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Imprezzive
11-16-2007, 07:57 PM
Here she is - Emily, my 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited. I got her after my previous 2006 WRX was involved in an accident.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/LGTBadge.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC01548Medium.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Leg1Medium-1.jpg

MOD LIST

Suspension

Megan Racing coilovers
AVO Endlinks
STI front strut tower brace
22MM RalliTEK front sway-bar
19MM RalliTEK rear sway-bar

Braking

StopTech front and rear rotors
StopTech stainless steel brake lines
Hawk HP+ brake pads

Engine

Perrin top-mount intercooler
Cobb AccessPort - Stage 2 ECU map
Subaru Performance Tuning Cold-Air Intake

Exhaust

Megan Racing downpipe
Megan Racing cat-back exhaust
Megan Racing exhaust headers

Wheels/Tires

Kumho Ecsta ASX on 18-inch Volk Racing LE28 wheels (summer)
Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 on 17-inch stock Subaru Legacy wheels (winter)
Dunlop Direzza DZ101 on 18-inch SSR GT2 wheels (AutoX)

Exterior

Apexcone 4500k HID kit
Front Lip (Removed for winter conditions)
OEM Subaru rear spoiler

Power/Torque

241 whp/258 wtq

Rally Master
11-16-2007, 10:54 PM
Sweet looking Legacy right there. Which coilovers you got on that LGT?

Imprezzive
11-17-2007, 10:07 AM
Sweet looking Legacy right there. Which coilovers you got on that LGT?

I got some Megan coilovers for about $1000. I was originally going to get slightly used Bilsteins from a spec.B with STI pinks.

Rally Master
11-17-2007, 01:51 PM
Do the Megan ones feel much different from the Bilsteins in the Spec B?

I want some Tein coilovers...but I'm not talking about the BH in the garage...that's gonna be a dorm hauler for the most part. I want a used BE style Legacy GT or something...

Imprezzive
11-17-2007, 02:03 PM
Do the Megan ones feel much different from the Bilsteins in the Spec B?

I want some Tein coilovers...but I'm not talking about the BH in the garage...that's gonna be a dorm hauler for the most part. I want a used BE style Legacy GT or something...

The Megans feel better than the Bilsteins. My dad has an 07 spec.B and compared to my GT, there is noticeably less body roll as compared to the Bilsteins.

Linkin
11-17-2007, 08:42 PM
Car looks very nice, looks like you detailed it well too. ;)

Robbie Hanson
11-17-2007, 10:36 PM
Very nice car...nicer than 99% of the other cars here, really :P

Rally Master
11-17-2007, 11:56 PM
Very nice car...nicer than 99% of the other cars here, really :P
Being a Subaru, it automatically gets top rank on this forum.

Imprezzive
11-18-2007, 09:30 AM
Car looks very nice, looks like you detailed it well too. ;)

Very nice car...nicer than 99% of the other cars here, really :P

Thanks!

Being a Subaru, it automatically gets top rank on this forum

That's right :P

Here are a couple of pics I found while cleaning my computer up:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/_MG_7475_small.jpg

This was taken when the real Emily and I drove up to Northern Ontario in the summer.

Interior shot:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/img8111tq0.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/5651.gif

I want one of these for Christmas ;)

Rally Master
11-22-2007, 10:59 PM
Prodrive shift knob FTW!

I demand videos of the exhaust note.

osa_mah91
11-23-2007, 07:51 AM
what is a Prodrive Shiftknob? hot car though Imprezzive :)

NFSRacingExpert
11-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Omg!!! I Luv It!!!

Imprezzive
11-23-2007, 06:50 PM
RM, the exhaust is the stock one so there's really no point unless it's a Prodrive exhaust. My bud has one of those on his STI and it sounds fantastic!

Anyway, thanks for the comments! It finally snowed here on Thursday and as you may know, Subaru + winter tires + snow = fun, but no pics :\

Watching my neighbor drive up his driveway in a FWD Civic reminds me why I bought a Subaru :P

Rally Master
11-23-2007, 07:10 PM
RM, the exhaust is the stock one so there's really no point unless it's a Prodrive exhaust. My bud has one of those on his STI and it sounds fantastic!

Anyway, thanks for the comments! It finally snowed here on Thursday and as you may know, Subaru + winter tires + snow = fun, but no pics :\

Watching my neighbor drive up his driveway in a FWD Civic reminds me why I bought a Subaru :P
Prodrive exhaust system would sound great. Too bad Prodrive America is closing its doors by the end of the year or so. :(

We got a bit of snow the other day (no accumulation but the ground got wet) and my parents were like "Son, stop driving so fast, it's slippery outside." Of course my reply was "Don't worry, we got Subaru all wheel drive." :D

Imprezzive
11-23-2007, 07:31 PM
Prodrive exhaust system would sound great. Too bad Prodrive America is closing its doors by the end of the year or so. :(

We got a bit of snow the other day (no accumulation but the ground got wet) and my parents were like "Son, stop driving so fast, it's slippery outside." Of course my reply was "Don't worry, we got Subaru all wheel drive." :D

Yeah, that is too bad. If not, I want to find the quad-tip exhaust from the Legacy Tuned By STI. I'm sure japanparts.com has it but I want to find some other sources.

I like that Subaru story; makes me smile :) However, I must warn you that even with the best AWD, you can still crash. That almost happened to me two weeks ago with the RE70's...

Rally Master
11-23-2007, 08:48 PM
Yeah, I don't trust these 6 year old RE92s

Imprezzive
11-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Brrr...cold...;)

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC05189.jpg

Rally Master
11-30-2007, 11:28 PM
Oooh...we haven't gotten much in terms of winter weather here yet...but I did start sliding in a roundabout when I was going only about 20 mph. The RE92s are due for a replacement. Got an all-season tire recommendation?

GTR
12-02-2007, 12:26 AM
in this damn city we never see snow.
nice car btw. :)

Imprezzive
12-02-2007, 09:06 AM
Snow + Freezing rain + Subaru = :D

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1757.jpg

Thanks, Amir.

RM, I haven't used all-season tires since my 2.5RS, so I'm not too familiar with all-seasons as much as I was before.

Nikusakken
12-02-2007, 09:52 AM
Nice car man !!! ;) Looks like it's very cold there. Here in Brazil, only see snow in the south (and I live in the Southeast :().

Imprezzive
12-06-2007, 08:00 PM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/100_1309.jpg

This was taken when Emily (the real one) and I drove up north for the weekend.

Imprezzive
12-15-2007, 09:09 PM
It was snowing lightly all day and it started to really come down just an hour ago.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/legacy_snow.jpg

RedTwentyFour
12-15-2007, 09:14 PM
Snow + Freezing rain + Subaru = :D

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1757.jpg

Thanks, Amir.

RM, I haven't used all-season tires since my 2.5RS, so I'm not too familiar with all-seasons as much as I was before.

that looks like SO MUCH ****ING FUN...its a shame you dont have a video of the snow throwing :)

- Rick.

Rally Master
12-15-2007, 09:32 PM
How do you prevent the snow from getting inside the hood scoop?

Imprezzive
12-15-2007, 10:02 PM
How do you prevent the snow from getting inside the hood scoop?

I don't do anything because I haven't had any problems with water in the intercooler when it rained before, so I don't think snow would be any different.

