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Old 09-06-2020, 01:18 PM   #1
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I was the original Owner Of a 2005 STi ..Aspen White/Gold and now I have reacquired it.

So alot of people were asking how I was able to find my 2005 STi that I was the Original owner of. Actually it found me.. The Current owner remembered a post when he bought it that indicated that If I had the means, I would love to buy it back and he reached out to me asking if I would be interested in buying it back.. It has had 4 owners.. me.. a 3 month transitional person that sold it after 3 months after buying it from Subaru of JAX. That person sold it to a friend and he kept the car for 9 years, mainly down in Orlando Fla. That person went thru various stages with it. He sold it to the current owner, Another Friend, but not before asking me if wanted to buy it back, back in 2016.. I couldn't afford at the time as life was going thru a transition for me. Fast forward til now and like I said, the current owner, whose owned it for the last 4 years, reached back out to me to see if I would be interested.. .and here we are . I am beyond stoked to get this thing back in my possession and look forward to keeping it around for the long haul.. A brief pictorial history from Brand new listed below including various Liveries of when I owned it before as well as the current configuration towards the end. It spent life as a Autocross car when I owned it before, but now will be enjoyed just with meets and cruises. It still incorporates many of the Mods I did when I first owned it.
-JDM Fogs
-JDM Sidemarkers
Many other JDM goodies. I have already started accumulating many new parts to get it back into New condition, Including new drip rail moldings, New Belt moldings, New undertray, Intercooler Gasket, New Center Gauge Pod, New Gauges.. and lots of other goodies.


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3 months after I owned..STG 2 Tune



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Old 09-06-2020, 01:27 PM   #2
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More transitional pics..as well as the engine compartment currently. Enjoy

Current Front view



Engine Bay before



Engine Bay current





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Old 09-06-2020, 01:34 PM   #3
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Awesome!

Plans for it now?
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Old 09-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #4
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Awesome!

Plans for it now?
Keep it Stockish.. nothing wild.. just updating some things.. and ensuring its in the best shape. This is for the long haul as this will be in my possession and will never be sold.

Curently:
OE Aspen White, OE Gold BBS.
- 130700 miles on the OE motor
- JDM Sidemarkers
- JDM Foglights
- JDM taillight Mod
- PioneerAM/FM/CD/XM/Navigation
- K&N Intake
- HKS Carbon/Ti Catback
- Whiteline Front/Rear Swaybars
- Kartboy Endlinks Front/Rear
- Carbon Exhaust finisher
- Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator
- Radiator Seal Plate
- Kartboy Battery Tie down
- Front lip STi V-Limited
- No name Rear Strut Bar
- Killer B Oil pickup/baffle
- Gauge Pod with Gauges: Boost, Oil Pressure, Water Temp
- Intercooler gasket
- New Floor Mats* STi Black
- New Tires Federal SS595 245/45/17 :
- New Flat bottom Steering Wheel/Suede
- New Belt moldings
- New Roof Rail moldings
- JDM STi Ver 8 Seats and door panels... all updated with Drivers seat adjustment accomplished and Pass thru rear Seat.

Went thru a COMPLETE inspection 8-15-20
- 130700 miles
- New OE plugs
- Checked compression and leakdown test AOK
- Changed all the tranny and rear diff fluids to factory
- upgraded Tranny mount is installed.
- Stainless Brake lines
- Changed Brake Fluid to factory
- New Undertray and UBrace installed


Parts that need to be installed:
-Tires/Wheels: 2017 18in OEM STi wheels/245/40/18 tires
-New DS Fender Liner
-New OE Heat shields
-5000 mile VF48 turbo
-Grimmspeed Limited Catted Down Pipe
-Stage 2 tune.
-Larger VA STi Intercooler

Needs:
-OE STi Sideskirts (in possession and needing to be refinished) thanks Drew
-New OE lateral Links/Control Arms for rear
-Original BBS Gold will need to be refinished

