front bumper cover from a junk yard
Sterring wheel from a junk yard
rear headrest from a junk yard
Rear hatch for parts from eurocoffe part out  up Thanks man!

May be forgetting stuff but thats what I can remember for now.
banana banana banana banana banana banana

Last edited by Rodman (2016-02-19 22:45:55)


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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#18 2016-02-20 08:51:40

Avmaviator
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From: Sleepy Hollow
Registered: 2008-01-04
User Number: 2471
Posts: 2332

Re: My project Saabaru

That's a nice starter list  lol

up up


2005 Aero with some goodies

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#19 2016-02-29 00:14:23

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Thanks to the good weather I was able to make a bit of progress on the rescue. Actually worked on the ej207, took off the down pipe, took off the up pipe, removed the factory turbo inlet pipe and installed a sweet looking red Perrin inlet pipe.

Unfortunately I could not dedicate all my attention to the rescue, my new daily driver also took a bit of my day. I've been doing lots of work on the outback to bring it up to my standards. Installed a Magnaflow catted exhaust manifold as the original catalytic converted was done. Finally got rid of the check engine light. Also replaced the y pupe and mufflers. Took advantage of the fact that the mufflers were off and installed a hitch, now I can transport my bicycles on me hitch bike rack. Had new Continental extreme contact DWS 06 installed and all new tire monitor sensors, no more freaking light. Installed my Alpine navigation head unit, new PCV, new oem spark plugs, new oem air filter element, oil change with oem filter. Been treating the fuel and the engine oil with Marvel Mystery Oil, hoping to get rid of the oil consumption. Got a set of KYB Excel G struts to go on within the next couple of weekends.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps0gkhzkvx.jpeg

Last edited by Rodman (2016-02-29 15:18:19)


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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#20 2016-02-29 09:02:57

itsnotmeitsyou
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From: San Antonio, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-31
User Number: 5779
Posts: 2184

Re: My project Saabaru

Tire monitor sensors?  Why would you need these?


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero:  More than you've had done to your car.
2015 Forester XT Touring

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#21 2016-02-29 13:56:34

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

My outback is a 2008, fucking tire monitor sensors go bad and cost $80 per wheel installed. I'm the type of person that can't tolerate lights on the dashboard telling me something is wrong, irritates the lights out of me.


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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#22 2016-02-29 14:14:46

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

Installed Perrin inlet, will clean everything later once engine is installed.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsonuzrdec.jpeg

Damaged exhaust cam gear.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsubfh1zho.jpeg
Other side exhaust, just a nick on it but replacing it anyway. Company 23 tool 500 on order.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspvrdlu9w.jpeg

That big box next the motor has a brand new hood in it  banana

Last edited by Rodman (2016-02-29 14:19:15)


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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#23 2016-02-29 19:16:30

itsnotmeitsyou
Potato, Patreason...
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From: San Antonio, Texas
Registered: 2011-07-31
User Number: 5779
Posts: 2184

Re: My project Saabaru

Ah, work internet blocked the pick of the Outback so I thought you were getting it for the Saabaru


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero:  More than you've had done to your car.
2015 Forester XT Touring

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#24 2016-03-09 15:26:49

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 1906

Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxn55jjok.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpslawskjpm.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7ly0rxlc.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2gqwipfp.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpseys7it3y.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3qirbeu9.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsrhwkm2op.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps9qw4eeu3.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2scchd6v.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiysovqop.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsqudlng6u.jpeg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspsocgbde.jpeg

Slow progress, swapped cloth seat covers from a set of 06 seats on to my 05 front seat frames, rears is just a simple install. I will detail the interior once the car is all done. the interior is looking much better, really makes me feel like its going to turn out well.


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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#25 2016-03-09 15:42:48

92XAERO87
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From: Lehigh Valley, PA
Registered: 2013-02-19
User Number: 8131
Posts: 263

Re: My project Saabaru

Starting to come along really well. I can't wait to see more progress.

What was wrong with the old hood? It actually doesn't look bad at all


13 Ford Focus ST
05 Saab  92x Aero Winter Beater
03 Land Rover Freelander  
00 Volkswagen Jetta VR6

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