Imprezzive
12-16-2007, 09:39 AM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/legacy-snow2.jpg

Playing around with PS :)

Here's another pic from last night. It's really starting to pile up now and I have to clear the snow soon...

Rally Master
12-16-2007, 11:19 AM
Yeah, I should start shoveling as well. I shoveled yesterday and my driveway ended up being used a turn around point in my neighborhood. Only clean driveway in the hood :D

NFSRacingExpert
12-16-2007, 11:44 AM
Yeah, I should start shoveling as well. I shoveled yesterday and my driveway ended up being used a turn around point in my neighborhood. Only clean driveway in the hood :D

Set up a Toolbooth...:D

Imprezzive
12-16-2007, 07:31 PM
Santa came early! I installed a Perrin TMIC!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/perrin.jpg

I don't know the exact power/torque increase, but I've heard that it's about 10/10. I'll get it tuned once I buy a cold-air intake and exhaust. I'm also planning to buy a Subaru Genome grille and an STI lip, or maybe buying a JDM spec.B bumper.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/007-004.jpg

Subaru Genome grille, but if I buy it, it will be de-badged

MuscleCarFreak
12-16-2007, 08:09 PM
I love the snow pics, and that grill your gonig to buy looks wiked.... Love the GT!

BTW, I want that Subaru Sig

Imprezzive
12-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Thanks bud.

I'm using my laptop right now and the sig is on my PC. I'll send it as soon as I can.

MuscleCarFreak
12-16-2007, 09:37 PM
Thanks bud.

I'm using my laptop right now and the sig is on my PC. I'll send it as soon as I can.
Cool.... will it say Baja instead of Legacy?

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Here are some pics of the Megan Racing coilovers.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/MeganRacingLGTcoilovers006.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1-3.jpg

Killua
12-17-2007, 02:40 PM
Looks like you had a lot of fun in the snow. I really like your car, dude.

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 02:47 PM
Whoa! Seems like you did a lot of work on it in the past two days...I'm liking those coilovers :D

MuscleCarFreak
12-17-2007, 03:03 PM
Very nice..... This car just gets better and better.....

Thats why it's going to be the first car of the month for the year 2008.

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 03:42 PM
Very nice..... This car just gets better and better.....

Thats why it's going to be the first car of the month for the year 2008.

WOOT!! It just did :D

Since my Subaru dealer is very mod-friendly, I ordered a Megan Racing downpipe, twin exhaust tips from the Legacy STI, and if my mod budget isn't too tight, a Brembo GT BBK :D

With luck, they'll be on her soon. Oh man I'm so happy!!

Proposed power and torque numbers are now 270-280 HP and 270-280 lb-ft give or take but we'll know for sure once I actually get, install, and tune the parts.

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 04:55 PM
Wanna sell those stock rims?

Now I seriously demand videos of exhaust in action :o

BTW, I'm sure the sl-i.net guys want to see this Leg :P

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 05:58 PM
Add a Megan Racing cat-back exhaust to the mod list, courtesy of the real Emily! WOOT!!!

I will not be purchasing the Brembo BBK because they do not clear the stock wheels. Instead, I will be considering a StopTech BBK because they are less expensive and clear the stock wheels.

BTW, RM, I would sell the stock wheels to you but I'm using them for winter wheels.

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 07:07 PM
:( I had a feeling you were using those for the winter. Oh well.

I've heard good things about StopTech brake parts...what kind of pads are you getting?

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 07:16 PM
I haven't thoroughly researched them because I'm debating whether to buy them or not. If I do, it will be a whole kit which I assume includes pads.

http://www.stoptech.com/user/SearchResults.asp

It will be the black 4-pots with slotted rotors for the front and black 2-pots with slotted rotors for the rear.

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 07:48 PM
4-pot brakes give smoother braking from what I've been reading...is this true?

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 09:19 PM
I sure hope they do!

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 09:20 PM
So how much is all of this gonna cost?

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 09:38 PM
About $1100, Canadian taxes included. My current mod budget is $1500.

MuscleCarFreak
12-17-2007, 09:38 PM
Damn.... This makes me wanna redo my brakes.....

What do you think about installing the Legacy Spoiler to that beast of yours?

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 09:43 PM
I had an OEM spoiler for about 2 weeks until my trunk was keyed...

I don't think I'll be installing one anytime soon because it does look better without one. If I do, I'll probably order a lip spoiler.

EDIT: I canceled that JDM STI muffler order from japanparts.com because the Megan cat-back exhaust already has twin-tips.

MuscleCarFreak
12-17-2007, 10:12 PM
Ahh, I see.
Speaking of exhaust... I'll be getting my duals installed in the following Spring.
I know a place that custom designs exhaust systems, and they know me from where I had em do the exhaust on my Nova. It's only gonig to cost around 200 bucks.

Imprezzive
12-17-2007, 10:18 PM
Cool. That's a good price considering it will be custom made. How much will the horsepower/torque increase be? The Megan system I ordered is good for 10/16 whp/wtq according to the Megan Racing site.

MuscleCarFreak
12-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Cool. That's a good price considering it will be custom made. How much will the horsepower/torque increase be? The Megan system I ordered is good for 10/16 whp/wtq according to the Megan Racing site.

I really have no idea.... I figure not enough to see a difference.

I'm having them do a catback system... y-pipe right infront of the rear diff, and two turbo mufflers tucked up around both sides of the spare tire, and nice little chrome tips.

Something to give it a nice little edge, and sound without sounding loud and annoying.... just alil tone is all I want.... but mainly just looks is all I really want.

Rally Master
12-17-2007, 10:26 PM
This thread makes me want summer to come so I can get started on a job and earn some dough for a BE. :(

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 10:31 AM
Megan Racing cat-back exhaust! Not mine, but it will give you an idea on what it will look like on Emily.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/P1000552.jpg

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 10:49 AM
This just gets better and better ;)

I just received a call from the place where I ordered the MR downpipe from, and they said that they had it in stock! Now I'm just headed out the door to pick it up and within a few hours it will be installed! YES!!!!!!

IIRC, the MR cat-back exhaust will be in stock on Friday.

Rally Master
12-18-2007, 10:59 AM
Are you planning on changing the exhaust headers as well?

OMG, pics upon getting said part plz.

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 11:30 AM
I'm baaack!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/MRdpwnpipe.jpg

RM, exhaust headers are out of my price range right now. The ones I like are made by Perrin and they are $699.

TO THE GARAGE!!!!!!

MuscleCarFreak
12-18-2007, 11:39 AM
ooh.... very nice.

cant wait to see your exhaust finished!

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 12:02 PM
UPDATE: Stock downpipe off and now I'm beginning to install the MR downpipe.

Rally Master
12-18-2007, 12:21 PM
lol holy shit. best project car everrrr

BTW, happy birthday!

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 12:58 PM
Thanks, RM :)

Emily officially has a Megan Racing downpipe installed! I'll post some pics and maybe a sound clip when the cat-back exhaust is installed. The shop where it's being ordered from says it will be there by Friday.

Rally Master
12-18-2007, 01:38 PM
Mmm...yummy...Say, what do you do in the dental office? (your occupation that is)

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 01:58 PM
Mmm...yummy...Say, what do you do in the dental office? (your occupation that is)

I'm a second dentist. I simply work on patients the 'head dentist' can't see if s/he busy.

