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Back Story

Winter of 2010 I bought my 01 Legacy, probably the best choice I've made in my short life besides purchasing a motorcycle but that's another story.

I purchased my legacy for about 4k, turned out to be a hell of a deal and came with a warranty which I would cash in on later. About 2 months after I bought my Leggy I encountered a problem, drinking coolant like it was coolaide at a bbq. Took it to a local subi shop and had them do the timing belt as well as the head gasket and was trouble free for about 3 more months. Had a coolant flush done on it with a chemical used to remove oxidation..must have plugged up the thermostat because.

On the drive home from the gym I started overheating :O, pulled off every few minutes to let the engine cool down and keep it out of the red and limped it home. Installed a new thermostat and found a bunch of funk encrusted around it -_-. I performed ANOTHER flush by pouring coolant in to the engine and letting it drain out again after getting semi full.

My next issue was this past summer about 7 months after the coolant issue. Rusted 1\4rs, for 600$ I had them cut, welded and under coated by a pro restoration place around the Greenville area. Not the best price but for out in the boonies it was damn good work and came with a word of mouth guarantee.


Table of contents/Progress links
How she looked when I bought her VS now
Comparison of my new 18mm sway bar to the old 13mm
How to get paint to dry in 41F weather.
Instillation of 18mm Outback Legacy rear sway bar
How to extend your sway bar end links
DIY Port and Polish your EG33 AT HOME!!!
Installing 07LGT seats in your BE/01 legacy L or GT.
Porting and Polishing of one of the EG heads
Nasty discovery while pulling the driver side cam's, worn valve tappets!
EG33 installed!
Ecu Removal
SVX engine control harness fed through the firewall without removing the dash
Griffin radiator install with custom brackets
Creating a CAI for 45$
Doesn't start/No spark? READ THIS!
Cooling fan install/Hood pin fabrication
Exhaust is done...for now ;)
ITS ALIVE AND DRIVES
My observations of the 4eat handling the eg33 engine swap
Parrot bay coconut rum overflow bottle mounted and custom bracket fabricated
Front splitter mock-up
Hood spacers thanks to BRZcory!

Informative links/ideas/resources

Information on turbo builds
Information on turboing your EG33 via remote mount
Turbo your EG33 with stock internals
More info on turboing your EG
Info on fueling and how to trick the ECU
Info on firming up the shifts without a shift kit/valve body job.
Info on how to reduce low RPM hesitation and improve ignition
Piston shaving profiles and related CR changes


Service manuals/PDF's and pinout information
SVX service manual
2001 legacy BE/BH ECU pinout
EG33/SVX ecu pinout
My 01 legacy ecu pin-out


Wiring Help
No power to your injectors? Check here!
Quick wiring guide and easy tips
Wires that I merged/spliced/combined
Wiring your EJ fuel pump to EG33 ECU
How to merge your EG and EJ harness

Transmission related
How to remove your 4eat
How to wire your 4eat to shift with the EG33 swap

Engine related
How to get your EG33 to fall down flat on the engine mounts
Taiden's EG33 Swap V-log
Save a few lbs and money by making UEL headers
Vacuum lines
Custom cam profiles for massive power (See: EFI logics EG33 swapped RS)
Vast knowledge base on making power from the EG33
H6 related parts for custom fabrication
Vacuum line routing post 1998
Turbo cams
Billit Connecting rods

MISC helpful things
H6/3.3 liter parts
Pulling EG33 ECU error codes without a diagnostic port via flashing CEL light

Piggyback and tuning resources
AEM FIC how to set-up
Sensor correction how to
Correction chip



Future mod list
Mods done

EG33 with custom 2.5inch custom exhaust
Aftermarket Trans cooler and tranny lines
Bigger mud flaps (Ikea or Napa special)
Lift kit for next winter (Legacy Outback springs\strut assembly)
ISC n1 coilovers w/swift springs
Fender Flares
Griffin dual core aluminum racing radiator
18mm Legacy Outback sway bar
17x7.5 alloy wheels
Port and Polish the EG33 to unlock those extra ponies!
Metallic brake pads and new rotors
14.3lb SSR-C forged wheels, bronze.
Ebay cat-back 3" to dual 2.5" mufflers.
How she sits today


Oh yes, and finally the EG33 install pics..

 

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RIP 08.24.2013
01 legacy L
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Discussion Starter #2 (Edited)
I purchased my legacy for about 4k, turned out to be a hell of a deal and came with a warranty which I would cash in on later ;).

This is how she WAS.


And this is how she sits right now.
One thing not seen in the pictures is the JDM fog lights I installed in the stock location. (pics on those later ;) ).


Mod list as of this picture.
17in SportTuning cast wheels with 17x7.5 Khumo rubbers.
2 KC hiliter long range driving lights (I live in the woods and like to go fast, in order to do that you gotta see the road ;) ).
2 Green 8" glow sticks from www.12volt-travel.com wired to a potentiometer so they're controllable. They're installed under the dash and shine on the foot wells.
4 6.5 PowerBass speakers.
Touch Screen single din head unit also from 12volt-travel.com


Pictures of the EG awaiting installation.
Going to pull and paint the intake after a good degreaser bath and steam cleaning. Thing is going to be clean enough to eat off of ;).

 

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Swap complete, I'll be updating with pictures of the final product over the next few days.

Final words on my impression of this swap.

1) useless without a valve body upgrade. There simply isn't enough pressure to hold the gears with this much power(WOT in D mode). Or do a MT swap.

2) shifting manually helps this issue 100%, totally leave it in D for cruising, but without a valve body upgrade shift manually. No throttle while shifting.

3) I love having 240ish hp on tap, I never want another car that doesn't have 200+ hp.
 

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^ Hell yea, can't wait to feel the extra 73hp and 80lbs of torque.
Going to have to reduce weight next I think.

Rear mount battery, rear washer fluid, strip the trunk and Seal it somehow that's lighter than carpet. Cheap effective weight cutters.
 

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Legacy Outback sway bar picture comparison to stock!


Oh and I can see why this bar will require reconstructive surgery on my ass. The damn thing is shaped like a banana right in the middle :unamused:. Too bad I don't have a press or I could flatten it out and avoid beating my car.
 

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so you got the outback swaybar? nice! how much did it cost you?
i actually installed my 17 inch wrx sway bar yesterday and like the difference it made! makes the car feel a lot more confident on corners. you dont feel like your going to room over onto your side lol
 

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Yeah it's the rear sway bar from an early Legacy Outback or is it Outback Legacy? anywho 18mm with all the right bends ;).

I wonder if a local machine chop could press it flat in the center, that would be enough to keep me from having to beat my car to death with a BMFH. then again if they did that it may not meet up with the mounting points :(.

I'll get it working in short order regardless. I think my next upgrade for the rear will be solid end links. From what I hear 18mm is pushing it on stock rubber links.
 

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im only confused that it still doesnt fit under your car without beating the crap out of it. i thought it would... considering the undercarriage of both cars is nearly identical
 

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Yes, well like I said we'll see this weekend as I mock it up, if it fits HURAY if not meh.
 

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Done.
For your entertainment I present my 400$ geoZilla with a 3 inch lift, rerouted exhaust for ground clearance and 33inch random tread pattern junk yard special tires.
Oh and Anti-werewolf chicken wire.




If you're thinking "wow those chrome letters look familiar", well that's because they're from Autozone in the detailing section" 3.75 a pop ***** 10% legit up in here!
 

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It's my 5speed unicorn.

the exhaust kept snagging on trees and getting us stuck so I welded up a custom 180 degree header tube.
 
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