Hey guys. I've been a member on here for a bit lurking, figured I should start a build thread!
Anyways, I picked up this beauty just before winter for a good price.
05 Outback XT - 5spd, no compression in cylinder 4, and a spun rod. The body and interior was in great shape, no dents, very few scratches and chips, no rust! Mods that came on the car included a Invidia Downpipe, Up-pipe, Exedy stage 1 clutch and an Exedy lightweight flywheel. I sourced a new motor right away, and started wrenching.
Spent the next weekend got it up and running. Did a few unplanned upgrades as well..
-Swapped in a motor that has 60K, overhauled...all gaskets and seals changed
-Odyssey AGM battery
-Killer B oil pickup
-Killer B windage tray
-Upgraded dual roller timing belt idlers, timing belt service
-Tomei belt guide
-Invidia Q300 catback for Legacy, modified to fit Outback
-New KYB Legacy shocks F+R
-Tein S.Tech springs
-Cobb Accessport V3
Ran great! Engine pulled smooth and strong, car sounded really rowdy.
Really enjoyed the car, but had a couple of complaints. After longer drives my back started to hurt, the factory seats have really poor support. I had a recaro bucket kicking around, so I installed it. I have to say it makes driving the car very enjoyable. I don't slide around while cornering now either.
Another big complaint was the brakes. Very mushy pedal, even after bleeding and flushing them. Decided to throw on some better brakes. I sourced some calipers from a 2012 STi and grabbed some DBA 5000 series slotted fronts, and 4000 series slotted rears, with Endless pads and Endless RF650 fluid. Also picked up a Grimmspeed MCB.
.........And then the snow hits. I had mounted some new WS70 on GR BBS STi wheels, and sourced some 5x100-->5x114 spacers. Did an alignment before the snow hit as well, traction was awesome!
Here is how she sits on the winter setup
Drove it like that for a long time, until last week when I got a really good deal on a Blouch 380xt turbo.
Installed a Crawford AOS, Perrin inlet, 380xt, DW740cc injectors.
Currently sits like this:
-GR STi wheels with Blizzak's
-GR STi Brake calipers
-DBA 5000 series 2pc front rotors
-DBA 4000 series 1pc rear rotors
-Endless RF650 fluid
-Grimmspeed brake master brace
-Lowered on KYB Legacy shocks and lowering springs
-Whiteline front and rear adjustable sway bars
-Kartboy short shifter and bushing kit
-Recaro Profi SPG seat
-Bride Seat rail
-Exedy Stage 1 clutch
-Exedy Street Light flywheel
-DW 65c fuel pump
-DW 740cc injectors
-Blouch 380xt turbo
-Perrin top mount intercooler
-COBB turbo heatshield
-Killer B oil pickup
-Killer B oil pan baffle
-Tomei billet belt guide
-Invidia Q300 exhaust
-Invidia catless downpipe
-COBB SF intake and airbox
-COBB V3 Accessport