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Old 06-09-2002, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default WoW!!! Where am I????

Is it just me, or has this become the wrx-club??? Every post is by a new, or near new owner of a wrx, and pretty much wrx specific. I used to be able to pick up some Leggy stuff on the Suspension forum, Private or Vendor For Sale, but there is basically NOTHING outside this Forum at this point for me!!! God, Thank you for my Legacy!!!!

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Old 06-09-2002, 01:53 AM   #2
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Do I sense an L-club forming? Just like how the SVX boys moved off somewhere? hehe
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:58 AM   #3
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Have you noticed that in most posts the number of people who registered after the wrx became popular outweighs the others by a pretty large amount.

Its too bad too, Im worried that too many lame-a$$ owners will pollute the real subaru enthusiasts. The introduction of altezza lights for the wrx just proves my point.

Id love an L-Club myself! But it cant be all about the 95-2002 legacy
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Old 06-09-2002, 09:19 AM   #4
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Well I am guessing that once the newness of the WRX wears off a bit, these young guys will disapate. That car is fun, but it is no where near as sophisticated and elegant as a Legacy! Plus it has crappy interior and massive interior noise! The Legacy is much more refined and beautiful, plus it is larger and more useful! Either these guys will get tired of thier WRX and stop posting, or trade it in for a Legacy in a year!
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Old 06-09-2002, 10:11 AM   #5
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Default why are you WRX bashing?

I do agree with you that there has been an onslaught of new WRX members and posts.

As an owner of both a 1992 Legacy and a 2002 WRX, I think that it is silly to bash either car, especially since they are both Subarus!

Yes, the Legacy is a larger and more practical, and it is the flagship of the Subaru Lineup. And it is the reason why I bought the WRX. Granted, there are some things that the WRX does not have that the Legacy does (the trunk storage bin), but I love both cars.

If you are looking for more Legacy specific posts and info, I would recommend browsing The Ultimate Subaru Message Board as well:

http://server2.ezboard.com/bultimatesubarumessageboards

There is also a yahoo group dedicated to the First Generation Legacy, but I have not posted or browsed there for awhile (the last time I did I got a virus).

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Old 06-09-2002, 11:44 AM   #6
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I love my legacy gt ... and I've driven several wrx's ... I would not give up my legacy ... but when I get ready for a lot more pure power and fun ... I certianly would enjoy adding a wrx to the family ... and if I can swing it ... perhaps an MR wrx ....

so ... for now I watch and learn ... add my two cents when I can contribute and continue working on improvements to my legacy ... which already features DMS golds plus a few other goodies to enhance it's performance ...

An open mind is a beautiful thing!

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Old 06-09-2002, 12:37 PM   #7
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I never meant to bash the wrx or their owners here! But I was expressing some (again) frustration at not finding anyone, vendors especially, advertising anything for our cars, BC/BF, BD/BG or BE/BH.
I do visit the Ultimate Subaru Message Board regularly, but the most knowledgeable and devoted Legacy folks seem to be concentrated here. I also note some expressed frustration emerging on the part of GC8 owners as well, that all of a sudden no-one is advertising new mods for their cars either, much of what we were feeling prior to wrx introduction. And posted questions on the wrx threads often go ignored/unanswered.
Guess things move on, and you can't stop progress. If we only had a US-spec GTB/B4 the pendulum might swing back our way!!!

Again, no bashing intended!!

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Old 06-09-2002, 12:43 PM   #8
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I never meant to bash the wrx or their owners here! But I was expressing some (again) frustration at not finding anyone, vendors especially, advertising anything for our cars, BC/BF, BD/BG or BE/BH.
I hear you.. I've sent inquiries to most of the vendors here on I-club about parts for a Legacy and they always ignore me. Not even a reply saying they cant find the parts or whatever.
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Old 06-09-2002, 01:02 PM   #9
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Hiroki,

Yeah.....I hear yah......I honestly don't even bother asking any more......I know the answer pretty much.....

The BC/BF legacies are prob definitely the hardest to find stuff for.

I'm with Glenn.......Bring on the B4......and I wouldn't mind havin the Blitzen either

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Old 06-09-2002, 01:41 PM   #10
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Its too bad too, Im worried that too many lame-a$$ owners will pollute the real subaru enthusiasts. The introduction of altezza lights for the wrx just proves my point.

