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#101 2016-07-29 23:49:22

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zpsavkgilpg.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zps6zyo62nc.jpeg~original

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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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#102 2016-08-02 12:08:01

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

My dog Kiki
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zpskotnmp2r.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zpsexkz3zkq.jpeg~original

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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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#103 2016-08-02 13:09:34

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
User Number: 6094
Posts: 5258

Re: My project Saabaru

mMMmmmmmmmm fresh paint.  up up


2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback | #dadcar
2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work

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#104 2016-08-02 14:00:52

LordZed
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From: Marietta, GA
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Re: My project Saabaru

Looking good man!  banana

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#105 2016-08-02 20:33:44

myzislow
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Re: My project Saabaru

Sweet, can't wait to see end result. driving

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#106 2016-08-03 00:03:39

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

Re: My project Saabaru

up


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

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#107 2016-08-03 20:41:49

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From: Central CT
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Re: My project Saabaru

Damn that's a lot of tire to stuff under a wagon! Makes me wonder if I can get my 235/45/17 9" 45mm wheels to fit without trouble.

Do you still have a v8 ej207 for sale? Link or details?

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#108 2016-08-03 22:05:38

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru


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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#109 2016-08-04 11:49:34

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Dropped off the transmission, front axles and box of goodies at my friend's shop.
Picaboo, spot the Saabaru.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsbarsmnom.jpeg~original

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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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#110 2016-08-04 12:09:11

hammyt
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Re: My project Saabaru

snowphun wrote:

Damn that's a lot of tire to stuff under a wagon! Makes me wonder if I can get my 235/45/17 9" 45mm wheels to fit without trouble.

You prolly gonna have to roll your fenders.  I ran 245/40/17s, dropped pretty low and had to roll mine to not rub.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | [email protected] | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
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#111 2016-08-06 20:40:27

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

I'm ready to roll the fenders. I picked up a cheap tool on eBay in anticipation I'd have to roll.  My tires are 245/40/18 and the wheels are 18x8.5 48+ but will not sit too low on pinks.  I think I'm going to need to run spacers, ordered 5mm and 3mm sets.  I should have the car back from the transmission shop next week. I hope to find some time to continue working on the car but my family is in Japan for a few more weeks, between business and home responsibilities I find myself without free time except for Sunday's. 
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmj8wppx3.jpeg~original

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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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#112 2016-08-07 16:41:41

92xGot2boostit2
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Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

I'm ready to roll the fenders. I picked up a cheap tool on eBay in anticipation I'd have to roll.  My tires are 245/40/18 and the wheels are 18x8.5 48+ but will not sit too low on pinks.  I think I'm going to need to run spacers, ordered 5mm and 3mm sets.  I should have the car back from the transmission shop next week. I hope to find some time to continue working on the car but my family is in Japan for a few more weeks, between business and home responsibilities I find myself without free time except for Sunday's. 
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsmj8wppx3.jpeg

Just take your time, don't try and roll it all in the first try.  I roll quite a few in this area.  Heat gun is your friend.

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#113 2016-08-07 19:54:13

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Thanks for the advice, I have a heat gun too.


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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#114 2016-08-07 20:52:34

countriccati
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From: Boston
Registered: 2015-02-18
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Posts: 246

Re: My project Saabaru

Just chiming in again since I recently dealt with some rolling in anticipation of things to come--if you have a good relationship with your body shop you might see if they're able to help with the rolling process, possibly dusting in the paint afterwards since some micro-fractures are basically inevitable. Also, they can seam seal the area once you've rolled the lip flat to make a smooth surface so gunk won't get caught in and start rusting away. Talking with them first is usually easy to do, even if what they can offer is  pricey (as body work always is). Since it seems like this car is a keeper for you an ounce of rust prevention now will probably pay you back down the road. Though if you plan for this thing to never see winter/salt wouldn't bother.


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#115 2016-08-08 12:57:18

92xGot2boostit2
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Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

Thanks for the advice, I have a heat gun too.

Need any tips feel free to ask.  And other good tips listed about sealing the lip.

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#116 2016-08-08 14:42:39

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Fair weather only, will never be driven on salted roads. I'll go slow and see how it works, thank you gentlemen.


