2001 Outback VDC
This is the first year for VDC and the 45/55 to 50/50 AWD torque split using VTD center differential in an Outback. It was the top of Subarus line up going in to luxury. I bought this car Jan 2012. It had a new set of Michelins (10k miles), fuel pump (40k miles) and ran Mobil 1 Synthetic in everything. All the receipts from the first oil change were in a folder in the car. I am the second owner.Original options
3.0. H6 (four-cam, chain-driven, flat-six; 212 hp and 210 pound-feet of torque)
VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
Variable Torque on Demand (VTD-AWD)
All Wheel Traction Control (TCS)
ABS/4 Wheel Disc (ABS)
Dual Power Sunroofs
Leather with Front Heated Seats, Driver 8 way power seat with lumbar adjustment
Faux wood grain trim with real wood grain/leather steering wheel (I redid the trim in faux Chinese Burlewood)
Heated Rear View Mirrors
McIntosh 11 speaker sound system with AM/FM/CD
Original MSRP $32,746.00 (I have the original window spec sheet with the backing paper still on it.)Upon purchase
AC leaks repaired
KYB Struts (standard Outback)
McIntosh system was failed so:
Clarion CX201 HU
2 sets Polk Audio Component Speakers
Kicker Comp 8" Sub mounted where the OE sub was
Sound Ordnance M1350 Amp
Factory Tweeters are the only stereo component left
February brought a transmission rebuild and an added trans cooler.Build
The engine is a stock EZ30D (I swapped in a stock JDM from a Lancaster 6 with 200k km less due to lifter noise from the OE engine. Its was quicker.)
Here is the list of parts in addition to the stock setup.
Tactrix Openport 2.0 to use with Rom Raider and ECUFlash for remapping the Denso ECM
Innovate Wideband O2 w/gauges x2 (one for each bank)
Innovate EGT w/gauge
Innovate Vacuum/Boost kit with 4 bar MAP
Innovate OT-2 (I also use it with the iPhone app)
Raptor VLLC Water Cooled Supercharger
35mm GReddy BOV with inline adaptor
3.0 SC mounting brackets/bolts, Bosch multigroove serpentine belt; all came from Raptor Superchargers. (I did have to modify the support bracket that mounts to the cylinder head to make clearance for #3 injector harness. I just shaved off about 10 mm in a soft arc at the base to allow for the harness to have a little "wiggle" room.)
6 - Denso 410cc Fuel Injector Part Number: 297-0033
6 - NGK 9 ignition plugs (was running heat range 6, runs better and smoother with the 9)
From Silicone Intakes/Frozen Boost:
2 x 2.5" Silicone 90° Elbow, Black (SIL000033)
1 x Stainless Steel Joiner, 3.25" (JOI000115)
1 x 3.0" Silicone 2' Straight Hose, Black (SIL000046)
4 x Stainless Steel Joiner, 3.0" (JOI000114)
1 x 3.0" Silicone 90° Elbow, Black (SIL000036)
1 x 3.25" Silicone 90° Elbow, Black (SIL000414)
6 x T-Bolt Clamp for 3.0" Silicone Parts (CLA000104)
3 x T-Bolt Clamp for 3.25" Silicone Parts (CLA000108)
10 x T-Bolt Clamp for 2.5" Silicone Parts (CLA000102)
1 x Foam Style Air Filter - red, 3" inlet (AIR002017)
1 x Silicone Reducer, 3.25" to 3.0" - Black (SIL000523)
1 x 2.5" Silicone 2' Straight Hose, Black (SIL000042)
2 x 2.5" Silicone 45° Elbow, Black (SIL000024)
2 x 2.5" Silicone 60° Elbow, Black (SIL000197)
4 x Stainless Steel Joiner, 2.5" (JOI000112)
(some of these items ended up not getting used, not much; the foam air filter was used to filter air prior to full hook up when I needed to run the engine and it was "dusty" in the shop due to winds)
Water to Air Intercooler Kit:
Remote Filler Cap
Radiator (Type 114) With 7" Fan
Pump Type Rule 401FC
Intercooler (Type 13)
WeaponR coolant resevoir with top and bottom feeds for the SC cooler - EBay store
12V WATER PRESSURE DIAPHRAGM PUMP - 4.3 L/MIN - for the SC cooling with a 7 x 10 cooler.
Deatsch Werks DW300 fuel pump. (I first installed a DW200, but stepped up thinking the flow was too low. The DW200 could've been sufficient, but with what we are seeing now, its "iffy". This engine wants fuel and lots of it.)
Aeromotive 13301 Fuel Pressure Regulator with all the fittings and mount bracket. (Got this from a local performance shop, Austin Performance)
2002 Impreza 3 gauge pod A-pillar - modified to fit and painted to match OE trim
Several feet of 3/4" and 3/8" rubber hose for the coolers including a few feet of 16 ga wire and toggle switches for the pumps and added fan and a lot of vacuum hose.
A lot of miscellaneous parts here and there to finish out details.
The exhaust was fitted with 2.75" piping from the collectors rearward with two 6.2L rated catalytic converters, one 24" glass pack mounted just behind the trans, and a high flow Magna muffler at the bumper where the original was. Flow and quiet low tone sound.
Currently, the suspension is 01 Legacy KYB struts with the Outback springs for a 1.75" drop and 18X8+45 Motegi F77 rims and 245/45/18 Nankang AS radials.
Both rear lower control arms replaced
OE rear sway links
Front rear lower arm bushings
Rear differential bushings are temporarily repaired with Window Weld and holding up great
All the ECM tuning was performed by Ed @ XTreme Racing Tuning.
All the mechanical installation was performed by me with exception to the exhaust and transmission work.
Transmission is still undergoing surgery for issues from a shift kit installation to get rid of the soft shifts after 3rd burned up. It was apparently doing it prior to the SC install and the adaptive shifting was covering it up.
280 whp/260 lb ft and 0-60 times in low 8s
To come is installation of Deatsch Werks flow matched 650cc injectors and retune.
And finally, one Escort 8500 X50 radar detector.
Several videos of the car are up on You Tube. Just click > CARDOCM
Built a steel intake tube
WRX MAP sensor installed with the DW 650 cc injectors. Scaling has finally been corrected. The ECM reads the sensor perfect and boost pressure from the ECM matches the Innovate gauges. Hell Yeah!!! Sleeper VDC running WRX MAP Sensor
10-9-13 running latest ROM revision: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4NYrr5jJ7g