It's a great job but not my dream job...

Rally Master
12-18-2007, 02:08 PM
That sounds decent. Can't always get what you want at first, but hey...you'll land that dream job someday I'm sure. :thumbsup:

Imprezzive
12-18-2007, 02:20 PM
I get a lot of vacation days. Christmas break is 3 weeks :thumbsup:

My dream job is to be the VP of Product Planning for Subaru Canada, that way I could bring the Legacy and Forester STI and JDM goodness to Subarus across North America :P

(and maybe get a good discount off Legacy performance parts)

Rally Master
12-18-2007, 06:07 PM
Mm....Forester STi. There's something about the boxiness of the car that I crave. Maybe it's the Impreza chassis that it's based on...

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 10:23 AM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/megandp.jpg

Here is a pic of the Megan downpipe I installed yesterday. I love it; it gives it a slight rumble at idle and I can't wait to hear it with the cat-back exhaust installed :)

After the cat-back exhaust is installed, I am considering some free mods - de-badging and clearing my headlights (removing the orange reflector).

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 01:01 PM
Went out for some more winter fun :D

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1759s.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1752s.jpg

Canada_Kid
12-19-2007, 01:38 PM
Looks like fun. That's a really nice car you've got there. My sister and brother-in-law had a Impreza Wagon. That is really my only experience with Subarus. It was pretty nice, so I can imagine yours is even nicer.

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 01:43 PM
Thanks, it was very fun.

Impreza Wagon, eh? Those are really nice. With the right mods it could be one badass car.

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 02:56 PM
So I just received a call from the shop an hour ago. Turns out the cat-back exhaust is coming in a day early than scheduled, so Emily will get the cat-back installed tomorrow, not Friday.

BTW I'm getting an RBS lip for her tomorrow, too ;)

http://robot-racing.com/store/images/legacy_lip.jpg

Not mine but it gives you an idea.

Robbie Hanson
12-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Congrats! Now, you know, we NEED a video of the new exhaust to let us drool over the sound :P

RedTwentyFour
12-19-2007, 06:58 PM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1752s.jpg

Best Picture Ever!

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 07:00 PM
WOOT!! 300th post!

Thanks, Rick. Sorry I didn't get a video again :\

Imprezzive
12-19-2007, 08:09 PM
I found these gems while cleaning up my laptop:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC01342Medium.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC01338Medium.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC01337Medium.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/DSC01336Medium.jpg

Rally Master
12-20-2007, 01:22 PM
That car...is hot. Extremely hot. Mmm...turbo....

Imprezzive
12-20-2007, 08:27 PM
After one long and seemingly endless day, the Megan cat-back exhaust is finally installed.

This is by far the best exhaust I have ever seen/heard on a BL Legacy. It gives it a nice, deep rumble at idle and it sounds very menacing at acceleration. This exhaust does not attract the wrong attention but does turn the heads of other Subaru drivers ;) I actually had a Forester driver give me the thumbs up for once :P

I'll post install pics tomorrow and I'll try my best to get a sound clip :) I'll install the RBS lip tomorrow if I have time.

Rally Master
12-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Ooh, can't wait to hear that exhaust.

Gankthis
12-21-2007, 09:22 AM
Ooh, can't wait to hear that exhaust.

RM and me demand....






MOAR!111



Really nice Legacy, Imprezzive! :sweethear

I can't wait to do similar mods in my Impreza STi, though.

Imprezzive
12-21-2007, 09:28 AM
Gankthis, you have an STI? Pics?

I've updated the first post with some unofficial power numbers.

Rally Master
12-21-2007, 11:27 AM
Mmm...snap. 280 hp...That's about B4 levels! :o

Imprezzive
12-21-2007, 11:44 AM
Here are some pics of the finished product:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Megancat-back2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Megancat-back1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Megancat-back4.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Megancat-back3.jpg

And a sound clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eCS0b_YeFY&feature=related

Please note that the clip is not mine because the video feature on my camera is the worst one ever made. This is exhaust is identical to the one I have installed.

MuscleCarFreak
12-21-2007, 07:55 PM
That is so sweat.......

I love you car!

Imprezzive
12-22-2007, 10:17 AM
That is so sweat.......

I love you car!

Thanks :D

I just came back from Four Star Motorsports and Emily was finally tuned. They build cars for the Canadian Rally Championship and, in my opinion, the best dyno tuning on Ontario.

So, without further ado, here are the numbers (NOTE this is wheel horsepower and wheel torque):

Stock whp/wtq: 175/184
Tuned whp/wtq: 200/220

Here are the tuned power/torque numbers at the crank:

Stock hp/tq: 250/250
Tuned hp/tq: 275/286

Here's a breakdown of the parts (power/torque):

Perrin TMIC: 5/5
Megan Racing DP: 10/15
Megan Racing CBE: 10/16

Next, I want to buy an AVO cold-air intake and Perrin exhaust headers for her.

Special thanks to Four Star Motorsports for tuning Emily :)

Gankthis
12-22-2007, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I have an STi. I almost got it totaled yesterday. Some idiot decided it was okay to do a U-turn on a one way street and the dude floored it, and almost hit me.


Lucky son of a ***** and his brakes.


I'll get pics when it snows :P

Rally Master
12-22-2007, 11:40 AM
Yeah, I have an STi.
Pics or ban kthx. And don't be taking them from NASIOC. I'll eat you alive.

Imprezzive: Those are some good numbers. From what I remember, the EJ253 in my Legacy only gets about 111 hp to the wheels stock. :rolleyes5

Gankthis
12-22-2007, 12:11 PM
Pics or ban kthx. And don't be taking them from NASIOC. I'll eat you alive.

Imprezzive: Those are some good numbers. From what I remember, the EJ253 in my Legacy only gets about 111 hp to the wheels stock. :rolleyes5

Maybe if you read the rest of my post, you wouldn't look so thick.


I said pics when it SNOWS.

Imprezzive
12-22-2007, 12:15 PM
Imprezzive: Those are some good numbers. From what I remember, the EJ253 in my Legacy only gets about 111 hp to the wheels stock. :rolleyes5

That's it? And I thought 175 whp was low :P

I have my eyes set on some ceramic-coated MR headers from my bud who is parting out his LGT. $350!

If not, I saw some lightly used Perrin headers for $325 for my LGT.

MuscleCarFreak
12-22-2007, 11:09 PM
That power just seems so low because its distributed to all four tires.... over all.... Very good for an AWD.

Imprezzive
12-31-2007, 10:25 AM
With some money from Christmas and my job, I have ordered myself a set of MR ceramic coated headers for $249. They'll arrive on Wednesday and will be installed the very next day. w00t!

Rally Master
01-01-2008, 09:52 AM
Nice, a full exhaust overhaul. Boxer 4 rumble FTW.

So is the CAI the next step?

Imprezzive
01-01-2008, 10:28 AM
Yes it is. I want to see if I can get either a Perrin or AEM CAI. If I can't, then I'll try to get my hands on a Cobb Access Port.

Imprezzive
01-02-2008, 11:18 AM
So today FedEx left a big box at my door and it was the ceramic-coated MR headers I ordered.

Here's a pic:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/MRHeaders.jpg

This is going to be installed tomorrow.

