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#1 2011-12-29 23:35:24

trunkm0nk3y
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From: FL
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Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Just picked myself up a stock 05 Desert Silver Aero. This is to catalog the mods I do to her!

:::When I got it 12/26/11:::

Engine/ Performance:
-Stock


Suspension:
-Stock


Driveline:
-Stock


Brakes:
-Stock


Exterior:
-6000k headlight HID's with big ol' ballasts
-Subaru OEM roof rack with center stripped to bare metal

Interior:
-LL Bean Forester wood Momo steering wheel
-Wood grain look shift knob
-STi gauge cluster
-Clock pod with custom clock reded out
-HVAC reded out
-Radio reded out
-05 radio with AUX mod and silent CD
-GM homelink rearview mirror hardwired in???
-Extended arm rest


Wheels/ Tires:
-Borbet "Take 5"
17x7 +35
-Toyo Extensa HP 225/45


:::Now:::

Engine/ Performance:
-EJ205
-Ver7 EJ207
-STi Group N engine mounts
-Grimmspeed 8mm intake manifold spacers
-STi 1.3 bar radiator cap
-STi TMIC w/ 06 STi splitter
-APS replica y-pipe PnP'd
-TurboSmart y-pipe elbow
-STi A/C line (2005)
-Cobb SF intake
-Cobb SF intake box
-Cobb post MAF Sold
-AVO one piece turbo inlet/post maf
-Cobb turbo heat shield
-Cusco turbo heat shield
-Cobb 3" turbo back exhaust (V-band modified)
-Cobb exhaust hangers
-Cobb AccessPORT flash to HWG stage 2
-Open source tune by Anthony Jay Berry
-Cobb light weight crank pulley
-Cobb blue battery tie down
-Cobb black battery tie down
-Cobb blue oil cap
-1986 Subaru black oil cap (found in a junkyard)
-Invidia uppipe
-DIY intake elbow
-Fumoto oil drain valve Sold
-Magnetic oil drain plug
-DIY oil filter magnets
-Moroso coolant overflow tank
-Moroso power steering tank (1:11 made)


Suspension:
-04 STi pink struts (rebuilt and added grease fittings)
-Cobb lowering springs
-Cobb front sway bar
-Cobb rear sway bar
-STi aluminum front control arms
-Whiteline solid front endlinks
-Whiteline solid rear endlinks
-Stock lateral links rebuilt with Flo-Flex polyurethane bushings (added grease fittings) Sold
-OBX adjustable lateral links
-OBX adjustable trailing arms
-Paranoid Fabrications 1/4" butt spacers
-Cusco front strut tower bar Sold
-STi FHI front strut tower bar
-STi rear strut tower bar w/ custom quick releases


Driveline:
-Cobb double adjustable short throw
-Cobb front shifter stay bushings
-Cobb rear shifter stay bushing
-STi pitch stop
-TiC transmission cross member bushings
-Kartboy clunk killer kit
-Subaru ExtraS transmission/rear diff fluid
-Dimple transmission and rear diff drain plug
-DIY rebuilt shifter knuckle  big_smile
-Exedy OEM clutch
-Exedy lightweight flywheel


Brakes:

Weights: OEM | New

-30mm 300ZX 4pot aluminum front calipers- 11lbs each | 6lbs each
-2006-2007 WRX 2pot aluminum rear calipers- 6lbs each | 3lbs each
-DBA T2 12.5" front rotors- 15.5lbs each | 21lbs each
-DBA T2 10.5" rear rotors- 12lbs each | 12lbs each
-EBC Redstuff front pads
-EBC Redstuff rear pads
-StopTech SS brake lines
-Valvoline synthetic brake fluid
-Custom master brake cylinder brace


Exterior:
-DDM tuning 6000k headlight HID's
-DDM tuning 5000k headlight HID's
-DDM tuning 3000k foglight HID's
-2500K Nokya high beam bulbs
-Black rally pig badges
-Blacked out "9-2x" and "Aero" badges
-Subaru OEM roof rack powdered wrinkle black Traded
-Subaru OEM aero cross bars
-LED's for parking & tag lights
-STi rear diffuser
-STi under body diffusers
-Hella rear fog light
-Blacked out headlights Sold
-New headlights
-Blacked out grille
-Body matched grille
-Hella supertones powder coated orange
-OEM 92x slick roof rails


