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Canadian 05 OBXT build -- winter beater


VEX_JB

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CURRENT MODLIST:

 

Wheels / Braking:

-Wedsport TC105N 18x9.5 in TSTi color

-Project Kics R26 Neo Chro lugs (locking)

-Continental DWS06 245/40/18 tires (just bought these)

-Nokian Hakkapelita 8's 245/40/18 winter tires (studded, used 1 season)

-GD STi front brake calipers

-GD STi rear brake calipers

-GD STi Brake booster and Master Cylinder

-KNS Caliper adapter bracket kit

-DBA 5000 series 2pc front rotors

-DBA 4000 series 1pc rear rotors

-Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace

-Endless MX72 pads

-Endless RF650 fluid

-Goodridge SS lines

 

Drivetrain:

-GD STi Clutch Master cylinder

-OS Giken STR2CD clutch

-OS Giken Movement alteration kit and slave cylinder

-Goodridge Stainless clutch line

-DCCD Pro center diff controller

-05 STi 6spd swap

-Kartboy short shifter

-Kartboy shifter bushings

-TiC knuckle and pivot bushings

-Whiteline Positive Shift Kit

-Group N pitch stop

-Group N trans mount

-05 STi Differential

-Spec B axles

 

Suspension:

-Subaru Spec B tophats

-KW V2 Coilovers

-Whiteline front and rear adjustable sway bars

-Kartboy Endlinks

-Legacy GT swapped suspension components (control arms, spacers, bolts, etc) HUGE and labor intensive job to do this

 

Engine:

-EJ255 with approx. 110k

-APS SR55 turbo

-Custom FMIC setup, with Greddy R core, piping done by Unobtainium Welding (also has a custom built front crash bar)

-Koyo Race Radiator

-MadDad Equal Length headers

-Custom Built 3" Exhaust with dual 2.5" A'PEXi WS2 Mufflers

-Invidia catless downpipe

-Grimmspeed EWG 3-bolt up-pipe

-TiAL MVR wastegate

-COBB turbo heatshield

-Crawford AOS

-STi 11mm oil pump

-Killer B oil pickup

-Killer B oil pan baffle

-Tomei billet belt guide

-Perrin Inlet

-Process West turbo adapter hose

-COBB SF intake and airbox

-Radium Engineering Fuel Rails

-Radium Engineering Fuel Dampers

-Radium Engineering Fuel Pressure Regulator

-Injector Dynamics ID1000 injectors

-VEX Performance PTFE Fuel Lines (E98 ready)

-TGV deletes

-Radium Engineering dual fuel pump hanger

-Walbro 267 fuel pump (435LPH)

-VEX Performance FPC bypass

-VEX Performance Fuel tank crossover lines

 

Electronics / Interior:

-2012 STi heated seats

-2006 STi steering wheel and airbag

-COBB Black / Red shift knob

-COBB V3 Acessport -- dyno tuned in house 370whp

-COBB 3-port BCS

-Haltech intake air temp sensor

-Omni Power 3 bar map sensor

-Aquamist HFS3 water / meth system

-Howerton Engineering twin tank enclosure

-Innovate LC2 w/ red gauge

-VEX Performance Fuel Pressure gauge kit (through COBB AP)

-07+ LGT headunit (P204UH), and OEM center console Aux port / power port trim piece, with i95 harness

-Compustar Drone Alarm / Starter

 

 

 

 

Read through this thread for progression of the build

 

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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.

 

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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

-Denso plugs

-Grimmspeed up-pipe

-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.

 

 

BEFORE

 

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AFTER

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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:

 

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Modlist:

 

-GR STi wheels with Blizzak's

-GR STi Brake calipers

-DBA 5000 series 2pc front rotors

-DBA 4000 series 1pc rear rotors

-Endless pads

-Endless RF650 fluid

-Grimmspeed brake master brace

-Lowered on KYB Legacy shocks and lowering springs

-Whiteline front and rear adjustable sway bars

-Kartboy Endlinks

-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

-Crawford AOS

-Blouch 380xt turbo

-Perrin top mount intercooler

-Perrin inlet

-COBB turbo heatshield

-Killer B oil pickup

-Killer B oil pan baffle

-Tomei billet belt guide

-Invidia Q300 exhaust

-Invidia catless downpipe

-Grimmspeed up-pipe

-COBB SF intake and airbox

-COBB V3 Accessport

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I was thinking about doing the 6spd swap next, but I think better suspension is higher on the priority list.

