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Old 06-28-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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hey any one here who did a engine swap or turbo chargered there stock engine i want to know wat u guys r running for stoppin power. like i know they sell brembo big brake kit for legacys but i wanted to know if there is any other ways.


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Old 06-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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I want to keep my stock wheels for running snow tires. The brembo kit will require you to have a 17" rim.

For upgrading brakes, look into increasing the rotors by swapping WRX brakes/calipers up front.

Also 2000+ or newer legacies and WRX's use larger rear calipers. It is nicknamed the H6 brake upgrade.

You can search this forum for more information on both upgrades, and scoobymods have detailed instructions on how to do it.

I've done both upgrades and swapped brake lines with SS lines/semi-metallic pads. I believe the fronts and rears done in conjunction, it is a rather large improvement over stock.

I'm hopefully on the path of a swapped motor as well, but I'm working the power upgrades last.

Handling and brakes should come first, in my opinion. To fully implement both took some time and resources (and I'm not quite done with handling upgrades yet).
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Old 06-28-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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well i am purchasin all the parts for the turbo now and just keepin them, i will do that install in sept some time with a front mount intercooler. im also in the porcess of lookin to get tein coil over system with the box so i can adjust the firmness while drivin. well i was gonna kee the stock rims but a friends said he would buy them so i decided to get 17inch snow tires and 18 or 19 (not sure which would look better after the drop) for show. wat u have done to urs and how u doin ur swap(self or a friend) and wat engine u changin 2.



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Old 06-28-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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Here are my handling and brake mods so far;


Whiteline Control springs with KYB GR-2's.
Whiteline 22mm front swaybar.
Cusco rear strut tower bar.

Cobb front big brake kit (WRX Cryo treated rotors, cobb semi-metallic pads).
00+ (H6) rear brake upgrade.
SS brake lines.
Super Blue brake fluid
Cobb adjustable short shifter.
Cobb upgraded transmission mount, upgraded bushings.

I guess you could use 17's as snow rims, but I've slid around on some icy roads and had some small impact curb shots in the past. I'd be worried about dinging nice rims. As for 19"s, I think you'll have problems getting a rim that size without rubbing issues.

I want to keep a 2.5 liter in my car. I'll probably visit i-speed or possibly a local shop I know of to do a swap for me, using a STi Block. I won't attempt to do it myself, considering the electrical wiring.

Why are you planning a FMIC? I think the TMIC is better in that you won't have as much turbo lag problems.

There's been a lot written about possibly throwing brake balance off by going to too large a front brake system. So I think it would be necessary to do both. Front brembo kit is $1500 and so is the rears, that's a pretty hefty investment.

I notice your from N.Y.? (I was born in NYC ) If your throwing that much money at your legacy, consider an electronic rust prevention unit. They only use sand here in WA, so I don't have the rust threat.

I don't endorse this company, but it's a good information site.

http://www.importexporthelp.com/electroshield.htm
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:21 PM   #5
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hey thx for ur info. i kind of have an advantage, i have a friend who is very well know and who can get me a decent on price. that allways helps. but i would rather have the front mount just in case i would do a wrx engine down the road.

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Old 06-28-2004, 09:15 PM   #6
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Depends on your budget of course. DBA rotors with good pads would be my suggestion. 294 fronts, ventilated rears will see you getting serious performance in concert with the above. Add SS lines and good fluid of course, too.

IMHO get the new GT's rear calipers (fit ventilated discs), and some 2nd hand WRX fronts, or some Subaru 4 pots. Natch there are some BBKs about, but the bucks are big and don't always deliver much more in stopping power.

Have fun!
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Old 06-28-2004, 09:26 PM   #7
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I would vote for staying with the TMIC. You wont have to cut up your bumper to put it in, and the turbo will also be able to spool faster due to less piping. I also like the TMIC because they dont get as clogged with debris as the FMIC's.

Even if you would go with a TMIC you could use that with a WRX engine. Just my .02

Good luck with the mods. I just put my Tein Flex on and I love them.

My Setup:

Suspension:
Tein Flex coilovers 10k/8k
Whiteline front & rear swaybars 22mm and 20mm

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Old 06-28-2004, 10:10 PM   #8
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I'm preparing for a swap. I've installed JDM GT-B rear vented discs. While I was in there, I put in Cobb Stainless Lines.

Fronts I'm going for the 4 pots (after I get some larger wheels; still running stock.)

I'll be slapping in some Ver5 struts and STi top mounts. Springs I'm still undecided about.

STi rear linkage will follow as will the aluminum front control arms. ALKs and maybe the CUSCO under car braces.

Its good you're tackling the whole package, instead of just 'power'.

Good luck and have fun!

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Old 06-29-2004, 05:48 PM   #9
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CrAzEx
hey how do u like ur tein suspension. do u have the adjustable controler for the inside of the car aswell.
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:34 PM   #10
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I am very happy with my coilovers. I do not have the EDFC. I usually don't need to change my dapening rate on the fly, so the EDFC seemed like a waste of money to me.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:09 PM   #11
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how much u pay fgor them with shippin and were did u get them from
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:13 PM   #12
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I got them from www.subarustore.com, and I paid around 1500 for them. They were worth every penny. The SS's are a bit cheaper, however they are not ride height adjustable.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:23 PM   #13
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I am going with JDM 4 pots and some H6 rears.
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