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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2010, 08:41:39 PM »













What percentage is the tint on your car ? looks sharp
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2010, 09:53:10 AM »
35% front doors 20% on the rest if I remember correctly.

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #52 on: April 17, 2011, 07:15:36 AM »
My wife was able to sew the alcantara in the seat bottom cushion this week so now I have to take the seat back off.

Here are a couple of teaser pics





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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2011, 09:39:57 AM »
Very nice!
the bottom line is this, people just need to realize that when they buy cheap CO's [KW on down], they are buying cheap, poorly engineered shocks for the sake of having height adjust-ability. - whitetiger on legacygt.com

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2011, 02:14:12 PM »
Bottom Cushion Installed:



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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2011, 05:33:08 PM »
wow that is sexy. Where did you get the fabric

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2011, 08:51:43 PM »
Nicely done, I always enjoy updates with this car.

Props, man!
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2011, 10:33:49 AM »
Your  :subaru:

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2011, 03:19:02 PM »
Nice work on the lower rear seat! I ended up reupholstering the lower section of mine with the sedan STi fabric on wagon lower rear seats. Now the tricky part is the upper half. :)
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2011, 06:38:02 PM »
Nice work on the lower rear seat! I ended up reupholstering the lower section of mine with the sedan STi fabric on wagon lower rear seats. Now the tricky part is the upper half. :)

Dang Jimmy it's been over a year now.  Better get on that  ;) (priorities, I know)

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2011, 06:31:58 PM »
Nicely done, I always enjoy updates with this car.

Props, man!

Well time for some more updates, haven't been on here in a while and I do have some buddies up the NE way.

June 25th I am installing a 21,000 mile 08 STI Transmission, R180 diff, DCCDPRO controller, SPEC B rear axels (for the r180),  Spec B STI short throw shifter, clutchmaster fx300.

There was a guy in canada on the LGT forum that wanted to sell his stuff. He is building a race car so that is the reason for the sale.
It was in a LGT wagon and was installed by Lachute performance in Montreal. Perfect for me to get everything I needed to put into mine.

We haggled back and forth and came to terms, so I bought it. He is taking my ACT clutch and a few things so that helped out.



I have 157,000 miles on my car now, its been paid off for a while so I decided to finally put the tranny in it.


I also, purchased a Cobb stage 2 shortblock. I was going to put that in, in a few months but because of the tranny deal It will probably be late this year or beginning of next before I put it in.
It has JE piston, Cobb/Crower rods, STI forged crank and a new STI block. ACL bearings.
It was new and already assembled but the pistons were wrong. So I tore it down and its at Cobb Plano getting put back together with the correct pistons.

My car is running really good right now so I probably can wait a bit on the motor. 1 quart in 33-3500 miles.

I had been saving my car allowance, mileage money etc to do this after my car was paid off a year or so ago. Its my daily driver for work, 25-30,000 per year and I don't want a new car so just decided to upgrade the car I like.

Always wanted an STI and well since I have to have a wagon, I might as well convert it   :subaru:

I drive everyday and by the end of the year i was going to have 175,000 on it so I just decided now was the time to take the money I had been saving and well.....have a new car again.

It will be ready for 6 more years of hot rodding around fixing X-Ray  ;D

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2011, 06:51:11 PM »
Killer.  8)  

Lachute does really good work from what I've read and seen, awesome on the shortblock as well!
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2011, 06:53:21 PM »
Thanks for the in depth update.  When are you going to ditch that crappy turbo, though?   ;)
On another note, my car goes through about one qt between oil changes as well.

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2011, 08:35:54 PM »
Very cool. I can't wait to see all this done.
the bottom line is this, people just need to realize that when they buy cheap CO's [KW on down], they are buying cheap, poorly engineered shocks for the sake of having height adjust-ability. - whitetiger on legacygt.com

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #64 on: June 21, 2011, 05:23:15 PM »
Well snag in the transmission install this week........

Was in manhattan KS Friday and...... roughness cylinder 4 out the wazoooo.

Drove it home  :o as it was OK on the highway....

Compression test yesterday......30 PSI in cylinder 4.  :o

Short block going in, NOW! Trailering it to Cobb plano for the finish of the motor build and installation.

When I get it back Ill probably drive it a couple weeks and then install the transmission up here.


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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2011, 07:01:48 PM »
This is such an awesome car. I am looking for a 6 speed myself.

After the trans/short block I think you should go rotated :)
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2011, 12:11:54 PM »
Well I borrowed my dads F250 powerstroke and trailer and took my OB to Cobb Tuning in Plano TX this past Wed and Thursday.

Talked to Calvin, Neil and Chris Flemming. They will be sending my motor parts to a well known Subaru Machine shop in Plano/Dallas to have all the motor parts checked for tolerances etc. They will measure each bore and order the JE pistons for the block and then send everything back to Cobb.

When parts come back from machine shop the motor will be assembled by Cobb and then put back in the car.

I had a discussion about Fueling and  Injectors, and they were of the opinion on switching to the ID1000 setup. So.... they are going to install an ID1000 kit with custom parallel feed lines for me and I will be selling my DW 850's.

After the motor is in they will put the car on the Dyno and run it up and down the RPM range for 30 miles to break the rings in and then immediately change the oil. That is their break in procedure.

They were really busy so wont have the car for about 4 weeks


As soon as the car gets back to KC and I drive it for a week or so, The 08 STI tranny, R180 rear diff, Spec b STI STS, DCCDPRO will be going in.

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated last page New Pics
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2011, 03:54:04 PM »
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »
Well my built STI block is in the car. Picked it up August 26th. Ended up with STI Block, STI forged Crank, Crower/Cobb rods, arp rod bolts, STI bearings, STI 11mm oil pump, Killer B pick up, JE forged pistons/rings, ID1000 top feed injector kit.

Drove it all last week breaking in the motor on waste gate map, returning to Cobb for final tune in a month or so.

Yesterday Installed the 08 STI 6 speed (fit like a glove), FX300 clutch masters clutch, STI flywheel, Spec B STI STS, kartboy bushings and wired up the DCCDpro controller.

Tuesday the R180 rear diff and driveshaft will go in and should be on the road by tuesday night or wednesday depending on when Brett and I get done with the rest of the swap.

Need to finish the back seat alcantara but other than that the full on STI swap will be complete in the Outback XT. Complete with front and rear 08 helical/torsion diffs and DCCD controlled center diff.

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #69 on: September 05, 2011, 04:27:46 PM »
wow, fun. fast outback ftw!!!
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #70 on: September 09, 2011, 11:15:22 PM »
Pictures of my DCCD Control Buttons mounted:






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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2011, 02:31:27 AM »
still looking good  :subaru:
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2011, 09:10:47 AM »
I spy more performance parts. RacerX?
the bottom line is this, people just need to realize that when they buy cheap CO's [KW on down], they are buying cheap, poorly engineered shocks for the sake of having height adjust-ability. - whitetiger on legacygt.com

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Re: Modded 2005 Outback XT-Updated-Motor and Transmission Going in
« Reply #74 on: October 19, 2011, 09:15:29 AM »
AVO, was able to trade my AVO TMIC and 200 bucks for a used one  :subaru:

Headed to Cobb for Final Tune October 27th-28th