Rally Master
01-02-2008, 12:51 PM
Whoa. That's a big box. You're having a shop install it, I'm thinking?

Imprezzive
01-02-2008, 01:11 PM
Yeah. My friend has a shop and he said he'll install it for free :thumbsup:

Rally Master
01-02-2008, 06:12 PM
GASP! Friends with benefits! FTW!

MuscleCarFreak
01-03-2008, 12:49 PM
Wow... those headers are sweet!

I bet that thing will sound hot!

You just dont seem to stop on the mods for this car, do ya?

I want to see that grill, and front clip on her ASAP!

Imprezzive
01-03-2008, 06:46 PM
MCF, I didn't buy the grille and lip yet because I'd rather focus on performance upgrades rather than visual upgrades at the moment.

Imprezzive
01-04-2008, 10:19 AM
Four Star Motorsports has tuned my car again and without further ado, here are teh updated numbers:

The headers are good for 18/10 (power/torque)

WHP: 218
WTQ: 230

Here are the numbers at the crank:

HP: 293 HP
TQ: 296 lb/ft

Crank numbers are up to 2006 STI levels!

Next up, Cobb AccessPort.

Rally Master
01-04-2008, 10:58 AM
This is turning out to be quite the project. A Legacy engine with the power levels of the 2.5L STi. Win. :D

Imprezzive
01-04-2008, 12:09 PM
This is turning out to be quite the project. A Legacy engine with the power levels of the 2.5L STi. Win. :D

Oh yes!

It's official. My next mod will be an AccessPort. I found a good one for $400, but this will be the last mod for a while as I do need money for other things :\

EDIT: Maybe it won't be the last mod after all :P

I picked up a used SPT CAI for an irresistible $90. I had freed an extra $200, so with the remaining $110, I also picked up a 35 watt, 4500k Apexcone HID kit.

I have a problem; I'm addicted to this car!

Imprezzive
01-09-2008, 07:40 PM
SPT CAI arrived today and the AccessPort is coming tomorrow.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SPT-Intake.jpg

Heat Shield:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SPT-Heat-Shield.jpg

I'll get some pics of it installed tomorrow when the AP comes.

Imprezzive
01-11-2008, 07:39 PM
Cobb AP came today. I used the stage 2 ECU map and that should up the crank horsepower and torque to 300 HP and 345 lb/ft, but I'm not sure about the numbers at the wheels. HP increase isn't much, but I do like the torque increase :D

As promised, here's a pic of the SPT cold-air intake:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SPT-CAI.jpg

Killua
01-11-2008, 07:41 PM
Don't you have a video camera somewhere? I would love to hear that beast. :D
Sick progress you have done on her.

FEAR
01-11-2008, 09:32 PM
Man, i wonder how much faster that extra torque makes it. Plus, looks pretty nice under the hood.

Rally Master
01-11-2008, 10:21 PM
There is no doubt that CAI is hot.

Imprezzive
01-12-2008, 10:11 AM
Don't you have a video camera somewhere? I would love to hear that beast. :D
Sick progress you have done on her.

Thanks, Killua, Unfortunately, I do not have a video camera, so a sound clip is out of the question.

Man, i wonder how much faster that extra torque makes it. Plus, looks pretty nice under the hood.

We'll see next week when I get her tuned...yet again.

There is no doubt that CAI is hot.

Thanks, bud. I like to think the cat-back is hotter :)

Anyway, it was a windy day here on Thursday, so I decided to take this picture of her. Best picture ever???

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_8880.jpg

hondaman
01-12-2008, 10:25 AM
I would much rather have this than an STi! I have a thing for more subtle looking sedans. ;)

Honestly, I would not change how this car looks at all. All I would do is keep doing what you are already doing, add moar power. :)

Nice pic btw.
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Nikusakken
01-12-2008, 12:51 PM
lol ! I think that if someone give a car like this, I'll never sell.

Killua
01-12-2008, 03:00 PM
That picture is similar to something I would find in a wallpapers site. It came out amazing.

Rally Master
01-12-2008, 07:27 PM
I demand that photo in 1280x1024.

Driv3r
01-12-2008, 07:30 PM
I demand that photo in 1280x1024.

+1, Amazing shot!

Nikusakken
01-12-2008, 08:23 PM
What about 1600x1200 ?

Imprezzive
01-12-2008, 08:33 PM
I demand that photo in 1280x1024.

+1, Amazing shot!

What about 1600x1200 ?

Sorry fellas, I did not save the one with the original resolution :\

Anyway, I have successfully installed my Apexcone HID kit. Pics:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1414.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_1411.jpg

They are 4500k; there is a white with a very faint hint of blue tint to them.

Nikusakken
01-12-2008, 08:54 PM
Really Great :D !

Imprezzive
01-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Thank you, Nick! I don't understand the logic behind offering HID kits on the STi but not on the Legacy GT :confused: I guess that's SOA/SCI for ya...

BTW, is your real name Nick? If it is, we share names!

Nikusakken
01-12-2008, 09:08 PM
Nick: short for Nicholas.

Imprezzive
01-12-2008, 09:12 PM
Ah, mine is spelled Nicolas; no 'h'.

Nikusakken
01-12-2008, 09:21 PM
better, mines also don't have the "h", but I want add it. So In most websites, I use Nicholas instead of Nicolas.

Imprezzive
01-14-2008, 05:33 PM
Alright, Emily was tuned today after work, so here are the numbers (whp/wtq):

Before: 218/230
After: 245/258

And here are the crank numbers:

Before: 293/296
After: 315/316

1st Gear and 2nd offers 12 psi, 3rd and 4th offers 14 psi, and 5th offers 15 psi. This car certainly feels much faster, and the numbers further justify the badassness.

I love Emily :smitten:

MuscleCarFreak
01-14-2008, 05:53 PM
oh, those are some impressive numbers.

Id love to see it go side by side with an STi

Imprezzive
01-15-2008, 07:22 PM
Forgot to tell you guys this, I washed and detailed on Saturday.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_8973.jpg

Take a good look - she hasn't been this clean in a while!

Nikusakken
01-15-2008, 09:58 PM
Real beautiful. the best Legacy :) !

Driv3r
01-15-2008, 11:19 PM
Damn you and your sexy Emily. And your Photography of Emily.

CrabCakes
01-16-2008, 12:35 AM
She is immaculate, Imprezzive! She is sure shiny, looks like you have the reflection level to high :D

Imprezzive
01-20-2008, 06:19 PM
So today I installed some new winter tires. They are 215/45R17 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3. I blew one of my old winter tires (Michelin X-Ice) on a nail, so all of them had to be replaced.

Rally Master
01-20-2008, 07:09 PM
So today I installed some new winter tires. They are 215/45R17 Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3. I blew one of my old winter tires (Michelin X-Ice) on a nail, so all of them had to be replaced.
I hate nails. We've had three of them in the RE92s and patched them up. Good thing we finally got new tires...

Texhnolith
01-21-2008, 06:38 AM
i hate you for being able to get cheaper carparts and havingmore money to tune your ride.
Still a sweet ride.. once mine is stage 1 (engine/suspension) we should battle it out someday :P

your tires are small tho O_o.. just 215.. whats up with that.


