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Old 02-05-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Legacy Granny's 1997 Legacy L Wagon

I decided to make a thread for Granny so you don't need to see an old wagon in all the other threads. When I first got Granny she was beaten up and dirty. Over the last three years I have tried to clean her up as nice as possible on my cheap budget. To save money I have done most of the work myself so here is my progress.

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WHP: Coming Soon...
Weight: 2,800lbs


Mod list:


Cosmetics:


Interior:

Custom Blue Suede STi Door Cards
Custom Blue Suede Shifter Skirt
Custom Black Carpet
Custom Gauge Cluster
Custom Boost Gauge Mount
Custom Garage Door Opener
3M Carbon Fiber Wrapped Dash
Sparco Lowering Shift Knob
STi Carpet Floor Mats
Sony Xplō XS-GT1627A Speakers
Sound Ordnance B-8Ps 8" Subwoofer
Sound Ordnance B-8PT 8" Subwoofer
Pioneer Stereo
Rear Interior Stripped


Exterior:

Custom Mud Flaps
Custom License Plate Mount
BG5 JDM Zector Grill
Hella Supertone Horns
Fenders Rolled
20% Rear Tint
OZ Racing Prodrives Wheels
Show-N-Go Remote Front License Plate Frame
Rear 07 STi Defuser
JDM BG5 Tail Lights
Smoked Headlights
H1 Mini Projectors
6000k HID Bulbs
LED White Halos
Painted WRB
Color Matched Trim
Color Matched Center Tail Lights
Color Matched Rear License Plate
Java Black Wiper Nozzles
Java Black Wipers
Grill Painted Java Black
Custom LEGASTi Emblem
WRX Emblem


Performance:


Engine:

EJ22 Block
EJ25D Heads
2.5D Cams
18G Ported, Polished, & Powder Coated Turbo
Hallman Pro Boost Controller
Greddy Emanage Ultimate Engine Management
750cc Red Side Feed Injectors
2006 WRX Intercooler
Mishimoto WRX Intercooler Y Pipe Kit
HKS Blow Off Valve
NGK V-Power Spark Plugs
STi Fuel Pump
2.2 Turbo Water Pump
Tomei Timing Belt Guide
2008 Forester 2.5 Intake Manifold
STi Motor Mounts
STi Turbo Braket
2.5 Throttle Body
AEM Air Cleaner
Custom Intake


Transmission:

2005 LGT Transmission
2004 STi Transmission Stubs
Group N Transmission Mount
2005 LGT Rear Differential
2006 WRX ACT Street Light Flywheel
2006 WRX ACT HD Clutch
2006 WRX Hydraulic Clutch Pedal Assembly
1996 Legacy Front Hub w/ ABS
DCCDPro Vehicle Speed Sensor Pro



Exhaust:

3 Custom Fitted Cat Back Exhaust
3" Bell Mouth Decatted Downpipe.
STi Equal Length Headers
2.5" Up Pipe
COBB Exhaust Hangers


Suspension and Handling:

Megan Racing Track Coilovers
STi Lateral Links
STi Front Sway Bar
STi Rear Sway Bar
STi Rear Endlinks
Kakumei STi Rear Strut Bar
Front Brembo 2-Piece 13" Cross-Drilled Vented Full Floating Rotors.
Front Brembo GT1-S 4-Pistons (F50-Type) Calipers (Powder Coated Cherry Blossom Red)
Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Front Brake Lines
Front HPS Hawk Brake Pads
2002 WRX Rear Cross Member
2002 WRX Rear Hub Knuckles
2002 WRX Rear Axles
2002 WRX Rear Rotors
2002 WRX Rear Calipers
2002 WRX Trailing Links
2002 WRX E-Break Assembly
Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Rear Brake Lines
225/45/17 Bridgestone RE070 (Summer Setup)
225/45/17 Hankook I-Pike (Winter Setup)


Lots of mods coming soon.


Granny's first detailing. I wish I had a before picture but I don't.



Granny gets her engine cleaned for probably the first time in her life.



Granny gets custom made (by me) blue suede STi door cars.

Before:


After:


Granny's first fishing trip.


Who says an old lady can't pack?!



Granny gets hearing aids.


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Old 02-05-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
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Granny gets a new grill.


