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Old 11-27-2006, 12:24 PM   #1
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The community voted that we buy a 2007 Legacy GT for our next long-term project. So, this weekend I went out and bought one. (And no, Subaru doesn't give us cars. We have to pay $$ just like everyone else.)

Now that it's in the "fleet" what do you want us to do with it? Give us your suggestions here.

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Old 11-27-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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So did you buy Legacy GT wagon? I hope so!

Suggestions:

1. Exterior: 2007 JDM front fenders, bumpers and headlights, spats, tint.

2. Powertrain: 380 chp, maybe with a twinscroll turbo setup (check TDC Tuning or AVO for turbo upgrade options), 6 MT transmission of SpecB... maybe DCCD of WRX STI?

3. Exhaust: nice sounding turboback... Fujitsubo?

4. Brakes: Brembos, stainless lines

5. Suspension: SpecB aluminum suspension bits, coilovers (Ohlins, KW), Fulcrum control arm bushings

6. Interior: Recaro seats
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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I'd say quad-tip exhaust would look better


Ditch the cats, free flowing up,down, and mid pipes. Better tires, better brakes and brake lines, intake (but not the SPT one), bigger turbo, FMIC, and some good ole ECU tuning
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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big pink racing stripes.

...and an in-car computer. Maybe that way you guys will find the time to do some proof reading of the magazine.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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Start with base testing before do anything. Upgrade in incroments than test after each level to show improvements.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:31 PM   #6
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Nice plug.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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The community voted that we buy a 2007 Legacy GT for our next long-term project. So, this weekend I went out and bought one. (And no, Subaru doesn't give us cars. We have to pay $$ just like everyone else.)

Now that it's in the "fleet" what do you want us to do with it? Give us your suggestions here.

To see this project unfold, subscribe to Subiesport Magazine:
https://www.themagstore.com/?KeyCode=ISUB

I know I'm only one person, but I'd love to see you shoehorn a turbo H6 in there. I'm hoping that Subaru will eventually do that with their "tuned by STI" Legacy, so it would be a great proof-of-concept vehicle. That way, you can show Subaru how it's done, or, if they don't come through with a turbo H6 option, then it paves the way for those of us who might want one.

But, you can start with simple stuff, like the suspension and chassis mods, then move to the drivetrain.

No matter what you end up doing, you'll find many interested in the results.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:27 PM   #8
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Congrats on the new car Ryan! Let us know what we can do for that bad boy!

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:37 PM   #9
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:30 AM   #10
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I know I'm only one person, but I'd love to see you shoehorn a turbo H6 in there. I'm hoping that Subaru will eventually do that with their "tuned by STI" Legacy, so it would be a great proof-of-concept vehicle. That way, you can show Subaru how it's done, or, if they don't come through with a turbo H6 option, then it paves the way for those of us who might want one.

But, you can start with simple stuff, like the suspension and chassis mods, then move to the drivetrain.

No matter what you end up doing, you'll find many interested in the results.


Actually, another car mag has photos of a legacy testing in death valley with a larger hood scoop from a STi on it. It is rumored to be a turbo H-6 that could end up in a speial edition Legacy and the Tribeca.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:58 AM   #11
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Looking forward to reading about the build. Shoot for @ least a 320-340whp daily driver
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:51 AM   #12
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Actually, another car mag has photos of a legacy testing in death valley with a larger hood scoop from a STi on it. It is rumored to be a turbo H-6 that could end up in a speial edition Legacy and the Tribeca.
Yeah, I read all those endless discussions here and on Legacygt.com on whether it was a turbo H6, an STI test mule, a turbo-diesel, or even a TPH hybrid. We never got any hard evidence on that one. We even had one employee at a dealer out west that announced that car came into his dealership, posted one picture, then fell silent. Most likely a victim of censorship from SOA.

The Legacy sure didn't need that huge scoop just for a turbo H6, so it was either a decoy or a test mule for the next STI engine, thus the STI-esque hood scoop, though it was an '05-era scoop, not a newer one.

