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  • applegeek897
    started a topic James' Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B Wagon "SKD55S"

    James' Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B Wagon "SKD55S"

    2005 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-B Wagon

    Basic specifications

    Engine: EZ30D (3.0L Boxer-6 N/A)
    Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
    Year and Trim: MY05, 3.0R-B BP
    Colour: 33A Atlantic Blue Pearl (Blue)
    Horsepower / Kilowatts: 199.3 HP / 148.6 KW @ 6,834 rpm ATW
    Torque: 348.2 Ib-ft / 472.1 NM @ 5,126 rpm ATW
    Drive-type: AWD
    Price (When new): $53,990
    Price (Paid): $6,000





    Modifications

    Performance

    - XForce 2.25 inch mild-steel cat-back
    - Custom 2.25 inch stainless-steel header-back
    - Magnaflow 59905M high-flow catalytic converters (2x)
    - Raptor headers
    - DeatschWerks DW65c fuel pump
    - EXEDY heavy-duty clutch
    - CorgiWerx short shifter
    - KiDo E85 tune

    Wheels / Tyres

    - Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE003 225/40R18
    - Enkei RS05 18x7.5+50 Gold
    - Work RS-R Blue lug nuts

    Suspension / Brakes

    - Tein Flex-Z Coilovers
    - Cusco Strut Brace w/BCS
    - Cusco pitch-stop mount
    - Cusco rear differential brace
    - Whiteline W0506 front control arm bushings
    - Whiteline KCA334 anti-lift kit
    - Whiteline KCA313 bump-steer correction kit
    - Whiteline BSR39Z 20mm rear swaybar
    - Whiteline KLC144 adjustable rear sway bar end-links
    - AVO HD rear swaybar mount
    - Guards rolled by Sydney Guard Rolling
    - Alignment done by Heasman Steering & Suspension

    - Dixcel M-Type Brake Pads (Front and Rear)
    - DBA T2 Street Series Slotted Rotors (Front and Rear)
    - Hell Braided Brake Lines in black (Front and Rear)
    - Castrol Response Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    Exterior

    - Subaru Legacy Spec-B front bumper
    - Subaru Outback bonnet
    - Subaru Sports Mesh grill
    - Subaru JDM option waist spoiler
    - Subaru LED reverse / foglight
    - Ultrex fiberglass eyelids
    - HKS180 Black-out headlights with angel eyes
    - L.E.D. parker, brake, reverse and indicators
    - Show Me Your Tints 15% tint with windshield strip

    Interior

    - Subaru Impreza WRX STI MY15 shift knob
    - Subaru Liberty tbSTI MY07 front seats
    - Redline Goods handbrake boot in black nappa leather with red stitching
    - Redline Goods shifter boot in black nappa leather with red stitching
    - Redline Goods armrest cover in black nappa leather with red stitching
    - DAMD D-Shape flat bottom steering wheel in black leather with red stitching
    - Steering wheel post facelift conversion

    Entertainment / Speakers

    - Sony XAV-AX100 head-unit
    - Hands-free with Bluetooth
    - Reverse camera
    - Morel Hybrid 6.5 Two-Way Component front speakers
    - Morel Tempo Ultra Integra 602 6.5 Two-way rear speakers
    - JL Audio HD900/5 HD 5-Channel Amplifier
    - DS18 sound deadener
    - Optima D35 Yellow Top battery

    Items Awaiting Install

    - Replacement MY07 6MT Transmission
    - Subaru R180 LSD Differential
    - Mantic Stage-1 ms1-2133-box clutch
    - Hel Braided clutch-line
    - AVO Rear Underbody Brace kit
    - Hardrace rear camber arms 8891 (Hardened Rubber)
    - Hardrace rear front lateral rams 6834 (Hardened Rubber)
    - Hardrace rear rear lateral arms 6834-H (Pillow Ball)
    - Whiteline lockout kit KCA307
    Last edited by applegeek897; 11-09-2018, 10:47 PM.

  • kin37ik
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    alot of work gone into this, good stuff!

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  • applegeek897
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    Originally posted by Oscar-subiewagon View Post
    Didn't even know custom headlights where a thing! Are they expensive and thanks ill keep an eye out didn't know it was a Subaru product
    It's Aus, on gen 4's it's actually fairly popular. Not everyone goes for the angel eyes but black out housings are popular.

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  • Oscar-subiewagon
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    Didn't even know custom headlights where a thing! Are they expensive and thanks ill keep an eye out didn't know it was a Subaru product

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  • applegeek897
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    Originally posted by Oscar-subiewagon View Post
    Where abouts did you purchase your headlights and the boot wing on the reverse lights?

    This car is crazy awesome absolutely loved reading it all!! Looking fowards to seeing more posts !
    Thanks dude. The headlights were done custom by a bloke here in Sydney called Leo. The boot wing is a genuine Subaru item that I picked up on Yahoo Auctions Japan though Jesse Streeter.

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  • Oscar-subiewagon
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    Where abouts did you purchase your headlights and the boot wing on the reverse lights?

    This car is crazy awesome absolutely loved reading it all!! Looking fowards to seeing more posts !
    Last edited by Oscar-subiewagon; 10-02-2019, 12:46 PM.

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  • applegeek897
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    January 2019: Happy New Year everyone! My brother and I took the advantage of a quiet early morning today to take the wagon and my bike out for a cruise around the Royal National Park. I haven't given the car a real corner fang for a while, even with a wacky rear alignment it handled like it was on rails. I really see why people say what a difference a rear swaybar can make. I can't wait to take it around again when all the new goodies are on.













