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    Rougeben's 03 Legacy L - TOTALLED. RIP. PARTS REQUESTS?

    I keep forgetting to start a page here, I have all these pics in photobucket, may as well post them all in on thread

    Ok so to break it down.

    Welcome to my 2003 Legacy L 'Se'...yeah Special edition...whatever...well it is now

    Was a 5mt. 70k miles when I got it in 05, has going on 120+k on it right now. First major purchase I ever made with my hard-earned money

    4/18/14: Crashed the car...

    quicklist of stuff done to it (copy/paste straight from my service log):
    Engine:
    -Openecu dyno tuned @ SpeedIndustry in Detroit... 257whp/247wtq on a Mustang dyno
    -04 WRX EJ205 w/ VF23 @ 19psi
    -GT Spec UP
    -STi 'pink' 550cc injectors
    -STi fuel pump
    -Helix 3" catted DP
    -Turboxs fuel rails
    -Hallman Pro RX MBC
    -SSAC WRX/STi FMIC
    -Greddy Type-S BOV on recirculate
    -KN intake
    -S&B "power stack" air filter
    -PnP stock exhaust manifold
    -PnP throttlebody
    -Gimmick MS Silicone intake tube
    -Hondata intake manifold phenolic spacers
    -TGV deletes
    -Lightened crank pulley
    -one-step colder NGK iridium plugs
    -3" catback, dynomax resonator/summit racing muffler
    -Group N Pitch Mount
    -Group N Engine Mounts
    -Forge Blue Anodized Catchcan
    -WRX intake scoop (modified)
    -Launch control
    -Flat footed shifting
    -Front bumper cooling ducts...

    Drivetrain:
    -2005 STI 6 speed transmission
    -BE Automatic driveshaft
    -3.9FD rear diff w/VLSD
    -05 STI 6 speed knob
    -Group N 6 speed transmission mount
    -Gruppe-S 14lb lightened flywheel/ stock sti clutch
    -Kartboy transmission xmember bushings and shifter pivot bushings
    -DCCDpro controller

    Cooling:
    -Megan Racing 2-row Aluminum Radiator (WRX/STI fitment)
    -Perrin Silicone Radiator hoses (WRX/STI, plug and play!)
    -OEM thermostat

    Suspension:
    -IPD 22mm rear sway bar, Whiteline HD endlinks.
    -Whiteline 22mm front swaybar w/ Kartboy endlinks
    -05 STi Steering rack
    -05 STi crossmember
    -05 STi aluminum control arms
    -STi Genome front strut brace
    -Cusco rear strut brace
    -WRX subframe H-brace
    -Bilstein JDM shocks/OEM GT springs/Whiteline Comp C strut tops/ 1/4" paranoid fabrications spacers

    Brakes:
    -1991 (rebuilt) Nissan 300zx/R32 Skyline 4 pot front aluminum calipers w/Speedbleeders, Stoptech street pads.
    - Global Z Nissan 300zx caliper bracket adapters
    - DBA 4000 slotted 05+ Legacy GT 12.3" front rotors, 11.4" rear rotors
    -Nissan 300zx 2pot rear calipers w/ Kartboy adapter brackets, Stoptech street pads
    -Goodridge SS brakelines

    Interior:
    -Lancer Evolution VIII Recaro front seats w/ wedge engineering/recaro seat bases
    -Flat black interior panels (GET OUT FAKE WOOD)
    -WRX aluminum pedals
    -2006 WRX 3 spoke steering wheel
    -Alpine MP3/CD headunit w/ remote & RCA-Mini headphone jack
    -Subaru Tweeter speaker kit/ Pioneer speakers 2ways in front, JBL 3-ways in rear
    -VDO boost gauge
    -Prosport EGT gauge, Megan Oil Press & Oil Temp; DIN mounted
    -Passenger seat fire-extinguisher bracket
    -Dynomat interior, trunk, hood

    Exterior:
    -Infiniti FX35 HID bixenon headlight retrofit (ala Khanfucious)
    -PIAA 2100 driving lights w/ HID 3000k ballasts
    -Lip trunk spoiler (m3 style)+ code:19x
    -Home Depot Lip Ver.2 (no more Mustang Mach 1 lip )
    -Outback front fenders w/ "turbo man" fender decals
    -"Turbocharged" trunk badge (from a Cobalt SS)
    -Extendable Underhood light (from a Chevy Silverado)
    -Hella Supertone horns
    -Primitive Racing 1/8" WRX skidplate (redrilled)
    -06 STI rear diffuser
    -"L7" JDM Legacy front grille
    -SPT battery alloy tie down
    -Rear foglamp
    -Aux. 3rd reverse lamp

    Wheelsets:
    -Enkei RC-t4 17x8 Gold wheels, 235/45/17 General AS-D3
    -2011 WRX 17x8 wheels, 235/45/17 Dunlop SP01
    -Borbet 16x7.5 wheels, 225/50/16 Kumho Ecsta ASX
    -Enkei RPF-1 17x8, 235/45/17 Hankook icebears (15.6lbs! ) (winter)
    -Mille Miglia 16x7 205/60/16 winterforce tires

    Originally


    As it currently stands:

















    Some other "rice" pics























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    Evolution of my Interior:








    Evo VIII Recaros




    LED lighting:


    DCCD controller mounting:


    Sound-deadener Trunk:


    with my old 03 WRX seats...great seats if you're on a budget.