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Old 09-06-2020, 05:31 PM   #5
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wow congrats and i gotta say i love your car, it is exceptionally clean with tasteful parts
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:31 PM   #6
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thats very cool. congrats on the re-acquire!
I'd love to get back my old subies
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:38 PM   #7
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wow congrats and i gotta say i love your car, it is exceptionally clean with tasteful parts
Thanks.. Yeah it not going to go much past what it is now.. I do have some JDM/STi Spats for it.. that will be pretty much it for the exterior/ Looks Dept.. I have JDM Rear Spats for the bumper also but not sure I am going to put those on yet. I like a clean look.. so what you see is pretty much it. I took the Perrin Wing Stabilizers off .. so now its just the original STi Wing and thats it. Thanks Again..

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thats very cool. congrats on the re-acquire!
I'd love to get back my old subies
Thank you very much. Its one of those ones you were sorry to get rid of.. but I am SOO HAPPY I got it back.. you have no idea.

It did have a LTD Trunk on it when I got it back.. which I still have.. but luckily I found a STi trunk with the wing here locally..

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Old 09-06-2020, 10:48 PM   #8
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What a awsome story! I wish I could find my old 03 wrx and 05 sti. Good luck!!!
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:15 PM   #9
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Scooooore.. I had a OEM Drivers side Wiper in my Stash.. with the Airfoil...Coooool



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Old 09-06-2020, 11:18 PM   #10
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Awesome story, glad you got it back, great car to preserve.
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:19 PM   #11
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What a awsome story! I wish I could find my old 03 wrx and 05 sti. Good luck!!!
thanks... I had a Swapped 2000 RS before the STi.. OG

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Old 09-06-2020, 11:21 PM   #12
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Awesome story, glad you got it back, great car to preserve.
agreed. for sure... I want to be able to roll into a meet.. and everybody says..."DAMN CHECK THAT OUT"
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:01 PM   #13
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Gauges are coming together..the Electrical part of the wiring is done. just need to get the sensors going.. Boost is done.. just need to incorporate the Oil pressure and water temp sensors. I can't decide weather to use a sandwich plate or the Oil Pressure galley plug for the sensor... I have both... Opinions???? Water temp will be with the sensor in the upper radiator hose. Defi Style Center pod with Pro-Sport Premium 60mm.. Boost/Oil Pressure/Water Temp.. lite in Amber. Matches the STi Gauge Cluster perfectly.

Cobb AP will be doing the rest of the monitoring. I wish there was a way to transfer the AP/OBDII data to a gauge system.. I have used the Torque App with a Tablet before.. but standalone with a separate Blue tooth OBDII connector...maybe I can find a way to do that.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:08 PM   #14
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That's wild. The fact that it spent it's walkabout outside of the salt belt seems like icing on the cake. Congrats on the new-old car.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:08 PM   #15
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On my old car I ran my Defi oil pres sensor on the galley hole, I have heard the sandwich plate adapters are mostly prone to leaking so I would avoid that route if I were you. In my 2020 STI I am using the AP for monitoring and also have gauges via OBD2 on my Kenwood HU using the iDatalink RR2.

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Gauges are coming together..the Electrical part of the wiring is done. just need to get the sensors going.. Boost is done.. just need to incorporate the Oil pressure and water temp sensors. I can't decide weather to use a sandwich plate or the Oil Pressure galley plug for the sensor... I have both... Opinions???? Water temp will be with the sensor in the upper radiator hose. Defi Style Center pod with Pro-Sport Premium 60mm.. Boost/Oil Pressure/Water Temp.. lite in Amber. Matches the STi Gauge Cluster perfectly.

Cobb AP will be doing the rest of the monitoring. I wish there was a way to transfer the AP/OBDII data to a gauge system.. I have used the Torque App with a Tablet before.. but standalone with a separate Blue tooth OBDII connector...maybe I can find a way to do that.
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:13 PM   #16
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"They say" that you can use an OBD splitter cable, if you pull the k-line pin on the line that you use for read-only. I've been meaning to try myself, as I haven't been able to get the AP working with my own datalink, but just haven't gotten around to it.