We could point back at the B11S in 2003 for evidence of a turbo H6 being in existence, so we know they have at least one. They just need to bring it to production.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #13
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Back on topic. This tangent has been debated endlessly in the News/Rumors forum. And, fwiw, if we do decide to do an H6 swap, it wouldn't be until after the 3.6 was available.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:08 AM   #14
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Just beef up the 2.5
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:16 PM   #15
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Do modifications that people can actually afford.
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:55 PM   #16
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Quick question on the affordability end. After working at a few speed shops (Subaru Specific) we would have customers drop anywhere between $5,000 to $20,000 in one go, all the time.
Swaybars, springs and short shifters are cheap. Engine managment, turbos and intercoolers are expensive... so what is "affordable?"
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:25 PM   #17
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Back on topic. This tangent has been debated endlessly in the News/Rumors forum. And, fwiw, if we do decide to do an H6 swap, it wouldn't be until after the 3.6 was available.
Sorry about the tangent.

I'm thinking that you should try to take a modular approach, so others can work within a budget to duplicate portions of your work, or make incremental enhancements over time.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:46 PM   #18
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so what is "affordable?"
Affordable is a relative term, but I think doing springs (not coilovers), swaybars, strutbars, an exhaust (downpipe and maybe an exhaust cutout for something different), AccessPORT, uppipe, and a tune would be a good start. Then, maybe build it from there to show what a little more money can do.

Engine swaps are cool, but I think an H6 swap into a LGT is out of the budget of the vast majority of people out there.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:18 AM   #19
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Not including the labor, most Scooby owners can turn a wrench. A good mod list including wheels & tires can be had for 8-9k.
That will get you a daily driver that will put down 320-340whp (on 93oct) & also be a fairly decent handling machine on top of it
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:18 AM   #20
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I am glad you chose the LGT.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #21
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Quick question on the affordability end. After working at a few speed shops (Subaru Specific) we would have customers drop anywhere between $5,000 to $20,000 in one go, all the time.
Swaybars, springs and short shifters are cheap. Engine managment, turbos and intercoolers are expensive... so what is "affordable?"
I'd say no more then 7K spent in any one segment. Thats about what the avarage Joe could save up before it burns a hole in the pocket and has to be spent. Call it the "7K-Step Program" if you want.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:02 AM   #22
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The amount you can spend has far too many factors. I live near Boston, Mass. With that said a lot of my money goes to where I live because everything is way for expensive then it is in most other parts of the US. I couldn’t muster up 7k that’s for sure. My budget works at like 1k or so every few months. I don’t think this should be the rule you go by cause stuff wont get done very fast. But if you do a whole bunch of mods that don’t necessarily have to be done at the same time that’s the way to go (tires and rims, swaybars and endlink, spring or coilovers). Maybe a larger project here or there but try to keep the total under 3k. Once the normal everyday mods are done then you get out of the range of an average Joe anyways so go for the glory and do GT35 turbo or even go crazy and do a twin turbo (has that been done on a LGT?)
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:45 PM   #23
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TDC tuning will be coming out with maps for it soon.
Do a uppipe, downpipe and stage II tuning.
Also check out www.legacygt.com and ask there.
Upgrade swaybars front and rear.
Upgrade brake pads and SS lines.

Of course do testing after each change. That's pretty much what you'd have to do to make it fast and responsive.

If you want to keep going, put in headers and meth or alky injection.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #24
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Ryan,

Lets talk AVO. I have an LGT550 turbo sitting here right now! AVO/RalliTEK is willing and ready to install upgrades on that LGT. I have many ReFlash maps already available for most of the 'Stages' you will want to test with that car. Our RalliTEK LGT is 393WHP.


I have Cusco suspension lined up for you as well. Braces, coilovers....

Let me know what else you want!

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Congrats on the new platform!

The LGT is one of my favorites in the lineup.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help with your project, we have a few proper LGTs out there at the moment..
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