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Old 07-15-2002, 08:49 AM   #1
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Well I finally got around to putting my spoiler on this past weekend. We were inside a buddy's garage, but still got wet due to all the rain. There was one minor incident.....the spoiler slid and fell back, put a small dent in the top of the deck lid......it's almost covered up by the spoiler base where it mounts to the trunk, but it's not.

Suggestions and recommendations for people that want to install a spoiler.....of any kind. Get a big piece of paper.....set the spoiler down on the piece of paper, trace around where the mounting holes are, then lay the paper on the trunk and position accordingly. It's easier to move paper around then it is the spoiler.

I've still gotta hook up the brake light, but I gotta find some little clips and flexi plastic wire protector.

We also found out that even the factory didn't get the spoiler completely 100% lined up perfectly. We noticed that when I was using his turbo legacy as a guide.

Here's some pics, the spoiler needs to be washed/wiped down....it's got finger prints all over it from the install.





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Old 07-15-2002, 09:32 AM   #2
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Wow! That's a 12 year old car? I admire you man!
Your car looks new and the spoiler really makes it look good! Great job! You are my rold model. I intend to keep Chewie for at least 12 years and keep her looking like that!
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:44 AM   #3
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Thanks Heather Yeah it's a 12 year old car.....hard to imagine huh.

Those aren't even the best pictures. Here's some better ones I took after putting zymol on. http://www.main.experiencetherave.com:8080/zymol

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Old 07-15-2002, 10:43 AM   #4
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Looks good. I am so glad you put a factory spolier on. When I first saw the thread I was thinking big aluminum wing.
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:55 AM   #5
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hehe.....I wouldn't even consider putting a big aluminum one on. I don't even care for 2.5 rs's spoiler.....too big for my tastes.

The turbo legacy spoiler is subtle, yet adds a bit of class

I do like the bumper and front fascia for the turbo legacy, so maybe I could swap that too......

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Old 07-15-2002, 11:04 AM   #6
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I just put my (factory) spoiler on my wagon this weekend, no pics yet.

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(edit: and no baby yet, Heather! :O )
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Old 07-15-2002, 11:59 AM   #7
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Nice I just went out to the local junk yard and bought a hole trunk w/ spoiler, but that coust me $400.

looking good man

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Old 07-15-2002, 05:19 PM   #8
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josh: bravo brotha, excellent look!

ps> IM is coming to dallas!
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:53 PM   #9
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Thanks Pooh

Yeah I heard they're comin.......prob won't be able to go since it's during the week
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Old 07-15-2002, 08:27 PM   #10
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Nice looking car. Now just get the turbo hood and the turbo insides
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Old 07-15-2002, 08:39 PM   #11
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thats what im doin i got the interior, front bumper, the hood, grill, door handels and the spoiler. basicly it looks like a turbo but it aint. i just got to get my car sprayed up. next is the turbo motor. legacy 777 lookin good. i didnt get a chance to put the spoiler on yet. the led i got didnt fit right either. ill post pics when im done.
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:16 PM   #12
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I always thought the rear of the sedans needed something and that definitely fills the bill. I wish my eight year old car looked as good.

Nice work
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:16 PM   #13
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Looking good. Bravo on avoiding tasteless aftermarket spoilers. I try to do as many mods to my car as possible with Subaru parts. It just feels right.

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Old 07-15-2002, 10:22 PM   #14
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thanks everyone for the compliments. The turbo legacy spoiler was the only one I was considering puttin on. engine stuff is on the bill......unfortunately won't happen for at least a year.....at the min.......housing for moi is more important

Hood and front bumper would look good too

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Old 07-16-2002, 12:36 AM   #15
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Looks good.. .nice clean car!

What's up with the WA plates there TEX?
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Old 07-16-2002, 02:31 AM   #16
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Josh,

I recall you're thread about moving to Texas a few months back and saw a picture of your car then. My thought was that it looked great but could really use a Turbo Legacy spoiler and look at your car now. All hooked up and looking sweet.


Agree with your prioritization too... house first, then settle into that, then start modding since you'll have the perfect place to set up your mod shop... in your very own garage

Keep us posted as you progress along your mod time-line.