BTW, what kinda camera did you use for those photos, and what settings. Those pics are awesome.
Need to do a new shoot of my ride with the new volks.

MuscleCarFreak
01-21-2008, 10:13 AM
The tires on my Baja are 225s :D

That LGT just gets better and better.... keep it up, and you'll be chasing Chucky down!

Imprezzive
01-21-2008, 05:12 PM
i hate you for being able to get cheaper carparts and havingmore money to tune your ride.
Still a sweet ride.. once mine is stage 1 (engine/suspension) we should battle it out someday :P

your tires are small tho O_o.. just 215.. whats up with that.


BTW, what kinda camera did you use for those photos, and what settings. Those pics are awesome.
Need to do a new shoot of my ride with the new volks.

Thanks! I have made friends at Subaru meets I attend and whenever they part their Legacies out, I tend to be the first one to buy the parts. That's why I get them for such low prices :P

I used Emily's camera for those pics. She loves taking photos and uses a Canon EOS 40D. I don't really know the settings she used right now, but I do know that she has one helluva camera!

BTW, got any pics of the Rays lug nuts? I want a set and want to see those close up.

Imprezzive
01-21-2008, 07:40 PM
Check out post #1 for a pic of my old WRX!

Texhnolith
01-22-2008, 09:58 AM
Thanks! I have made friends at Subaru meets I attend and whenever they part their Legacies out, I tend to be the first one to buy the parts. That's why I get them for such low prices :P

I used Emily's camera for those pics. She loves taking photos and uses a Canon EOS 40D. I don't really know the settings she used right now, but I do know that she has one helluva camera!

BTW, got any pics of the Rays lug nuts? I want a set and want to see those close up.

Ask her what settings please ;) i got a 30D overhere (well my dad does) he thinks the pics are slightly photoshoped or she was using a grey-filter. We will be getting one of those soon.

Pics of the lugs are in my thread. towards the bottom. i could make a photo of em on my car later on. Pricey ****ers O_o

Sage
01-22-2008, 11:29 AM
why'd you get rid of the old WRX? did you just prefer the Legacy more?

Rally Master
01-22-2008, 01:12 PM
He got into an accident with said WRX from what the first post reads. Mmm...WRX. I must have a bug-eye now.

Imprezzive
01-22-2008, 04:54 PM
Ask her what settings please ;) i got a 30D overhere (well my dad does) he thinks the pics are slightly photoshoped or she was using a grey-filter. We will be getting one of those soon.

Pics of the lugs are in my thread. towards the bottom. i could make a photo of em on my car later on. Pricey ****ers O_o

I will ask her the next time I see her. Your father is right, they were slightly photoshoped.

What I meant was a photo of the lug nuts mounted on the wheels. I saw the pic of them, but that pic didn't do much.

why'd you get rid of the old WRX? did you just prefer the Legacy more?

As RM said, I got into an accident. I was turning right when a woman preoccupied with applying makeup turned left and merged into my lane. She hit the front-left fender and tore the left headlight off, and pushed the left door in. The impact sent my car over a curb and disconnected 3 spokes from the wheel.

There was some suspension and frame damage, so rather than repairing my car I bought a new one. I bought Emily for $32k and my insurance reimbursed 35% of the purchase. In the end, I paid $20 800 before taxes.

GTR
02-02-2008, 04:52 AM
Black+Subaru's handling+class+power of a V8...

man, that's one hell of a ride you've got right there. Truly deserves to be the ride of the month.

Imprezzive
02-10-2008, 10:11 AM
Thanks, GTR. That's an interesting new name; but I keep on thinking its the Skyline GTR and not the Mustang GTR :)

Here's a shot of the gauges:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/LGTGauges.jpg

Rally Master
02-10-2008, 10:54 AM
Those gauges...not available on base model BLs :(

Synthecide
02-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Black+Subaru's handling+class+power of a V8...

man, that's one hell of a ride you've got right there. Truly deserves to be the ride of the month.

What he said.

Sweet gauges too (Y).

Imprezzive
02-12-2008, 06:10 PM
Thanks, Punjab.

Look out, I may get one of these soon:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/images_products/2809.jpg

and one of these:

http://www.cobbtuning.com/images_products/2813.jpg

FEAR
02-12-2008, 09:15 PM
Those are win. Do get them. :P

Sage
02-12-2008, 09:24 PM
sure that thing's street legal? :P

I'm an Impreza person myself, but your Legacy is sweetness.

Killua
02-13-2008, 04:24 PM
Dammit, how many upgrades do you have planned? :P

I'm loving the picture of the gauges.

Imprezzive
02-13-2008, 05:43 PM
sure that thing's street legal? :P

I'm an Impreza person myself, but your Legacy is sweetness.

lol yes, I'm sure its street legal...last time I ckecked :P

Dammit, how many upgrades do you have planned? :P

I'm loving the picture of the gauges.

Thanks, I have more coming. I purchased a JDM 20MM rear sway-bar that should arrive within the next few days.

My suspension overhaul is done and the exhaust is next with an up-pipe of some sort. The exterior is remaining as-is ;)

Rally Master
02-14-2008, 09:32 AM
Mm...sway bars. You should also get a front one because from what I heard, the handling gets really twitchy when you only do the RSB.

Imprezzive
02-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Emily, now with 100% more rear sway-bar:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/JDM20MMRSB.jpg

AVO Endlinks:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AVOEndlinks.jpg

Enjoy!

Sage
02-15-2008, 10:48 PM
you're on your way to a flippin' race car, mate! :P

Xereox
02-16-2008, 04:20 AM
wow, i luv ur car!!
i wish i had one like yours ^^

Imprezzive
03-02-2008, 09:54 AM
New pics:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/lgt-2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/lgt-1.jpg

RedTwentyFour
03-02-2008, 10:07 AM
i could imageine this being a car used in a movie by the hero :)

- Rick.

Imprezzive
03-02-2008, 10:11 AM
i could imageine this being a car used in a movie by the hero

- Rick.

It should be in the next James Bond movie!!

Nikusakken
03-02-2008, 10:25 AM
Quantum of Solance (Is this right ?) ? Would be great !

CrabCakes
03-02-2008, 12:31 PM
Yes, Imprezzive, that car would definately be great in a movie.

hondaman
03-02-2008, 01:16 PM
Looks great, as usual. :)
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Sage
03-02-2008, 01:40 PM
It should be in the next James Bond movie!!

I can see the headline already; "Bond is Back.. and this time, he's got a Subaru"

*insert evil guy name here* "OH SHI~!"

Driv3r
03-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Perfect photography, as Usual! :)

Killua
03-02-2008, 03:54 PM
It definitely would fit in a movie. I'm loving the second photo. :)

D-O-M
03-04-2008, 05:18 PM
Hi, i don't remember how i did get here but must say you something - good car and good mods, that's the way how to do it for a truuue pleasure :] Will you take Emily to take a breath on some circuit when spring will come? 8)

Imprezzive
03-09-2008, 01:26 PM
Last night, we got hit with at least 30 cm of snow!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/snow2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/snow1.jpg

Nikusakken
03-09-2008, 01:52 PM
Omg !!!!!!!!!

Rally Master
03-09-2008, 01:57 PM
Awesome! Now if only I still had snow on the ground here in Carmel, IN... (everything's plowed/melted)

koenigsegg.ccr
03-09-2008, 02:44 PM
Aaaaaw. We only got 20.

