And so it begins…

January 9, 2008 – 10:37 pm

As some of you already know, I am the proud owner of a 1997 Subaru Legacy GT. It’s old and has been in failing health lately, but it’s all mine and I love it.

The car has gone through many revisions over the past couple of years, with different wheels, suspensions, and many other odds & ends. Here is what it looked like before I pulled it all apart:

Legacy 2007-04-01 DSCF1212.JPG

The suspension was shot, and the transmission was making some very disturbing noises…so I decided it was time for action. The plan was to put in a fresh transmission and some new struts & springs, a nice simple winter project.

Of course, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Once I had the car apart the mod-bug bit, and bit hard.

After much deliberation and even more searching through classifieds I found just the thing, a complete 2005 WRX drivetrain, with a few upgrades for good measure.

So, that brings us to the present time, here is how the car looks now:

Engine Bay 2008-01-08 DSCF2107.JPG

And here is my crate of goodies, fresh from the shipping company:


Over the next couple of months I will be merging together the 2 wiring harnesses and replacing virtually every mechanical component in the car. Here is a quick list of the new parts:

  • 2005 WRX engine, transmission, axles, diff, hubs, gauge cluster, cruise control, etc, etc
  • Catless Uppipe, GPMoto downpipe, STi catback
  • 2004 WRX STi steering rack & column, suspension, intercooler
  • STi Group-N, Whiteline & SuperPro suspension bushings

I am also planning to replace all the factory sound deadening, install JDM heated power folding mirrors, fix a couple of rust spots & paint blemishes, the list goes on!

  1. 4 Responses to “And so it begins…”

  2. Huzzah, can’t wait to see what you do with it. Hopefully you’ll be vigilant in keeping your blog updated so we can see your hair fall out as you work on it. 😛

    By JB Hewitt on Jan 10, 2008

  3. Hehe.. Imagine Dan bald…

    By nils on Jan 10, 2008

  4. Go back to Australia, you giant!

    By James on Jan 12, 2008

  5. get a real car, like an old XD falcon eh brother,

    By jimmy on Apr 15, 2008

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