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Old 04-04-2007, 11:33 AM   #276
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As you say, I definitely know the car well now. The problem is that if something goes wrong, Becca has someone to blame
And Christophe knows I'll blame him and heckle the crap out of him.

We took the car to Troy at Suba Performance in Denver yesterday because the fuel gauge and airbag light issues had pretty much broken Christophe, and I don't know anything about wiring. It turns out there was one bad crimp from Christophe extending some wires that we were unable to locate, so that solved the fuel gauge issue. The airbag issue was even simpler, and one of the connectors under the dash wasn't plugged in all of the way.

Soon it will be officially done!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:51 PM   #277
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Nice! Glad to hear the baggy will be tucked up inside the dash. What a friggen amazing car, it sounds amazing and pulls very nicely. Now you just have to resolve that boost issue and you'll have the nicest legacy in town (ok it already is, but resolving the boost can only help).
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:37 PM   #278
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Hah, we should have Christophe race Doug. :P
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:38 AM   #279
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On top of that, we did suspension, brakes, front subframe, steering rack, rear diff, driveshaft, all new fluids, timing belt, etc.
Not to mention swapped it from an auto to a manual.......
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:26 AM   #280
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actually, that part was quite simple! I simply spliced the legacy harness to the wrx harness like if it was from a manual trans car, ripped out the TCU and shift lock ECU's and related wiring, and everything worked out fine. We also used the ABS ECU from the WRX so that the abs wouldn't look for a TCU input. I can't remember what we did with cruise control and if it requires a TCU input or if we used the wrx cruise ecu. I'm already forgetting what I have done!
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:55 AM   #281
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I remember the mention of the VSS, I don't think the cruise even knows what kind of transmission is in the car. Otherwise, it wouldn't let you "resume" at 25 mph in second gear when it's set for 75.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:29 PM   #282
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How is the swap holding up?

*side note* what % tint do you have?
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:04 PM   #283
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swap turnned out awesome bro! any recent pics?
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:29 PM   #284
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Yep, here's one before we drove it 1200 miles to Seattle and splattered it with bugs


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Old 05-18-2007, 08:46 PM   #285
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Gold Prodrive P7's !!! Awesome !!!

Becca must really love you.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:10 PM   #286
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damn that is so hot. i wish i had the money to do the swap on mine.
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:31 PM   #287
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no you don't! I keep telling people that this swap is a total b*tch to do and nobody believes me
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:25 PM   #288
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nah man, it looks like real fun
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:52 PM   #289
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No you don't! I keep telling people that this swap is a total b*tch to do and nobody believes me
Yeah, for you it certainly was about three times more hassle than it should have been. Now that you have done it once, you could do it again with much less difficulties. You know whats involved, and you know what do avoid. Then again, having been through this swap, its highly likely that you will never ever do another swap again.
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:42 PM   #290
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Yeah, for you it certainly was about three times more hassle than it should have been. Now that you have done it once, you could do it again with much less difficulties. You know whats involved, and you know what do avoid. Then again, having been through this swap, its highly likely that you will never ever do another swap again.
maybe i'll bring my car out and he can help me
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Old 05-22-2007, 11:32 AM   #291
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Yeah, for you it certainly was about three times more hassle than it should have been. Now that you have done it once, you could do it again with much less difficulties. You know whats involved, and you know what do avoid. Then again, having been through this swap, its highly likely that you will never ever do another swap again.
Bah! There's just a decompression period after doing a swap where one doesn't want to look at wires. These days, I get great pleasure cutting and splicing OTHER people's wires. Just ask Christophe and Becca...
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:07 AM   #292
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Pure BH Inspiration, Thx guys/gals
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:42 AM   #293
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You're welcome and on another note, hello to a fellow Edmontonian (I was born there)
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:17 PM   #294
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HI there ! I specialy register to ask you a big question
my car is a 1999 legacy gt and my engine is broken.

what is the wrx year that easier fit in my legacy ?

and please give me a list of the parts I must get from the wrx to swap

can I use my transmission
do I have to change de brake absolutely


and finally the cost of the swap

well tell me if it is a good idea and if the final result is good
thank you .. and congratulations your car is so nice !
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:21 PM   #295
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Old 06-27-2007, 10:46 PM   #296
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HI there ! I specialy register to ask you a big question
My car is a 1999 legacy gt and my engine is broken.
What is the wrx year that easier fit in my legacy ?
...and please give me a list of the parts I must get from the wrx to swap.

Can I use my transmission ?
Do I have to change the brakes absolutely ?
...and finally the cost of the swap

Well tell me if it is a good idea and if the final result is good
thank you .. and congratulations your car is so nice !
Several questions, before we can answer your questions :
What country are you from ? In the United States & Canada the 1999 Legacy was still the second generation model, whilst in Europe and Japan this was the first year of the third generation body style.

You must absolutely have a Turbo charged motor of some sort to swap in, and it is highly recomended that you also obtain a turbo charged engine mounting cross member if your current Subaru doesnt have on already.

Here in the United States, it is also a very good idea to have the entire electrical system (Wiring harness and Engine Control Unit - ECU) used for Management of the emmissions, boost and other key factors.

A very big factor in doing these swaps is the wiring.
Depending on where you reside, this may not prove to be as big an issue as it is here in the United States - where we have what is known as On Board Diagnostics Two (OBD-II) and an on board emissions computer monitors several key sensours and reports any apparent fault codes.

You can certainly keep your existing transmission and brakes. Depending on how aggressively you drive, the transmission may not be able to take very much punishment from the more powerful WRX motor, and you may find that do to some fairly fast driving, you find yourself making far more use of you brakes, then you did before your swap.

The cost of doing a swap depends on how readily you can obtain the required parts, and how much of the work you are capable of doing on your own VS. how much you can pay someone else to do for you. Doing it yourself can prove to be far cheaper then hiring someone else to do it for you.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #297
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ok ... ok... my legacy coming from usa, and it is not turbo.
so can swap a 2003 wrx engine ? (come from canada)
And is it bolt on or i need to replace engine brace ?

turbo charged engine mounting cross member ? can i get the one on the
wrx ?

and for the ecu no problem i will get the wrx one with the engine

the suspension, ball-joint and cardan ( all the direction frame)
do i have to change all this (excuse me for the term i am french )
thank you for your help
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:28 PM   #298
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sorry my mind have changed !

I called the wrx owner and he said he doesnt want to swap his car any more so i proposed me to buy his wrx sti jdm engine which is a 99 with about 100 000 kilo. (about 280 hp 245 lbs torque he have the ecu ...

so he tell me that i can keep my transmission but i will need to be very smooth with it the only thing i have to change is the
turbo charged engine mounting cross member of a legacy turbo
and i found one in a specialised japan car shop

so what do you think about that
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #299
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You're welcome and on another note, hello to a fellow Edmontonian (I was born there)
Hi five! Hows ft.collins,co ? i wanna get outta here myself.
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:02 PM   #300
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Hi five! Hows ft.collins,co ? i wanna get outta here myself.
We just moved out of Ft. Collins, but I'd say that it lives up to it's rating as one of the top US cities to live in. Beckaski and I will miss the quiet town life and lack of bad traffic and skyscrapers. On another note, we just got married yesterday . Doesn't mean that she'll let me drive the t-leg all the time, but I'm willing to live with that
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