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Old 11-10-2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default My 96 Legacy L Wagon project...

Hey guys, my name is Brandon and I am new to this amazing site. My friend is the one that got me into subies, before my Legacy I had an 87 Mazda Rx7... so needless to say it was quite a jump.

I started out with an automatic, 2.2 non turbo, rusted out, bairly running legacy l wagon.

The first mod I did was I installed 02 wrx wheels and seats from my buddies wrx. He upgraded to sti seats and oz superlager wheels.

After that we were sitting around one day and decided to make a hybrid engine out of the ej22t and the ej20t, the wrx engine. It just so happens that he did an sti version 8 swap about 2 months ago, and had many parts to turbo the wagon.

First we swapped out the two engine with the stock legacy turbo, no intercooler, stock injectors, stock fuel maps, and no boost controller. It was faster but I didn't think it as safe or smart to leave it untuned.

Next we put a manual boost controller on it, and wired up a greddy e-manage to help out with the tune situation. We installed the turbo injectors, cranked the boost up to 12 psi on my new wrx turbo and had some fun.

Still not intercooled, I was having some power loss on the top end, so we decided to run a front mount setup because of the lack of clearence with the ej22t throttle body and the fire wall.

Now this is where I am now. I have just ordered a t3 t4 hybrid turbo, t04b, and I plan on making a new up pipe, and down pipe to run the large turbo. I will keep you guys posted on the project, and pics.

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Old 11-11-2007, 01:34 AM   #2
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Sounds fun! Next up, 5 speed swap! So you're running the engine off your stock ECU with just boost control? What is it doing for fuel?
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:21 AM   #3
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Lets see some pictures
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:04 AM   #4
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i'd be interested to learn more about how you got that motor wired up and working. i'm about to do a very similar swap in the near future.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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in answer to the first question about fuel managment, I do have a piggy back installed. It's a greddy e-manage. I also have the turbo fuel injectors so fueling is fine for right now. When I get the bigger turbo, I might have to run and additional injector. I am going to build the auto trans with upgraded clutch packs, valve body, and maybe a shift kit. I want to leave it an auto, to be unique.

In answer to the second question, the motor really was a direct bolt in. We had to use the intake manifold from the stock ej22, it has a wrx up pipe, down pipe, and turbo. The only real problems we had as far as getting the motor to fit with the new cross member was the ej22 water pump and coolant outlet. We had to use the water pump from the ej22t. Other than that it was a direct bolt in job. Just keep in mind if you do the ej22t swap, you do need the crossmember, new front sway bar, and also have to do away with cruse control, for clearence issues with the turbo.

Pics will be up very shortly.

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Old 11-11-2007, 11:48 PM   #6
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how about some video!!! BTW disregard the intercooler... it's gone now And for the wiring and ish it's a Stock intake mani, stock wiring harness (didn't change anything), stock coolant tube (thing ontop the block, i have no idea what the technical term is), wrx header/upipe/downpipe, wrx td04l.... and now video (i think you might have to be a member of facebook to view it):
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=6143177495
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:05 AM   #7
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how about some video!!! BTW disregard the intercooler... it's gone now And for the wiring and ish it's a Stock intake mani, stock wiring harness (didn't change anything), stock coolant tube (thing ontop the block, i have no idea what the technical term is), wrx header/upipe/downpipe, wrx td04l.... and now video (i think you might have to be a member of facebook to view it):
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=6143177495
Sounds beefy
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:20 AM   #8
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Hey guys, my name is Brandon and I am new to this amazing site.
Welcome! Great to see your success with the car - I've got a hybrid EJ257 setup myself, but a really mild setup compared to yours. You'll find the Legacy forums on NASIOC to be friendly, but if you have any hard core engine questions you can check out the Subaru Conversions forums - a lot of what they're doing to the Subaru EJ engines there applies and there are some really experienced people there. Sounds like you know what you're doing too!
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:39 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, and thanks lucas for the props. Lucas and I spent alot of time blood sweat and tears to make it what it is and I am pretty proud of it. But, it still has a LONG way to go. I will keep this thread going until the car is 100% compleated.

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Old 11-15-2007, 12:09 PM   #10
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well the t04b should be here tomorrow along with my ssbov. I am also picking up a decent sized front mount on friday, tomorrow. I should have the turbo in, tuned, and hitting low 13's by monday. Ill have pics and vids up after its compleated.
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Old 11-18-2007, 03:41 AM   #11
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Well, now the t3 t4 to4e is on the car. We fabricated a new up pipe, down pipe, made oil return and drain lines, and am still running with no intercooler on 8 psi. It pulls quite hard, for being pretty untuned, with no intercooler, on a stock automatic trans. I will have pics up shortly, but just thought I would make a new post.

