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Old 02-05-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Legacy Granny's 1997 Legacy L Wagon

I decided to make a thread for Granny so you don't need to see an old wagon in all the other threads. When I first got Granny she was beaten up and dirty. Over the last three years I have tried to clean her up as nice as possible on my cheap budget. To save money I have done most of the work myself so here is my progress.

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Whiteline - http://www.whiteline.com.au/
Moore Performance - https://mooreperformanceparts.com
SuperPro - http://www.superpro.com.au

WHP: Coming Soon...
Weight: 2,800lbs


Mod list:


Cosmetics:


Interior:

04 STi Front Seats
04 STi Steering Wheel
Custom Blue Suede STi Door Cards
Custom Blue Suede Shifter Skirt
Custom Black Carpet
Custom Gauge Cluster
Custom Boost Gauge Mount
Custom Control Panel
Sparco Lowering Shift Knob
STi Carpet Floor Mats
Sony Xplō XS-GT1627A Speakers
Sound Ordnance B-8Ps 8"
Pioneer Stereo
Rear Interior Stripped


Exterior:

RA Mud Flaps
96 LGT Front Bumper
BG5 JDM Zecter Grill Painted Java Black
Windshield Washer Nozzles Painted Java Black
Windshield Wipers Painted Java Black
Hella Supertone Horns
Pulled Fenders
20% Rear Tint
Rear 07 STi Defuser
JDM BG5 Tail Lights
Smoked Headlights
H1 Mini Projectors
6000k HID Bulbs
LED White Halos
JDM Projector Fog Lights
2004 STi Hood Scoop
Painted WRB
Color Matched Trim
Color Matched Center Tail Lights
Color Matched Rear License Plate
Custom LEGASTi Emblem


Engine Bay:

Shaved Engine Bay Painted WRB
Wire Tucked
Battery Relocated To Rear
Windshield Washer Tank Relocated To Rear


Performance:

Engine:

STi EJ257 Block
CP Forged Pistons and Rings
EJ251 SOHC Ported Heads
Techworks Engineering Stg. 2.5 Cams
Supertech Dual Valve Springs
Supertech Titanium Retainers
Garrett GTX30R External Wastegate Turbo Wrinkle Red Heat Coated
Tial MV-R 44mm External Wastegate
Hallman Pro Boost Controller
Custom WRX Fuel Rails
ID 1000cc Top Feed Injectors
Full Race 416lph E86 Fuel Pump
Tomei Timing Belt Guide
WRX Flipped Intake Manifold Wrinkle Red Heat Coated
GroupN STi Motor Mounts
GroupN STi Pitch Stop Mount
AEM Air Cleaner
Custom 4" Intake Wrinkle Red Heat Coated
Custom V-Mount intercooler
Custom Intercooler Pie Cut Piping Wrinkle Red Heat Coated
04 Forester XT Radiator
Crawford Heated Air/oil Separator
Mishimoto 19 Row Oil Cooler WRB
Mishimoto Oil Cooler Thermostat Sandwich Plate
Custom Top Mount Oil Cooler Brackets
Flipped Alternator
Custom Alternator Belt/Tensioner
02 Legacy Power Steering Pump
Blue Silicone Hoses
SMC2 Meth Injection Kit
Link Plus G2 Standalone



Exhaust:

3” Custom Fitted Cat Back Catless Exhaust
3" Perrin Rotated Catless Downpipe
Grimmspeed Ceramic Coated Crossover Pipe
Ceramic Coated Headers
Perrin 2" Rotated Up Pipe


Powertrain:

05 LGT 4:11 5Speed Transmission Polished
04 STi Axle Stubs
05 LGT Limited Slip Rear Diff
02 WRX Rear Axles
ACT Extreme Duty Pressure Plate
ACT 6Puck Clutch Disc
ACT Street Lite Flywheel
ACT Throwout Bearing
Whiteline Transmission Crossmember Bushings
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Bushings
Subaru Shifter Joint
Moore Performance Blast Plates


Suspension and Handling:

Megan Racing Track Coilovers
STi Pink Trailing Arms
Whiteline Adjustable Lateral Links
Whiteline 27mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Whiteline 24mm Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Rear Endlinks
Whiteline HD Rear Sway Bar Mount
Kartboy Rear Subframe Lockdown Bolts
02 WRX Rear Crossmember Powder Coated WRB
02 WRX Rear Diff Support Powder Coated WRB
02 WRX Engine Cradle Powder Coated WRB
Super Pro Front Lower Control Arms
Super Pro Front Endlink
Super Pro Anti Lift Kit
PowerflexUSA Race Rear Diff Bushing
PowerflexUSA Race Diff Support Outrigger Bushing
PowerflexUSA Race Front Trailing Arm Bushing
PowerflexUSA Race Rear Trailing Arm Bushing
PowerflexUSA Race Steering Rack Bushing
Group N Rear Crossmember Bushings
Whiteline Front Roll Center Adjustment Kit
WRX Rack and Pinion Assembly
L&E Quick Steering Column
L&E Steering Linkage
Kakumei STi Rear Strut Bar
Bolt-in Roll Cage


Brakes:
Front Stoptech 2-Piece 13" Cross-Drilled Vented Zinc Coated Full Floating Rotors.
Front Brembo GT2 Calipers (Powder Coated Cherry Blossom Red)
02 WRX Rear Calipers
H6 Caliper Brackets
H6 Cross-Drilled Zinc Coated Rotors
Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
HPS Hawk Brake Pads

Lots of mods coming soon.