Granny's first auto-x!


Granny gets some racing numbers.
Is it fast? It's got racing numbers on it doesn't it?


Granny with custom plate, and her new wheels and tires.



Boy that's a close fit!


Granny gets mudflaps (made by me).



Granny gets a scooby doll and a STi muffler! VVVVVVROOOOOOOOOOM!

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #3
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Granny gets an interior makeover.


Randome pictures.






I bet your car hasn't been here. Hehehehe....


Granny with a new grill.


Granny's engine bay goes WRB!


Granny gets a STi front sway bar.


Lots more to post I just ran out of pictures for now.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #4
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Definitely can't wait to see more from this.
It is still one of my fetishes to have a older LGT wagon and go crazy with it.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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can you explain the sway bars... curious how you got them to fit?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #7
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I put my stock endlinks and mounts on the STi bar. The parts in my hand is what came off the STi bar.




Difference in size.



Mounted.




I started to size up the rear STi sway bar by replacing the Legacy torsion bars with the STi ones (these fit fine). I checked the length of the Sti sway bar and it also looked like it will fit (I will know for sure later today when I do the rest). For this to work you need STi torsion bars, STi rear sway bar (duh), STi rubber bushings, STi endlinks (these work with the STi torsion bars), and Legacy metal sway bar mounts.

To hang the STi sway bars I had to use the STi rubber bushings with the Legacy metal mounts (STi bushings fit the bar, Legacy mounts fit the car). The STi rubber bushings have a lip so to make them fit the Legacy mounts you need to grind the lips down like so.




From there I could mount ONE side (you will see why I said one in a second) of the sway bar and test fit it with the STi torsion bar.



Now the reason I could only mount one side is the spot where you put the spare tire is in the way. I started to cut at it tonight and I'll finish it today.



Size difference.



Hope this helps. I will update this when I get further along. Not sure how far I will get today with the Superbowl going on.

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Old 02-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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as always, nice work. looking forward to see more!
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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I saw ALL of the pictures on my phone. Awesome job. I can't wait to see what she looks like when she's done.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #10
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I saw ALL of the pictures on my phone. Awesome job. I can't wait to see what she looks like when she's done.
Glad the pictures are working for you.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:41 AM   #11
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Made spacers for my sway bar mounts. Hopefully this gives the sway bars enough clearance.

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Old 02-08-2012, 02:19 AM   #12
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I put on my 2.5 heads today! Racer Dubya is coming over tomorrow to help put things together, so hopefully Team Swan will get a lot done.

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:04 AM   #13
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almost there man! keep up the good work.

considered cleaning up the block befor it goes back in?
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:24 AM   #14
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almost there man! keep up the good work.

considered cleaning up the block befor it goes back in?
Oh don't worry this engine will be spotless.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:58 AM   #15
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Cams and oil pan on!


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Old 02-09-2012, 04:23 AM   #16
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oh yea!
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:57 AM   #17
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Header went on today! Doing a few special touches to the intake manifold and then we can finish up.




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Old 02-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #18
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What header is that?
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:36 AM   #19
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Ummmm I think they are Borla 1P EJ25 stainless steel headers
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:08 AM   #20
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Perhaps I'm missing it, but I don't see any provisions for a turbo oil drain. Also, before you get too far, consider the location of your turbo inlet versus the accessories and SMJ connectors versus the turbo housing.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:17 AM   #21
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Oil drain is going in the valve cover which is why they aren't on yet.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:33 AM   #22
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Test fitting the turbo. Mmmmmmmm.

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #23
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Ummmm I think they are Borla 1P EJ25 stainless steel headers
Not borla... It's a no name... UP is welded to the headers
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:50 AM   #24
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Finally got a chance to work on Granny. It's been awhile.

I put on the 2.2t water pump.



I put on and torqued one valve cover.



Tapped into the other valve cover for the turbo's oil drain. I am waiting for a cam bolt to come in before I can torque this valve cover.



I tapped into the heater core lines for the coolant lines.



I cut and grinded the unnecessary pieces on the intake manifold to clean it up a bit.




I will finish cleaning the dirt and grease off, and hopefully paint it tomorrow.



I wanted to take a quick peek at what I had to look forward to so I hung the belt cover on.


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oooohhh man!
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