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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#117 2016-08-12 12:21:41

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Re: My project Saabaru

Not much accomplished, too freaking busy.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpshnzxurkn.jpeg~original
Just sitting home now.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpscwqxwk5n.jpeg~original

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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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#118 2016-08-13 12:15:33

Rodman
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Re: My project Saabaru

Was able to install the front extended lugs.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsntv2ioub.jpeg~original
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsru3atisn.jpeg~original

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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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#119 2016-08-14 21:08:36

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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Posts: 2537

Re: My project Saabaru

Picked up an STi interior, blue floor carpet and all, very clean. The original 92x floor carpet is heavier, clearly a sound deadening measure by the Saab folk. Installed the STi floor carpet and front seats, didn't have time to install the door cards but I'm stoked on how is looking inside. The back seat doesn't work been off a sedan, I'm hoping an upholster can help me with the rear seat. Perhaps the material from the sedan back seat can be used to do the wagon seat, fingers crossed it can be done. Did not take pictures yet, finished too late, no day light.
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsafcgyh2o.jpeg~original

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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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#120 2016-08-16 21:38:12

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2537

Re: My project Saabaru

Turbo upgrade news, going with a Blouch 18GXT-R 8cm
I'm hoping for 300-320 whp and 280-290 wtq
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i193/D-Rodman/image_zpsx5xq6ygb.jpeg~original

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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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#121 2016-08-16 21:56:21

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

Re: My project Saabaru

I have the same problem with the seats. Got a set a few months back, front and rear. Didn't realize the ad was for sedan version. Already drove 40 miles to go meet the guy, was going to back out, until he made me an offer I could not refuse. Installed fronts, keeping rears in the basement. Have been too busy moving (bought a house) and getting shit sorted. I have a pair of extra rear cloth seats, was going to attempt a transplant once I get my work area set up- 1400sq ft blank canvas basement  big_smile
Wondering what magic your upholsterer can perform.  embeer


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

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#122 2016-08-16 22:13:57

Rodman
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From: Long Island
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User Number: 1046
Posts: 2537

Re: My project Saabaru

Congrats on the house purchase Ian, sounds good man. I knew I was getting sedan seats, wagon STi rear seats are extremely rare in the US. When my wife returns from Japan I'll see what she says, she is pretty good with the sewing machine. Hoping she says she can handle 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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#123 2016-08-17 11:48:55

countriccati
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From: Boston
Registered: 2015-02-18
User Number: 28345
Posts: 246

Re: My project Saabaru

Rodman wrote:

Turbo upgrade news, going with a Blouch 18GXT-R
I'm hoping for 300-320 whp and 280-290 wtq

Man that turbo looks familiar wink What size hotside did you go with? Just a heads up that getting the bolts to the uppipe installed will probably require removing and reinstalling one of the coolant hardlines on the turbo, and threading on the braided oil line is a bit tricky too. Aftermarket "bolt-on" turbos!

Those power goals sound great, car will be a blast!

Have only ever seen one set of JDM v7 wagon rear seats for sale in the states. The seller wanted $500 for them and said he never let anyone sit on them. Cool story bro. You'll be better off doing a custom reupholster.

Thing is looking good!


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#124 2016-08-17 12:10:47

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2537

Re: My project Saabaru

Its an 8cm hot side, did not realize its going to be a bit complicated, thanks for the advice.Did you use teflon tape on the oil line threads ? The motor still not installed, should make it a bit easier.
I recently saw a wagon STi rear seat on Ebay, perhaps that is the same ones you are talking about, same asking price.
Thanks for the compliments, still have a long way to go.


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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#125 2016-08-17 12:41:10

countriccati
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From: Boston
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User Number: 28345
Posts: 246

Re: My project Saabaru

Yeah, the fitment in general with blouch (as with all aftermarket) turbos is ok not great. Getting the tmic elbow on is a pain too since the outlet protrudes further out towards the front of the car than OEM ones. Also had to rotate the outlet nipple to avoid kinking the vacuum line (just press fit in there so not a big deal).

Did not use teflon tape. If leaks were a concern would probably use a permatex product instead, but so far haven't had any issues. Realized your motor is out which should help matters a lot, though not too familiar myself with pulling/installing motors, whether it's better to have turbo already on there or not.


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