Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

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Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby Shiv » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:27 pm

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I've been a semi-active member of this site for many many years now so I figured its time I finally put up a build thread of my ride!

I've previous owned:
Gen2 Liberty RX 2.5 (2006-2010)
Gen3 Outback H6 3.0 (2010-2013)
Gen4 Outback H6 3.0R (2013-present...)

Had my Gen4 for just under a year now and like my last Outback, I've had it kitted out for off-road use...


Engine/driveline/other
EZ30R H6 3.0L
5-speed paddle shift auto
SI-Drive
VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)
HKS Air Filter
Twin XForce Varex mufflers
2.5" inch cat back exhaust
JDM battery cover
Tuned (Matt @ KidoRacing)

Suspension & Tyres
Yokohama Geolander AT-S 225/60/17
King Springs Heavy Duty (1"inch raise)
Subtle Solutions 1"inch body lift kit
Whiteline adjustable arms
Strut brace
KYB shocks

Brakes
Spec-B Brake Conversion
DBA T3 Slotted rotors
Intima SR track pads (front)
Intima SS track pads (rear)
HEL braided brake lines
Calipers colour coded (Diamond Grey Metallic)

Interior
Leather-electric GT-B seats
McIntosh 14-speaker stereo
DAMD SS358-S Steering Wheel
GROM IPD3 unit (Bluetooth, iPod, AUX)
Cargo area power socket
"Titanium" gloss dash trims (Tuned by STi-spec)
Black gloss shift lever
Sunroof
LED interior light replacement
"Crystal Lens" cabin light cover
JDM clear courtesy lights
JDM coin holder
JDM S402 cupholder set
Dual centre console armrest
PROVA SI-Drive Cover

Exterior
Diamond Grey Metallic
Subaru Mesh Grill (silver)
SubaXtreme alloy sump guard
SubaXtreme Sports Bar - alloy
SubaXtreme Rear Bar - alloy (custom made)
Chrome door handles
Chrome mirror covers
Chrome indicator surround
Rhino Roof Racks
Sand flag mount
Tow bar
Slimline weathershields (aftermarket)
Valenti-style LED tails
Roof rack tray pin mounts
22% tint

Lighting
Factory HID headlights
4300K HID low-beams
2500K PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow foggies
Blacked out headlight lens
Halo rings
LED parkers
Hella 4000 Compact "Chromium" spotties with HID bulbs and CCFL halos
LED reverse lights

Love the Gen4!! Such a nice drive :)
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MY08 'off-road spec' Outback 3.0R Premium -- 1"inch raised King Springs, 1"inch lifting blocks, SubaXtreme alloy front & rear bars, KIDO Tune, Valenti Style Tail Lights + much much more!
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby RX25SE » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:35 pm

Now THAT"S an Outback!

Top marks Shiv.
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby Shiv » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:07 pm

RX25SE wrote:Now THAT"S an Outback!

"HMAS OUTBACK". Or "LIFTBACK". Its got many names :lol:
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby chanham » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:04 pm

Looks tough as!!!!
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby paggaz » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:04 pm

Love the mods you've done to this Shiv. It's amazing how far the Subies go off road hey.
Happy "subaruing" ;)
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby d-chang » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:46 pm

This is sooo cool!! And a very nice change to the 'slammed' Outbacks! Very nicely done Shiv!!
Below car has been gone for quite some time now... blew bottom end bearing and dealership screwed me! Now driving 2008 WRX with ~65k kms on the clock. Only has cat back exhaust and tune by KiDo at the moment! More to come... but slowly!

