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Old 01-08-2002, 12:54 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Teague's Auto, Project Legacy!

I just wanted to share with eveyone the work that has been done, the events that have been run, and give a great thanks to Dale Teague.

After Dale sold his 'pride & joy' (1995 Legacy FWD) he approached me about using my car as a project car. This had a lot to do with my driving talent, and the fact that I was crazy enough to go run in events all over the southeast on at least 3 out of 4 weekends every month. I must say, I was thrilled!

What Dale (and I) wanted to prove was that the Legacy can be as much of a contender in the 'sport compact' market as the Impreza. First let me say, I think we found success! Now the first comment I always hear is, "well it has a lot more to do with the driver than the car." That is true to an extent. I started running my Legacy in autocrosses about two and half years ago. At the time I was running in stock classes, and taking a beating! I did some mods on the car, and luckily STS came along. Perfect! It was just what I was looking for. I found the car much more competative in STS. Yes, the CAR much more competative. My driving didn't change that much. At first STS was a small class that didn't look like it would ever amount to anything. At most of the regional events now, it is one of, if not the largest class! With the addition of parts, and the building of my driving skills, and of course some of Dale's hard work (yes he does work occasionally ), I have been able to nail down several STS titles this year. I finished first in the CCR-SCCA year-long points championship, first in Highlands Sports Car Club's Night Series points championship, and first in NCAC (North Carolina Autocross Championship) points championship. I was also aiming for a win in Triad's points championship, however there were several conflicting events. Is this a rant about how well I drive? Absolutly not! (ok, maybe a little. hehe..) This is about the car that allowed me to drive like that well!

The idea is a budget minded setup, that can compete with the big guys. (ie: DMS suspensions & such) That said, allow me to revel the *secret* setup!

The car is a 1998 Legacy GT Sedan. The suspension modifications are as follows: Eibach Pro-Kit Springs, KYB AGX Adjustable Struts, Whiteline Rear Swaybar (18-22mm), Addco Front Swaybar (25mm), Whiteline Solid End-links (front & rear), powerflex control arm bushings, MRT camber/castor plates in the front and STI Group N upper mounts in the rear, and a Whiteline front strut tower brace. The power modifications include: custom cat-back exhaust, utilizing a Magnaflow muffler. A K&N cone filter using a Kart-boy MAF adapter. (we were using a Weapon R Dragon kit, which I now miss, but had to be sold to allow for some other parts), GFB underdrive pully, and an Apex-i S-AFC. Misc. other stuff: Kart-boy short shifter, Kart-boy exhaust hangers, Whiteline poly steering rack bushings. For brakes I have added the DBA cross drilled and slotted rotors, MRT sport compound pads in the front and factory pads in the rear. I am also in the process of installing the Goodridge Braided Stainless brake lines. All the above parts were purchased from Dale Teague, except the Magnaflow muffler and powerflex control arm bushings, which were purchased from Deadbolt. Tires have been different throughout the year, but the majority of the time I was running on Potenza RE-730's. This coming season I will be trying out the new Falken Azenis.

If this seems like a shameless ad for Teague's Auto, that's because it is! Dale's wealth of Subaru knowledge has not only help me improve my car's performance, it has also kept it alive through the abusive life I have given it!

The future: I have run in two Pro-solo events in this car, and I am planning on running in as many as I can this year. I also have plans to take the Legacy to Nationals this year. I don't know how I will fare at these events, but I know that the car is set-up as well as it can be. So I guess it will just be up to me to drive it fast!

Once again, Thanks Dale!

BTW: When you see me in Kansas the car will have well over 100k miles on the clock!

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Old 01-08-2002, 08:22 AM   #2
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congrats! nice to see a legacy kicking ass and taking names..

do the upgraded bushings affect daily driving at all and what sort of alignment settings are you running?

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Old 01-08-2002, 08:31 AM   #3
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Daily driving is not bad. Of course the car is stiffer, but I usually don't take the struts off of 'race' settings when on the highway, so it's not unbearable. As far as alignment goes, I'm somewhere in the neighborhood of -1 deg camber front and rear, close to 0 deg toe front and rear and 3 deg positive castor in the front.
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Old 01-08-2002, 10:24 AM   #4
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I almost forgot about the RS owners that have driven my car! Here is Templar's response to my post on this over at the rsclub:

"Steven is correct. While he is a great driver, his Legacy is a very well balanced machine. At the last CCR event I attended (September I think) my RS was having some severe alignment issues (plus I corded one of my slicks really bad) and I drove Stevens Legacy for my last three runs. Not only did I miss finish third in S-Mod by under one tenth of a second (yes that is right SMod) but the times I recorded in a car I was not familiar with would have placed me a solid second in STS (which is where the car truly is legal). That was in a car that I am not familiar with. This Legacy is a very awesome piece of equipment."

hehe... That same day one of the other RS drivers drove my car and finished @2 seconds faster than his time in his well prepared RS!
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Old 01-08-2002, 01:58 PM   #5
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I think I need to go see Mr Teague.

