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#76 2016-05-02 11:19:11

hammyt
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Re: My project Saabaru

Fat bike is right lol, that must be pretty fun to tear around on.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | [email protected] | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
2012 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0 AT | Shiny Blue

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#77 2016-05-02 12:23:13

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

It makes me feel I'm riding on a tank going down the trail, crushing shit as I go along.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#78 2016-05-02 15:08:08

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Re: My project Saabaru

Replacing a flat must be fun, although it might be easier than a roadbike since it is so damn big.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | [email protected] | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
2012 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0 AT | Shiny Blue

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#79 2016-05-02 20:22:11

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

It would be very rare to get a flat, it is tubeless, has sealant inside to prevent thorn flats, pinch flats are not possible since there is nothing to pinch. The tires do lock on to the rim bead as a car tubeless tire, I can easily remove the tire by hand and stuff a tube in it in an emergency. I actually don't own any bicycles with tubes, they are tubeless, don't remember the last time I had to fix a flat on any of my bikes.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#80 2016-05-29 22:38:04

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Been too busy to get anything done on my rescue project. The R180 is in place, the rear struts are assembled and dropped off the motor at a friends shop to handle the prep work before is ready to drop in place. Removed the oil pan for inspection, sealed back with Fujibond, replacing valve cover gaskets and related hardware, removing avcs and turbo screens, gates racing belt kit, oem belt tensioner and thermostat. Replacing broken timing belt covers, new exhaust cam gears, new cam seals, new oil cooler seal, new front and rear main seals, new intake cam gear seals and new cam gear bolts. Also resurfacing the flywheel and installing a new Exady clutch kit and Perrin crank pulley. I may be forgetting some stuff, my friend is making sure the motor is going to be properly sealed and hopefully not going to develop leaks. The dude is an amazing tech and recognized locally by high end car owners. Here are some pictures at his busy shop.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsg8i9yiwt.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsgwnbsvm7.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsyr1ljy8d.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5qkyld1f.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsawz6hedo.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpszettt3k0.jpeg~original

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:20:54)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#81 2016-05-31 00:58:58

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Assembled front struts, installed rear cv axles, installed rear knuckle/hubs and rear struts, install rear brakes calipers. Cleaned the center console and retrofitted an STi ring to the shift lever trim.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#82 2016-06-04 07:01:10

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsnevnwcl5.jpeg~original
These will be the wheels going on the rescue, Enkei PF01 18x8.5 48+

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:21:55)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#83 2016-06-04 07:23:03

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zps0iiilpd5.jpeg~original
Engine prep all done:
Removed oil pan, inspect and seal with Fujibond
New Subaru oem front and rear main seals
New Subaru oem oil cooler seal
New Subaru oem cam seals
New Subaru oem exhaust cam gears
New gates racing timing belt kit with Subaru oem belt tensioner
New Subaru oem valve cover gaskets
New Subaru oem thermostat
New NGK iridium spark plugs
New Subaru oem flywheel and bolts
New Exedy clutch kit with Subaru oem pilot bearing
New Subaru oem avcs cam gear seals
New Subaru oem cam gear bolts
New Perrin light weight crank pulley
New Perrin turbo inlet pipe
New Mishimoto recirculating valve hose (thank you Ian).
Replaced all timing belt cover plastics, using the plastics off the original ej205.
Cobb up pipe
Avcs and turbo filters removed.

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:23:03)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#84 2016-06-04 13:22:34

eurocoffee
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From: Boston MA
Registered: 2012-04-30
User Number: 7218
Posts: 849

Re: My project Saabaru

Looks like you've been busy  up Wish our garage looked like that  eek embeer


This is my Saabaru. There are many like it, but this one is Mine!

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#85 2016-06-04 14:33:03

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

arrow-up Indeed, got to get it on the road man.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#86 2016-06-04 21:51:44

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpskxu5ajl4.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscbcrtaie.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6smvvotm.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdkcjhgd3.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmbhdab70.jpeg~original

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:24:59)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#87 2016-06-05 18:20:47

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Test fitted the wheels, at the front end there is a 3-4mm gap between the tire and strut. At the rear the tire is slightly touching, I'm thinking a 5mm spacer should create a small gap, similar to what is like at the front. I'm also going to have to install long studs and extended nuts.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#88 2016-06-12 20:04:57

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zps0iiilpd5.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspudxkiys.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsxpe4gqzi.jpeg~original
Motor is ready to go into the car.
The car is the body shop, getting the unibody damage pulled.
Paint will have to wait till the car is running good and all sorted.
Picked up a full set of 07 STi door cards, not sure what I will do with them yet.

