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Old 08-21-2003, 08:22 PM   #1
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Question Info or site about 90-93 Subaru Legacy specs?

Hey all,

As some of you know (very very few of you actually), I'm planning on selling my RSX-S in the spring in favour of a new WRX. To help save up some down payment money, I'm thinking of selling the RSX now and eliminating that money pit over the winter. That will give me 6 months of extra money to put aside for the Rex...

Anyway, i'll still need a car for work and such through the winter, and am thinking I'd like to pickup an early 90's Legacy turbo to get me over the hump. What I'm looking for is any information about the Legacy from the first half of the last decade. I'm looking at the 1990 - 1993 models (not sure if that generation was available earlier or later than those years). Also, I can't find any info about the different trim levels and their differences. Or any information about the differences between US and Canadian versions. Come to think of it, what to look for or check for in a used version, and possibly what years/options to stay away from would prove very useful as well.

Any help you all can offer would be great. I've been mainly a lurker but have been regularly visiting the forums for quite some time now, and I know there's always plenty of help here. You guys rock...
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Old 08-25-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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IMHO, Turbos are going to be hard to find, particularily in 5 speed. Why bother if it's only for over the winter. Not that much more power than an na 2.2
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Old 08-25-2003, 02:40 PM   #3
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Like he said, Leg turbos are fairly difficult to find, particularly in 5 speed and sedan form. According to edmunds, hp on the 2.2 turbo was 160 vs about 125 for the n/a. I drove a '92 n/a for about a year and was impressed with the power output for how small the engine was and it was even an auto. I would suggest sticking to that if you're going to get rid of it in a year anyway. If you really need more power, find an early SVX. Around here they go for ~$6,000US. They have a 230 HP 3.3L H-6, and are arguably the best looking Subaru ever made. Of course, if you go that route, you just might forget about the WRX next year.

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oh and btw, that gen legacy was available through MY94
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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specs - search the archives here:
www.cars101.com

the car itself can be found...
you just have to dig a bit


www.autotrader.com is a great source for used cars

good luck!
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:26 PM   #5
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Actually there's several 90-93's available on trader.ca, with a couple turbo's in my area. The one I in particular I'm looking at is a white 92 turbo 5spd with 193k km on the odo. The seller is asking $2500 cdn for it. I haven't called or gone to take a look so I have no idea what condition it's in, but that's a typical price for one around here so I'm hoping it's in good shape.

I'm going to call and see if I can check it out this week sometime. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for all your help.
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Old 08-25-2003, 10:38 PM   #6
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I think the 2.2L turbos from the old legacys have like 180ft/lbs of torque. Which is where you feel it.
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Old 08-26-2003, 12:14 AM   #7
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Hey mate i got a First gen legacy RS and there great. You should find a EJ20G out of a JDM one then drop it in, 220hp, 260 nm(190 ft/lbs) torque and easy to mod. My cars has over 180000km's on the clock and still goes strong on 15-17 psi boost with a group N chip 3in xorst VF24 turbo and pod filter making around 290hp at the fly wheel. The first gen WRX (the best one in my eyes) Basicly is a JDM legacy RS (Same drive train) in a lighter body as it is 100mm shorter http://mincemeat.netfirms.com/BC5/

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Old 08-27-2003, 04:01 PM   #8
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There is a BBS forum dedicated just to the first-gen Legacies at bbs.legacycentral.org

There is also a spec sheet for all Legacies at www.freewebs.com/subarulegacy

Or heck, ask me, I can spew all kinds of info on 1st gen Legs
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Old 08-29-2003, 03:37 PM   #9
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If you are looking to build up one onf those, that block is going to be bullet proof. Those are from the era when they were still closed deck. For example:
http://www.flat4engineering.com/main/index.htm
These guys (one of the NASIOC vendors, by the way) took one and built it up in an RS-T to 450hp with and EJ25 head on it. It is a great basis to start a project on without going to the trouble of a full engine swap. Things like the heads, turbo, pipes all around, and engine management can be done to produce plenty of HP for meer mortals who don't want a 450hp monster track car.

There are a lot of them here in Colorado, and more than once I've considered one for a project car. Good choice, IMO
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Old 08-29-2003, 04:21 PM   #10
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Default Re: Info or site about 90-93 Subaru Legacy specs?

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what to look for or check for in a used version
rust, rust, rust and BTW, did I mention rust...

mch

owner of a '93 L wagon w/ 215,000 miles

very solid cars, make sure the timing belt has been done.
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:13 AM   #11
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i have a 92 legacy 5spd turbo and i love it
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I think the 2.2L turbos from the old legacys have like 180ft/lbs of torque. Which is where you feel it.
they are much more powerfull than the N/A version and with a hell of alot more potential. If you find one you like, scoop it up and take good care of it!
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