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#426 2020-10-01 10:39:41

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 108

Re: My project Saabaru

Excellent.  Looks great too!


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | ~Satin Gray Metallic Matte Blue Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300

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#427 2020-10-01 10:57:57

drewsro
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From: NW Indiana
Registered: 2014-01-10
User Number: 13600
Posts: 1773

Re: My project Saabaru

Did you go biking here in the Midwest?


2005 9-2x Aero 5MT- Stage 2
2016 VW GTI S 6MT
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#428 2020-10-01 14:48:47

jixaw
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From: Cambridge, MA
Registered: 2016-02-22
User Number: 35856
Posts: 191

Re: My project Saabaru

thats just so bada$$


2005 Saab 9-2x Linear (**sold**) - Auto - Deep Blue Mica - Cold Weather Package - - Mods: Aero Rear Sway Bar, Perrin FSB, Whiteline QR RSB, KYB-G Excel Shocks, STI Pink Springs, Tsudo UEL, Custom catback with Magnaflow, Centric rotors & posi-quiet ceramic pads, 17" ASAs w/Dunlop Direzzas (summer), 16" OEM alloys w/studded Nokian hakka 7's (winter), 35% tint sides/rear

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#429 2020-10-02 01:23:23

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2598

Re: My project Saabaru

Thank you gentlemen, the car is now my daily driver. It is 100% rust free. Sadly, it’s about to see its first winter season use. I plan on applying LPS3 rust inhibitor very thoroughly before then. It has just over 200,000 miles on the body, it has been hit front and rear before my ownership. I don’t think it’s a good example for preserving, therefore I’m going to enjoy driving it all year round. Ironically, it drives like a new car. I’m almost 56 years old, I can probably get a few years out of it before the car is destroyed by road salt. I’ll do my best to prolong its life, and mine, we shall see who last longer, the car or I. I’d like to be the last member standing here.

Yes drewsro, I normally hit the trails around Smithville lake or walnut park near Liberty. I have a house in Excelsior Springs, my son lives in Kearney. We are just north of Kansas City Missouri. My house is a few miles from famous Jesse James the outlaw’s farmhouse, everything is named Jesse James in the area, school, road, etc. I ride my road bike pass the historical farmhouse, very hilly area, beautiful. We love the area.

Last edited by Rodman (2020-10-02 01:34:07)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm EJ205 avcs.
2005 desert silver aero, traded.
2002 bugeye, sedan, JDM STi ver 7 swapped.

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#430 2020-10-02 10:32:13

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 108

Re: My project Saabaru

Good luck holding back the elements and preventing rust.  At least you know the areas to watch and have the expertise to protect and deal with it.

One of the few advantages of the desert is not having to deal with that as long as we don't take them up to Flagstaff in the winter.  Other than the sun/heat damage to paint and plastics the biggest thing to worry about here is the occasional flash flooding.

I used to ride the Katy trail when I lived is St. Louis and never did more than out-and-backs for day rides, but see that it's now extends across Missouri and there's an extension at Windsor toward Lee's Summit.  I'm sure you're aware of them and I'm curious if you had a chance to check them out.

I'd like to get back there some day and ride the rails trail.  You and I are close in age, so clock's ticking LOL and I need to figure it out before it's not an option.

https://bikekatytrail.com
https://www.railstotrails.org


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | ~Satin Gray Metallic Matte Blue Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300

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#431 2020-10-02 18:17:19

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2598

Re: My project Saabaru

Rich,
Glad to hear I’m not the only old guy here.
I’m determined to make my Aero last as long as possible.
I’ve actually been to Arizona to mountain bike ride a few times. I raced at the Cactus cup 2 times, for fun. I’ve ridden mountain bikes 30+ years, been all over the country and Canada eh!

I’m familiar with Katy trail, never been there but my son and his mom have. Nowadays I’m always too freaking busy and in a hurry. I try to sneak out a ride every chance I get. It’s unfortunate that my ability to travel to bicycle ride ended, I hope to get a few years after retirement so I can resume bicycle riding travel. I want to ride across the country at some point.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm EJ205 avcs.
2005 desert silver aero, traded.
2002 bugeye, sedan, JDM STi ver 7 swapped.

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#432 2020-10-03 11:21:01

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 108

Re: My project Saabaru

I have the same plans for the two we currently have, but our teen is driving the automatic, so we‘ll see how much of it survives.  If nothing else I’m looking at it as a parts donor to keep mine going.

I haven’t ridden much since moving out here, but did quite a bit before then (fire roads, moderate trails and tarmac mostly).  We tried for a few years here, but it’s just not the climate for me.  Once we can move I hope to pick it up again.  As much as I would enjoy riding across the country, it’s probably too ambitious for serious consideration now.  Although it’s not complete yet, this is the route I like: https://www.railstotrails.org/greatamer … ail/route/


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | ~Satin Gray Metallic Matte Blue Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300

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#433 2020-12-16 23:58:33

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2598

Re: My project Saabaru

Rich-N-AZ wrote:

I have the same plans for the two we currently have, but our teen is driving the automatic, so we‘ll see how much of it survives.  If nothing else I’m looking at it as a parts donor to keep mine going.

I haven’t ridden much since moving out here, but did quite a bit before then (fire roads, moderate trails and tarmac mostly).  We tried for a few years here, but it’s just not the climate for me.  Once we can move I hope to pick it up again.  As much as I would enjoy riding across the country, it’s probably too ambitious for serious consideration now.  Although it’s not complete yet, this is the route I like: https://www.railstotrails.org/greatamer … ail/route/

Wow, that’s awesome, thanks Rich, going to keep an eye on that, for when it’s time to make my dream reality.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm EJ205 avcs.
2005 desert silver aero, traded.
2002 bugeye, sedan, JDM STi ver 7 swapped.

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#434 2021-02-24 23:54:41

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2598

Re: My project Saabaru

Next step is to try an aftermarket td04HL 19T and dark blue STi fuel injectors with a new tune.
https://i.imgur.com/b6aUWlr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/C38e0KH.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/OMn9bvF.png
https://i.imgur.com/aJIriId.jpg
Comparison pictures to a stock td04.

Last edited by Rodman (2021-02-25 00:03:13)


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm EJ205 avcs.
2005 desert silver aero, traded.
2002 bugeye, sedan, JDM STi ver 7 swapped.

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