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Old 09-21-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Just got a 95 Legacy Wagon RHD, swap?

Ok so I went after this vehicle in hopes to basically make a "JDM" clone. Its an ex postal vehicle, I am wondering which swaps are available.
Or perhaps just a turbo kit for the current motor.
I am a honda/dodge kit for the most part, so dont know much about subarus.
Thanks for your time guys, its much appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2005, 12:29 PM   #2
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i'd do it (either) just for ****s and giggles if i had teh $ to spend, but it'd also depend alot on if the condition of the vehicle makes it worthwhile.
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Old 09-21-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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EJ20TT - GT-B motor with insane power (250hp IIRC) can be had for underr $2k if you look carefully. Other than that, the EJ22T is always a favorite and can sometimes be found in junkyards if you happen to be very very lucky or do a lot of searching.

Is it a 2.2 or 2.5? Turbo kit will give more balls, but has fairly low power limits on the Phase I with stock internals (piston skirts are also very short on Ph I internals which limits use of high RPM, among other things)
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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so there WERE 95 RHD Legacys....interesting. All I could find were 96 & up.

Where are you and where did you find this car? (and I don't mean website or newspaper) mileage?

That will factor into how much more life this car has.

It would be a 2.2 (or a 1.8, as they shafted postal workers on options in those vehicles sometimes...may explain for so many workplace rampages @ the PO.....)....2.5 wasn't in the Legacy until 97 for certain, 96 iffy.

and the TT is an inferior motor to the JDM WRX motors. the twin turbos produce Lag City between #1 & #2 changing hands. Sure, the exhaust would clear the steering rack no problem, which is problem #1 for LHD's looking to do the TT setup.

If you were dead set on the TT setup, research to see if you could better match turbos...and then go for it.

Not my first choice though.

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Old 09-21-2005, 01:56 PM   #5
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Well I have the money to do it, I just sold a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD I had paid car for. I have this car on its way here from Tennesee (I am in UTAH)

WHere are some good places to look for these motors? Or JDM Parts?
I have a body kit I am interested in, as I am having this car repainted and such. Also lookin for a carbon fiber hood.
There are lots of good kits for this car at TAKAKAIRA, so I will go that route.

The motors mentioned, what are they out of? I looked on ebay a bit and found a few potential motors.

I just want sometihng with power, I have OWNED a few DSMs and love AWD, but you need the power to go with that.

How are the auto trannies in these cars? I am considering doing a manual conversion, but know so little about these chassis, I am just sort of diving into it. I know mechanics of vehicles well enough to do swaps, etc, so that shouldnt be a problem, I just need to get into the little specifics, etc.
Thanks for the help guys, its much appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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so there WERE 95 RHD Legacys....interesting. All I could find were 96 & up.
My parents neighbors have two, both white and beat to hell. I asked them if they wanted to sell them and they said they would contact me if they decide to sell.

I would go with the ej20TT swap and upgrade to a 16g and an 18g (maybe a 20g).

Don't do the ej22T swap, I did that on my 95 and hate it most of the time. Upgrading that thing is a bitch, the ej20TT will be a little easier, but there I would guess there are not as many bolt up parts compared to the ej20T.

EDIT: Don't do a body kit, just get the sideskirts/bumpers, headlights, hood off the BG GT.
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:19 PM   #7
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If you got a licensed and legal RHD Legacy, you must do the twin-turbo swap!!! May here would love to do it with our Legacy’s but are limited due to the LHD stuff… You can pick up an EJ20TT motor bundle for a decent price since nobody can really use them…
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:35 PM   #8
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Where can I find a pic of those?
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #9
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Well its really RHD, as stated it was a mail courier car. Where can I look for motors?
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:49 PM   #10
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Well its really RHD, as stated it was a mail courier car. Where can I look for motors?
www.ebay.com

best choice. JHOT often has some on there and some others too.

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Old 09-21-2005, 04:39 PM   #11
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Try some of the motor vendors such as kingpin or group-s. You can probably find more by looking through the conversion forum…
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:56 PM   #12
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Legacy GT-B:
http://bbs.scoobynet.co.uk/showthread.php?t=456114

Info on the swap:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393542

The EJ20TT is paralell turbo, not sequential, no? Excuse me if I'm wrong, as I don't know that much about the motor, but all the pictures look like the hotpipes merge together directly before the top mount intercooler, which implies parallel.
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:11 PM   #13
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if you're here in Utah you might want to enlist the help of Cobb Tuning or Modern Garage if you want to do a turbo swap, be it single or TT.
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Old 09-21-2005, 05:53 PM   #14
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Ah yes, the good part...

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Old 09-21-2005, 05:59 PM   #15
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Thanks for the links and the info on UTAH places. I just moved to HERRIMAN and work down in Sugarhouse. Where is COBB? I thinkI have seen MODERN GARAGE somewhere. I have only been in town a few weeks.
I was told to try GARAGE TUNING??? IN cali?
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #16
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EDIT: Don't do a body kit, just get the sideskirts/bumpers, headlights, hood off the BG GT.

+1 on this one!



They may be parallel, but I still believe you could possibly mod the turbos to better compliment eachother. Take them out, send them to deadbolt....they are turbo wizards of sorts.

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Old 09-21-2005, 09:51 PM   #17
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How are the auto trannies in these cars? I am considering doing a manual conversion, but know so little about these chassis, I am just sort of diving into it.
Assuming you do basic maintenance the 4EAT (4-speed Electronically controlled Automatic Transmission) is basically bullet-proof... good for a good 200K miles, although somewhat quircky in that it takes a little time to spoolup before providing much performance. When driven gently this is perceived as "lag" and can be somewhat annoying. A manual is a good thing, although when you swap out the tranny also make sure that you swap the rear diff so that both ends use the same final drive ratio.
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Old 09-22-2005, 02:29 PM   #18
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WAUT: Cobb Tuning is in Murray. http://cobbtuning.com They're currently located next door to Modern Garage, but will be moving a few miles to the north and west in the next month. MG has done a lot of subie work, and may be able to take on your task. Noah at MG, suberboy on the board, has some experience with wacky engine swaps, and the rest of the crew is pretty talented.
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Cool thanks, I was just in Murray like 10 minuts ago, at one of our stores other locations.
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