Purchased recently (12/11/2013), already with: Stage 2 Pedders lowered springs, rear Whiteline sway bar, Advan Racing TCII 18x8 wheels, k&N pod filter, custom 3" exhaust system from turbo back with Magnaflow mufflers. ECUTEK tune of some sort (hopefully soon to be fixed)..... now FIXED!! Now KiDo Tuned!
Added: HID kit, EZ lip equivalents to the front and sides, and various LED treatments, oem boot spoiler, [LGT WRC] plates, GFB Respons BOV for extra Pssscchhh! --> Gone... I couldn't afford it's heart transplant... but keep a look out, as it will come back on sale soon!
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby bigBADbenny » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:16 am

Awesome, love the kta124 & etc :)
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby Shiv » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:28 am

Thanks gents...

bigBADbenny wrote:Awesome, love the kta124 & etc :)

It needed it!! We put the lift kit in and rear toe was well out. Thankfully those adjustable arms brought it into line, so all is well :)
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby RX25SE » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:53 am

d-chang wrote: And a very nice change to the 'slammed' Outbacks!


This.
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby Shiv » Fri May 22, 2015 2:56 pm

This threads been gathering dust. Time for an update...

I got the brakes upgraded from the standard 294mm fronts to the 316mm Spec-B brake package. I went to our resident brake refurb expert Mark, and he supplied, refurbished and colour coded some Spec-B calipers for me. Absolutely A+ work Mark, thank you!

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I went for DBA T3's.

In terms of pads, I went with Intima's due to multiple recommendations. I wanted pads that could take the high temps from going off-road so went for SR's on the front (they're a high temp track pad) and then regular SS pads on the rear. Also went for HEL braided lines to complete it off.

How good is a brake upgrade! :D Absolutely beautiful pedal feel and whilst they're far from being worn in, they already feel great :) Cannot wait to put these to good use.

I also got Leo to paint the insides of the headlights black and insert halo rings. He can probably do this blindfolded, he's done it so many times. Looks pretty good and matches the darker colour of my car.

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Apart from all this, there is an auto trans cooler now installed somewhere behind that front bar which I was desperately needing. And I'm hoping to get some new rubber for this car next week...
MY08 'off-road spec' Outback 3.0R Premium -- 1"inch raised King Springs, 1"inch lifting blocks, SubaXtreme alloy front & rear bars, KIDO Tune, Valenti Style Tail Lights + much much more!
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby RX25SE » Fri May 22, 2015 5:57 pm

A big thumbs up Shiv!
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby shav » Tue May 26, 2015 6:59 pm

I love how you've made this unique and cool at the same time. Well done Shiv
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MY07 Subaru Liberty GT Premium Sedan | HKS Panel filter | Pierburg 3 port | Whiteline adj sways F&R | Cusco HD mounts | Whiteline HD front sway links | Anycarlink AL-1080B | Ultrex s/s 3" CBE | Ultrex PU lip spoiler | Invidia s/s dump pipe and 100cel cat | KiDo tuned | DBA T2 rotors | Intima SS brake pads | Mishimoto TMIC | Koya ISR7 wheels | 265L Kobe fuel pump | Diamond Works SI Drive dial | Bilsteins

COSMETIC MODS ON THE WAY

My other toys:
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby hks180 » Thu May 28, 2015 4:38 pm

Nice work Shiv !!! love what you've done so far !
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby fedaykin » Thu May 28, 2015 5:13 pm

Very cool. Well done.
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Re: Shiv's MY08 Outback 3.0R (off-road spec)

Postby Shiv » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:28 pm

Didn't do much modding to the Outback in 2015 but just recently got a few small aesthetic upgrades + a really neat steering wheel off our friend Manaz.


I replaced the silver ring around the gear area with the "titanium" coloured one off the Tuned by STi model. I also got a gloss black gear lever to better match the headunit because I've got a mild case of OCD:
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Genuine JDM S402 cupholders. Red illumination instead of blue. "Titanium" coloured surround instead silver:
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PROVA SI-Drive Cover -- pretty sure this adds 50hp...
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DAMD steering wheel:
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Chrome mirror covers:
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Chrome door handle covers:
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MY08 'off-road spec' Outback 3.0R Premium -- 1"inch raised King Springs, 1"inch lifting blocks, SubaXtreme alloy front & rear bars, KIDO Tune, Valenti Style Tail Lights + much much more!
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