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Old 11-13-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default My Legacy Outback STI V4 Story

This might not be the most chosen platform for perfomance aplication but I initially got that car just its practicality. AWD, ABS,Heated seat, lots of space for the Dog and camping equipment and not to expensive with 280 000Km on the clock. Go the car for 1 week and I spun a crank bearing on the original engine. put in another EJ25 from Japan this time. Its suppose to be good and more reliable than the american one. I drove it one year and it blew a head gasket. F%$*!!! I was pissed.

I came around a good deal that was posted on the board for a STI V4 EJ20K that was completly rebuilt with V6 bottom end parts, a V2 tranny, a suretrack rear diff and wrx rear brakes. I also purchased a 3in turbo back exaust (catless) and a TD05 turbo.

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parts I got, and a catback 3in SS exaust for 150$











I adapted my 2.5 engine harness to the V4 engine and then i cut my ecu connectors, after 6 hours I finished splicing the wires to the new ecu.



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Old 11-13-2007, 10:31 PM   #2
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took everything outta the car










then i put the new powertrain in....







relocated the cruise control vaccum pump and actuator







I had to cut my clutch reservoir and relocate my bypass valve since I am using a V6 tmic. you can also see the new location for my wastegate selenoid. I put it there since I used the original EGR wires to hook it up.










go myself a cheap 3in bellmouth down pipe mounted to a TD05







installed my exaust, 3in turbo back and it makes an awsome sound







I finally heres an Outback you dont see often






...Conclusion all that is left is changing the gears in the rear diff. since its wienning like crazy and and getting my STI suspension. No problem with the engine what so ever, it runs great and cant wait for the break in period to be over.....;-)

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Old 11-13-2007, 10:38 PM   #3
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I will also try to make cleaner.....here was my last project....



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Old 11-13-2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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nice why take the vf-23 out for a td05?
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:41 PM   #5
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turbo did not come with the engine.....unfortunatly
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:43 AM   #6
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I thought my wagon was a sleeper.....that thing would make vipers and corvetts look like waist of money if you did a stand alone, inj, and raised the boost a couple of psi
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:54 AM   #7
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I thinks my dad's '98 Outback needs a stronger motor too.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:58 AM   #8
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All you need now is the underhood duct for the hood scoop!
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:00 AM   #9
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Awesome! Green outbacks are like the plain janes of the Subaru world... Total sleeper
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:32 AM   #10
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awesome swap. Complete sleeper. Very close to my own legacy wagon, but you get me with the outback part, hahaha. Congrats on adding to the sti swapped legacy wagon club
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:53 PM   #11
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Looks like my Outback (only lower with smaller tires and a tiny engine that makes more juice than my 2.2 )


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Old 12-14-2007, 12:01 PM   #12
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update.....


Got some STI V7 struts and installed them( Iknow the pic has a V8 strut but I went to exange it later)

It took like 16 hours to get all the body pacers out and to change all the parts from outback to regular leg parts like tranny cross member, drive shaft and hagner bearing , struts(V7), steering colum and shaft, shifter assembly, trailing arms, sway bar mounts etc... Naturally this is quebec and the bolt where mostly all rusted and seized.




sand blasted a few parts and painted a few also..


i had to relocate the windsheild washer hose in the hood weebing so it would clear the intercooler and bypass valve


I installed wood trim from the wrecked LegGT I bought and Boost gauge in a Homemade with exaust gauge pod!



Cheers....more updates to come cauz i got JDM Headlights, tail lights, tweeters and front grill in the mail!

i dunno if this will work but here is the sound of the exaust witch I think sounds pretty nice
Click here to watch Subbie-Exaust
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:10 PM   #13
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Cool project, and it sounds like you found a clever way to tackle the wiring. Your car is very well preserved for over 280km!
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Old 12-14-2007, 05:59 PM   #14
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Nice,

I like to think my swapped Legacy is a sleeper, but I think I have too much bling now. Your Outback is a true sleeper.

Nice job.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:34 PM   #15
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Don't know how I missed this, but that is one nice sleeper. In fact maybe too nice, now I have to make sure my wife doesn't find this otherwise I'll never hear the end of it.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:42 AM   #16
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i want to swap my 01 limited so bad. Youre definitely inspiration
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