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Old 09-13-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm actually an Impreza owner myself, but my dad just got a 2005 2.5GT yesterday and I want to get him into modding the car Anyone know which mods first? I'm thinking tires, wheels, then I have no clue. It's an auto as he doesn't want to be hassled with driving a MT daily. Also, if I were to upgrade my car, which parts, if any, can be swapped over to the Legacy? Turbo? TMIC? (I have a 2005 STi). Thanks for all the help. Before you say "search", I would, but I wouldn't know where to begin for such a broad topic, and I'm slightly lazy :P
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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tell him to dump the RE92's
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Old 09-14-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:12 PM   #5
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tell him to dump the RE92's
new tires are a must, dont even give your RE92's to anyone, just burn them in the street
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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new tires are a must, dont even give your RE92's to anyone, just burn them in the street

I'm down for free new tires! My standards are almost as low as my bank balance! HOYOOOOOOO!
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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I'm down for free new tires! My standards are almost as low as my bank balance! HOYOOOOOOO!

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Old 09-14-2005, 04:18 PM   #8
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Tires AFTER the RE92s expire. The new 92a's are getting good mileage and are reasonable daily driver tires.

1st - rear sway bar. Helps to reduce body roll and makes the RE92s do their job that much better.

2nd - Uppipe - STI UP will bolt right up and take out the restrictive LGT UP cat - enables the LG "T" to spool quicker and bring boost on faster.

3rd - Access Port running Stage 1 map

4th - Downpipe with Hi-flow cat.

5th - Access Port Stage 2 map

6th - Cat-back Exhaust with mid-pipe eliminator and free-flow mufflers

7th - SS Brake line, HiPo Brake fluid upgrade and HiPo brake pads to haul this beast down from speed

8th - Big brake upgrade kit - Will require larger wheels and STI Brembo system will fit front (Not rears without modification)

Check out legacygt.com for tons more info on the topics above. Now you know what to search for...

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Old 09-14-2005, 07:32 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I am now registered on legacygt, but they don't seem to get as much traffic as nasioc. anyone know where i can find legacy parts? anyone know which parts are interchangable other than the uppipe?
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Thanks guys. I am now registered on legacygt, but they don't seem to get as much traffic as nasioc. anyone know where i can find legacy parts? anyone know which parts are interchangable other than the uppipe?
I'd suggest not looking at the the traffic stats, that board has only been alive for the past 18 months or so and is growing by leaps and bounds. As I mentioned, there's tons of specific 05-06 LGT information, particulary what fits, where to get it, cost, etc.

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What's the cheapest way to mod your LGT
Vendor Reviews

As you'll find from your research, some of the STI bits will cross, especially since the LGT and the STI share the same engine block and internals. The STI turbo, intercooler and intack manifold will fit but must be switched out as a "set" since the stock LGT T, IC and I are different. When pieces don't fit piece for piece, there's an adaptor or workaround that will enable the STI parts to fit. Suspension, brakes and drivetrain share some similar components but will require more work to fit up.

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since you don't mind us spending your money... I'd get a set of bilsteins for it. all that power with only a RSB won't be too fun to drive.. IMHO, struts + springs are a must with all that power
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since you don't mind us spending your money... I'd get a set of bilsteins for it. all that power with only a RSB won't be too fun to drive.. IMHO, struts + springs are a must with all that power
JDM takeoff Bilsteins are pricey ($750 plus) but are available. I've found that the LGT is an amazing handling car right out of the box. The RSB tightens it up very nicely. I'm currently running the JDM 20mm to replace the wimpy 16mm stock bar that is on the USDM Sedan and Wagon. Stock endlinks are really even good enough until you lower the car, then you'll want to think about adjustables.

I will agree that for spirited driving (particularly launch and stop) you'll want to upgrade the springs, probably to an Eibach Pro-kit like "progressive" spring. The STI Pink springs work great but they're not progressive and you feel significantly more of the road with that setup on stock struts. That said, the stock struts are pretty decent. If you can find the JDM Spec B, Rev A Bilstein setups, you'll likely be very happy with them.

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Old 09-15-2005, 11:21 AM   #13
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I have also been really happy with my iON Sport Springs, after I get my new rims/tires my next upgrade is for sure going to be a new rear sway bar.
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