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Old 01-09-2001, 04:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone turboed their Legacy? I was thinking of a New WRX or even an older 2.5RS with Turbo add on, but the Legacy is compelling with it's larger more comfy stance and such. I'll be doing ALOT MORE commuting and possibly taking the car on trips than hitting the 1/4mile track or street racing. Just wondering if anyone has done, or considered slapping a Turbo on the Legacy.
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Old 01-09-2001, 04:50 PM   #2
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Yep pics will be here soon.
Power and performance; who says a Legacy is too big?
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Old 01-09-2001, 04:50 PM   #3
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We already have a turbocharge Legacy, from 91-94, Subaru made a turbo Legacy or Called Sport sedan.
The engine has 160hp@5600rpm and 181ft-lb of troque @ 2800rpm.
Check it out, I know someone already puts a 240hp EJ20 Legacy turbo engine(Japan spec.) to the 92 Legacy turbo, and has a good result!
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Old 01-09-2001, 08:32 PM   #4
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yup, I've Turbo'd my '99 Legacy GT. I'm also thinking possibly of doing my '98 Legacy L as well Legacy's rule! Style, Comfort, and an ultrahigh stealth rating! Time to sneak up on those Roush Mustangs!
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Old 01-10-2001, 07:52 AM   #5
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Not yet, but I'm looking to do my 2000 to a Turbo.
When Rallispec is finished prototyping their turbo kit, I'll see if they can do a custom job on mine. I dunna think I need 14lbs of boost. They're kit has a solid technical basis and the adjustability that I'd be looking for.

I'd like it more for track days, since I've got a company car... it wont get much use otherwise (okay maybe getting groceries and racing the soccer mom minivans...)

GTBGUY, any pics of your setup? What size/internals are you using for it?
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Old 01-10-2001, 08:18 AM   #6
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Mike2000GT - I was running a T28/T3 turbo, but I'm going to be switching to 2 IHI VF-22 turbos. As for internals, I ran it on my stock block. I have a Phase 2 block w/ DOHC heads. I was only doing about 7lbs of boost and before I was running an HKS programmable ECU
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Old 01-10-2001, 08:21 AM   #7
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anyone know what changes, if any, are needed for a legacy from an rs designed kit?

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Old 01-10-2001, 09:19 AM   #8
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GTB: Send me more pictures of your car so i can put them up on Turbo-Centric!
http://www.xmission.com/~dac/centric/centric.htm
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Old 01-10-2001, 10:25 AM   #9
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DLC - I'll take some more pictures when I get my bored out 22b block installed. I'm working on getting a stereo system installed... as well as fabricating some other things... I'll be sure to post in the Legacy forum as well as upload you the pix
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Old 01-10-2001, 04:35 PM   #10
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There's a few more pics of the GT. Aren't of the best quality , but you get the idea http://216.242.153.40/MembersList/Vi...m?MemberID=348

With it all said and done...'Hell Yeah', I'd do it again. FYI, in my kit there wasn't much that needed to be modded from a 'RS' kit. Mostly it was just the IC clearance. Legacy's have a smaller engine bay, or the engine itself is positioned more to the rear.
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Old 01-10-2001, 09:02 PM   #11
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Rubbersidedown,
What do you run for HPI products? I have an Electric Mini converted to a MiniMT, an RS4 RTR, and Super Nitro RS4, RS4 Rally, and a newly added Super Nitro Rally.
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Old 01-11-2001, 12:56 AM   #12
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HPIProRacer - I'm in the same boat as you - mainly spirited hwy driving with the occasional solo event. I imagine a 5lbs Larry Ganz setup. I'm also an HPI geek too!

For those of you that have added turbo kits, what would you say has been the biggest challenge? Were/are you satisified with outcome? Knowing what you know now, would you do it again??

Also, and here's the big question, how much $$$?

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Old 01-11-2001, 09:06 AM   #13
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This guy is doing an RS kit that a number of people Group Bought. http://turbo_25rs.tripod.com/ It's new and unproven, but he has some experience turbocharging Preludes. I approached him about a kit for my 97 Legacy GT, he said he thought it would fit, and that he would be willing to sell a kit on a "returnable" basis to a Legacy owner. I guess he's willing to do this beacuse if it does fit, he's got potential for more sales. He's not an iClub member, but he has a contact who is - Overtime. You can PM him also and ask him about the kit. It seems to be very "real world" oriented - realistic boost pressures etc, oriented towards mild performance gains with good durability/reliability. And you can't beat the price!
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