Imprezzive
03-11-2008, 02:08 PM
Pics! These are old ones (to me, anyway).

Fresh off the dealer lot:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/rear1.jpg

Night photoshoot on the way home:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/front1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/rear2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/front2.jpg

I like the angle of this:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Leg1Medium-1.jpg

Enjoy!

Imprezzive
03-13-2008, 01:23 PM
I have ordered new brakes! The current OEM brakes need to be replaced and I thought I'd shell out some more money and buy:

1. StopTech front and rear slotted rotors (new)
2. Hawk HP+ front and rear brake pads (lightly used), and
3. StopTech stainless steel brake lines (new)

They should be here within the next few days.

I may get a new set of Tein Flex coilovers for an irresistible $600.

EDIT: I have purchased an STI front strut tower bar in addition to the brakes.

RedTwentyFour
03-13-2008, 02:30 PM
you can has need piaa.

- Rick.

Imprezzive
03-13-2008, 02:37 PM
We'll see, Rick. I think a turbo upgrade may be the next major modification, but that is still up in the air. New wheels may have to wait.

I'll probably work on the exterior now. Maybe a new grille, front lip, or a JDM Legacy spec.B bumper. We'll see.

Imprezzive
03-15-2008, 09:46 AM
I can has new brakes!

My new slotted StopTech brake rotors, Hawk HP+ brake pads, and stainless steel StopTech brake lines came last night, so I decided to install them this morning.

Hawk HP+ brake pads:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/HawkHPplus.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/HawkHPplusrear.jpg

StopTech stainless steel brake lines:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/stoptechbrakelines.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/stoptechbrakelines2.jpg

StopTech slotted brake rotors:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/slotted1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/slotted2.jpg

I'm still waiting for the STI strut tower brace.

Speed911
03-15-2008, 10:08 AM
Very nice Imprezzive, looks like those rotors in the 2nd pic are barely fittin' in those rims.How noticeable is the difference?

Imprezzive
03-15-2008, 10:35 AM
I've just come back from a quick test drive and a stopping test in a vacant parking lot. I must say there is a significant difference in the distance it takes to stop. The squeal that the old brakes made is gone, but that would have been gone anyway with any brake replacement. The Hawk HP+ fit the stock calipers, so I didn't have to get new calipers. Despite the fact that they are slightly used, they still have plenty of life in them and work well with the slotted rotors.

Imprezzive
03-21-2008, 10:30 AM
So, my STI strut tower bar arrived and was installed yesterday. Here are some pics:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/perrin1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/struttowerbar.jpg

Rally Master
03-21-2008, 10:33 AM
The intercooler demands a dead animal!

Impressive bits of aftermarket parts. It needs...Cusco.

Sage
03-21-2008, 01:17 PM
The intercooler demands a dead animal!

haha, that's what i was about to say; it's close to perfect, now all you need is a dead animal :D

Imprezzive
03-29-2008, 12:00 PM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/teaser.jpg

:o

Rally Master
03-29-2008, 12:19 PM
You...have obtained CE28s?

Imprezzive
03-29-2008, 01:37 PM
You...have obtained CE28s?

That is right! RM can has a cookie for getting the right answer.

I picked up a set of used 18x8.5 Volk CE28. They are immaculate but one of the wheels has a little bit of curb rash. They also came with 225/40/ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport tires, but they have about 20% of the tread left. I plan on replacing them with 225/40/ZR18 Falken FK-452s.

Tire tread:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/LE28-3.jpg

Barely noticeable curb rash:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/LE28-2.jpg

The wheel itself:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/LE28-1.jpg

http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?tirebrand=Falken&tiremodel=FK%2D452&pc=28%2D195%2D802

Nikusakken
03-29-2008, 01:58 PM
That wheel is really beautiful :)

Killua
03-29-2008, 02:11 PM
You got them in the best color combo possible! I can't wait to see those beautiful rims on your Legacy.

Sage
03-29-2008, 02:31 PM
you've earned my stamp of awesomeness for that! 8)

can't wait to see the awesome result of those rims!

RedTwentyFour
03-29-2008, 04:21 PM
wait, wiat...did you buy those for me?? i told you nothing would look better on it than chrome lip with black inset :) GOD this is awesome...i wanna see them on there!...

- Rick.

osa_mah91
03-30-2008, 10:11 AM
I DEMAND PICS NAOW! *dies of dehydration, you know...DROOLING!* :P

Speed911
03-30-2008, 10:14 PM
Those are gonna look amazing bro. Can't wait to see em on. Hope to have mine on within the week or so too :) I wish my tires were $150 a tire :(

theo
03-30-2008, 11:08 PM
Name change here pretty soon Prezzive?
:P

lookin good bro.

-theo

Imprezzive
03-31-2008, 08:11 PM
Nah, keeping Emily to avoid confusion :P

osa_mah91
04-01-2008, 05:00 AM
and to remind him of the past ;)

Imprezzive
04-01-2008, 05:30 PM
Tires were installed a couple of hours ago! Instead of Falkens, I got a set of 225/40/R18 Kumho Ecsta AST tires, some new lug nuts, and free Volk Racing stickerz! Also, I got new headlights because the old ones sprung a leak, and a trunk swap. So, without further ado, here are the pictars!

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_4703copy.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_4714copy.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/IMG_4692copy.jpg

RedTwentyFour
04-01-2008, 05:33 PM
cant...post...speechless...words...gone...OMG!

- Rick.

osa_mah91
04-01-2008, 05:49 PM
i havent seen anything better!

Killua
04-01-2008, 05:56 PM
Holy shit! *Fap fap fap*

RedTwentyFour
04-01-2008, 06:00 PM
it would look better with more chrome and some other mods thoo, like this:

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2334/img4714copypp6.jpg

whatever, i <3 it!! you gotta need ROTM again soon :)
- Rick.

theo
04-01-2008, 07:13 PM
Still Winnipeg WTF?

updates are insanely hawt tho.

-theo

Driv3r
04-01-2008, 11:45 PM
Oh.
My.
God.

Imprezzive, I hate you.

:heart:

Max Prez
04-04-2008, 08:46 PM
Pure sex that car. Love it. :)

Texhnolith
04-05-2008, 05:25 AM
got to love volks. though i prefer my TE37's ;) But i demand you send me your centercaps.
looks good man.

Linkin
04-05-2008, 08:30 PM
Nice choice, my second favorite set of Volks next to TE37's. :P

They look good in black. My friend just ordered bronze/gold ones for his S2000.

Rally Master
04-05-2008, 08:35 PM
It needs the panda look.

Sage
04-05-2008, 09:27 PM
holy mother of God!! those rims put that car off the CHAIN!

<3

Marra90
04-06-2008, 06:17 AM
:O this car is super nice!

theo
04-06-2008, 01:09 PM
Can you say ROTY ?
yeah me neither but i think Imprezzive is going to get it :P

-theo

Imprezzive
04-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Thank you for the comments :)

Let this picture speak for itself:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/img1141copyid5.jpg

Speed911
04-23-2008, 05:42 PM
Where in the hell did you get a picture like that!?

Imprezzive
04-23-2008, 07:02 PM
Where in the hell did you get a picture like that!?

