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Old 06-20-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Nate's 95L Wagon

Updated:
A lot has changed since I purchased the wagon a year ago! I didn't realize how out of date my specs were!

Car:
95 L wagon
207,789 Miles
Still Caribbean Green!

Engine/Drivetrain:
EJ22T 2.2L (110K miles) Powered by Legacy Turbo OEM ECU
440CC Injectors
P/P uppipe
P/P VF10 Turbo
3" Helix Downpipe to open exhaust cutout OR STI axleback :-D
Greddy oil cap and catch can (Oooh)
Front Mount Intercooler and "custom" intake
"custom" intercooler spray
2000 Impreza Outback Transmission/ WRX shifter and linkage
ACT 11lb. Flywheel
Exedy 2.5RS OEM Clutch (Spec Stage 1 clutch ready to go when this one dies)
VLSD Rear End

Suspension/Brakes:
Bridgestone RE01R Tires on WRX wheels for auto-x, General Exclaim UHP Tires on Kids Racing 16X7's all other times
05 WRX Front Brakes
Vented Rear Disks
Tribeca 25mm FSB & Whiteline Endlinks
19mm RSB
Front/Rear Strut bars
v5 STi Gymkhana Tarmac Springs
KYB AGX Struts
Noltec Front Camber Plates -2.5* camber
Super Pro rear suspension bushings
Power Flex Steering Rack Bushings

Body/Interior:
v5/6 front end conversion minus the grill :-(
replica STI foglight covers
Old School WRX STI logo on rear hatch
Replica STI top hatch wing
Side Skirts
"Custom" Home Depot Rear Spats
Greddy Counterweight Shift Knob
v3/4 WRX front seats
reskinned rear seats
05 WRX 6 disk changer with WRX Premium speakers
Subaru Baja carpet
20% tint rear & hatch windows
Black interior conversion
VDO Oil, Boost, and Clock gauges (wrx cd player didn't have a clock)



Used to be:
95 L Wagon
200,607 Miles
1.8L 5MT
I've had several first generation Legacy's (I've owned 5 different ones) but I've always wanted an Impreza. I finally found one on Craigslist in Columbus that needed an exhaust and rear wheel bearings for $950. Some college chick was selling it 'cause she couldn't work the stick . I have a whole pile of parts just waiting to go on the car:

Engine/Drivetrain:
EJ22T Heads, Manifold, uppipe, VF11 turboz, Downpipe
Unorthodox Racing Pulley
STi Axelback exhaust
Greddy Counterweight Shift Knob

Suspension/Brakes:
Vented Rear Disks
RSB conversion: Lateral links, bar, mounts
Cheap coilover sleeves (don't know if I'll use them)
Front/Rear Strut bars

Body:
V5/6 Front bumper, grille (Yah, it's the RS but who's keeping track?)
MY97 headlights
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That's it so far. I'm trying to be as cheap as possible. The rear swaybar and vented brakes setup only cost $200. Front end conversion breaks down as follows:
Bumper- $230 from subaruparts.com
Lights- $70 from here
Grill- $80 from Advance Auto
Clear bumper signals- $30 <a href="https://www.rs25.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=195"><a href="https://www.rs25.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=195"><a href="https://www.rs25.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=195"><a href="https://www.rs25.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=195">ebay</a></a></a></a>

Pics:
When I brought the car home I thought I should celebrate by throwing on the racing suit and running through the front yard :redneck:

Ready and waiting for the rear brakes!

Needed to fix some fender rust so I took it off. I guess the L came with no form of fender bracing?

Best part of the wagon? Storage room! All my spare parts waiting inside...

Brakes and sway woo!


I still need to decide what to do with the struts. Since I have the rear of the car torn apart and I have an axle to replace up front I will need an alignment and would need another alignment if I did struts at a later time. I don't know if I want AGX or GR2. I should get some AGX but I already have a spare GR2 so I don't know...

Paint is the other thing. I haven't seen any cars done with the RS conversion in this color so I can't imagine if it would even look decent. I kind of want to shoot it flat red.
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Last edited by n2x4; 08-18-2010 at 07:17 AM.. Reason: Specs Update - again!
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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gotta love factory JDM rails... good find...
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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Looking good, keep up the nice work!
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:04 PM   #4
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Man I was going to buy That L wagon, but you beat me to it. Anywayz nice find
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:08 PM   #5
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Wheels!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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Default Bumper Massage!

Thanks for the comments guys. I did some fitting of the RS bumper to the car on Sunday. I reused the stock L beam instead of spending $60 on the STi Lightweight one.

Some cheap hacksaw blades, a harbor freight angle grinder, and a bada$$ grinder my dad had in the garage performed some "weight reduction" on the bumper:


Setting the beam back in place, I test fit the bumper skin probably 20 times before I had cut enough that it fit right. If you've never seen the beam, for reference the second "bar" looked like the top piece:


And finally, the test fit of the new skin!


I also painted a few suspension parts and the brakes. I got some Rust Converter from Walmart. Seems to do a decent job. Sprays on clear but converts the rust black (which is apparently Zinc). I need to find some lateral link bushings before I can finish installing the rear disc conversion. I see Noltec is now out of business so it's either Whiteline (which will take 6-8 weeks to get here) or STi rubber bushings. I think I'm going the STi route...

I still need some input on the paint. I'm leaning towards the stock teal/aqua color. It'll be a lot easier to shoot just a hood, bumper, and a fender than the whole car.

Yes, I'll put some wheels on the car. For the time being I have some spare Legacy alloys:
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Ha Ha^^^^ wheels!!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #8
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Car's looking good so far man. I remember when I had to trim up my stock L beam to fir the RS bumper, was quite an ordeal. Have any pics of your legacies? Have a couple legacy turbo shell's in my backyard.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:51 PM   #9
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Default Painted Parts, Foglight Covers

So the paint finished drying on the links and brakes. I also got my replica STI fog covers from Primitive- they're nice!

So with a wire wheel to scrape off loose rust, a can of rust converter and a can of rustoleum flat my parts look like this now:


Pretty impressive when you scroll up to the top of the page and compare the before shot I think!

Test fit of the fog covers- can't wait til it's all one color!!!


JDM axelback yo!


Still haven't ordered my lateral link bushings and I ended up needing to replace the Ebrake pads. While I was painting one of the shoes disintegrated I guess better now than while the car was parked on a hill...
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:38 PM   #10
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Default Upgrades on the Cheap

Weekend Update! Continuing with the budges upgrades. I bought some window tint 20% on the back windows. Wasn't too hard and makes a huge difference in the car's look!


Decided to short throw the shifter. Cut the welds off the bracket and raised it up. Also took off some of the threads. Flat black and the Greddy Counterweight looks hawt.



Also modded the tranny mount. 3M Window Weld Liquid Urethane. You can see that one of the bolts is different. I managed to snap the stud when I removed it from the car. Oh well. Take a look at the before and after though. It's rock solid. I also shot some into the rear diff bushings.



So window tint- $22.00 Shifter- $0.00 Tranny and diff mounts- $11.00 Total- $33.00 in mods. Not bad for a weekend.
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