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Old 09-19-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my friend has a 2008 legacy in very good condition and he is looking to get alot more power out of it. He is the original owner and its his first (self-owned) car so he doesnt want to trade it in or sell it. I suggested to look into converting it to the gt version. Has anyone one here done this? What would you estimate this whole conversion to cost? I dont think he want the breaks or suspension (although im trying to convince him to get sway bars). I think a used VF48, used uppip, used TBE, and protune would be around $1500-2000. My guess for everything not including labor would be around $2500. Are the headers the same from the legacy to he legacy gt? Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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the motors are completely different. go do some reading man. you can just drop a turbo on a na subaru motor.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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I don't see this project or thread going very well...
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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Hey guys, my friend has a 2008 legacy in very good condition and he is looking to get alot more power out of it. He is the original owner and its his first (self-owned) car so he doesnt want to trade it in or sell it. I suggested to look into converting it to the gt version. Has anyone one here done this? What would you estimate this whole conversion to cost? I dont think he want the breaks or suspension (although im trying to convince him to get sway bars). I think a used VF48, used uppip, used TBE, and protune would be around $1500-2000. My guess for everything not including labor would be around $2500. Are the headers the same from the legacy to he legacy gt? Thanks for the help!
the motors are NOT the same, you can't just drop a turbo on an NA subaru without doing a BOATLOAD of other work.

for the cost it'll take you to get it to become a GT, you'd be better of selling the car and buying a GT.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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Tell him to reset his ECU for new gas everytime. (I'm kidding)

The N/A motor cannot take the power of a turbo for very long. If he does it, he blows within a month.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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Engine, trans, rear end (it's lsd in a GT), computer to start.

Figure $6k in parts plus whatever for labor to start with.

Or sell the Legacy and buy a GT and get all that plus sunroof, SI Drive, heated leather seats, etc. That would likely be far less. Heck....I sold my 08 LGT a year ago for $13.2k.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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I had one of my co-workers tell me I should have gotten a WRX swap for my 2.5i Legacy from 2009 instead of getting my WRX. Don't be that guy. It would be much less effort, headache and will actually be more economical if you just do it right the first time. Trade in the 2.5i and get a Legacy GT or Impreza WRX. Don't do a swap.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #8
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Engine, trans, rear end (it's lsd in a GT), computer to start.

Figure $6k in parts plus whatever for labor to start with.

Or sell the Legacy and buy a GT and get all that plus sunroof, SI Drive, heated leather seats, etc. That would likely be far less. Heck....I sold my 08 LGT a year ago for $13.2k.
Thanks for the advice. I know NOTHING about the legacy or the gt. Ill probably convince him to trade it for a similar year gt. Thanks again
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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AVO makes a pretty nice little turbo kit for the N/A car... there's someone on LGT.com with this kit and loves it AFAIK....

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:16 AM   #10
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Not worth it at all sell the car and buy the GT. that avo kit helps the car to just get over the 200whp mark where a stock gt makes more power than that and is a ****load more reliable.
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