Haha, thanks Speed. My lovely girlfriend took that picture with her new camera, a Canon Eos Digital Rebel XTi.

Texhnolith
04-24-2008, 04:05 AM
Man could you send over you GF to me? I need me some better photos myself.

Sage
04-24-2008, 09:01 AM
if only my wife knew how to take photos like that... hell, not even i can

MuscleCarFreak
05-02-2008, 11:46 AM
Damn...

I've been gone for 2 months, and I come back to this....

By far the coolest Legacy I've ever seen.... And I'm happy to find that you reinstalled your spoiler....

Imprezzive
06-20-2008, 01:38 PM
Ah, it's been a while since I posted in this thread.

After much lurking on various Subaru forums, I discovered that Cobb makes sport mufflers for the Legacy GT.

http://www.cobbtuning.com/products/?id=2437

These bolt right onto the Y-pipe, and compared to the current Megan mufflers, the Cobb ones seem like they bolt right onto the Megan Y-pipe. Once I figured that out I knew I had to have them for a more OEM-look. They are pretty much identical to the stock mufflers, which is great because I want to keep the sleeper look. Don't get me wrong, the Megan mufflers look great, but I want a change. $650 down the drain :P

Also, autocross season is coming up and I am in the market for better tires and wheels. Currently, I'm looking into a set of either Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1s, Falken FK-452s, or Toyo Proxes T1Rs. Wheels will be SSR GT2s if I can find a set. If not, then OZ Ultraleggras or another set of the stock Legacy wheels. There's now way in hell I'm take the Volks autocrossing!

For a reference:

SSR GT2 (http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=wheelCloseUp&wheelMake=SSR&wheelModel=GT2&wheelFinish=Silver+Painted)
OZ Ultraleggra (http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=wheelCloseUp&wheelMake=O.Z.&wheelModel=Ultraleggera&wheelFinish=Bright+Silver+Paint)
You know what the stock Legacy wheels look like...

Rally Master
06-20-2008, 02:04 PM
Sorry but...if you're just changing parts on the car because you want it to look slightly different, you're retarded. $650 is a lot of money...And you spent it on...MUFFLERS?!

Get cheap and used Rotas for autoX.

Imprezzive
06-20-2008, 02:29 PM
Sorry but...if you're just changing parts on the car because you want it to look slightly different, you're retarded. $650 is a lot of money...And you spent it on...MUFFLERS?!

Get cheap and used Rotas for autoX.

Scratch the $650...Talked to my friend today (the same one who installed the headers for me), and he says he can get his hands on them for $325. He says they'll be at his shop in two days.

As for Rotas, I'm not leaving those out. I'm looking at either Torques, Tarmac 3s, or SVNs.

KV12supercharged
06-21-2008, 02:07 AM
Beautiful car! It looks like a Stealth Fighter in the dark any you also got some nice mods under the hood as well!

Where do you find interesting places for photos in Toronto? Your photography is amazing!! :2thumbsup

Imprezzive
06-21-2008, 10:15 PM
Beautiful car! It looks like a Stealth Fighter in the dark any you also got some nice mods under the hood as well!

Where do you find interesting places for photos in Toronto? Your photography is amazing!! :2thumbsup

Thanks for the kind comments! The areas that I prefer for pics are Riverdale, the Distillery District, Leslieville, and Leaside.

Mr. Sting Ray
06-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Excellent photography Imprezzive.

Revolution
06-22-2008, 11:10 PM
I've been reading through this thread and its been bothering me as to why your Legacy looks slightly different to how they look here in Australia. I assumed that it was due to the big amber indicators in the headlights, but it suddenly hit me just now, you've got a different front bumper with a much more prominent front bit, due to front impact regulations or something... I've seen the same differences on USDM and AUDM Lancers on a couple of Lancer forums I visit. So yeah, the Legacy they sold here (its actually badged a Liberty here, for unknown reasons~) had the slightly different bumper. Oh, and the clear headlights with no amber.
http://www.redbookasiapacific.com/au/photos/SUBA/SUBA0342.jpg
^ AUDM Liberty GT
Great car though, I can appreciate all the work you're putting into it, although I must say it'd look better without that spoiler. :P

Rally Master
06-22-2008, 11:41 PM
It's badged as a Liberty in Australia and not as a Legacy because Subaru didn't want to infringe on the copyrights of the Legacy Australia, which is an organization that supports veterans and their families.

The reason we get different bumpers here in North America is likely due to the fact that people here can't drive worth a damn and they all drive big *** SUVs (which now can't sell and should be reduced to scrap metal). The plants are also different. All the Legacies, Outbacks and Tribecas in US and Canada are made by Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette, IN, where I have to drive by every time I return to or leave campus.

Revolution
06-23-2008, 12:34 AM
Mm, I figured it would be down to some sort of naming infringement like that.
Wikipedia tells me that Libertys are only built in that American plant you mentioned and in Japan, logic dictates that we get the Japanese ones here.

Would it be legal to import and use the front with the less prominent bumper (ie, the non USDM one, as pictured above) in America? Simply because in my eyes its quite a bit sleeker looking and nicer.

Imprezzive
06-23-2008, 11:33 AM
Would it be legal to import and use the front with the less prominent bumper (ie, the non USDM one, as pictured above) in America? Simply because in my eyes its quite a bit sleeker looking and nicer.

Yes, it is legal to import and use JDM Legacy bumpers, as long as you install the JDM Legacy bumper beams. JDM and USDM bumper beams are different. Its the same with the 2008 Legacies. The bumpers appear similar, but they are in fact different in addition to the grilles. One of my Legacy friends installed the JDM Legacy spec.B bumper on their Legacy, and it looks fantastic. As for the headlights, I think headlights in Canada and the US are required to have amber reflectors, but the reflectors can be easily taken out. Once again, my friend who has the spec.B bumper took out the amber reflectors (the process is called 'clearing') from his headlights three years ago and hasn't received a ticket yet.

As for the spoiler, I'm getting my wingless trunk back soon, and decided to take the plunge and clear/paint my headlights. Also, I have ordered a new JDM Legacy sport grille and front lip; both pieces for $200 combined. Normally, the sport grille and lip would retail for $170 and $230 respectively.

Imprezzive
06-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Well, I have received my AutoX wheels. They're from a friend who no longer needs them, so I decided to take them off his hands for $400.

The wheels are 18x8.0 SSR GT2s mounted on nearly-bald Pirelli P-Zero Nero tires. New tires are a toss-up between a set of Dunlop Direzza DZ101s with 3k miles on them for $300 or a set of Falken Ziex 512s with 100 miles on them for $375. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Falkens..

Pics:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SSR1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SSR2.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SSR3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/SSR4.jpg

BTW, my first AutoX in the Legacy is on Saturday. I can't wait!

TriniGT
06-24-2008, 04:51 PM
Sweet wheels man. Hope you have a blast this Saturday!

Marra90
06-25-2008, 06:38 AM
omg your goina go do an auto cross lmfao!
be careful, dont scratch her

Imprezzive
06-25-2008, 07:22 PM
omg your goina go do an auto cross lmfao!
be careful, dont scratch her

Oh, don't worry. I won't scratch her. :P FYI, she already has a nasty ding on the passenger-side door from an inconsiderate jerk and their shopping cart...

