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08 BMW X3 3.0si 6MT X-Drive
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November 2011: Car now makes 378 wheel torque, 308AWHP on a Mustang Dyno in 95F weather on E85 at only 17PSI

I originally picked up my '04 FXT used in the beginning of 2006 from Norwood Subaru. Immediately, it got taken to DentSport Garage, who installed a Perrin RSB and a Prodrive oval tip axle-back. 21k miles

At 25k miles, DanzBorin and a couple friends helped install a VF39, STi TMIC, and TXS Stealthback - Ran a Cobb Stage 2 tune for awhile until I had Jarrad of PDXTuning tune the car.

Jump forward to 2011! - A 6 speed, brakes, 68HTA/E85 tune later...
Current mods (as of November 2011)
2005 JDM FSTi Bumper/grille
JDM 2002 STi Hood Scoop

'07 FSXT struts/Swift Springs
Aluminum control arms/lateral links ('04 STi)
'04 STi steering rack /w WhiteLine Bushings
Kartboy End Links /w Perrin 22mm RSB
Front/Rear Brembos, Powder Coated Black with Brembo Logos
'04 STi rear hubs/spindles and handbrake
'04 STi master cylinder/brake booster
Mo Boost quick release rear strut tower bar
17" 2004 STi BBS silver wheels with 225/50R17 Continental ExtremeContact DWSes

Wiseco Forged Pistons /w Offset wrist pins
Supertech inconel intake, stainless exhaust valves
Brian Crower Forged Rods
2008 Spec B Heads, ported and polished
BRAND NEW STi Case Halves
Cometic head gaskets
ACL Bearings
ARP Head Studs
FP 68HTA Turbo
SPT Heat Shield
STi TMIC /w Subtle FXT Splitter and '02 JDM STi hood scoop
2005 STi exhaust manifold and oil pan
Cobb Tuning Big MAF Housing/Filter /w Isolation Kit
JECS 850cc injectors
Walbro Fuel Pump
2008 STi Oil Pump
2005 STi Oil cooler
New Style TXS Stealthback /w STi Pink-tip FSTi axle back
Catless Up-Pipe
Grimmspeed EBCS
TurboSmart E-Boost EBC
PDX Tuning E85 and 93 Octane tune by Jarrad (PDXtuning), 14 and 17 PSI on E85, 14 on pump (for now)
Koyo Forester XT Radiator with new STOCK fans :)
ZeroSports 160F Thermostat
STi Group-N Engine Mounts

2007 STi 6-speed /w Torsen R180 - Stock STi clutch (new) and HILLHOLDER RETAINED! :D
2004 STi rear axles
Spiider (DCCDPRO) Dual DCCD controller /w STi controls
Cobb 6MT shifter bushing, front and Kartboy rear
STi 6-speed short throw shifter

Duo-tone leather (Grey perforated inserts on black)
Redline Goods shift boot, handbrake boot, and armrest cover
Power driver's seat out of an '05 FXT
JDM double-din cubby
Interior Flair LED conversion - Blue and White
Luxeon Star LED Dome Light
2004 WRX steering wheel
2006 STi shifter surround /w aluminum
2008 Legacy GT Spec. B shift knob
WRX Pedal Covers
Factory Auto-dimming mirror /w Compass & HomeLink
Llumar 20% all around with 15% on the back/cargo area
Aluminum Dead Pedal (new style)
Worn WeatherTech mats :p
Defi Blue Boost Gauge

JVC JVC KW-HT30 GPS/Bluetooth/iPod head unit
Arc Audio 300.4 running Dynaudio Esotec 242GTs in front (350w RMS per channel!)
Arc Audio XXD1500 running ID8 sub in SeaScooby rear enclosure, with enclosure fiberglassed to completely seal it
iPod 80GB :)
JDM ash tray area Component Video/audio input jacks

Valentine 1 with Blendmount on Auto dimming compass/mirror with homelink
Orange Technology TPMS with wireless receiver wired in (monitors pressure of all 4 tires)

Many, many thanks to PDXTuning and West Houston Subaru for the work they've put into the car.

Last Updated November 2011


2004 XT
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Fronts - Nothing, except mine are kinda rusty. thought so

Rear - Different mounts for the rear Brembos, and different outer CV joints for the hub. :) dont you have to get the correct(sti) ebrake cables to make it work still
are the sti axels the same from 04 to 05-07 or are the new ones stronger to go with the stronger hubs?
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