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-10 05:55:31)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#89 2016-06-23 10:55:39

92xGot2boostit2
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Posts: 131

Re: My project Saabaru

Nice restoration project you have going there. checkmark

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#90 2016-06-23 18:24:19

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Well thank you, slowly happening. It's been at the body shop for almost 2 weeks, I miss it.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#91 2016-06-24 22:03:31

92xGot2boostit2
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Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

Well thank you, slowly happening. It's been at the body shop for almost 2 weeks, I miss it.

I'm sure you do.......I would miss mine if gone that long.  Lol

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#92 2016-06-26 18:24:51

saabturbo
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Registered: 2005-08-12
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Posts: 1223

Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

Test fitted the wheels, at the front end there is a 3-4mm gap between the tire and strut. At the rear the tire is slightly touching, I'm thinking a 5mm spacer should create a small gap, similar to what is like at the front. I'm also going to have to install long studs and extended nuts.

Have a set of aluminum Gorilla lug nuts to sell, let me know if you want them. Also have a set of blue sti front seats off an 06 with the bladder remove for sale, pm me if you want them, I'll throw in the rear seat too. You can swing by anytime (flushing) if you need to check it out, have whole bunch of stuffs to get rid of, get what you see. Still haven't got a chance to visit your shop yet, always in the rush when passing by bethpage area.


2006 Saab92x 5MT Silver
2017 VW GTI Sport DSG Black
2018 Ford Focus RS 6MT Race Red

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#93 2016-06-27 01:27:45

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Already got my extended studs and lug nuts.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7ygqwriy.jpeg~original
After much debate as to what to do on the interior I've decided to keep the original interior and have black alcantara replace all the light color parts at some point.
I'd be interested to hear what else you have I may need.
Stop by the shop when you get a chance.

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:27:37)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#94 2016-06-27 11:55:37

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Went to visit my car since Ive not seen it in two weeks and I miss it. The body shop pulled the front damage and installed the new crash beam.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps31ez4sfd.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps4c2od7ny.jpeg~original
Not having the entire car painted, not building a show car. They will paint the front end (brand new hood) side skirts, rear bumper, rear hatch garnish and rear spoiler.
Hope to have it back in the next two weeks, fingers crossed.

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:28:46)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#95 2016-07-29 09:30:10

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Latest update to report as of yesterday.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5zabnxaf.jpeg~original

Last edited by Rodman (2018-04-08 14:29:41)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#96 2016-07-29 11:45:46

juicebox
I'm Rod and I like to party
From: St. George, Utah
Registered: 2011-01-17
User Number: 5151
Posts: 600

Re: My project Saabaru

I noticed your ver8 ej207 fs ad on nasioc, why are you going with the ver 7?


Black 2005 Aero 5MT - Sold
Red 2005 Aero 5MT - Sold

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#97 2016-07-29 12:15:44

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

As of now I'm staying 93 octane with DW 850 injectors and a 18G of some sort, deciding between 7 or 8cm.
Hoping to sell my spare ver 8 soon, turbo money.

Last edited by Rodman (2016-07-29 12:35:53)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#98 2016-07-29 12:54:57

countriccati
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From: Boston
Registered: 2015-02-18
User Number: 28345
Posts: 243

Re: My project Saabaru

Just as some food for thought, my local tuner is a strong believer in going bigger hotside rather than "choking" (his term) the turbo to marginally increase spool. Otherwise, particularly with higher revving motors like yours, you run out of breath up top just where it's getting good which would be sad. Just for reference, this was his old setup with a v7 EJ207.

You've probably spent plenty of time on this already and know what's best for your application, but hearing 7cm just made me want to chime in. In general I'm a happy camper with 10cm, though 2.5 motor so hard to compare directly.


me and my aero

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#99 2016-07-29 21:36:17

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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User Number: 1046
Posts: 2527

Re: My project Saabaru

Thanks for the words of wisdom  embeer


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
2005 desert silver aero, work horse JDM EJ205 AVCS
2002 bugeye, sedan :-( new project

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#100 2016-07-29 23:24:54

92xGot2boostit2
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Posts: 131

Re: My project Saabaru

Paint booth porn, that is all.

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