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    Petro's '06 2.5i Wagon

    Bought my first car in 2005, Bone stock 1997 2.5GT 5spd with 160,000km. clean and awesome





    Totalled it less than 5 months later after someone put there left turn signal on and turned right Damage was worse all the way down the side. and to top it off I had it back for less than a week after getting the DEALER to install new headgaskets

    Got an insurance payout and 8 months later of looking online for one everyday I Bought this even cleaner
    Bone stock 1999 2.5GT 5spd with 130,000km , this sweet find really made me feel better
    I had it long enough to do some mods




    Traded it in cause I had no real full time job for 4 of the 6 years I owned it and it needed practically EVERYTHING replaced. So very very sad to see it go
    (but the body and interior were both still 9/10)


    So I traded in for this. 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Wagon in Brilliant Silver Metallic-BSM
    (current pic)



    1 owner, 71,000km. Picked it up February 15 2012 . Current 112,500km May 4 2017

    DRIVETRAIN
    2.5i Automatic Trans. <- kinda regret that but my ankle and knee appreciate it lol
    Stock everything and stayin that way
    This isn't a car to throw go fast mods at

    INTERIOR
    Kept crazy clean at all times
    Audio stock and terrible but livable for now
    Retractable trunk cover
    Got the rubber trunk mat and the 2 sets of rubber and carpets specific for this model
    Front Driver and Passenger Weather Tech Floor Mats
    LED bulbs in the puddle/dome/map lights
    All I need is my heated seats

    EXTERIOR
    15% tint everywhere but windshield
    RA mud flaps
    Aftermarket mesh front grill
    Vent visor window covers
    EZ lip front lip
    EZ lip side skirts
    Plasti dipped mirror covers, door guards, diffuser, hatch bits
    De- Badged
    Roof rack crossbars that live off the car but could go on anytime
    JDM 08-09 Tail Lights

    WHEELS & SUSPENSION
    Stock 17" rims with crappy all seasons for now
    second set of LGT 17" rims with winter tires
    Stock suspension but it looks low because 90% of BP's are outbacks and ride high

    MAINTANENCE
    Both front wheel bearings - 1spring 2012/1 summer 2013
    Headlight bulbs - Summer 2012
    Battery - Spring 2012
    Cabin air filter - Summer 2013
    Big job- Summer 2014
    - New HG's both sides
    - New valve cover Gaskets
    - New timing belt + tensioners and all components
    - New AC and Alternator belts
    - New spark plugs
    - New Battery Terminal Contacts(old ones were covered in corrosion from the old battery)
    - Re-sealed a rim with a slow leak were the rubber meets alloy
    - New OEM Subaru long life coolant + new oil

    FUTURE PLANS
    Install the hella horns I bought
    Eventually replace the EZ lip with a real Bayson R front lip
    Continue doing 8-10k km's a year and keep this car for the next 10 years



    when I got it. totally stock





    Got some roof racks for $80


    De-badged the trunk


    Plasti-Dip'd the chrome bar



    Then plasti-Dip'd the grill


    Got RA flaps


    Then some AVS vent visors



    Plasti dip'd the mirror covers


    Got 15% tint, goodbye fishbowl



    Plasti Dip'd my Rear Diffuser area


    $20 EZ lip




    Plasti Dip'd my door guards- an old school look, I'm sure I'm the only BP rocking them




    I was going to plasti dip the whole car red, did a test panel to see the colour and liked it alot.
    But then I found out we needed a second car and it was gonna be a cheap one so I put the paint aside for the New ride. Our new Forester will be red this summer. I decided to rock the red hatch just for the hell of it







    Changed my cabin air filter


    Threw out a crazy $50 offer to someone selling their car on craigslist with this mesh grill and 2 months later they responded YES! best $50 spent on the car



    Bought this red overlay for $10 on ebay. wanted to red out the orange tail light section
    it works alright





    Just hit 90K KM recently, its a little over 91K now


    Current Stable at home



    Shot from this winter


    Much more to come, I love this car
    Last edited by iampetro; 05-04-2017 at 08:18 AM.

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    How's papa pete doing hahaha. Hope things are doing well

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    Great, thanks

    the Legacy wagon is proving to be a great baby hauler
    The new winter tires are amazing and I can't believe I went so long without them
    The forester need to be e-tested before the end of the month so I'm not looking forward to that...

    Helped a guy on lgt.com with his JDM tail light install so it felt good to give back to the community
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    The car guy curse

    My wife's dad is out of town
    it's -20something celsius outside, -30something with the wind chill
    And my mother in law texts me that her battery is dead in her car at work...
    It's the original battery to their 2009 Nissan versa (yuck)

    Once I got to the car, taking it out and driving to get a new one and putting that new one in only took less then 40min but at the end of a work day... on a Friday... In the crazy cold windy open parking lot... It wasn't much fun

    I'm sure I'm not the only SLi'er who's found themself in a similar situation


    Also
    My new (used) 225 wide winter tires vs my stock 205 no-seasons contact the frozen crap built up in my wheel wells when I'm turning much more then last winter when I was still rocking my 205 no-seasons.
    All is forgiven every time I hit the breaks and it stops like a real car on real tires should

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    its -25C outside this morning... ugh. that's before the brutal windchill
    Car needs a wash so bad

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    Tell me about it! and after my trip my car is basically white and its too cold to wash it ...and i was smart last night and plugged in my car ;D

    to our american friends it -13 without the windchill...so it was cold

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    stopped at walmart and found a 3rd gen wagon at the back of the lot to take some comparison pics with
    Both cars need a serious wash...





