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Old 11-20-1999, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question Stereo install, Legacy

OK guys I need some help. (Whats new) Anyway I finally got around to going down to the stereo place, to get the stuff to put my CD player in my 91' Legacy Turbo. The guy gave me the kit and said it would go right in. Well I got home took a look at the instructions, and it was only for shaft style stereos. I noticed that many of you have upgraded stereos in your car, so how did you put them in. Did you have to dremel out a little bit on the molding that goes around the stereo/ash tray? and is there any special kit I can use to fill in the extra space around the face. I thougt I could just rig it up some way with the kit I have but none of the plastic install pieces are big enough to fill up the space.

Any info appreciated
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Old 11-21-1999, 03:11 PM   #2
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I tried to do it by my self, but I was told by salesman that there is no kit available for Lagacy. I had to let them do it for me. Altough it cost me $60. They filled the gap by putting a balck metalic plate. It came out real nice.

93 Legacy L
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Eibach Prodrive spring
JC Sport front strut bar
PIAA super white headlghts

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Old 11-22-1999, 12:53 AM   #3
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Hi Jason, You will be happy to know that NO installation kit is required to install a new head unit. Subaru uses a standard DIN opening, no mods will need to be made to the plastic surround piece in order to fit the deck. It will however, as you noticed, leave a "half-DIN" opening in your dash which could be filled nicely by a boost controller or turbo timer ;-)

I would however recommend a wiring harness kit for your deck, this will allow you to use the existing plug in your cars wiring harness without butchering it, and the added bonus of being able to wire your deck on the comfort of your couch while watching the rally races on SpeedVision!!!!!!

If you need any more Email me at [email protected]

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Old 11-22-1999, 11:36 AM   #4
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I got a question about your suspension (the GR-2's and Eibachs). I am thinking of using this exact setup on my 1st gen DSM, and was wondering how the GR-2's hold up to the stiffer springs? How do you like the combination?

I replaced the factory radio in my 99 2.5GT, and used the wiring harness labelled for a early 90's Impreza. Worked perfectly.

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Old 11-22-1999, 02:34 PM   #5
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I can fell the difference of day and night after getting this set up. I believe that KYB GR2 and SPD Eibach springs is a great combination. It feels stiff, but the ride is very smooth on the highway. May be I am not getting all the benefits because my Legacy is NOT AWD . I still like it. I haven't installed the 18mm sway bar yet. That is going to fix my understeering problem.
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