Oh wait, I need some money first.

Damn. There's always that money thing.
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Old 01-08-2002, 07:07 PM   #6
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Wow 100 views and only two replies. I guess I haven't succeded.
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Old 01-08-2002, 08:11 PM   #7
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Great info and a very nice Legacy. I may use you as a reference as I decide what to do next to my Legacy, if you don't mind. I too am trying to get into autocrossing and I have been reasonably successfull in the 3 events I have entered. One of my downfalls is the fact that my Legacy is an auto. Although, it is nice not to have to worry about shifting while on the course. Please keep us up to date with your (and you car's) progress and with any new performance parts that you recommend to us Legacy owners.


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Old 01-08-2002, 08:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting your year of Legacy racing. It is great to hear that our cars can compete with the right setup. I am in the process of building my car to compete in auto-x's this coming season and plan to do some very similar things to you. Good to know I'm on the right path.
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Old 01-08-2002, 08:54 PM   #9
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For the AGX struts, I assume you used one's designed for the 98 Impreza? I have heard that they are the same one's. But not too many people seem to know that so i'm not 100% confident with it. What car are they for? Did you have to make an modifications to get them to fit?
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:25 PM   #10
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>The future: I have run in two Pro-solo events in this car, and I am planning on running in as many as I can this year. I also have plans to take the Legacy to Nationals this year. I don't know how I will fare at these events, but I know that the car is set-up as well as it can be. So I guess it will just be up to me to drive it fast!

Once again, Thanks Dale!

BTW: When you see me in Kansas the car will have well over 100k miles on the clock!

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I work in Topeka and if possible I'll stop by and say hi. I'd love to see your car. I like to take pics and stuff for fun. There is an album here of some I took this past year.

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I have to agree Dale is a heck of a good guy.
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:35 PM   #11
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For the AGX struts, I assume you used one's designed for the 98 Impreza? I have heard that they are the same one's. But not too many people seem to know that so i'm not 100% confident with it. What car are they for? Did you have to make an modifications to get them to fit?
Thanks,
Mike
The AGX's I am using are indeed the ones for the Impreza. I didn't have to make any modifications to them to fit. The only difference is the Rear Upper Strut Mounts. The Group N mounts we used were actually the ones for the WRX. Hope that helps!
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:36 PM   #12
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PEATY! You've seen my car! Remember, I was in Orlando at the race rock meet last February. hehe.. But I have made some changes since then. This is from your photo album:
hehe...

And I'm the big dork leaning on the car!

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Old 01-08-2002, 09:39 PM   #13
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Good info, thanks. Been getting my butt kicked in STS, but I only have an 18mm bar, whiteline links, and a strut brace. Not last place, mind you, just bottom half Fastest RS has exhaust, headers, and DMS

I upgraded to 16x7 RS rims, and had already planned to upgrade front swaybar and get an adj. one for the rear. Ooohhhh, I want an exhaust too. Stromungs @ Cobb are $405, and Brullens from our resident vendor are $519. Santa forgot to drop one down the chimney for me.

Got the whiteline stuff from Dale, very nice guy.

And tell him to update the project cars page, fer cryin out loud! I just checked last week and your car hasn't been touched since June. :monkey:
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Old 01-08-2002, 09:51 PM   #14
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Doh, now I remember. I have to say I take tons of pics and meet lots of Scooby people it's hard to keep track Plus I'm getting old and my memory isn't what it use to be Definitely look me up if you come out this way
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Old 01-08-2002, 11:33 PM   #15
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lucien2: Part of the problem with my car not being updated has been my schedule. I haven't had time to give Dale any write ups or take any photos for him to update with. Hopefully that will change very soon! So continue to look for updates.

Peaty, that's ok. I understand!
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Old 01-09-2002, 11:15 PM   #16
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~ cues up Man Eater ~

Cuz Steve's a REXXXXX EATER!!!!!!!


spanks my poor little WRX's butt all over the place sniff sniff... only 3 local wrx's that I know of have beaten steven's times at an auto-x ... and 2 of those 3 were tuned by Dale (one being Dale's).
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