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What a sick build! And love the fact that you have high miles on the car! Nothing worse than a sick car that doesn't get used for what it was built for...driving. :D

Loving the JDM rear OB bumper. Is there a JDM version of the fron OB bumper as well? I'd assume it would be shorter than the US counterpart if there is? Anyway, good job. Your attention to detail is definitely inspiring...

Kudos to your wife as well! I wish I could get my wife to do stuff like that to my car. Does your wife give classes? :D


When you upkeep a car like I do....its easy to drive everyday.


If its driven in salt in the winter I get underneath at least once a week and wash it at the carwash with the wand.

I polish the exhaust 2 times a year to keep it easier to clean etc. etc.


Much easier to clean when you keep up. Engine bay looks as good as the day I bought it almost....

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I miss my car so much. I like yours better than mine but it was a fun ride. The 3.6r is much more subdued. I enjoy the handling better though from the sedan. The only real issue with my outback was drive axles. They did not enjoy the added power.
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What driveshaft did you use?


Did you remove the engine crossmember and rear subframe spacers?

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I used a driveshaft from a 2006 4EAT. I purchased a rear cradle/ diff cross member for the R180 from a spec B, although mine would have worked the spec B diff cradle matched the R180 better


I already had STI motor mounts and the only other thing I needed was the STI tranny rubber mount. The cross member from my car or a legacy works perfect. You only really have to change the rubber tranny mount to the STI 6 speed mount and that's it.


It's really pretty amazing how simple it bolts in.

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I just got back this past Sunday Nov 14th for my updated Dyno Tune at Cobb Tuning in Plano TX. with the newly built motor 08 STI 6 speed and FMIC.



Updated new numbers and added new graph as well as temp etc.....



Here are the graphs updated pics and Mod list....






WOW!!! Dont know how I missed checkin ur ride out before...sweet sleeper. Great work!
















Again not the greatest pictures but here is the competed seats, 08 STI shifter and 6 speed with Cobb Knob....






New Tune with FMIC, Grimmspeed Ported manifold and HF crosspipe, Aeromotive Fuel Pump, Aeromotive FPR, STI Fuel Pump Control Module

6 speed, R180 3.90




Old Tune with TMIC, 5 speed, R160 4.44






Car: 2005 Outback XT

Tuner: Calvin Dotson Cobb Tuning Plano TX

Dyno Info: Mustang

Temp: OLD-55-65F New-65-70

Sea Level: Aprox 1000 FT

Fuel: E85 105 octane



Tuned by Calvin Dotson Cobb Tuning Plano TX

Cobb Ver 2 AP w Access Tuner Race

350 whp (E85) TMIC 385 whp (E85) FMIC

373 wtq (E85) TMIC 423 wtq (E85) FMIC

304 whp (91) TMIC 347 whp (93) FMIC

317 wtq (91) TMIC 360 wtq (93) FMIC

AVO380 (Garrett 2871r)

AVO Wastegate Actuator

Cobb Turbo Heat Shield

Prodrive EBCS


Perrin Signature Series Recirc BOV

AVO Throttle Body Hose

AVO Cold Air Intake

Aeromotive Stealth 340 LPH Fuel Pump

Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator

07 STI Fuel Pump Control Module

ID 1000cc Top Feed Injectors and Conversion (Bosch)

Custom Fuel Lines

Cobb Catted DownPipe 3" with flex and taper removed DEI Wrapped

Cobb Lightweight Crank Pulley

Grimmspeed UP DEI Wrapped

Grimmspeed Ported Exhaust Manifolds

Grimmspeed High Flow Crossover DEI Wrapped

Grimmspeed AOS

Autospeed Catback 3" Exhaust

Gates Racing Blue Timing Belt

Gates Racing Blue Radiator Hoses

Cobb Radiator Shroud

Braille B3121 Light Weight Battery

Rotella T6 5w 40 Synthetic


Cobb Stage 2 Motor- Cobb/Watt Built:

07 STI Block, 07 STI Forged Crank, JE 2618 Forged Pistons

Cobb/Crower Rods, STI 11mm Oil Pump, Killer B P/U Tube

STI bearings, ARP Rod and Head bolts,



08 STI 6 Speed

DCCDPro DCCD Controller

08 STI DCCD Switches

07 STI R180 Torsen

08 Spec B Rear Axels

STI Spec B Short Throw Shifter

Kartboy Shifter Bushings

STI Group N Tranny Mount

STI Group N Motor Mounts

Clutch Masters HD Pressure Plate

Clutch Masters FX300 Kevlar Disc

08 STI Flywheel

Subaru Extra-S gear oil F&R




Cobb Rear Sway Bar

Cobb Front Sway Bar

Cobb Sway Bar Bushings F/R

Kartboy Endlinks F/R

AVO Offset Control Arm Bushings

BC/BR Racing Coilovers Lowered 1.5"



Wilwood Superlight 4 Pot Front Brake Calipers

LGT Rear Brake Calipers

Hawk HPS Pads F/R

DBA 4000 Slotted Rotors F/R

Technafit SS Brake Lines

Motul RB600 Fluid



2007 Spec B Radio MP3, Aux Input, Satellite Control

2007 Spec B Console Cubby Aux input for Iphone

Subaru Sirius Satellite Radio Module

Subaru Factory under seat Sub Woofer



STI Pedals

STI 3 Gauge Pack in Cubby

STI Front Seats 04

STI Alcantara in Rear Seats

Cobb Shift Knob

STI DCCD Controls

Auto dimming Homelink Mirror

Innovate LC-1 Wideband

VBG1 v1.05 AFR and Boost Gauge

Passport X50

ProClip Iphone Holder

TomTom App iPhone



Window Tint Front 35% Rear 20%

Volt HID Kit with DRL Disabled

Toshiba HIR High Beams

STI Badge

JDM Outback Bumper with Exhaust Cutouts

Legacy GT Rear Bumper Beam

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Tires

06-07 WRX Wheels

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That looks like a great idea. I think it would work on pretty much the full Subaru line as long as you did your homework regarding the 5x114 wheel clearance regarding the lugs.


Cannot wait to see what you come up with in August.

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Next mod going on in august when I get my new tires.....2011 STI Enkie wheels 245x45x18




That will look awesome -there is a guy local to me selling a set of those - and I was tempted - but £750 + getting spacers sorted... :confused: I didn't think I would get agreement from the other 1/2 ;)


But I have got her to agree to a set of Blitzen wheels ;)




Which came off this car wich very sadly was involved in a major accident :eek:




If I'm intruding on your thread let me know and I will delete this - thought you might be interested though... :)

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2011 STI Enkei 18x8.5 55 offset. Motorsport-Tech spacer/adapter 15 mm for a total of 40 offset. http://www.motorsport-tech.com


245x45x18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires.


I am going to lower it about 1/2" to 1" on Friday when a buddy of mine and I do the alignment at his shop.


I think I am going to go 14.5 Front 14.75 rear.


These pictures are 15 Front and 15.5 rear.







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Yea I have been contemplating doing that, as my front bumper after 186K is starting to look not that great. I could have them mask off the bottom half and just sand and repaint that whole area.


With that being said, I sorta like it like that as do a lot of others.


I am still undecided.


I have been seriously considering it though, been looking at many pictures of outbacks solid atlantic blue.

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I love that two tone look. Thats one of the best color combo. I wouldn't paint it. The green and gray from the Impreza OB is really nice also.


How hard was it to put in the sti seats? does the air bag harness bolt up?


One thing that I would really like is for a company to make is a decent ob lip kit.

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