Granny's first detailing. I wish I had a before picture but I don't.



Granny gets her engine cleaned for probably the first time in her life.



Granny gets custom made (by me) blue suede STi door cars.

Before:


After:


Granny's first fishing trip.


Who says an old lady can't pack?!



Granny gets hearing aids.



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Old 02-05-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Legacy

Granny gets a new grill.


Granny's first auto-x!


Granny gets some racing numbers.
Is it fast? It's got racing numbers on it doesn't it?


Granny with custom plate, and her new wheels and tires.



Boy that's a close fit!


Granny gets mudflaps (made by me).



Granny gets a scooby doll and a STi muffler! VVVVVVROOOOOOOOOOM!

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Granny gets an interior makeover.


Randome pictures.






I bet your car hasn't been here. Hehehehe....


Granny with a new grill.


Granny's engine bay goes WRB!


Granny gets a STi front sway bar.


Lots more to post I just ran out of pictures for now.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #4
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Definitely can't wait to see more from this.
It is still one of my fetishes to have a older LGT wagon and go crazy with it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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can you explain the sway bars... curious how you got them to fit?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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I put my stock endlinks and mounts on the STi bar. The parts in my hand is what came off the STi bar.




Difference in size.



Mounted.




I started to size up the rear STi sway bar by replacing the Legacy torsion bars with the STi ones (these fit fine). I checked the length of the Sti sway bar and it also looked like it will fit (I will know for sure later today when I do the rest). For this to work you need STi torsion bars, STi rear sway bar (duh), STi rubber bushings, STi endlinks (these work with the STi torsion bars), and Legacy metal sway bar mounts.

To hang the STi sway bars I had to use the STi rubber bushings with the Legacy metal mounts (STi bushings fit the bar, Legacy mounts fit the car). The STi rubber bushings have a lip so to make them fit the Legacy mounts you need to grind the lips down like so.




From there I could mount ONE side (you will see why I said one in a second) of the sway bar and test fit it with the STi torsion bar.



Now the reason I could only mount one side is the spot where you put the spare tire is in the way. I started to cut at it tonight and I'll finish it today.



Size difference.



Hope this helps. I will update this when I get further along. Not sure how far I will get today with the Superbowl going on.

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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as always, nice work. looking forward to see more!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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I saw ALL of the pictures on my phone. Awesome job. I can't wait to see what she looks like when she's done.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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I saw ALL of the pictures on my phone. Awesome job. I can't wait to see what she looks like when she's done.
Glad the pictures are working for you.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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Made spacers for my sway bar mounts. Hopefully this gives the sway bars enough clearance.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:19 AM   #12
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I put on my 2.5 heads today! Racer Dubya is coming over tomorrow to help put things together, so hopefully Team Swan will get a lot done.

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #13
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almost there man! keep up the good work.

considered cleaning up the block befor it goes back in?
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:24 AM   #14
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almost there man! keep up the good work.

considered cleaning up the block befor it goes back in?
Oh don't worry this engine will be spotless.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:58 AM   #15
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Cams and oil pan on!


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Old 02-09-2012, 04:23 AM   #16
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oh yea!
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #17
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Header went on today! Doing a few special touches to the intake manifold and then we can finish up.




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Old 02-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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What header is that?
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:36 AM   #19
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Ummmm I think they are Borla 1P EJ25 stainless steel headers
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 AM   #20
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Perhaps I'm missing it, but I don't see any provisions for a turbo oil drain. Also, before you get too far, consider the location of your turbo inlet versus the accessories and SMJ connectors versus the turbo housing.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:17 AM   #21
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Oil drain is going in the valve cover which is why they aren't on yet.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #22
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Test fitting the turbo. Mmmmmmmm.

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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Ummmm I think they are Borla 1P EJ25 stainless steel headers
Not borla... It's a no name... UP is welded to the headers
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:50 AM   #24
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Finally got a chance to work on Granny. It's been awhile.

I put on the 2.2t water pump.



I put on and torqued one valve cover.



Tapped into the other valve cover for the turbo's oil drain. I am waiting for a cam bolt to come in before I can torque this valve cover.



I tapped into the heater core lines for the coolant lines.



I cut and grinded the unnecessary pieces on the intake manifold to clean it up a bit.




I will finish cleaning the dirt and grease off, and hopefully paint it tomorrow.



I wanted to take a quick peek at what I had to look forward to so I hung the belt cover on.


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oooohhh man!
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