Interior:
-05 STi gauge cluster
-05 STi gauge cluster harness
-06 STi shifter bezel
-07 STi headunit and AUX port reded out
-STi Limited red hazard button
-STi titanium key & Flip key made by myself
-STi black floor mats
-05 WRX door cards
-06 WRX Limited black leather door cards
-05 WRX Momo steering wheel
-07 WRX front seats
-STi front seats (for now)
-OEM Subaru auto dimming mirror
-OEM low arm rest
-Cobb blue delrin shift knob
-Defi Red Racer boost gauge custom mounted in drivers vent
-AEM UEGO A/F gauge custom mounted in drivers vent  biggrin
-LGT STi gauge pack
-OEM WRX/STi center gauge pod hood
-ScanGaugeII custom mounted in clock pod
-ScanGaugeII custom mounted above rear view mirror
-HVAC reded out
-Reded out door buttons (ALL OF THEM)
-AUDM rear fog light buttom
-JDM Spec C Auto I/C button
-Subaru trunk liner mat
-Grey micro suede headliner/ sunroof slide Hole from P.O. fixed!!!
-LED lighting for dome, map lights & trunk
-Black rally pig air bag badge
-Trunkmonkey
-Get moar G's antenna topper (Subaru Promo thing)


Wheels/ Tires:
-Borbet "Take 5" Sold
17x7 +35 (22.5lbs) eek

-Rota Boosts| 17x8 +48 Traded
Custom powder coated "P7 & clear" | Work blue valve stems | Muteki blue lug nuts
-Toyo Extensa HP (225/45)

-2004 STi BBS's | 17x7.5 +53 (15.5lbs)  upOn
Custom powder coated Gloss black with gold flakes Custom powder coated Triple Bronze w/ clear | Work black valve stems
-Nexen N3000 (225/45)
-Sumitomo HTR Z III (225/45)

-2006 WRX Enkei wheels | 17x7 +55 Traded

-17" Sports Package Aero wheels Off

Last edited by trunkm0nk3y (2016-03-07 23:54:52)


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#2 2011-12-29 23:38:01

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

BEFORE

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore1.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore2.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore3.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore4.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore5.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/92xbefore6.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/2011-12-29152942.jpg

Last edited by trunkm0nk3y (2012-01-01 10:31:56)


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#3 2011-12-29 23:38:24

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

NOW

The Cobb TBE!
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/2012-01-01112103.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/2012-01-01112514.jpg

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj231/06jaxsuby/2012-01-01112436.jpg

Last edited by trunkm0nk3y (2012-01-01 15:19:43)


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#4 2011-12-29 23:48:34

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Looks like a decent mod list. Post pictures of your STI cluster.


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#5 2011-12-29 23:52:07

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

It's funny that you lead your mod list with STI Radiator Cap, and then casually mention oh hey by the way, Cobb Access Port Stage 2 and rattle off a bunch of impressive speed and handling parts.  biggrin


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#6 2011-12-30 00:09:32

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Please post pics of the steering wheel and shift knob!

Congrats on the purchase smile

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#7 2011-12-30 10:17:11

thymighty
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

iamchris wrote:

Please post pics of the steering wheel and shift knob!

Congrats on the purchase smile

I'd like to see this as well.  I'm wondering how it flows with our interiors.

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#8 2011-12-30 13:36:29

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

nice work, glad it finally panned out 4U!  embeer

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#9 2011-12-30 13:37:53

snowone
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

trunkm0nk3y wrote:

Just picked myself up a stock 05 Desert Silver Aero. This is to catalog the mods I do to her!

:When I got it 12/26/11:

edited posts don't count <PERIOD}

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#10 2011-12-30 18:48:32

jp92x
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Congrats!! Post some pics.


Silver 92x Aero  |  4EAT  |  Graphite Rota Torques  |  Factory Stock for now...

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#11 2011-12-31 19:32:50

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

relax guys! manyana pics! im troubleshooting a few little issues that i came across!


