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Old 11-23-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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hey im an impreza guy but i was wondering about the late '90 early '00 legacy, like weight, how much it would cost to turbo, i know that with subarus everything pretty much bolts up but i was wondering how much a turbo legacy would go for? and if there are any guys that would wanna trade a turbo legacy for a '98 impreza L with a turbo ej22. and where is a good place to find legacys to buy, everywhere i look all i see is wagons.

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Old 11-23-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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o..... and how much stuff matches up from the impreza to the legacy.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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I like my legacy wagon... It's the 1999 outback edition with the nifty hood scoop.

As far as engines go if you want to turbo it stay away from the 1995-1999 EJ25. They have an open deck and have a tendancy to blow head gaskets.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:32 PM   #4
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The engines are no different from the Imprezas.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:43 PM   #5
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You can check the FAQ at the top of the forum. It will have a link to cars101 which has tons of great information.
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:49 PM   #6
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There was a turbo'ed 5 speed green sedan (98 I believe) up for sale not too long ago. It was running 7 PSI on a custom turbo kit for $6k.

Where's the pics of your car though?

Oh, as far parts interchangeability, almost all subarus are based off the impreza platform, so usually only minor tweaking is needed to make different things fit. Like top hats on the front shocks of the legacy being different than impreza ones.
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Old 11-24-2006, 12:34 AM   #7
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i know that almost all subaru parts match up with a tiny amount of work but i was just wondering if they have the same bolt patternfor wheels and all the small stiff like that. and here are some pis of my car












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Old 11-24-2006, 09:22 AM   #8
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Yes, the same 5x100 bolt pattern.

Ummm, suspension is very similar, exhaust is only different after the cat, interior is a bit different, although Impreza & Legacy seats are interchangable.

Probably the biggest differences are on exterior parts.
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:38 PM   #9
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Why would you get rid of that?! That thing looks slick!

Also, you said you can only find wagons. What's your aversion to wagons? Drive one and then drive a sedan, they're very similar though I felt between sedans and wagons there was a slight difference in feel while cruising that the wagon faired better in. Plus, if you find an outback, you can drop it very easily and you'll have a hood scoop (for TMIC), spoiler, big subaru fog lights etc... and they are generally easier to find than a GT sedan with a 5 speed. They also get a bigger sleeper effect with other cars.

Just some thoughts...
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:54 PM   #10
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Unbased fears of a wagon drives me nuts

They're pretty much identical to the sedan, with more cargo space, a little more weight (about 75lbs), a better weight distribution, and more sleeper effect. You really can't go wrong.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:05 PM   #11
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...almost all subarus are based off the impreza platform...
IIRC, they're based off the Legacy platform.
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #12
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IIRC, they're based off the Legacy platform.
Yep, the Impreza came after the Legacy.
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:17 PM   #13
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I like my legacy wagon... It's the 1999 outback edition with the nifty hood scoop.

As far as engines go if you want to turbo it stay away from the 1995-1999 EJ25. They have an open deck and have a tendancy to blow head gaskets.
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The engines are no different from the Imprezas.
The EJ25 2.5 Litre engine was only introduced to the US market in 1996, I do not beleive that there were ANY 2.5 Litre production Subarus motors made in 1995 (?)

Also the 1999 Subaru Impreza RS coupe/sedan models had the full Phase II EJ25 motors complete with MAP sensor Vs. the US built Legacys that continued to use the remaining stock of Phase I EJ25 motors for most of 1999 and even when they switched to the "hybrid" Phase II Block/DOHC heads they continued to use the older MAF in place of the more moderen MAP set up. So while Mark is usually correct, in this instance there was a slight difference between Legacy and Impreza engine.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:08 PM   #14
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Okay, well, that 99 Impreza engine is the same as the BE/BH EJ25s

And you're correct about there being no EJ25 in the 95MY.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:29 PM   #15
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hey i dont have anyhting against wagons..... i love them actually..... i just dont wan tone right now, and im probably not gonna get rid of my car for a while, im 18 and i live with my girlfriend so i just gotta pay the bills for now.
thanks though
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:17 PM   #16
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I have a 96 legacy gt green ej25t and its been turbo'd for about five months now running around 6 to 7 psi daily! I also have a S-AFCII to manage my fuel ratio and air! It seems to be running good and i am surprised....with the outcome
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I have a 96 legacy gt green ej25t and its been turbo'd for about five months now running around 6 to 7 psi daily! I also have a S-AFCII to manage my fuel ratio and air! It seems to be running good and i am surprised....with the outcome
An EJ25T ?
I never heard of such a motor.

Maybe you are running with a semi-closed deck 2004+ Subaru 2.5 Litre turbo motor (From an Sti, Forester XT or later model Legacy GT Turbo) instead of the origional Phase I EJ25 ?

While the newer 2004+ EJ25 head gaskets are much better then they used to be, they are not a complete fix. Even with such marginal boost, I would have doubts about your motors long-term prospects. Blown head gaskets, and even in some cases piston-slap are not unusual for the origional Phase I EJ25.

Please be sure to post here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=184026 any head gasket issues you will eventually encounter.
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:34 PM   #18
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I have a 96 legacy gt green ej25t and its been turbo'd for about five months now running around 6 to 7 psi daily! I also have a S-AFCII to manage my fuel ratio and air! It seems to be running good and i am surprised....with the outcome
Slapping a turbo on an EJ25 doesn't make it an EJ25t. In fact, there really isn't an EJ25T. There's either the EJ251 (N/A EJ25) EJ255 (WRX, FXT, LGT) or the EJ257 (STi).
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