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Old 07-24-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
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Default Some new goodies for the Legacy…


I’ve been gathering and installing a number of new parts over the past couple of months and finally got around to snapping some pics, so I thought I’d share:

Whiteline steering-rack bushings:


Whiteline front sway-bar (JDM sti) with end-links:




Whiteline rear sway-bar with end-links:




WRX struts, Whiteline control springs, Brembo Rotors, Hawk Pads:


JDM Projectors:


Woot...
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:16 PM   #2
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Oh you dirty rat...you got projectors!

nice bits though. How much was the JDM front sway? I like my Whiteline front endlinks....may replace my Kartboy rears with Whiteline rears too.

What muffler is that?

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:07 PM   #3
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Very nice - thx for the pictures

What are your thts on the mods ?
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:18 AM   #4
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thats beautiful man... wow....



and
what do you think of those tires? drop me a PM about that please.
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:20 AM   #5
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three bananas!



Lookin good, let us know your review of said products!

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Old 07-25-2005, 01:09 AM   #6
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Are those A-R bars PAINTED silver, or are they bare metal ?

Whiteline knows what their doing and certainly produces some very well-designed stuff. but up here in New England where our daily driver cars get their underbodies scoured with all sorts of road salts, such a bar might turn rusty & corroded in a few weeks of winter usage.
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:34 AM   #7
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They're painted. They used to paint their stuff light blue, now they're silver.

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Old 07-25-2005, 07:21 AM   #8
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The sway-bars are painted with what looks to be a pretty heavy coating. Both bars came with the appropriate D-bushings and installed with ease. The end-links are really a nice product which as you can see are very heavy-duty. I went with the JDM sti version bar in the front as it is designed for use with the turbo cross-member and early Legacy (Impreza STI) control arm width. Both bars are 22mm.

Overall impressions; the swaybars make a huge difference, especially in the rear. I had the front setup installed for a while then just recent got the rear up, and the change was noticeable immediately. With a boosted BD, the Legacy chassis was never designed for this type of power and downsides are clear with tons of chassis and suspension flex on and off power. The sway-bars help this considerably; it’s much more stable under power now.

As for the tires, I hope you’re being sarcastic as they are crap Goodyear all-weathers. I haven’t decided which direction to go yet with a tire/wheel setup and run these in the meantime. I’m presently looking at buying some aftermarket wheels from a local fellow member but I can’t make up my mind. Maybe you all can help? How does this look:

ROTA 17” SDR’s w/Kumho ECSTA 712’s

They're pretty dirty in this pic, but you get a feel for how they look, I just can't decide...
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Old 07-25-2005, 07:25 AM   #9
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The mufflers an A’PEX N1 grapefruit shooter which is far too loud, and I’m not real happy with.

If you’re interested in Whiteline products, do some shopping around first. I went with a local nasioc vendor who’s a distributor for WL as their price came in about $150 bucks cheaper then PDM-Racing..! The downside is half the stuff comes direct from WL in Australia which can take a while. Here are the parts I used:

BSF20Z Front sway-bar WRX/STi GC 94-00
KLC30 Front Heavy Duty Anodized Swaybar Links
BSR19XZ Rear Heavy Duty Swaybar Blade adjust
KLC26 Rear Heavy Duty Anodized Swaybar Links
KSR200 Front steering rack bushings
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Old 07-25-2005, 12:37 PM   #10
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oooo part numbers....thanks X!
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Old 07-25-2005, 03:31 PM   #11
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hmm, let me know if you decide to ditch your present rims
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Old 07-25-2005, 06:26 PM   #12
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Nice. I must admit I was all, "mmhmm. Okay. Mmhmm." Until the open hood shot! Total Legacy porn!!
- Eric
Lil' Red '98 2.5 GT Wagon - Pics
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:28 PM   #13
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Nice. I must admit I was all, "mmhmm. Okay. Mmhmm." Until the open hood shot! Total Legacy porn!!
nicely said.

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Old 07-25-2005, 11:02 PM   #14
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okay okay, it's pretty and all, but how does it feel?
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:08 AM   #15
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Whats all the white goop ?

Lithium greese ?
White Laytex chaulking compound ?
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:33 AM   #16
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Grease for the poly-bushings.

WhiteLine = white grease…
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Old 07-26-2005, 07:42 AM   #17
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very nice
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:48 AM   #18
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The mufflers an A’PEX N1 grapefruit shooter which is far too loud, and I’m not real happy with.

If you’re interested in Whiteline products, do some shopping around first. I went with a local nasioc vendor who’s a distributor for WL as their price came in about $150 bucks cheaper then PDM-Racing..! The downside is half the stuff comes direct from WL in Australia which can take a while. Here are the parts I used:

BSF20Z Front sway-bar WRX/STi GC 94-00
KLC30 Front Heavy Duty Anodized Swaybar Links
BSR19XZ Rear Heavy Duty Swaybar Blade adjust
KLC26 Rear Heavy Duty Anodized Swaybar Links
KSR200 Front steering rack bushings
I have a question about your front swaybar.

I currently have a Whiteline swaybar for my BD Legacy. I'm afraid I won't be able to use it when I do the EJ20 Swap.

Are you using a WRX/STi GC crossmember?

Is there a way I can keep my current front swaybar?

Can I use any WRX crossmember? From the whiteline chart, I was wondering if the 2004 sedan would work if the 2004 WRX crossmember will fit on my BD.
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Old 07-26-2005, 12:21 PM   #19
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(x, step in if you have more info)

kraziken, you can use any WRX crossmember in your BD. Its the control arms that are the bugger. I have read on this board (can't remember where right now), that if you do use the WRX x-member in the BD/BG, that you use WRX wagon control arms (or shim yours) as the sedan arms may be different enough to cause a problem.

Not entriely sure about the sway issue, but I think there may be issue in the up-pipe region of the x-member.

GGT

I personally got a 93 Legacy turbo crossmember, and will be able to use my current control arms. Its is pretty good shape too.
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:14 PM   #20
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Just to add to these comments:

You can use either a USDM WRX, early Legacy turbo, or early JDM STI (old RS body style) turbo crossmember for the turbo swap. The Legacy and JDM crossmembers are direct bolt-in. The USDM WRX crossmember has wider control arm mounts which require you to either shim your existing (smaller) arms with washers, or run WRX control arms.

Your NA (existing or aftermarket) swaybar may rub the turbo hump in the crossmember for the up-pipe. Best approach is to get the swap done and install the NA bar, then determine further if you need to replace it. Some people have no issues with the NA bar while others (like me) have problems. Personally, mine would install and fit correctly but rubbed the turbo hump just enough to make an annoying sound of metal on metal whenever I went over a bump. After a couple months, it will drive you crazy enough to drop the cash and swap it out…
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Old 07-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #21
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Great job and info.

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