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Old 10-07-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
Nelly
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Member#: 58321
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Location: Aurora. IL
Vehicle:
2006 9-2x Aero
1 of 235!

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The only 6spd swapped, full STI interior'd, F+R brembo'd, 5X114.3 converted, 2.5 liter 9-2x!! **

















08 STI 5 Spokes! Beefy!



A little fun on a wet track!





Even though these cars were sold as Saab's, we all know their true heritage. Ever since the release of these in 2005, I have wanted one. I have owned 7 Subaru's in the past, and loved every one of them. This Saabaru is no exception!

I bought my 2006 9-2x Aero in November of last year. I started looking for one in mid October 2008. I knew I wanted an 06 because they came with the 2.5 liter engines, but that made the search even harder (supposedly they made less than 200 5spd Aero's in 06). I luckily found a member from the 9-2x forums selling his 06. I immediately struck a deal with him and hopped on a plane to Florida! It was well worth the 18+ hour drive back to Chicago! It was pretty much stock when I got it. It had an Cobb Accessport and a cat-back exhaust on it. I knew I was going to have some fun with this car, and the fact that I pretty much stole it from the guy that sold it to me, made the whole deal that much sweeter!

This car was built as a daily driver and road course driver. I have, what I consider, a pretty good balance between the two. I wanted a reliable fun car that I would enjoy driving everyday, and also a car that would hold up the the occasional beating at the track. With an APS SR56 and 850cc injectors waiting in the wings, this is when I decided that the car needed to have the 6spd swap done. I knew that the power I wanted to car to eventually have would not mesh well with the stock 5spd. And so the madness began!

I work for a performance shop here in Villa Park, IL. Dont let the large company logo on the side of my car fool you. This is by no means a company sponsored car. I have dedicated a huge amount of my free time and money building this thing. I acquired 90% of these parts from fellow NASIOC members and have done all the work myself! However, I owe a great deal to them for allowing me to use there facilities at my disposal. With out them I would probably still be on my back in my driveway trying to get all this done! Thanks GRD!


The Breakdown:
Currently running 316whp / 367lbq


Engine/Drivetrain:

08 STI VF48 turbo (ported)
APS TMIC (coated black)
APS BOV
APS 65mm CAI (coated black)
Invidia Catless downpipe
X-Force Varex Exhaust
Walbro 255 fuel pump
NGK plugs (one step colder)
ProDrive boost solenoid
ACT clutch and street-lite flywheel
Complete 05 STI 6spd conversion Including:
-STI R180 Rear Diff.
-STI Axles F+R
-STI Aluminum Control Arms F+R
-STI Driveshaft
-STI 5x114.3 Hubs
-STI short throw shifter
-STI Brembo brakes F&R
Stainless lines
Hawk pads
Kartboy shifter bushings
Cobb Accessport V2 ProTuned by GRD


Suspension/Wheels

Tein H-tech springs
STI struts
Perrin swaybars F&R
Perrin endlinks
08 STI BBS wheels with stock 08 rubber
06 STI BBS wheels with Nitto NT01 (track wheels)


Interior/Exterior:

Full STI seat conversion with custom upholstered rear wagon seats
DAMD 08-09 STI flat bottom steering wheel
Defi gauges (Boost, EGT, Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Fuel Pressure)
ATI center gauge pod
Autometer dual cluster pod
Pioneer AVIC-D3 DVD Navigation radio
Audio Integrations 10" sub enclosure
JL Audio 10w6
JL Audio 500/5 amp
Blacked out headlights
Blacked out grill
Tein hood dampeners
Custom Rally Pig Saab emblems
Flat Black company logo in vinyl.


Parts I have in hand, but couldn't get on before the contest:


APS SR56 Turbo
850cc injectors
DBA 4000 rotors


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Old 10-22-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
Nelly
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1 of 235!

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I'd like to thank Johnny (aka BE GOOD) for some high quality pics. I'll get some more posted up next week.


