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Old 09-08-2020, 03:26 PM   #17
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That's wild. The fact that it spent it's walkabout outside of the salt belt seems like icing on the cake. Congrats on the new-old car.
Thanks.. its pretty wild for sure. 11 years in Fla and the last 4 in Maryland. Now in Wisconsin..and will never see salt and will always be garaged..

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On my old car I ran my Defi oil pres sensor on the galley hole, I have heard the sandwich plate adapters are mostly prone to leaking so I would avoid that route if I were you. In my 2020 STI I am using the AP for monitoring and also have gauges via OBD2 on my Kenwood HU using the iDatalink RR2.
Interesting. Thanks for the info .. that would be a suitable substitute. maybe..Will have to play around with that when I have time.. Apreciate it


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"They say" that you can use an OBD splitter cable, if you pull the k-line pin on the line that you use for read-only. I've been meaning to try myself, as I haven't been able to get the AP working with my own datalink, but just haven't gotten around to it.

Hmmm Good Idea.. I have access to a spare plug and maybe a cable.. but then I would have to figure out what I wanted to monitor and see if I could monitor things separate than the AP .. Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-08-2020, 11:26 PM   #18
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Love the current pics. Congrats on getting it back.
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Old 09-09-2020, 03:38 PM   #19
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Awesome story, glad you got it back, great car to preserve.
Thanks It feels great to have it back... JDM Spats front and rear preparing to install ..Getting them painted right now.. Also Scored a Homelink, Auto dim mirror.. Thanks turbo sol.. for the advice..

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Old 09-10-2020, 01:26 AM   #20
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Lots more goodies showing up more details later.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:00 PM   #21
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New Suspension to replace the tired old factory Struts/Springs. nothing fancy.. just needed some adjustment in my life that and I got some new hood Struts..



My JDM Spats are coming along.. I am painting them my self with paint products from Car-Quest... they mix paint to your specifications, in my case 51E ..in a Rattle Can Application. The Spats are coming out Decent.. I give it a B+ on my paint job/skills.. We will see how they look on the car once I am done with them.

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Old 09-10-2020, 03:03 PM   #22
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My buddy bought one of these when they first came out. It was an epiphany compared to the Mustangs and Camaros we had been running at HPDEs.

These early cars really set a high bar for future STIs in my mind. I'm still waiting for Subaru to release another one that's so impressive relative to what's out currently.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:09 PM   #23
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My buddy bought one of these when they first came out. It was an epiphany compared to the Mustangs and Camaros we had been running at HPDEs.

These early cars really set a high bar for future STIs in my mind. I'm still waiting for Subaru to release another one that's so impressive relative to what's out currently.
The 2005 is truly one of my favorites.. always has been. I am just glad the car is 'still' in decent shape after 16 years now.. Thank God. And I totally agree.. To much 'Fluff' on the newer ones.. This is a 'True' performance version. Not alot of people know that this model had lots of hidden stuff that made it a true drivers car..Ex: The Rear window glass is thinner than the Std Impreza/WRX model for weight savings. Little stuff like that. Everything they did with this model had a purpose to enhance it.
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The 2005 is truly one of my favorites.. always has been. I am just glad the car is 'still' in decent shape after 16 years now.. Thank God. And I totally agree.. To much 'Fluff' on the newer ones.. This is a 'True' performance version. Not alot of people know that this model had lots of hidden stuff that made it a true drivers car..Ex: The Rear window glass is thinner than the Std Impreza/WRX model for weight savings. Little stuff like that. Everything they did with this model had a purpose to enhance it.
It's true and the reliability on these was good from what I saw. I'm not sure why they started to randomly blow up if you don't change the oil just right every 1,000 miles but my buddy beat the **** out of his on tracks all over CA with a stock tune and nothing special.
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:34 PM   #25
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What a great story! Love that it is back to it's OEM look as well. It will look stellar with the STi side skirts again.
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