"Cobb Saab" | #132:3574 2005 9-2x Aero MT | Desert Silver (13%) | JDM Yo Stage 2
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#12 2012-01-01 10:50:33

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

some pics are up.


if any one want to buy the wheel and shift knob lmk! the wheel feels great bc its actual wood. im just partial to the regular momo!


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#13 2012-01-01 11:33:32

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Those VW wheels are surprisingly attractive on the Aero.  up


2005 Aero 5MT
2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium 6MT - Sterling Gray Metallic

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#14 2012-01-01 13:09:58

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

arrow-up  Agreed, and I don't usually like 5 spokes in anything larger than a 15".  Everything looks really sharp, except maybe for the belt buckle.

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#15 2012-01-01 15:18:04

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

like i said, that was when the last owner had it. the belt buckle is off. i just put up some pics of the exhaust! there are a few wiring things that i have ran across in the past week that i am fixing. They worked, but i have vampire clips as i am a electrician by trait, so they dont sit with me. I am taking care of a few things and then more pics will be up!

the last few days i have:
-Installed Cobb TBE and turbo heat shield
-Uninstalled a few things in the car that i am putting back to stock/ or cobb stuff
-Flashed to Stage 2
-Powerwashed the TMIC to get all the small rocks out and straightened the fins out that were bent

Last edited by trunkm0nk3y (2012-01-01 15:23:23)


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#16 2012-01-01 18:02:53

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

The shift knob and wheel are interesting.  I don't feel like they flow all to well with the rest of the interior, but it's an original look.

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#17 2012-01-01 18:22:16

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Since you are rocking VW wheels, it seems appropriate for me, a VW forum regular, to remind you that your car needs mooaarr low. Those wheels will look awesome on your car once that happens.

Nice build so far!  up


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#18 2012-01-01 22:25:38

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

again...the VW wheels where on there when i got it! It is now rocking 17x8 +48 Rota Boosts! I still have the VW wheels but i have had these Rotas sitting around fresh out of the powder coater for about 3 months and itching to put them on something!


"Cobb Saab" | #132:3574 2005 9-2x Aero MT | Desert Silver (13%) | JDM Yo Stage 2
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#19 2012-01-01 23:35:16

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

Drop before wheels!


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#20 2012-01-03 19:21:25

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

thymighty wrote:

The shift knob and wheel are interesting.  I don't feel like they flow all to well with the rest of the interior, but it's an original look.

one way to put it facepalm

enthusiasm is TFA tho!

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#21 2012-01-03 20:39:45

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

I am digging the wood, class the place up a bit  cool

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#22 2012-01-03 20:45:16

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

What's the story with that Wood wheel?  Did the previous owner pay to have that and the shifter done?  I don't think I've ever seen an aftermarket wood addition to a stock wheel.

Kinda crazy


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#23 2012-01-03 20:59:37

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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

tlow98 wrote:

What's the story with that Wood wheel?  Did the previous owner pay to have that and the shifter done?  I don't think I've ever seen an aftermarket wood addition to a stock wheel.

Kinda crazy

LL Bean Forester wood Momo steering wheel

shifty


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#24 2012-01-06 10:15:46

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

tlow98 wrote:

What's the story with that Wood wheel?  Did the previous owner pay to have that and the shifter done?  I don't think I've ever seen an aftermarket wood addition to a stock wheel.

Kinda crazy

yeah he had bought it cuz it was different! they come in LL Bean foresters and outbacks! i saw one the other day in a forester at a light. Its alright but not my cup of tea!


"Cobb Saab" | #132:3574 2005 9-2x Aero MT | Desert Silver (13%) | JDM Yo Stage 2
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#25 2012-01-08 21:28:48

trunkm0nk3y
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Re: Ver7 swapped Desert Silver Aero

list of parts that are sitting in boxes waiting for me to install them this weekend!

05 STi gauge cluster harness (to make the cluster work properly)
New keyless entry module (mine crapped out)
Evo IX MR red clock
Blue Cobb battery tie down
Blue Cobb oil cap
New map light


"Cobb Saab" | #132:3574 2005 9-2x Aero MT | Desert Silver (13%) | JDM Yo Stage 2
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