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    anothernord's '97 OBW, 12/8 - Fab projects, rally wheels

    This is my daily driver. It's acquired the name Turbs. It's a plain old 97' Outback, a common sight around Fort Collins, Colorado, but this one is a little different. I've made it to be sturdy, fast, all-purpose, and all weather.


    It's had lots and lots of different engine/ FI setups, so I'll list them all here, in sort of chronological order.

















    First SC build (fall/summer 09)

    - Eaton M62 roots supercharger
    - 06 WRX TMIC
    - Turbo XS BOV
    - RalliTEK PP6

    A few shots, see build thread link in signature for the whole thing.





    A couple variants of this build:

    First, smaller pulley + TMIC:




    Experimental non-intercooled, relocated TB variant:




    Another non-intercooled setup:


    FMIC version with relocated throttle body (awful, awful drivability; lasted about a day on this one)


    Giant pulley with electric clutch, FMIC:





    Then, the madness began: Twin charger? Yes...







    My all-time favorite SC setup: TMIC with big pulley, and a sneaky intake design. I miss this.




    Then came the turbo setups:


    -JC Sports Turbo Kit, TD04



    Another funky variation for the intake:


    Then, I sold the turbo kit, and pieced together a WRX-style turbo setup:

    -Megan header, TD04, stock WRX TMIC



    Bigger VF34:


    Then, I blew that engine around 250 WHP on E85

    So , I found a JDM EJ20H, and resealed that, and threw it in:




    This is how the engine bay looks as of 12/19/2011:


    Current Specs: (1/2014

    Engine:
    EJ205/EJ257 Hybrid
    JE forged pistons
    Stock crank and rods, ACL bearings
    Kinugawa TD05H 20G
    AP hard inlet
    APS TMIC
    TGV Deltes
    P&P exh manifold
    Denso Supra fuel pump
    FIC 900cc injectors


    Electronics:
    Full 02-04 WRX ECU, engine harness
    Turbo XS knocklite
    Prosport boost gauge
    Innovate LC-1 wideband
    GM boost solenoid

    Drivetrain:
    06/07 WRX OEM clutch
    Exedy lightweight flywheel
    AUDM dual range 5MT, 4.11 LSD
    TSK transmission snout sleeve
    Group N tranny mount
    Perrin rear subframe locking system
    Kartboy rear shifter bushing
    17x7.5 Sparco Terra, 225/65/R17 Nokian WRG2 SUV

    Exterior:
    JDM wagon tails
    JDM projector headlights
    -FX35 Retrofit
    JDM L7 Grill
    Ralliarmor mudflaps
    Stickers
    Yakima lowrider towers and 48" crossbars
    Giant 06/07 WRX scoop
    Custom bumpers front and rear

    Suspension:
    Whiteline 22mm FSB
    Rallitek 22mm RSB
    STi swaybar mounts
    KYB GR2 struts


    Old Headlights:


    New FX: Just one of two projectors!


    History:

    I got her in December of 2007 from Nice Car Subaru in Fort Collins, a hole-in-the-wall shop that rebuilds and sells Subies. She had a brand new short block, a rebuilt transmission, new clutch, brakes, tires, and CV joints. Mechanically, it was basically a new car. This car has been through a lot.







    Any suggestions/comments/criticism/questions are welcome.
    Last edited by anothernord; 05-31-2016 at 04:04 PM.

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    This is a great swap and I really like seeing what you've done to the car over the years. The documentation is excellent and I can tell you really intend to keep this car for a long time.

    I'm about to start my own harness merge for my '99 Legacy GT, so your pictures and documentation have helped me immensely. I'm no stranger to engine harnesses having built many MegaSquirt harnesses for different swaps and LS1 ECU standalone harnesses, but the Subaru integration of the body harness with the engine harness leaves things a little more complicated. I do have an entire donor '02 WRX, so at least all my wiring will come from the same car!

    I'm curious on a couple aspects of your swap: What have you done for the clutch and for the radiator/fans? I'm keeping a push style clutch (like your DR trans) and have been debating between doing the 06+ WRX flywheel and clutch or shelling out for the ACT HDSS. As far as the radiator goes, I was planning on using my stock radiator and gutting the cap to use the overflow connection as the connection to the coolant tank, but I also have the WRX radiator and fans available to me if they would be of any help. Thanks in advance for any input you may have.
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    Whoa, haven't updated this for a while, I've been busy with my other thread for the twin charge build.


    Quote Originally Posted by Alphius View Post
    This is a great swap and I really like seeing what you've done to the car over the years. The documentation is excellent and I can tell you really intend to keep this car for a long time.

    I'm about to start my own harness merge for my '99 Legacy GT, so your pictures and documentation have helped me immensely. I'm no stranger to engine harnesses having built many MegaSquirt harnesses for different swaps and LS1 ECU standalone harnesses, but the Subaru integration of the body harness with the engine harness leaves things a little more complicated. I do have an entire donor '02 WRX, so at least all my wiring will come from the same car!

    I'm curious on a couple aspects of your swap: What have you done for the clutch and for the radiator/fans? I'm keeping a push style clutch (like your DR trans) and have been debating between doing the 06+ WRX flywheel and clutch or shelling out for the ACT HDSS. As far as the radiator goes, I was planning on using my stock radiator and gutting the cap to use the overflow connection as the connection to the coolant tank, but I also have the WRX radiator and fans available to me if they would be of any help. Thanks in advance for any input you may have.
    Figured a late reply is better than never! For the clutch , I used an 06/07 WRX Clutch and flywheel, with the stock push-style fork and slave cylinder. My TOB is from the TSK snout repair kit, so it's a little bigger in diameter than the stock one and pushes on the teeth nicely. For fans I had to use an aftermarket one mounted on the front of the A/C condenser. And thanks for the kind words!



    And for the update, here's the current state of the engine bay:


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    This thread needs some updates and more pictures.

    I have been daily-driving with the twin-charge system, which is now drinking E85 for more power.

    Engine bay shot:

    Last edited by anothernord; 11-15-2016 at 03:50 PM.

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    Err... The lower two pictures aren't showing up.
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