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    I think my next wagon will be a GT wagon like yours.. I just really like my 2nd gen cuz she is cheap to insure! lol
    Ruby 2.0 1999 Legacy Outback LTD: Getting Ruby 1.5's drive train.
    Ruby, 1998 Legacy Outback: officially a turbo car. Wounded, but being brought back.
    Courtney, 1997 Legacy Outback: DD and off road fun. Going to my sister for a reliable beast.
    Green Machine, 1998 Legacy L wagon: Only one I could not save... She is giving life to others.
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    Thanks and yes, going from my 2nd gen to this 4th gen was a sweet upgrade
    Sadly I had a 2nd gen GT but my 4th gen is only 2.5i... no turbo for me

    I'm over on LegacyGT.com all the time and it really seems like theres at least 3 ppl a week over there blowing up their stock engines
    Reading the problems the stock tune has and how almost all of the 4th gen turbo engines blow up makes we wonder if I'd ever even want one
    maybe If I could get one aready blown for 2ish grand it might be worth it and just have it rebuilt for myself and skip loading the stock tune and go custom

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    The forecast for tomorrow 6! I can wait to detail my car lol, its been 4 months . I don't want to jinx anything but i think the colder temperatures meh becoming to an end.

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    I know I cant wait!
    My cars need some good lovin

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    i've just spent hours tracking down all my old pics, saving them to my computer and uploading them to a new image hosting site imgur
    I had imageshack for over 7 years and they went pay to use so I had been using facebook to host pics but they would constantly disappear from my posts.

    This is the 3rd or 4th time ive had to completely go through my journal editing all my image posts and hopefully this was the last time
    So far page 1 and 2 are done I'll work on 3 and 4 this weekend but the hardest parts are done, then i'll have to do my MR2 thread...

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    I use postimage but imgur is good and also good for laughs I'm addicted

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    The wagons getting old. I rolled over 100,000km this morning




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    She's growing up *sheds tear* lol you still have another 300,000km out of her

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    Big news

    Today I drove my BP to the bank and payed it off
    It feels so good to not have car payments
    And now I can start saving for my next subie

    With the amount I dropped on my BP today I could have bought so many of the cheap 2nd gen legacy's that are FS online right now.
    There's even a black '99 SUS that I want soooo bad but I told myself no 3rd car until the BP is payed off

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    Damn and congrats man must feel awesome


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    Back in '07 I submitted some pics of my car to SubieSport
    The only Subaru magazine that I know of that ever existed.
    I was on my 2nd BD and the magazine was building a BD and featuring the build in every issue
    I hoped to get into the readers rides and I did!
    Only problem was that apparently I used an old hotmail email created with a fake name, Rett Yerty lol
    I'm pretty sure I had my real name at the end of the email submission but they went with Rett
    Who knows, maybe it was the crazy name that helped get me in the mag


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    Quote Originally Posted by iampetro View Post
    -, Rett Yerty lol-
    Big ol congrats to ya Rett, bwhaha

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    Finally got around to putting my summer rims/tires on today.
    No pics of the car since they are just the same 17" LGT rims

    So I have my 17" LGT rims on my wagon
    The forester has the red 16" rims on it
    And I also have these 3 sets of Subaru rims in my garage

    2 sets of 16" JDM SF5 rims 1 with winter rubber, 1 with summer
    And the set of 17" LGT rims with winter rubber I just took off my car today.


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    Love the set up

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    Saw your fozzy at capital city smoke house...looking good man love the red And black

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    Thanks. The hood on the foz needs a re-spray badly, but from a distance it's good.

    So after battling with RBC for 1 month and 1 day my final car payment for the remaining balance came out today.
    They were terrible at such an easy task of paying off my open loan. It was a nightmare but its done and car is officially mine.


    Yesterday I hauled a bunch of 24"x24" patio stones in the wagon
    It looked like my rear end had a 4" drop. I should have taken a pic.

    I'm going to do an oil change very soon and change my front and rear pads & rotors shortly after.

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    The legacy hadnt seen any service since last summer
    And It needed an oil change and the recall for brake line corrosion
    So I brought the wagon into the dealership today.

    It got a nice annual checkup and was given a clean bill of health.
    The lines wearnt corroded and I knew that but now i have checked it with them and if anything happens down the road I'll be covered.
    When does that ever happen at the dealership? They always seem to find something.
    I was nicely complimented on it
    and while I was there I picked up 3 oil filters so I can change the oil in the forester.


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    Yeah, when I took my 09 in for the recall it checked out fine. But the dealer told me my front cv boots were leaking and they recommended replacing both front axles. I had a friend re-grease one and put a new boot on it and the other we just tightened the clamps since it wasn't leaking bad.

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    So jealous of the flag and also Subaru dealerships not trying to scan you ftw

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    Thanks. I plan on doing new pads and rotors later this summer and its glad to hear for once I don't need to worry about something else.

    I have 101,500km on it so hopefully my suspension is still ok for awhile.

    And the flag is awesome. I got a 2 pack off ebay for $30 both 30"x60"


    I then bought these 2 posters to help man cave up the garage.



    Now I've got even more poster up

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    Did she get a spa treatment? ; )

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    Ha man damn did you get wash??? Because it looks like it got a full detail


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