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Old 01-09-2001, 01:28 PM   #1
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Post help me with my legacy!!

i have a 97' Legacy that's all stock, except for a MTX/Alpine/Infinity stereo upgrade. I want to take some of the stock look out of it on the outside and inside. I really like the one on Matt Andersons legacy (its in the Members section). If anyone knows where I can get this grill, i would really appreciate it. Also, anybody have any recomendations about what else i could do that wouldnt cost a lot of money? Im only really interested in interior/exterior mods.
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Old 01-10-2001, 03:05 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, almost every exterior mod is gonna cost some buckage. The cheapest will be to color the front badge on the car. $2.50 for some double sided tape and some model paint. Otherwise, a tint-job. New springs (& struts) to drop the car a bit. Wheels and tires. After that, look at body kits. There are few available stateside. There are some awesome ones from Japan, but they are a bit pricey. Check the discussion in this forum on new front facias or something like that...

Good luck, and enjoy!

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Old 01-10-2001, 06:18 PM   #3
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Well you might try removing the roof rack like I did. Looks much better.
http://216.242.153.40/MembersList/Vi...?MemberID=2291

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Old 01-10-2001, 09:17 PM   #4
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That looks great, Ed! What did it cost after the body shop was done?

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Old 01-10-2001, 11:57 PM   #5
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Well Kevin....how about $0.00....I work for a body shop, so it cost me nothing..well not nothing I had to pay for the paint materials and that was $42.00. My body tech and my painter donated the time for me. I work as an estimator and been ther for 12 years. So life has its little perks, and that's one of mine. Also just lowered the front of my Wagon 1.5" so it has an even gap on the fender wells. It was quite easy for me to do it myself.



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Old 01-11-2001, 10:46 AM   #6
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Okay, so what would it cost ME to have done? Man, I love that look.

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Old 01-11-2001, 11:22 AM   #7
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Ok, at a good body shop it would set you back $500.00-$600.00 at least thats what we would charge.

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Old 01-13-2001, 12:06 AM   #8
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Scooby2,

Thats quite a different look....I'm slowly getting used to it. Never seen a black gtwgn.

Do you have a pic of the lowered car? What kind of springs do you have....hows the ride quality?

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Old 01-13-2001, 12:58 AM   #9
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Man! I thought a 1.5" drop was too much, which was what I got from my Eibachs, and what would have been cured by the Whitelines from Dale, had I not opted for the Tein coilovers.

Those are going in tomorrow (Sat.) by the way. I'll report on how it all went, and how they are.

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Old 01-12-2001, 02:58 PM   #10
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would they work with my 97 GT? cause im looking in to dropping it without losing much ride quality
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Old 01-12-2001, 11:40 PM   #11
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I'm on vacation all next week so I will snap some good pics Saturday and post them. I lowered the car myself like I've done on the past 8-10 cars I've had. I do just like The Drop Shop does and trim some of the coil off and re-shape the spring. The ride is perfect for me, I dont like the harsh ride anyway. The rear I left alone as it was a good fender well to tire gap already, now the front matches the back with just a little rake to the car.
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