Back on topic, I have decided to go for the Dunlop Direzza DZ101s. Even though they have more miles on them, they are a better choice performance-wise, compared to the Falkens. I have also acquired RalliTek front and rear sway bars. I'll get those installed while the SSR GT2s are mounted on the Direzzas.

I have taken the WRX and the 2.5RS autocrossing numerous times in the past. I can't wait to see how Emily will treat me around the autocross track, especially with the Megan coilovers, the new sway bars, and the new tires.

Imprezzive
06-26-2008, 07:56 AM
Well, I picked up the new Dunlop Direzza DZ101s this morning:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Direzza.jpg

And the 22MM RalliTEK front sway-bar (the rear should be here tomorrow) :

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/RalliTEKFrontSwayBar.jpg

Imprezzive
06-28-2008, 07:12 PM
I had a blast today with Emily! She was very impressive.

First, the new goodies. Here is a pic of the RalliTEK 19MM and the previous JDM 20MM rear sway-bar, which was installed yesterday along with the front sway-bar:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/RalliTEKRearSwayBar.jpg

The Cobb mufflers were installed as well, but I was quite exhausted after installing the sway-bars and mounting the new wheels/tires.

Next, the pics from today:

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AutoX-1.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AutoX-3.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AutoX-4.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AutoX-5.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/AutoX-6.jpg

I managed 1:05:52 on my first run as a result of a time penalty (see the first pic >_>) and 1:03:46 on my second run. At the end of the day, I placed 3rd, behind a BMW 335 coupe and a Legacy GT wagon.

The Dunlops kept her glued to the tarmac, and the Megan coilovers and RalliTEK front/rear sway-bar combination made her responsive through the corners. She was excellent in the straight sections of the course, but not the best. Overall, I am impressed with her performance today and I would defiantly take her autocrossing again!

theo
06-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Damn son. Nice new pics.

-theo

Rally Master
06-29-2008, 12:40 AM
ZOMG at tripodding the LEGASHY

FEAR
06-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Pretty cool. Might wanna close them windows though to minimize drag. :P

Nikusakken
06-29-2008, 05:08 PM
Hey nice pics man.

FOX
06-29-2008, 05:45 PM
Hmmm I see a bright future in racing industry for you Imprezzive :P
Sweet ride by the way. And is your girlfriend a pro photographer? It sure looks like it to me.

Imprezzive
07-24-2008, 02:04 PM
Thank you for the comments, and I do hope to attend a few more AutoX events in the future.

Anyway, I have acquired a new visual part: a body-coloured mesh grille for $100.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Grille1.jpg

I plan on taking the Subaru logo off to add to the sleeper look. This will go on this weekend along with a front lip that has been gathering dust in the garage. Photoshoot coming soon!

Rally Master
07-24-2008, 02:12 PM
I think you should keep the badge. I hate people that debadge their cars. Sorry.

Imprezzive
07-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Believe me, after seeing it installed on my friend's Legacy, the badge looks too small and out-of-place.

Driv3r
07-24-2008, 02:43 PM
Congrats on the autocross time! I agree with you Imp, I think it'll look better de-badged as well.

Sage
07-24-2008, 03:12 PM
+1 for the de-badge, would make it look very sleek

Imprezzive
07-24-2008, 06:40 PM
Here is a comparison between a Legacy with a mesh grille and a badge, and a mesh grille without a badge:

Badge:

http://i9.tinypic.com/2j4vm7n.jpg

No badge:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/hellnightkid/IMG_2908.jpg

FEAR
07-24-2008, 06:46 PM
No badge FTW. Plus, it probably improves air flow to the radiator slightly. :P

Sage
07-24-2008, 06:47 PM
no badge, easily. makes it look like a stealth bomber :P

GTR
07-24-2008, 07:08 PM
Emily is one badass mofo

Rally Master
07-25-2008, 02:06 PM
I'll still take the badge because otherwise it looks like it's missing something thar.

TwinTurboGTR
07-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Without the badge, it can easily be mistaken for a civic IMO. Even better for that sleeper look.
Imprezzive, those are some sick pics. Nice racing as well!

Imprezzive
07-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Thank you for the comments, TwinTurboGTR! And I would never want my car to be mistaken as a Civic, but she would easily smoke one :P

I might just put the chrome 'GT' badge from the trunk on the mesh. I think I still have it somewhere...

Imprezzive
08-05-2008, 07:43 PM
So after a few weeks of moving and painting, I finally got some time to spend with Emily. Both front lip and grille have been installed, so I washed her and went out for pics yesterday. Too bad it rained today :( I also got my good ol' wingless trunk back and debadged it except for the Pleiads logo.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Volk4.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Volk5.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Volk6.jpg

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u80/nick_bond_007/Volk7.jpg

By the way, I did another mod...whoever can spot it first gets 100 internets.

Killua
08-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Clear turn signals?

Anyways, she looks amazing! (First photo is awesome BTW)

Imprezzive
08-05-2008, 07:54 PM
Clear turn signals?

Anyways, she looks amazing! (First photo is awesome BTW)

Winnar! 100 internets for you.

Rally Master
08-05-2008, 08:04 PM
No doubt a nice looking car but I still liked it better when it looked stock.

edlemur
08-05-2008, 08:31 PM
No doubt a nice looking car but I still liked it better when it looked stock.

I just miss the grille and badges. Everything else is a step forward.

MuscleCarFreak
08-05-2008, 08:34 PM
make up your mind with the spoiler, dude.
you make me sad to see it gone, again.

Bl0cks
08-05-2008, 10:09 PM
must not fap...

just place a badge on your side mirror and Im sure you p*** someone off

Imprezzive
08-06-2008, 08:46 AM
Frankly, I'm still warming up to the grille myself. As for the lip, its staying on until it gets smashed in the winter and get a JDM Legacy spec.B bumper conversion :P

I am in fact considering a lip spoiler.

A)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Pisadong/RBSLippage006.jpg

B)
http://www.ravspeconline.com/images/legacygt/frp-pic1-install.jpg

C) http://www.hkc-speed.com/images/uploads/bl5-spoiler_stanza/6.JPG

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d70/Hangerr/DSC03690-1.jpg

D) http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j206/vwsplit2/Leggys050.jpg :P

E) Install stock spoiler.

I don't want to do any drilling into the trunk lid, which is the case of B and E, but I just love B. All of the others can be simply stuck on. D is just in it for shits and giggles.

Lets hear it NFSCars!

Rally Master
08-06-2008, 08:50 AM
I demand a poll, Mister Nick.

My vote goes to either C or E. Because stock is better.

Sage
08-06-2008, 08:51 AM
C is full of epic win, D looks too much ricer'ish :\

GTR
08-06-2008, 09:02 AM
Yeah definitely C.

If you didn't go with C go for B. Avoid D at any cost. :P

edlemur
08-06-2008, 09:03 AM
C is full of epic win, D looks too much ricer'ish :\

D is just in it for shits and giggles.
shits n giggles

FEAR
08-06-2008, 10:36 AM
A or C.

Everything else is either so-so (imo), or you need to drill the trunk.

Well...maybe the stock one would be an exception for the latter.

theo
08-06-2008, 12:03 PM
dayum you people.

I think C looks horrible. Get B darnit.

-theo