Written by : Posted on September 5, 2011 : 4 Comments

Brian Arthus, a local friend from the Ivy League East crew, has one of the baddest looking Saab’s I’ve ever seen.. Something you don’t see every day! Sharing some similarities as the WRX wagon, it’s not that close to being the same. From the STI Turbo, and drivetrain swap… to the STI interior swap, there’s a lot of detail put into this car! This isn’t Brian’s first 9-2X… His first, unfortunately, had gotten totaled while quietly sitting at a red light… But he came back with something better.

With the shortened BC coilovers, he certainly got this thing to sit low and finished it off with a set of fully polished 17×9 +24 O.Z. Futura’s.  “I am a fan of a clean OEM+ look. I did however want to fit a wide, low-offset wheel in side a stock looking fender though. So to achieve that without doing a crazy pull wasn’t easy. With the right amount of inner-fender massaging and a combination of camber and stretch it was completed.”

“I really like where the car is at right now, but knowing myself I will be bored of it soon. I already day-dream about different wheels from time to time. I would really love to do the interior over this winter so we will see what happens. Maybe some more power too. You can never have too much of that. haha.”

“I just want to thank the IvyLeagueEast guys for their support and C.Amodei for shooting the car. It’s a great group of friends and it’s nice to see some positive stuff in the scene happening locally.”

Power & Drivetrain
GR Top Mount Intercooler
QTP Divorced Wastegate Downpipe
Bosal/SPT Catback Exhaust
2005 STI Drivetrain Swap:
Six Speed
Factory Short Shifter
Front & Rear Axles
Front & Rear Hubs
Front & Rear Brembos
R180 Rear Differential

Front & Rear STI Door Cards
Front USDM STI Seats
Rear Bench Custom Upholstered to Match STI Interior

SAABaru Rally Pig Badges
3M Clear Bra
35% Tint

Custom BC Racing Coilovers
10k Front & 8k Rear Spring Rates
Shortened Struts
Front & Rear Camber Plates
Perrin Sway Bars 25mm Front & 22mm Rear
10mm Spacer w/ Extended Studs on Front

Wheels & Tires
O.Z. Racing Futuras
Fully Polished
17×9 +24 (before spacer)
205/40-17 Falken 512’s

Photography by Chris Amodei
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