The SVXT - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RoughDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Akron, OH
Car: 2005 OBXT Limited, EJ207 swap
Posts: 1,069
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The SVXT

Since I frequent the Outback forums most of the time, I figure I'd chronicle the adventures of one red 94 LSI here. SVX World Forums and SVXNetwork seemed to have moved to Facebook and that's not great for build journals.

Anyway, I'll post some pics when I get a few more, but here's the start.

1994 Brilliant Red SVX, AWD, Tan Interior




This one was bought for her heart, unfortunately, and the owner/monster was just going to scrap the rest of her! Extremely clean exterior and under chassis, intact glass, and newer tires. From what I learned, she blew a brake line which caused a long-term park. Several years later, original owners decided to sell.

The bad news is, the D/S window was slightly down all that time. The interior is COVERED in mold, mildew, and musk. No wildlife, luckily, and everything is in tact. Might try to steam and sterilize and see what can be saved. Since this was next to free, I can afford a little elbow grease.

What to do about the heart? That's where the interesting part comes-in. I've been called Dr. Frankenstein (see: my OBXT, Legacy SSRS, and essentially every other Subaru I've owned), and this one will be no exception.

Tentatively, this is my build list.

EJ255 (single AVCS)
Low mount (FA-style) header/manifold
Twin-scroll turbo (TBD)
Small AWIC
Water/Meth
4.444 Phase 2 4EAT
4.444 LSD

I've got the hardware sourced, and the rough wiring planned/mapped. It's down to a few small bits, then off to surgery.

My goal is to keep this as stock-looking as possible. No crazy gauges, no hood scoops, fender flares, etc. But this should mimic the original feel while providing an open-end for more power, better aftermarket support, and ease-of-maintenance.

Brucey likes this.

2005 OBXT Limited OBPM // EJ207 // 5MT


First 32-bit, 207-swapped OBXT?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoughDiamond is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RoughDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Akron, OH
Car: 2005 OBXT Limited, EJ207 swap
Posts: 1,069
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
reserved.


2005 OBXT Limited OBPM // EJ207 // 5MT


First 32-bit, 207-swapped OBXT?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoughDiamond is online now  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RoughDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Akron, OH
Car: 2005 OBXT Limited, EJ207 swap
Posts: 1,069
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
reserved 2, the reservationing.

2005 OBXT Limited OBPM // EJ207 // 5MT


First 32-bit, 207-swapped OBXT?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoughDiamond is online now  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RoughDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Akron, OH
Car: 2005 OBXT Limited, EJ207 swap
Posts: 1,069
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reserved 3: Reservation canceled









starring Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L Jackson, Penelope Cruz.

2005 OBXT Limited OBPM // EJ207 // 5MT


First 32-bit, 207-swapped OBXT?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoughDiamond is online now  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
RoughDiamond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Akron, OH
Car: 2005 OBXT Limited, EJ207 swap
Posts: 1,069
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reserved 4: New Table, Same Reservation









starring Jim Carey, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrel, Tiny Fey, Charlize Thearon.

2005 OBXT Limited OBPM // EJ207 // 5MT


First 32-bit, 207-swapped OBXT?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RoughDiamond is online now  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:25 PM
Super Moderator
 
eagleeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: USA Where it Snows in October, & Melts in May.
Car: 2002 Pair: 3.0 VDC Wagon & a 2.5 Limited Sedan
Posts: 24,921
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mmm

penelope.
Brucey and RoughDiamond like this.

? Want people to stop needing to ask what exact car you have? year -model -engine -trans, scroll down to "your car":
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Found a Subaru Vin Decoder (also works on many manufactures):
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you feel Sofa King intolerant to the ideas expressed by others:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eagleeye is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 03:46 PM
Registered User
 
Mad Mallard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Car: 2000 OBW, 2001 OBW VDC, 2004 WRX, 1999 LEGACY L (in a heap)
Posts: 1,212
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
EM solution?
Mad Mallard is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Super Moderator
 
Brucey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: WV
Car: '17 3.6 Limited
Posts: 8,818
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Reserved 2 : Reserve harder

Can the 4EAT handle that sort of power?

I guess you can look into the WRX guys to see what they make before they blow it.
Brucey is online now  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 04:18 PM
Super Moderator
 
eagleeye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: USA Where it Snows in October, & Melts in May.
Car: 2002 Pair: 3.0 VDC Wagon & a 2.5 Limited Sedan
Posts: 24,921
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think they should have recast the World's End Sandwich, ...with Tina Fey, Charlize Theron, and Penelope Cruz

RoughDiamond likes this.

? Want people to stop needing to ask what exact car you have? year -model -engine -trans, scroll down to "your car":
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Found a Subaru Vin Decoder (also works on many manufactures):
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

If you feel Sofa King intolerant to the ideas expressed by others:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
eagleeye is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 05:13 PM
Registered User
 
Mad Mallard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Car: 2000 OBW, 2001 OBW VDC, 2004 WRX, 1999 LEGACY L (in a heap)
Posts: 1,212
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brucey View Post
Reserved 2 : Reserve harder

Can the 4EAT handle that sort of power?

I guess you can look into the WRX guys to see what they make before they blow it.
they're pretty tough. they can take about 300 to the wheel before the torque converter goes. At that point in the power planning, a high lockup replacement is good, along with transcooler (though honestly, if your summers ever break 90 degrees, I say a transcooler is peace of mind in stock form....)

at 400, things start to just wear out, but I don't remember reading any one failure point in high power builds that lets go, just that the clutchpacks burn off.

If you're looking at big numbers in the future, he may wanna call LevelTen outta NJ, they've been working on the 4eat and others for at least 15 years.

Mad Mallard is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome