11-05-2016, 09:21 PM
I noticed that quite a few threads on here are missing pictures so it must be a SLI issue.
So I realized I kinda screwed up last night by buying the Legacy GT brakes, because my rims are 16" and the bigger calipers will not clear.
Since I jumped the gun, I'm planning on using the LGT fronts on my Impreza, then rebuild my stock 2 pots and buy outback mounting brackets for the rotors I have then do the rear brake upgrade.
11-17-2016, 01:03 PM
11-18-2016, 08:37 AM
To answer my own questions after researching,
Originally Posted by dna
#1 The 01-04 outback (and the 2005+ base model legacy) front rotors, mounting bracket and calipers along with pads is a 20mm rotor diameter upgrade for the base model L. (you will also need new backing plates or just remove your old rusty's like I did.) Small note is that the newer legacy calipers look a little different however size and mounting locations are exactly the same as well as brake pad part numbers.
The Wrx 2002-2005 shares the same front brakes as the outback (calipers, rotors, pads and brackets)
2006+Wrx are the nice raised letter 4 pot brakes that clear 16" rims (Don't quote me on that its just what I have read)
2005+ Legacy GT brakes are much bigger 2 pots with a 315mm rotor close to the STI rotor, only downfall is they do require 17" rims unless you want to shave the caliper with a grinder (No thanks) also the caliper WILL NOT mount to the outback mounting brackets due to size difference.
#2 Yes the outback and the Legacy L have the same size rear brakes + pads. From what I read if you want to do a vented rear brake upgrade you need the mounting brackets, and rotors from a 2005+ Legacy Gt (Possibly the outback H6 too but not 100%) Same diameter rotor just vented.
One more small thing is that the newer base legacy rear caliper piston is slightly larger diameter (see pictures) then the older base 01-03 Legacy with the same size pads, I believe it is a good thing because of the bigger surface area.
11-30-2016, 11:56 AM
So crazy thing happened this morning. My buddy needed a starter for a subaru so I had one laying around and gave it to him. Well we started talking and he has an 01 Outback with rod knock that he ended up giving to me! I just have to pick it up 2 hrs away, then my legacy will have some nice upgrades coming. As well as a massive part out sale on here.
12-01-2016, 11:00 AM
Any know of a compilation with the differences of an outback vs regular L. I know I can search each individual item but one masterling list would be awesome that way I know which parts I wanna rob. Right now I'm planning on taking the side skirts possibly fenders and front bumper. Probably the sway bars to if they are any bigger.
01-13-2017, 10:31 AM
Picking up the outback in the morning, If you need any parts from it let me know. Going to have a big partout sale after I get my parts.
03-12-2017, 11:27 AM
Been a while since I posted, quick update on the Leggy still running great. Had a misfire on cylinder 4 about 2 months ago so I replaced the plugged and gapped them a little bit colder. No issues since then, however the car is about to receive some love by way of a new 3" mandrel bent exhaust (hopefully Wednesday) manual boost controller (planning on running 10psi to start and go from there.) and the LSD out of the outback I picked up. I have also been toying with the idea of buying an aftermarket fuel pressure regulator and doing a parallel fuel setup, in hopes of running the air intake directly under the manifold. Hopefully helping spool while eliminating the 90 degree bend I have coming off the turbo now. So stay posted I'll be posting up some pictures of the exhaust this week if all goes well. Thanks again guys for the support of this build. I wouldn't have made it this far if it wasn't for SLI and the advice I have received.
03-27-2017, 03:09 PM
Little update, well the exhaust plans fell through. My buddy ended up quitting his job before I made it up to his shop haha. I did get the boost controller installed and have been running 10psi, had to adjust the emanage a little but so far the car doesn't feel a whole lot different. I put the wheels and tires from the outback on my car because I had a blowout on the way to work last week, so that may have something to do with not feeling much of a power gain. Outback wheels and tires do fit a Legacy without installing the struts but there is only 3/8 inch between the tire and bottom hat of the strut. So its a tight squeeze but they do fit haha. The Outback that I picked up doesn't have the LSD I thought it did so was a little disappointed there but what can you do, ill keep looking for one to throw in there. Ill try to post some pictures of the Leggy soon.
03-29-2017, 10:35 AM
I love the way these tires look, took a minute to grow on me but I think it looks way better. Gonna install the outback side skirts today.
Here she is, still kicking. Heat wrap coming to the headers soon but other then that not much has changed