Enter the Saabaru, Top Scoob 017

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!

08 STI VF48 turbo (ported)
APS TMIC (coated black)
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
Kartboy shifter bushings
Cobb Accessport V2 ProTuned by GRD

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

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