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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

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

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

    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

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

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

    Old Headlights:

    New FX: Just one of two projectors!


    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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