HAAA, too late. my wife's friends husband just got a brand spankin new Impreza (2.5) and whats the first "mod" he does? ALTEZZA's !!! can't he see it PLAYED OUT? every one has em on their car nowa days, even pickup trucks for cryin out load and domestic cars i guess if you can't look to original for them join em'
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Old 06-09-2002, 02:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: Not wrx bashing

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I never meant to bash the wrx or their owners here! But I was expressing some (again) frustration at not finding anyone, vendors especially, advertising anything for our cars, BC/BF, BD/BG or BE/BH.....
Glenn O'Luvin'myLegacy
I didn't hear any bashing to start with. I believe everyone agree that the WRX if fine. We all have our reasons for having our legacies... hell I'm on number 4.

If only I'd found the Legacy Forum here before I sold my 93 Turbo Sedan when stepping into my lower mileage, easier to maintain GT. I knew what I had, but hadn't found these hidden resources, and local (trusted) service to keep it in line, and be able to tune it towards it full potential. I miss that car, it was GREAT.

I feel your pain Glenn. It gives me a headache attempting to filter through the Classified Forums In fact, now that I think about it... I don't know that I've ever made a purchase via a Classified Post. It's usually most effective to lurk here in the Legacy zone to find out "will it work" "will it fit", and occasionally where to find it in stock.

Logon, check NWIC, bounce to Legacy, get my fix... and I'm OUT.
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Old 06-09-2002, 06:48 PM   #12
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LoneWolf75- Reading through my post it looks like I was knocking the WRX a bit. But I love it- really I do! Just a bit of WRX envy I think. I never thought I'd be a Legacy person. I had an Impreza OBS for 5 years and when I traded it in for a larger safer Legacy (LLBean- LONG story) I was devastated and depressed. My husband gave me the choice between a WRX or a GT, since they both have bigger brakes and a Limited Slip. I drove 4 WRX wagons and liked them, but I have a small child who will be very tall very soon. I gave up my OBS for the lack of family size and the lack of safety. The WRX has the safety, but not the size. If I was single and without child, I would have gotten the WRX for the fun and the turbo! I do love the smaller wheel base of the WRX, the huge amount of room under the wheel and headroom, the racing seats and the cute factor of it. But more and more I am growing into a Legacy person since I got my GT 3 weeks ago, and believe me- I never thought that was possible! I turned to this forum for support and help with my depressing (for me) L.L. Bean and they convinced me to get the GT. They were right! These guys are smart!
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Old 06-09-2002, 07:14 PM   #13
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I give the WRX a thumbs up. I wish I had one along with my GT.
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Old 06-09-2002, 11:55 PM   #14
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It's nice to see that there are no hard feelings between the Legacy and WRX owners.

I feel your frustration with trying to find aftermarket parts, try finding them for a BC/BF Legacy. Unless you special order parts from Japan, or can find something from the Impreza that will fit, you will usually be SOL.

But, IMHO, Subaru is not directly responsible for this, it is the fact that from about 1993 until very recently, the vast majority of American Consumers wanted SUVs and the Japanese Performance Car died. Low Gas Prices, the media, soccer moms, and many other factors made the Japanese automakers focus their attention on SUVs rather than the sports car. Look at Toyota, prior to the SUV phenomenon, they had a nice lineup of sports cars: The Celica, MR2, and the Supra. Now they have like 5 or 6 suvs and the 180hp Celica is the sole survivor. I would read Car, Evo, and Top Gear, hoping that we would eventually come to our senses and get the sports cars back here eventually. It sucked when I graduated college and my choices were basically a Cougar (which was pitifully slow and a Ford), Mustang (I hate Fords because I have had too many problems with the ones I have been misfortunate enough to own), a Camaro (which my friend was having way too many problems with his), and a GTI. When I graduated college I did not know much about Subarus, I was worse than a newbie!

So I bought my '92 Legacy when my Thunderturd crapped out and fell in love with it. Then I heard the WRX was coming, so I saved up my money, and I guess I fit the demographic: I am professional, single, and young, and it was my first new car.

Well, that is my rant for the evening, I guess my point is that finally the japanese performance car is making a comeback, along with performance parts. Unfortunately, Subaru will most likely only support their new models and not the older ones that most of us have. Luckily, a lot of new Subaru parts will fit on the older cars.

