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Old 02-06-2003, 02:42 AM   #1
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i just bought a 97 legacy gt. is there anything that you guys think is crucial to have on it? if so, what sites are good places to buy stuff from? thanks.
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Old 02-06-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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luvwagn - welcome to the family In regards to parts, it all depends on what you want to do first. Being that your car is 2nd hand, and depending on mileage, you may want to look into suspension pieces first to "re-freshen" the ride quality and handling abilities.

If you're looking for body parts, I'm spear-heading development on CF hoods, lip spoilers, spoiler risers etc for the GT.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=289754

quite a bit of weight savings can be had from changing out the stock hood for the CF one
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:01 AM   #3
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www.spomotorsports.com
www.boxer4racing.com
www.cobbtuning.com

There's more, but those are the ones that I know off the top of my head. Somebody else will jump in here with more.

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Old 02-06-2003, 08:28 AM   #4
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i just bought a 97 legacy gt. is there anything that you guys think is crucial to have on it? if so, what sites are good places to buy stuff from? thanks.
You too? I just bought mine on Tuesday. Welcome. Really great car!

Funny coincidence: I was about to start almost the same thread. Now you've saved me the bother.

I had my GT out yesterday at lunch for a spirited romp. She may have 123K miles on it, but she still runs and rides wonderfully. As I got a feel for her I started to push through corners and the suspension is still great. Not that it can't be improved, but I can live with it.

I hope you enjoy your GT as much as I'm enjoying mine!
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Old 02-06-2003, 10:23 AM   #5
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Is there anything that you guys think is crucial to have on it?
Good tires. If you are anywhere that gets cold/snow, treat yourself to a real set of winter wheels & tires and a set of summer tires. That would be one of the easiest, most effective things you can do to your car.

And congrats. Welcome to the family!

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Old 02-07-2003, 03:29 AM   #6
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I've got some cool white faced gauges that I'll happily sell if you're interested. They are brand new, in original packaging and I'll let them go pretty cheap, as I've decided to do something differnt with my dash. Drop me an email if your interested. Thanks

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Old 02-07-2003, 04:52 PM   #7
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..and we carry all teh JDM goodies you could ever want..from STi to Zero Sports to everything in between

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Old 02-07-2003, 07:26 PM   #8
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also check www.pdm-racing.com
Don`s got a few bits and pieces for the 97.
I would recommend the first two upgrades
to be a stellar set of tires and a rear sway bar.
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Old 02-07-2003, 11:44 PM   #9
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I would recommend the first two upgrades
to be a stellar set of tires and a rear sway bar.
OK, this brings up two questions in my mind.

I know what are considered "stellar tires" for a WRX and what size rear swaybar one would take, but what would be considered "stellar tires" for a GT sedan? And what size rear swaybar is considered ideal?

Sorry to hijack the thread, but it is sort of in keeping with the aftermarket parts idea.
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:17 AM   #10
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I would second tora's observation ...

First two things to do: upgrade the stock rear sway bar from 13 to 18 mm ... with the swaybar for the wagon ... available at your local subaru dealer ...

then get a good set of performance tires ... I'm partial to Firestone SZ50 EP's ... a very good performance tire ... quiet, predictable, very good wet and dry handling ... many suby owners speak very well of this tire ....

these two items will provide a signifcant improvement in handling ... and if you bump up tire pressure for spirited driving ... you'll find your gt is very nearly neutral in handling characteristics ...

although one can go to an adjustable or thicker and stiffer rear swaybar .... the 18 works very well ...

and if you want a really supportive seat ... and you're not over 5'10" tall .... consider picking up a set of wrx seats ... very supportive and comfortable and a big improvement over the stock legacy seats ...

welcome to the club! and have fun!

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Old 02-08-2003, 02:15 AM   #11
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Stellar tires definitely depend on the buyer and what you like. I myself would consider a good set of tires something I can use and is competend through 4 seasons. Unless you have money for multiple sets. Last year I used A032R Yokohamas through the summer and Dunlop SP5000 tires in the offseason and winter. They are a terrific all around tire for a reasonable price. A stellar set of tires for a WRX will be the same for a Legacy. Both are all wheel drive and both use the same wheel size and tire size.
As for a sway bar your money is much better set buying an 18-22mm adjustable bar. That way as you continue upgrading suspension and perhaps get a front bar you don`t have to buy a new rear bar. I try to buy anything with adjustablilty if possible as my car was used for multiple purposes.
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:11 AM   #12
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I would say, for handling, fr and rr strut braces and better tires.
I don't feel I need better anti-sway bars yet.
I am running Dunlop SP Sport 5000's, but I need the snow capability.
When ready, KYB AGX struts (for a similar MY Impreza) and maybe Whiteline control springs. Inexpensive (~630.00 + install and alignment) and works well. Look for threads from Nubaru, this is close to what he runs.
You could run a more "summer" type tire since you are in Florida.
Remember though, I started with a GT wagon, so it was better to begin with.
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:24 PM   #13
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The WRX guys around here really seem to like the Toyo T1-S.

I know that strut braces don't do much on a WRX (already pretty stiff). Do they make much difference on a Legacy?

I'm gonna drive it as-is for now. I don't actually get it until Monday or Tuesday (in the shop for some needed work). Should I expect under-steer? If so, massively or just a bit? Can it be kicked into oversteer similar to the WRX?

I'm so excited!
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Old 02-08-2003, 02:55 PM   #14
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WAFlowers - if you want the car to be a tad more neutral, run the OB 18mm rear SB. Front and rear upper STB's work well coupled with an uprated suspension.
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:05 PM   #15
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Thanks iON. You're the 2nd person to recommend the OB 18mm. A relatively inexpensive mod too I suspect.
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Old 02-08-2003, 03:09 PM   #16
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WAFlowers - if you want the car to be a tad more neutral, run the OB 18mm rear SB. Front and rear upper STB's work well coupled with an uprated suspension.
Anyone know where to get one of these and the price tag of it?
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WAFlowers & piker28 - go check out -> www.allsubaru.com I'm sure Jamie (aka Subiegal) has access to them for a very reasonable price.
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