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Old 06-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Default 96 Legacy turbo swap

My buddy has a 96 legacy that he wants to turbo. Does anyone know what it would take to do. Or if we can take parts off another turbo legacy and put them on his. It is an AT trans.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:15 AM   #2
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There's the proper way, then there's the cheap way.

My recommendation is the proper way, drop an STi engine in there. It will fit fine, all engines will. But you will have to reloom the car which will be a lethally painful job. Bolting a turbo to a tired old N/A is one very quick way of destroying an engine.. then you're s**t outa luck. Best of luck to him, it's one of those things i love seeing people do, giving those old legacy's the power they were designed for! (if you didn't know, in japan they come factory with twin turbo's, and 270 crank HP)
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:50 AM   #3
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Another option is pulling the motor, swapping in low comp pistons, rebuild the heads, or swap in some better dohc heads, install a perfect power, bigger injectors, intercooler, better this, better that, and some engine management......

You get the picture.

But personally, I would do do what you are comfortable doing YOURSELF, unless you have $4k or so sitting around.
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Old 06-25-2008, 05:06 PM   #4
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he can always buy mine
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