They are going to bring a turbocharged Forester here (I know, WTLY), and based on how well the WRX has been selling, Subaru would be foolish not to bring a high performance Legacy here. If and when they do, that will most likely be my next car, as long as they have a manual transmission either standard or optional.
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Old 06-10-2002, 02:48 PM   #15
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I love my Leagacy, but if there was a WRX back in 98 when I got my Legacy, I would be driving one right now. The performance is just not there in my Legacy, but for a daily driver you can't beat it. Now I am just waiting for an STi.
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Old 06-10-2002, 02:54 PM   #16
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STi or the B4 is good enough for me

mmmmmmm Beeeeeee4
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:15 PM   #17
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Yeah a B4 would be nice, but in all seriousness, I don't see Subaru bringing that here too soon. What would one cost fully loaded? People are b1tching now on the possible price of an STi. "$XX,XXX.XX for a Subaru!!! I would rather get a XXXXX for the money" I hear it all the time. I would think a B4 would cost more than an STi. I don't see Subaru selling many B4's, unless they did a limited number for the recognition and not care about profit.
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Old 06-10-2002, 03:50 PM   #18
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...Well at least only one legacy that looks like this:



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P.S. Besides I can't fit in the small WRX...I'm also a CRAZY @$$!!!
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Old 06-10-2002, 04:36 PM   #19
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That is one of the finest GT's I have seen yet. Very good pics! I am curious as to why you can't fit in the WRX. You must mean the back seat since the front seat has 2 inches more headroom plus under the wheel room. I am 5'11" and my head is just about smashed up against Chewie's roof, but oh well I love her anyway!
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That is one of the finest GT's I have seen yet. Very good pics! I am curious as to why you can't fit in the WRX. You must mean the back seat since the front seat has 2 inches more headroom plus under the wheel room. I am 5'11" and my head is just about smashed up against Chewie's roof, but oh well I love her anyway!
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Heather, don't you have a sunroof? Well, that's what you get for getting the dual sunroofs if you do.

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Old 06-10-2002, 06:33 PM   #21
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That is one of the finest GT's I have seen yet. Very good pics! I am curious as to why you can't fit in the WRX. You must mean the back seat since the front seat has 2 inches more headroom plus under the wheel room. I am 5'11" and my head is just about smashed up against Chewie's roof, but oh well I love her anyway!
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5'6", the average height of an Asian male and I fit perfectly in ALL Japanese cars, and thus Subarus. Heck, there's even some head clearance when I sit in a GC8!
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Old 06-11-2002, 01:03 AM   #22
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It's interesting this thread came up as I have really been noticing how the WRX seems to be eliciting most of the attention on this board and throughout the community. I have especially noticed it being a GT owner myself and with my work on www.SubaruReview.com and scouring the net for Subaru Parts. Lately I have been putting in a lot of hours getting everything caught up with all of the new WRX stuff out there. It is amazing the number of new vendors, many of whom only offer WRX stuff, are out there these days. And the number of parts being listed by vendors has multiplied, almost exponentially. I also just spent some time looking over the RS25 board and it seems like the common interest groups are starting to segregate to have a more focused place to chat. It seems like if there is a release of a B4 or other such high performance Legacy that we will get ours. Untill then I will be content here in our own little niche, and I will continue to search out those ever elusive Legacy parts.

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Old 06-11-2002, 03:47 AM   #23
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I am 5'11" and my head is just about smashed up against Chewie's roof, but oh well I love her anyway!
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I have the same exact problem with my '99 GT Limited. (Twin of Krazy Ken & Silver Surfer's). I knew I shouldnt have gotten the sunroof.
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5'6", the average height of an Asian male and I fit perfectly in ALL Japanese cars, and thus Subarus. Heck, there's even some head clearance when I sit in a GC8!
HT, I'm the same height. It's pretty cool to not have to worry about fitting in a car. And my backseat passengers appreciate my short legs, too. Now if I can just find some seats with lateral support or some add-in bolsters to keep my skinny butt from sliding around.

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Old 06-11-2002, 12:14 PM   #25
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So, for us legacy fans does a page exist with a full listing of all parts available seperated by year? If it does or doesnt could we start a sticky thread so we can all add whatever parts are found. Leave it up for a couple months.


I know some of us have parts that others dont know about. For example I have been trying very hard for abour 3 weeks to find a cusco lower arm bar for the legacy. What drives me even more crazy is that I have seen them installed on legacy's before so I know they exist.

Too many retailers selling the WRX bar are too busy to help me.
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