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Old 08-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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So I recently bought an 06 Legacy GT, a few months later I blew the stock turbo... Finally had it replaced with the V52 now my only question is if I'm upgrading part by part what should my next step be? This is my first Subaru and first turbocharged car I'm not gonna lie when I say I'm a bit lost anything past intake and exhaust on my soon to be monster. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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I would first ensure that all the basic maintance has been done before modding. It's always nice to start with a reliable car then mod it. What's your goal? brakes, suspenion, tires, tune and then play.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Yeah I know that... Lol just got it back from
The mechanic today brought it up to Les Schwab today to get my rims put on found out i need brakes and alignment done too... But for the most part I don't think I'll b doing suspension... Love driving in the snow and can not wait till next boarding season last years was cut short due to a broken collar bone... I'm thinking for the most part just plan on slowly building the motor part by part I guess only time and cash flow will tell. I guess I'm just looking for small upgrades for the moment that I won't have to drop RACKS on like the damn $2000 I dropped on my turbo...
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:57 PM   #4
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Start by setting a GOAL for the car, then set a reasonable budget.

Remember to TUNE for 95% of the mods you do to the motor. And reading Unabombers manifesto located in the Newbies section will gain you a WEALTH of knowledge.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Good point never really thought of it that way... I've been so wrapped up in my R-1 my Legacy has been pretty neglected... But I will defiantly look in to that thanks!
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Its hard to mod one part at a time because almost every part needs to be tuned for. It would be easier to do all the mods at once then you only have to tune once.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #7
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You mentioned driving in the snow, do you drive in the snow on street or do you do a bit of rough roading? If you on some crappy dirt trails, I would suggest a Primitive Racing skidplate. For climbing/hiking I have to drive on some crappy roads and I don't want anything smacking the oil pan on my car.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:23 AM   #8
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I was looking at getting one of those and that would be an upgrade I wouldn't have to tune for...
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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If you have hp goal giving you suggestions would be easier.

HinshawWRX is 100% right its all about tuning. Unabombers manifesto is a huge help for those looking to modify their car.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #10
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Yeah I know that... Lol just got it back from
The mechanic today brought it up to Les Schwab today to get my rims put on found out i need brakes and alignment done too... But for the most part I don't think I'll b doing suspension... Love driving in the snow and can not wait till next boarding season last years was cut short due to a broken collar bone... I'm thinking for the most part just plan on slowly building the motor part by part I guess only time and cash flow will tell. I guess I'm just looking for small upgrades for the moment that I won't have to drop RACKS on like the damn $2000 I dropped on my turbo...
You paid 2k for a vf52, installed I assume... Holy *****, ?????
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #11
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You paid 2k for a vf52, installed I assume... Holy *****, ?????
Still... installed and tuned, +injectors and a custom intake, I was like 11-1200 I think. Shop around before you just hand it over to someone.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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Still... installed and tuned, +injectors and a custom intake, I was like 11-1200 I think. Shop around before you just hand it over to someone.
a new vf52 is 1100. i dont think your math adds up. that was your cost not the op's.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #13
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a new vf52 is 1100. i dont think your math adds up. that was your cost not the op's.

True. I got a pretty good deal I guess, only paid 400 for the turbo too.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #14
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Yeah what's done is done, so yeah I got the turbo, just waiting to catch up on bills to continue the process
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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Depends on if you want " show or go " lol.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #16
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Both show is nice but if u have no go then what's the point of having a sexy ass ride
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #17
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Both show is nice but if u have no go then what's the point of having a sexy ass ride
True that lol. O and a badass licence plate to go along with it!
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