BY THE WAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS A JOKE.... IT'S NOT AT ALL. I feel that I am not getting many hits on my post because people see I am a newb, and my first thread is a legacy L build thread... they might call BS. But I can assure everyone, this is very much real. So enjoy the up comming pics :-)

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:00 AM   #12
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Well, now the t3 t4 to4e is on the car. We fabricated a new up pipe, down pipe, made oil return and drain lines, and am still running with no intercooler on 8 psi. It pulls quite hard, for being pretty untuned, with no intercooler, on a stock automatic trans. I will have pics up shortly, but just thought I would make a new post.

BY THE WAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS A JOKE.... IT'S NOT AT ALL. I feel that I am not getting many hits on my post because people see I am a newb, and my first thread is a legacy L build thread... they might call BS. But I can assure everyone, this is very much real. So enjoy the up comming pics :-)

Brandon.
I can assure anyone that this is not BS. I saw this car in person tonight @ the Novi meet. Unfortunately I didnít get to meet you Brandon as I was sitting on the other end of the table, but I took a look at your leggy especially after noticing a fmic (though not hooked up), and was impressed. I look forward to meeting you, Iím the guy with the red 97 Legacy GT.

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Old 11-28-2007, 01:02 AM   #13
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Oh, I forgot.

Post some pics dammit!!!
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #14
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Well, now the t3 t4 to4e is on the car. We fabricated a new up pipe, down pipe, made oil return and drain lines, and am still running with no intercooler on 8 psi. It pulls quite hard, for being pretty untuned, with no intercooler, on a stock automatic trans. I will have pics up shortly, but just thought I would make a new post.

BY THE WAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS IS A JOKE.... IT'S NOT AT ALL. I feel that I am not getting many hits on my post because people see I am a newb, and my first thread is a legacy L build thread... they might call BS. But I can assure everyone, this is very much real. So enjoy the up comming pics :-)

Brandon.
i think your not getting hits because there's no pictures.. not because we dont believe you..
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:51 AM   #15
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I can assure you this car is coming along nicely. I recently met Brandon and Lucas (Brandon's girlfriend is my neighbor) and these guys are doing an excellent job with this wagon. No bolt-on, plug-n-play action here. Lots of ingenuity and hand fabrication here. I'm anxious to see what kind of numbers they get out of this car when all is said and done. If I think of it, I can snap a few pics sometime if you guys want. It does look pretty sinister in flat black with the black steelies on it (though I preferred the forest green color it originally was ).

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:29 PM   #16
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hey thanks scott for the props. Also, sorry guys for not updating the thread too much as I have been having a few things that have to come first. Anyway, I will take some pics and try to do a step by step on what all took place, what worked, what didn't work, things of that nature.

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:32 PM   #17
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I can assure anyone that this is not BS. I saw this car in person tonight @ the Novi meet. Unfortunately I didnít get to meet you Brandon as I was sitting on the other end of the table, but I took a look at your leggy especially after noticing a fmic (though not hooked up), and was impressed. I look forward to meeting you, Iím the guy with the red 97 Legacy GT.

-Ryan

I have to tell you that LGT was one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Hopefully I will be at the next novi meet and that darn FMIC will be hooked up. UPS was to deliver my charge piping yesterday, so I got the whole thing hooked up excited that my car would finally have an intecooler, but yet again UPS let me down. Once again, thanks everyone for the support and the intrest.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:07 PM   #18
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well, it looks like the legacy will be down for a bit. Last night after I got back from novi, I was pulling into my driveway, and heard this horrible rattle. After doing some looking I found that all my bolts for my torque converter were missing. Now I have to figure out how the hell I am going to get them out of the trans case and back in the torque converter. *sigh* it's always one thing after another.

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #19
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yea more pics that video was kinda weak!
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:46 PM   #20
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when you do fish them out of there....you might want to think of red loctite.

when i helped my brother do his HG job on his car, we lost one of the TC bolts and it didnt drop out. we used a mirror and magnet thingy to try to find it but we couldnt.

it ended up being stuck on a little rib on the tranny, like its own personal shelf. there was no way in hell we could have gotten to it.


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Old 12-02-2007, 11:32 PM   #21
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well the project is done. I am selling the car due to a crack in the block. I gave it a good run. Oh well, thanks for the support guys. Later.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #22
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replacing it with something else?
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:31 PM   #23
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Not for right now, I just don't have the money to throw down on another ej22t block... but who knows, maybe someday.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:23 PM   #24
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Bummer about the car... Are you in the Lansing area by any chance? I saw some videos of your car up on youtube and recognized another WRX I'd seen locally...
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #25
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Yeah, and by the way to the people viewing this thread. JUST A WATER PUMP!. Car should be on her feet again by friday. w00t.

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