Thought I'd turn this into more of a build/update thread for my 2005 OBP LGT Wagon 5MT. That and it'll be a damn good way for me to track everything I've done.
OEM EJ255 Shortblock
Weisco Forged Pistons
ACL Race bearings
ARP head studs
JmP OEM-rebuilt VF40 with custom bearings
KillerB pickup and baffle
BMB bulletproof kit installed on OEM TMIC
Venair auxhilary hose kit
'04 STi catless up pipe w/ EGT resistor mod
Cobb catted downpipe
Cobb mid, Y
Nameless 5" axleback, in black
Bilstein shocks, OEM LGT springs
Rallitek front and rear endlinks
Kartboy short shifter w/ urethane bushings
Excedy OEM replacement clutch, OEM SMFW
Limited interior swap, black leather and doorcards
Yakima LowRider with 48" round crossbars
Cleared and blacked out headlights
JDM rear tails, smoked
20-ish% tint all around
Sparco Assetto Gara 18x8+48
Bridgestone Potenza 240/40/18
What's been done:
Bought my LGT!
Spark plugs replaced
Installed LED dome, map, and reverse lights
New Gates timing kit with pulleys
Valve cover gaskets
Gates drive belts replaced
New radiator hoses
Pretty blue belt:
Also got license plates finally and a Grimmspeed bracket off Craigslist to go with it:
Replaced fogs with Optilux yellow bulbs
Also repaired a big ass hole in fog light fixture
Drained and filled tranny with Red Line 75W-90NS
VF40 removed, on its way to JmP for an OE-style rebuild
Rebuild complete, on its way back to me!
JmP VF40 installed
UP switched out for a catless UP off an 04 STi
Turbo inlet replaced (lots of curse words were exchanged)
Throttle body hose replaced with new Mishimoto hose
Replaced intercooler with used unit
Radiator drain cap, because I stripped mine
Rear diff drained and filled with Subaru HPGO
Took an oil sample for Blackstone labs
Filled with T6 and an OEM blue filter.
Received my Tactrix and base map from CryoTune
-Replaced PCV valve
-Cleaned throttle body
-Replaced copper washers on turbo oil feed
New Valeo Ultimate wiper blades up front, Subaru blade in the rear.
Received the bad news
Installed LGT limited front seats
Installed IAG floor mat bracket
Installed BMB BP kit for TMIC, replaced TMIC
Installed a trailer hitch
Installed JDM tails, Diode Dynamics flasher, LED rear turn signals and brake lights
Installed freshly dipped Sparco Assetto Garas. 18x8+48 with new black spline drive lugs.
Reassembled front clip with freshly blacked out and cleared headlights (thanks to b_holm), dipped grill, and JDM Astar LED switchback turn signals.
Installed a Cobb TBE minus mufflers.
Installed Flapatax mudflaps
Dropped it off at Horizontal Motorsports in Sherwood, OR for a rebuild
Received the car back with its new motor.
Fully detailed the car inside and out with Meguiar's Ultimate Compound and RejeX liquid wax
Installed a custom badge overlay
On order/sitting in my garage waiting to be installed:
-JDM rear trunk garnish
-Power folding mirrors
-Power adjustable headlight beams
-Lower it (maybe)
Hi all, I'm new to the Subaru world. 2 weeks ago I bought an '05 LGT Limited wagon 5MT. She's 99% stock and in great shape with 109k miles. Here's some pics:
While I'm here, does anyone know if it's uncommon for a limited trim to not have a sunroof? Because mine doesn't, which was odd because every single one I found had a sunroof unless it was the base model. I wish mine did, but at $9500 it wasn't exactly a deal breaker.
Also, do you all have a power passenger seat in your 05's? My driver's seat is power but the passenger is manual.
Lastly, I was told by the owner that black interior with black exterior is hard to come by on these cars. Is this true?
Thanks for looking all, I have many plans for this car (mostly cosmetic, I drive 20-25k miles a year so I keep my cars stock for maximum reliability), and I will post those updates here as time goes on.