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:
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:
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!