And in rolls the SaaBeeru ... by Bradcr

By diyauto
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And in rolls the SaaBeeru ... 

Compliments of Bradcr @


I've been thinking for a couple of years that an STI hatch would be the ultimate slick keg delivery car (no, really), but brewers have changed and with a Scandinavian theme to our brews- Odin Brewing, I realized a 9-2x was the way to go. An unfortunate turn of events meant I suddenly had to find a car of my own, and luckily came across a bone stock 9-2X Aero in Northern Utah within a couple of hours of a trip I was taking.

Key issues for this project:

1. Power gains- estimating 330whp with my tuner (Maxwell Power) after moving to an 18G-XT. There's a little sacrifice here, as the car may have to survive 40k miles per year at some point.

2. Comfort/Luxury- Did I mention I drive 40,000 miles a year?

3. Hauling Ability- Looking to carry 5 1/2Barrel kegs at peak which is about 80 liquid gallons, so hellaflush may happen whether I want it or not.

4. Clean look- This might be hauling a couple kegs one day and a sales manager or client the next, so no killing seats for storage or exposed FMIC.

5. Budget- Added this a bit late, but I'm not working on unlimited funds and the wife and I are decidedly middle class. This will be close to 100% my own handiwork and a bit of a challenge since all the cars I've worked heavily on are carbureted.

As the SaaBeeru sits now:

 And some pro shots before FMIC install: 

Current Mods and DIYs/Instructions I've made:Drivetrain:


EJ257 Block

JE Forged Pistons

ARP 625 Head Studs

Manley I-Beams

Killer B Oil Pickup and 6qt pan

Hardened/Blanced Crank

ACL Race Bearings

Equilibrium Tuning Machined Hybrid Heads


Balanced ACT Lightweight Flywheel

Exedy HD Organic Clutch

Helical Front Differential

Cryo-treated STI-Type RA Gearset

Moore Performance Blast Plates

STI Short Shifter

Nameless Catted DP Prototype Nameless Catback Exhaust STI Uppipe Gimmick Motorsports FMIC 9-2X Install:

Synapse DV With Recirc ID1000 Injectors Optima Yellow Top Battery Walbro 255 Fuel Pump Grimmspeed EBCS Pacific TurboXS Intake TGV Deletes AMR Turbo Inlet Grimspeed 8mm Phenolic Spacers NGK one step colder Spark Plugs 

Mishimoto X-Line Radiator

Mishimoto Radiator Fan Install: Wilwood Dynapro Front Brakes with SP Slotted Rotors, Wilwood D10 Pads, SS Lines Outback Rear H6 Brakes with SP Slotted Rotors and Hawk HPS Pads

Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers

Front Strut Brace 

Whiteline Rear Strut Tower Brace with quick release

Whiteline 24mm front sway

Godspeed 22mm rear sway

Kartboy Wagon-Specific Endlinks  Interior: Upgraded to Leather Heated Interior Autometer Dual Gauge Dash Bezel Maddad Ultra Basic Boost Gauge Maddad Ultra Basic Oil Pressure Gauge Homelink Mirror Pioneer Avic F900BT + Backup Camera HDMI Input Conversion SSL 10" Underseat Sub (Driver's side) Subaru Under Seat Subwoofer (Passenger side) Compustar CS-700AS Security System and Remote Start Black out AVIC Controls Black out HVAC Controls

Custom Wood Center Console (Hydrodip) 

Mishimoto Weighted Shift Knob Weathertech DigitalFit Mats Custom Rubber Cargo Tub DIY: Cargo Area Draft rig for 2 1/6bbl Kegs Rear Seat Quick Release Pins DIY: Extensive Sound Deadening (-7 Db)  Exterior/Engine Appearance: 17x7.5" Factory 9-2X Enkei's with Saabaru Center Caps 2nd Set 16" 9-2X Wheels & Blizzak Tires

STI Side Diffusers

GT 500 Rear Diffuser

Vanity SABEERU Plate With Relocation Sickspeed Supertones Door Keyhole Deletes Blacked out Grill and Lettering Custom Black Background Griffin Badges Replica V-Limited Lip 9-2X Install: 18/25 Tinted Windows Cleared Headlights Raised Spoiler (now back to stock) DIY: DIY Rear Bumper Guard Grimmspeed Radiator Shroud Perrin Alternator Cover IxizHood Struts

I'm thinking rather than just equipment represented behind the C Pillar I'll get my drink-related representing mixed in. The car came with the AP and Cobb Stage1 map already so the previous owner had that tag on- added that we sponsor and The Bucket Society is our amateur Subaru drinking team, so that kind of covers it from both sides... 


Car looks great! Nice shifter.

Posted by Diggymart on 1/31/19 @ 4:23:34 PM