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Old 07-16-2002, 09:16 AM   #17
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snowone,

I grew up in WA, then moved to PA to go to school, was there for about 4 years. Moved to Memphis for the first part of my rotation with work, and now I'm in Houston for my second rotation. I'm goin to keep the WA plates on until I know I'll be staying in one place for a little while.

If I do get a house down here, then I'll switch everything over. I haven't been hassled about my out of state plate yet. I've got the perfect alibi, I'm doing an intern for said company.....I've still got my student id....hehehe.

I'm heading back up to Seattle in a little less then two weeks. Going to be visiting my mom and working on the car since I have garage access up there

Dale,

Yeah.....It needed a spoiler. It looks good....however there's something missing.....I haven't quite figured it out.....I'm working on getting some whiteline springs, which I think will really help the handling and looks.

My biggest problem now with even working on my car is the lack of space to do it in. No garage....no place to even wash my car. So ya I need a house.....and another car so I can still get to work and such and leave this car sorta laying in pieces

I've got too much stuff in my apt now that belongs in the garage.....just no place to put it.....hahaha.

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There is nothing quite like the chemistry (bonding) and artistry of working on your own car. To me, seeing my car up on four jackstands, with all four wheels off and everything arranged in nice, neat order ready to go on the car, is pure beauty. That is only matched by the pure, tactile exhillaration of dropping it back on the ground and trying it out the first time after you've put everything back together again. Nothing better baby!

Yeah, I know the feeling Josh. Respringing the suspension will tighten things up a bit and give you some of the handling you're looking for. I presume you're running the 2.2L... what ideas do you have for power upgrades or do you think you will be content with stock? A 1st Gen Legacy Turbo setup would be a nice "wahoo" edition if you could swing that.

BTW - where in PA did you go to school? I grew up about 80 miles north of Pittsburgh. Heading back there next week for a family and HS reunion and some fly fishing.

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There is nothing quite like the chemistry (bonding) and artistry of working on your own car. To me, seeing my car up on four jackstands, with all four wheels off and everything arranged in nice, neat order ready to go on the car, is pure beauty. That is only matched by the pure, tactile exhillaration of dropping it back on the ground and trying it out the first time after you've put everything back together again. Nothing better baby!
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Yes! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh................ YES!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-16-2002, 12:12 PM   #20
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Dale,

Yeah I got the 2.2 liter in now. I was thinking about just turboing my motor. I've got a friend that is in northern california, was arizona that did this, and was doing very good with it. However he was running alcohol injection and a couple other things. He was getting about 200 hp at the wheels.

He's having a 2.2T block built with a strocker kit, piston connecting spot is shortening to provide the longer stroke. It'll be around 2.6 liter he said. He's getting chromoly rods, titanium valve guides and such. He's gettin the motor built for around 400 hp, with a max boost of around 27 psi.

He knows what he's doing, and is still runnin the N/A turbo'd engine however one cylinder is effectively dead. He wanted to push the motor and see where the weak spots are. From what he's found the weak spots are the piston rings and the valve seats I think. I'd have to double check which part of the valves he toasted, but it was something to do with that.

Essentially he recommended not to run over 5 psi on a N/A engine if you want it to last......or unless you want to be dumpin lots of money into it.

I certainly don't have an endless pocket book, and if I'm goin to go turbo, a 2.2T block may be the right way to go. I wouldn't mind swapping in the running gear as well. We'll see if I can get a hold of a complete turbo legacy and pillage it for parts.....We shall see

I've been wanting springs for quite some time now......so I'm lookin forward to the suspension stuff. I'm more of a handling nut. Enjoy the twisty's.......because speed is nothing without control......and anyone can go fast in a straight line.....being able to go fast in turns and stop quickly are all part of the equation.

I went to school at Penn State. I went to Berks campus the first two years since I have relatives in the Allentown area, then went to state college to finish things up.

I've got a good friend who lives in McKeesport. He grad with me....he's workin for US steel right now.....he's not too happy with things....so we shall see what he does.

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