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    Mechanicals:
    Engine currently:


    Previously:






    Engine when I got it. BOV is a little too close to the hotside IC pipe...at first it would literally sheer off the vacuum line with enough engine movement;moved the pipes around a little when I wrapped the coldside pipe, now there's a lot more clearance for that vac line...


    TGV deletes/IM spacers/pink injectors


    Fuelrail thingy and my obnoxious BOV...it's ricer bait


    Turblo and DP- like as Ten80 said, some WRX DP's will occasionally bang against the firewall (stock DP does NOT). Mine does on sudden on/off throttle inputs


    FMIC hot side pipe routing...edit: wrapped the cold side piping because it goes right over the turbo.


    Intake scoop:


    Skidplate:


    Argh, front subframe.
    The steering rack is a great mod...you'll need to modify the Ujoint to join the rack to the N/A steering column


    Argh rear swaybar


    Brakes:
    front

    rear



    old engine...


    Yup, still dirty
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    Old wheels:
















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    Maybe it applies to lights too...
    Current setup:


    old setup(s):




    hmm...too much?


    Ok, ok fine, let's just stick with this for now...


    Lol, maybe not




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    Action shots, video, whatever




    Too much?








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    WOW dude, lookin' good. What are you gonna do with that there hood scoop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlydave
    WOW dude, lookin' good. What are you gonna do with that there hood scoop?
    Thanks man I really don't know if I'll be going that route, I'm still deciding what kind of intercooling options I'd like to go with...but hopefully within the next few months, this can get done...(headers are already in at least )

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys

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    I have had no luck getting the wheel gap measurements off a stock Legacy wagon. I was able to find one off a sedan. Just so that I have one more to compare, can you take a quick measurement of your wheel gap (front and rear), same like here:

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    I have heard that the Legacies sit about 1 inch lower than the Outbacks (stock). If my Leg was at its stock height, I could easily compare to my wifes Outback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgtbeauty
    How well do those seats fit 'n' sit compared to you stock ones?
    The bolstering on the 02-03 wrx seats are so much more aggressive, on that part alone they were worth what I paid for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgtbeauty
    How about the height?
    The front part of the seat will sit about 1" higher...the rear has tilt adjustment so I have it back to around stock height (at least from my perspective). My old seat had this firm area right in the lower lumbar region; it started to get annoying on long drives (I do a few 10 hour trips from MI to NY every year). The new seats are much more comfortable for me at least.

    If you can find someone with 02 wrx seats, I suggest you sit in it and try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _RM_
    Where'd you get them projectors??
    Ebay They're FX35/45 bixenon projectors...
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    I thought I went through alot of lights... Can't wait to see the finished exterior shots with FMIC. But c'mon, what's your driving impressions?!

    Oh, and what's with the front sway bar? Why is it so much narrower than your mounting points on the control arms? Maybe time for a tribeca bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plays_with_Toys
    I thought I went through alot of lights... Can't wait to see the finished exterior shots with FMIC. But c'mon, what's your driving impressions?!

    Oh, and what's with the front sway bar? Why is it so much narrower than your mounting points on the control arms? Maybe time for a tribeca bar?
    How do you mean narrow? It's a 22mm bar, so it's not a very aggressive fsb; if you mean why it's not as wide as the mounting points, it's probably just the angle...it's pretty close to the mounting tab, even though I do have a 20mm wider track in the front now.

    As far as impressions...the BOV is a ricer magnet, I need to change it to a BPV, full 19psi comes in hard 3800-4k rpm, I'm at 1bar around 3300 rpm. I can't hit full boost in 1st because of the 4.11 gearing, but 2-5th gear is a blast. Best yet, it sounds so quiet and docile when I'm just cruising around, but the vf23 sounds like a jet is taxi-ing in the passenger side of the car . I have to remember not to do clutch dumps

    Oh yeah, it's definitely fast. 70-100+mph in 5th is hilarious because of how quickly the turbo spools up. The turbo is pretty responsive during partial throttle, but Paul pointed out it's not as responsive as other turbos when you WOT it; it's probably because the vf23 was optimized for the ej20 STi with an 8k redline.

    The STi steering rack has a heavier feel, tighter center. I need to dial in some negative camber in the front, the BBS' look like they might rub during hard cornering.
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