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Old 11-20-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
hammyt
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2005 Saab 9-2x Aero
13.6@100 EJ205 VF48 93Oct

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A well deserved win. Congrats!
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
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Nelly FTMFW!! i would vote for you but
1) I'm hardly on nasioc and don't have enough posts
AND
2) It doesn't look at this moment like you need it anyways
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:22 PM   #5
Nelly
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1 of 235!

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I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone that supported and voted for me! You guys all rock!

Also, I must say that it was mighty nice to see such a huge turn out for this! I think we need to start a new Saabaru thread and have everyone post up there rides again! You know something that we can continue to add to! It was nice to see everyones rides all together in one place here. What do you all think?

Thanks again to all who voted! Now I'm just waiting for Ferg to hand over my million dollar prize! This is NASIOC's equivalent of winning the Nobel peace prize right??
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:41 PM   #6
arch4life
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yep! it was a phenomenal competition, with many many quality cars making appearances, i'm actually happy that i even made it this far considering the competition!

Nelly, you have an absolutely stunning car and i hope to be able to check it out sometime! congrats on being Top Scoob! lots of time went into building that car .

thanks for all the people who supported me, it was alot of fun.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:19 AM   #7
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12 Legacy 3.6R

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelly View Post
I'd like to give a big thanks to everyone that supported and voted for me! You guys all rock!

Also, I must say that it was mighty nice to see such a huge turn out for this! I think we need to start a new Saabaru thread and have everyone post up there rides again! You know something that we can continue to add to! It was nice to see everyones rides all together in one place here. What do you all think?

Thanks again to all who voted! Now I'm just waiting for Ferg to hand over my million dollar prize! This is NASIOC's equivalent of winning the Nobel peace prize right??
So I was thinking of coming in to GRD to get an alignment after I install my springs after thanksgiving....but I may only come now if I can check out your Saabaru
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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WOOOOO congrats nelly
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #9
Ferg
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Congratulations Nelly! Your car is truly inspiring.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:10 PM   #10
Akrexak
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2015 DGM STI-His
'14 FXT Touring-Hers

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Congrats!
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:12 PM   #11
ChrisNJ69
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2004 STI SWAP
68HTA (San Remo Red)

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nasty love the car and tanks for all the new 08 09 sti wheels i didnt know how they would look but now i know and i love them sick car dude
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:13 PM   #12
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God Damn that is sweet.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
eurospek
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4eat Stage 2 Protuned

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Nelly, I'll be completed honest here, you are my #2 favorite 9-2X, right after Alan l.

Congrats on the win!!!!
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:18 PM   #14
againstdan
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2015 impreza wrx
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car is beautiful! big congratulations!

and the rally pig saab emblem, genius!
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:30 PM   #15
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the STI steering wheel is what made me pick you... i want the flat bottom steering wheel
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:34 PM   #16
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absolutely beautiful, well put-together car! Congrats!
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #17
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oh my... this car is soo sick.. this must have been a landslide victory for you.. cant imagine anyone else competing with this car

never seen another saabaru done like this.. nice work
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:53 PM   #18
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Simply Amazing
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #19
Stanley072.5i
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That Sti steering wheel is freakin sick! I dident know they made ones that were squared off at the bottom like that!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:13 PM   #20
I_FLY_LOW
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that is by far the best looking wagon i have ever seen in my life and i have never said that before congrats on the TOP SCOOB you deserve it in every shape way and form keep up the good work unless your done with the car lol i think you are

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Old 11-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #21
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***** yeah!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:14 PM   #22
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Simply perfect. Congrats!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #23
tehknikhal
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I have never seen this done really! That's crazy! Mad props man!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:27 PM   #24
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Congratulations! Very nicely done car. Makes me miss my black 06 9-2x Aero MT Very nostalgic.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:40 PM   #25
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Well Done.
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