    Speaking of goodies. Bits from CMA finally came.



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  • applegeek897
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    December 2018: The car was feeling great after the service so I thought I'd take it on a no destination drive. I ended driving around for like almost 5 hours. Remember when I said I wasn't feeling the same about the car, well, after a drive I felt the way I used to feel. God this car is amazing to drive!

    Anyway, here are some pics from the trip.



































































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  • applegeek897
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    December 2018: Much to my surprise I've only done 4,800km's in my car in the last 13 months meaning that it's been that long since I've done my last service. So fairly overdue. I've found out my oil filter has actually been leaking, which has been flicking oil onto the drivers side header. Anyway, popped the car up on stands.





    Drip, drip.





    Draining out.





    Quick clean of the plug with a new washer.





    Genuine is best.





    New filter on.





    Plug on and oil in. The usual Penrite 10w-50





    While the car was running a little low from the leak I've always been pretty good at keeping it topped up anyway. Hopefully no damage. The oil that came out looked ok.

    I've got to be honest, lately I've been pretty non interested in the car. I haven't felt the way I've felt for it in the past. It's pretty likely 2019 will be my last year with it. I've learned a lot and enjoyed it but it's never felt like a forever car.

    However, there is a very big round of things ready to happen to the car, I've just been gathering parts for the last 6 months, but after that the big mods anyway will likely stop, or maybe they won't, time will tell. So this is what's now waiting to go on the car.

    - Replacement MY07 6MT Transmission
    - Subaru R180 LSD Differential
    - Mantic Stage-1 ms1-2133-box clutch
    - Hel Braided clutch-line
    - AVO Rear Underbody Brace kit
    - Hardrace rear camber arms 8891 (Hardened Rubber)
    - Hardrace rear front lateral rams 6834 (Hardened Rubber)
    - Hardrace rear rear lateral arms 6834-H (Pillow Ball)
    - Whiteline lockout kit KCA307
    - Whiteline Crossmember Pad Bushing KDT901
    - Whiteline Rack and Pinion Bush KSR207
    - Cusco Rack Brace
    - Cusco Rear Pillow Ball endlinks
    - STI Group N Transmission Mount
    - Cobb Double Adjustable Short Shifter
    - Cobb Transmission Shifter Bushing
    - Cobb Transmission Selector Bushing
    - Output Motorsports reverse-lockout
    - NGK Laser Iridium ILFR6B spark plugs

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  • Robert
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    Bro the car is looking great! I am fully jealous! Mines hung up on the mail and the valve job. Once I get my bearings in and the valves re cut I will be on my way again.

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  • applegeek897
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    November 2018: Got a chance for a few quick pics this evening.







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  • applegeek897
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    September 2018: Sooooo the new blue car is gone. I did a deal with a mate which worked for both of us. I sold him the blue car, got my money back and ended up with these two.





    Basically the black car is the same as the current car, just black. It's also VERY rough cosmetically wise.





    The Daihatsu will be used for parts / manual swap for my little one. The black car won't be here for long, if anything it'll be gone before the end of the week.





    Mechanically the car is actually in good shape with 200od thousand kms on the clock. It also had a neat golfer radiator.



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  • JDMFOZZY
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    Love this build! Subscribed!

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  • applegeek897
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    September 2018: So I wasn't really planning on doing this but considering it looks like the 'organ donor' is going to a friend of mine I wanted to grab a couple more bits off it before it goes. One of which was the swaybar.

    The bar is a Whiteline BSR39Z 20mm 2 point adjustable unit.





    One of the boots on a endlink isn't fantastic but they are the Whiteline KLC144 adjustable units. They came off a treat though.





    Then the brackets could come off. Interestingly new wholes were drilled to make the bar sit higher over STI catback.





    Not bad after a clean.









    So now to get the old one out. I no joke spent more then 2 hours looking for the freaking lock nut.





    Anyway, wheels off.





    Time for the bar to come off now, 14mm for the endlink.





    12mm for the brackets.





    While I managed to take the Whiteline one out without taking the exhaust off, it took two people and a lot of effort.





    Out it came with ease.





    Time to put the new bar in. After many failed attempts it finally went in. Lots of manoeuvring.





    19mm to attack the subframe bolt for the AVO Swaybar Brace.





    Mount on.





    Endlinks up next.





    Lastly, the exhaust could go back together and done.





    Didn't get a chance to drop and the car and go for a drive but from what I hear people say this is a pretty worth while mod. While I will be switching out to Cusco gear front and rear in the next couple months when the car gets its overhaul this will do for now, can't complain with free.

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  • applegeek897
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    b]September 2018:[/b] I found a nice little surprise under the hood from the organ donor. Something that was on my list of things to grab. A fancy Optima D35 Yellow Top battery.



    I also noticed an Atrax battery tie-down, but I've already got one.



    Terminals came off with some effort.



    The things you find...



    The shitty old Century battery could finally come out. Glad to be rid of this.





    It was a little dirty.





    Just about good as new after a quick wipe down.





    Quick side-by-side. Much more compact and a little lighter.





    Before it went back in the car I gave the tray a good scrubbin.





    Due to the fact the battery is a little smaller I needed to tap longer thread the have it securely mounted. Finally able to put this to use.





    Perfect.





    Finally found a clip that could fix this. It's the small things. Plus a top up of washer fluid.





    I also got a chance to clean all the rear goodies. Colourful.



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