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Old 08-04-2005, 09:44 PM   #1
Stewthebassman
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Default Do most people buy Legacy GTs just to Mod them??

Seems like everyone that is online spends a fortune to modify an already decent car...what gives??

The tires I understand...but doesn't that fix most problems with this car?
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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I think the type of person who is online will tend to want to mod his/her car... but most people who own this car certainly do not mod them as I have yet to see a modded one on the road, but I see at least 4 or 5 a week that are completely stock as far as I can tell...

I would say that I personally have modded mine because I want it to be faster and handle better...probably the same reason why people mod perfectly "decent" STI's that are already fast and handle well.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:12 AM   #3
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i agree that the people online will more than likely mod, but MOST people who own the car will not. I will be one of very few outbacks with cobb headers in a month or so...
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:15 AM   #4
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I went to Cobb Stage 1 with mine because I got the automatic, and I was a little disappointed with the fact that the manual was so much faster. I really wanted an automatic because this is going to be my daily driver for hopefully a good 8-10 years. Once I get out of college, I plan on picking up an FD RX-7 as a weekend warrior/project car, which will be a manual. Anyways, the automatic had great performance, but it was a hair shy of what I was looking for. The AccessPort plucked that hair for me, and now I'm quite content, despite the thoughts of Stage 2 brewing in the back of my mind.
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:44 AM   #5
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well, you are lucky with the 2005. there's a lot more support for it. Us 2000-2004 models are not as lucky...
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #6
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I'd keep mine bone stock. I can't justify $$ to mod.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #7
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well, you are lucky with the 2005. there's a lot more support for it. Us 2000-2004 models are not as lucky...
uh huh. I have 04 Leg Sedan...wish it had more power, but like I said, just can't justify the $$ to HP ratio of modding.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:32 PM   #8
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Haven't touched mine.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:34 PM   #9
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I don't believe there is a limit to modification - which is essentially personalization.

The GT that comes out here is woefully inadequate when compared to a Japanese made version.

I like to think that when I modify, I improve on the car's existing base, to make it more enjoyable AND more reliable. Those are my two goals.

I also hope that in some way I become a kind of automotive role model for others, in terms of how to take car of a vehicle in a proper manner.
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Old 08-05-2005, 03:55 PM   #10
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the car is great out of the box. i just can't leave anything alone.
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Old 08-05-2005, 04:01 PM   #11
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the car is great out of the box. i just can't leave anything alone.
me niether
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:41 PM   #12
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^Same here.
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:14 PM   #13
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^me too

i like fixing the things that bug me... i want a WRX MOMO wheel for the feel, i love them. i want tint, i want different seats to hold me better, i want a rear sway to balance the car (the sway is IN by the way!) and of course i want the mighty WRX swap, cause i know my ol DOHC EJ25 doesn't have the brightest future, especially how i drive it.

i got the car cause i love so much about it, not because i can change so much. i want to keep this car. the only way to get the money out that you put into a car is to keep it through.

i've turned down WRXs twice now in order to keep my scooby.
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Old 08-05-2005, 11:24 PM   #14
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Quote:
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well, you are lucky with the 2005. there's a lot more support for it. Us 2000-2004 models are not as lucky...
your statement could not have been any more correct. us BE/BH guys/gals got HOSED!

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Old 08-05-2005, 11:34 PM   #15
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your statement could not have been any more correct. us BE/BH guys/gals got HOSED!

Kenda
Agreed, most of the mods on my BE needed custom fabrication, down to the custom Autronic ECU, Custom Intercooler, Custom turbo header, Custom Turbo downpipe, custom cat, custom exhaust, custom tranny with custom gearsets (2nd set and in the process of getting an STI 6 speed installed), custom engine, custom engine management and custom usage... LOL

Seriously though, if you look hard enough, there's quite a bit of aftermarket support available for the BE, but not as much as the 05's. JIC Makes the coil overs that are in my car with special spring rates and rebound rates, but they are available for all BE's, 5 years ago, you couldn't find an aftermarket part for our cars. Now it's becoming easy.

See the car in action in the up and coming TLC probram:

http://www.conecrunchers.com
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:31 AM   #16
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^Same here.
Ditto again.

It is fair "out of the box" but, as we all agree the tires suck.

RS rims, better tires, front and rear STB's etc have helped make it better. Power mods have helped as well.

I agree that the sort of person that would be on a forum like this will be most likely to mod their car.
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Old 08-06-2005, 01:43 PM   #17
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what??? i thought that's why they had forums? to help people learn how and what to modify their car!

as with anything, i can't leave things well enough alone. you can always make something a little "better" or personalize it to your own preferences. for me, i just like to take things apart, add or take away, and put it back together again with hopefully a positive result. plus, i just like having something a little different from everyone else. i modify everything, my computer, my desk, whatever i can to make it that much more unique.

right now however, i can only do some modifications to this car: nothing that will void the warranty or cost lots of $$$$. so Cobb Stage 1 is on hold until the hubby gives me permission to spend the $$$.
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Old 08-06-2005, 06:13 PM   #18
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well if you have a 95 like me, you will want to do some mods...especially if its automatic. I need window tint, SSR Comp wheels ( ), cai, pulleys, 'headers' and exhaust on back...I think that would carry me as far as mods. No f/i for me though on this puppy...for 3K I'd rather use it for a down payment on a newer car.
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:01 PM   #19
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go look at xenonk
hes the mod king as far as i know..
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:06 PM   #20
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There a few points where the LGT is seriously lacking. Tires = #1. Suspension = #2. The USDM suspension has softened springs and a smaller rear roll bar, causing body roll and rear squat. Adding some performance springs and the 20mm JDM rear sway bar makes the car SO much better.

I did a swap to the JDM Spec B Bilstein strut set with the std. Spec B springs. Stock ride height, but no more rear end squat under power and a much smoother ride (less harsh than stock and quicker reacting).
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Old 08-06-2005, 07:07 PM   #21
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go look at xenonk
hes the mod king as far as i know..
suspension, yes. Otherwise stock.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:13 PM   #22
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I can definately say that the suspension and tires/rims need to be swapped for better components. the tires are horrible and the suspension is ssssoooo soft that everytime I take off I think the car is gonna do a wheely
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:01 AM   #23
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agreed, the suspension is lacking. but no $$$ to do that right now. and my tires will be replaced some winter anyways.
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:40 AM   #24
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cheap solution - buy a wheelie bar!!!
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:17 PM   #25
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I don't believe there is a limit to modification - which is essentially personalization.
I couldn't argee more. When I do a mod on my car I dont always think what it will do for power or looks per say. I do the mod because I want my car to have my personality. I like to get things done fast so I'll do mods that will make my car faster. I like attention so I added an STI hood scoop on to a 95 legacy, who does that? When you mod a car like a legacy, you add your style to it, not trying to make a good car better, thats what you might end up doing but who complains about that?
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