 

 

I have a few "summer cars"

 

This is my 2JZ-GTE VVTi swapped Lexus GS300, it's pretty built.

 

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White car is the wifes GS300.

 

 

Then I have a Lexus LS430 UL, VIP

 

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And then my Datsun 240z. One of my dream cars, finally found it last year after 7 years of hunting for one.

 

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I'm even more impressed with the OBXT considering your other vehicles are in a completely different category of customization. You've seriously got an eye for style man. Are you professionally involved with cars? Or just an enthusiast?
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Thanks guys, really appreciate all the kind words!

 

Yes I work at a shop in Calgary, AB Canada called VEX Performance. Been in the automotive industry for almost 10 years.

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Why would you put all the money into your lexus then slam and add all that camber with stretched tires?

 

It's like marrying a super model and making her get a breat reduction and gain 50lbs. It's just.... Wrong

 

 

Well on the rear of my GS300 I have 325 tires and 0 camber. So it hooks up pretty good. These are also my "show" wheels fyi.

 

And the suspension is actually optimized. I have custom one off Zeal Function PF coilovers (the only set like it in the world). It's a short stroke shock for proper handling at that ride height.

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Then may I ad that you are doing well by yourself and your wife. I like that you've added what you enjoy to your vehicles. I personally would be greatful for any and all photos that you are willing to share. If you do not want to clutter your post, you could always email them to me. :)
2010 2.5GT limited is for sale. :)
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Small update. Switched suspension and finally got my turbo setup dialed in and the car tuned.

 

 

 

-GR STi wheels with Blizzak's

-GR STi Brake calipers

-DBA 5000 series 2pc front rotors

-DBA 4000 series 1pc rear rotors

-Grimmspeed Master Cylinder Brace

-Endless pads

-Endless RF650 fluid

-Subaru Spec B tophats

-Bilstein HD Series Spec B shocks

-Swift Sport Springs

-Whiteline front and rear adjustable sway bars

-Kartboy Endlinks

-Kartboy short shifter and bushing kit

-Whiteline Positive Shift Kit

-Recaro Profi SPG seat

-Bride Seat rail

-Exedy Stage 1 clutch

-Exedy Street Light flywheel

-Crawford AOS

-COBB turbo heatshield

-Killer B oil pickup

-Killer B oil pan baffle

-Tomei billet belt guide

-Invidia Q300 exhaust

-Invidia catless downpipe

-Perrin Inlet

-Perrin TMIC

-Blouch 380xt turbo

-Grimmspeed EWG up-pipe

-TiAL MVR wastegate

-COBB BCS

-COBB SF intake and airbox

-COBB V3 Accessport dyno tuned in house

 

 

 

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Took my Datsun 240Z out to Datsun Matsuri / Knox Hill Climp in Kelowna, BC a few months ago, the wagon was driven out there by my friend as a support vehicle. Here are some pics:

 

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Stepping my game up this year

 

New drivetrain

-05 STi 6spd

-DCCD Pro

-08 LGT diff

-COBB short shifter

-OS Giken STR2CD twin plate clutch

 

New turbo setup

-APS SR55

-Process West TMIC

-Mad Dad EL headers and up-pipe

 

 

Others

-Aquamist HFS3 water meth system

-Howerton Engineering twin tank

-Haltech IAT sensor

-Omni power 3 bar map

-Speed Density conversion

-Innovate LC2 wideband

-TGV deletes

-Injector Dynamics ID1000's and side feed to top feed conversion

-Group N trans mount

-Group N pitch stop

-Group N motor mounts

 

Wheels

-Gram Light 57Xtreme 18x9.5

 

 

Finishing it up and driving it to SEMA this year.

 

 

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What a looker! So you're running wheel adapters to get the wheels on there? How much do those space the wheels out? Also, what size tire and how do the swifts ride? Great stance, I may have to copy you mwahaha Edited by Leviman
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