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01rs25 05-05-2010 03:33 PM

Jason's '06 OBP Legacy GT
Okay so I figured it was probably time to start one of these on this site rather then creating Multiple threads with just pictures. Plus it will allow me to keep track of my own Process as things begin to progress.

I'm a recent LGT owner, but have been a member of the site since pretty damn close to the beginning. I came over from the RS forum years ago when I was modding the RS. I'm far from new to Subarus but am still learning the ins and outs of the LGT platform.

Give me time and I hope to be as active and helpful on this forum as I am on the RS boards.

The RS was fun while it lasted, but as I've become older I wanted something less conspicuous and more adult. The impreza was an option but I had always longed for an LGT. I purchased one in October of '09. Its been a project ever since.



Cleared Headlights
Yellow Laminx
'06 WRX chargespeed front lip
Ravspec Rear Spoiler
35% tint
Fresh Repaint


STI short Shifter
Redline Goods Shift and ebrake boot
STI gauge pack
STI pedals
Front and Rear Kicker speakers
JL W3-v3
Alpine Amp
Blendmount with Passport 8500


Enduratech Coils
Whiteline Bump Steer kit
Whiteline rear camber kit
Progress Front alignment bolts
Cusco Sways


Brembo Calipers
Goodridge Lines
HPS pads

K&N intake
AVO turbo inlet
BNR 18g
DW 850cc injectors
Walbro fuel pump
Invidia Catless Downpipe
Stromung Exhaust
Grimmspeed EBCS
Grimmspeed EWG
Tial 38mm WG
Killer B oil pickup and windage tray

Cobb Accesport v2 with Agile Auto Protune

01rs25 05-05-2010 03:34 PM

Picked the car up from another member on the forum in October and began the modifications shortly after it arrived home.

Its first picture

35% tint.

Project 1 Custom Sub Enclosure:

When I purchased the car it had come with a basstube in the trunk that robbed space and really just looked cheap. It was time for a change for my new car and it began with the thought of a custom fiber glass unit.

Work began the first weekend of ownership.

And finished:

Project 2 Protune

Cobb Accesport purchased along with the Grimmspeed EBCS and all exhaust components installed and the car was ready to see the dyno.

I chose Agile Auto in Bel Air Md, for there friendly atmosphere and the knowledge that the owner Hill has for tuning Subarus.

A date was set, a fresh change of Oil with Amsoil and colder plugs were installed and the car was set up from the Dyno.

The car was said to have put down great numbers!! Power is smooth, linear and there no terrible transistion between open and closed loop like there was previously. I'm happy!!!

Its currently consistently hitting 18lbs and was slightly detuned due to a slipping clutch.

01rs25 05-05-2010 03:34 PM

All was good for a few weeks.

Broken Oil Pickup:

I had just purchased gas, accelerated into traffic and the oil light came on. Shit!!!! Shut the car off, pulled over and poured in a few quarts of oil into the pan. Oil light went off and the car had oil pressure.

I limped the 3 miles home and pulled the pan off. Looky at what I found.

The car had just over 50k miles on it at this point. Looking through out the forums its seemed this was a fairly common problem and the solution was found through the useage of a Killer B pick up.

So one was purchased and installed. Why they aren't this hefty from the beginning I don't know.

The pickup was installed and fresh Amsoil Oil change was performed.

I also replaced the OEM Oil Cooler and checked the Oil filter prior to the turbo. No bearing material seemed to be in either. Guess I was just Lucky.

Blackstone also showed no abnormal bearing material in the oil after it was sent in. What a relief!

Blend Mount Install:

Going with the clean look of the legacy and the grown up look I was achieving, I was getting tired of this:

I chose blendmount due the versatility as well as the completeness of the kit. They also have the ability to tap directly into the Auto dim mirror. This is definetly a plus, as I don't have to deal with adding any additional wiring clutering up A-Pillar airbags.

Finished Product:


Sadly, on the day after Christmas and the 1 and half of snow the North East recieved I slid into a curb while driving around on RE-92.

The rocker panel was damaged along with the rear control arm.

This prompted a trip to a local body shop and after much discussions a full respray was decided.

The car was in the Body shop for alittle over 3 months while the work was completed. All new OEM bumpers all the way around as 50k miles of Highway driving had begun to show its wear on the front bumper and hood.

Dents were racked up and city driving had added quite a few more small dings and scratches that I cared to deal with. So they were to all be fixed while in the shop. Guess it wasn't such a bad thing after all.

I guess this was really the only picture I had while the car was being repaired and painted.

While in the shop I purchased a set of Lemans and they were installed. A photoshoot was in order.

Ravspec Rear Spoiler

And Painted:

Chargespeed Lip:

With the initial thread stated stating the success of the '06 WRX lip on the LGT. I decided to save a few bones and try it out.

I loved the way the fins looked on some of the newer LGT lips, but unforunetnly no one had made one for the earlier bumpers. Why not expierement? Its only 67 bucks right?

One was purchased and installed:

01rs25 05-05-2010 03:34 PM

New Project:

I guess I can put this in here. Kind of random, but its probably going to be competing with the LGT from here on out.

Driving down a local farm road I stumbled upon this in the front of local persons front lawn and I had to have it! I left a deposit and he dropped it off at my house a few days later.

1941 Ford Pickup riding on a '91 GMC Syclone chassis with an Air ride Technologies air suspension. The truck retains the 4.3L turbo charged motor and 4L60 4 speed auto trans. Its alittle rough around the edges, but its got electric windows, air and a turbo. I couldn't ask for anything else.

In some of the pics you can see that the rear wheels are alittle forward in the wheel wells and that is because of the newer chassis. Hopefully I'll be able to fix this along with the air ride to really get the thing in tip top shape.

Cleared Headlights:

One of my favorite mods to this car!!


Installed... These are exactly how the car should have come from the factory!

Finally got around to installing the fronts today.. I'm still waiting for my DBA adaptor rotors and the rear Brake adaptors from Mach V. But the fronts are on.

01rs25 05-05-2010 04:43 PM

Lots more in store for this car, including another photoshoot as soon as the Brembos are installed.

macdarwin 05-05-2010 04:45 PM

how do you like the lip? any heating or cutting required? Im thinking about going the same route.

Cool Story bro!

DukeTrout 05-05-2010 10:12 PM

^+1 That's the kind of lip I've been looking for! How is the fitment?

katalyst 05-05-2010 10:26 PM

great thread, looks like the car is really coming along !

didn't know you had it resprayed and new bumpers while it was at the body shop, guess it was worth the wait? car looks pretty amazing now.

spartan 05-06-2010 07:43 AM

I love those wheels!

01rs25 05-06-2010 07:48 PM


Originally Posted by macdarwin (Post 2938745)
how do you like the lip? any heating or cutting required? Im thinking about going the same route.

Cool Story bro!

Love the lip!!! It was cheap and it makes the whole front end look that much more aggresive!!

I didn't have to do any eating, although the edges in the fenderwell did need to be trimmed on either side.


Originally Posted by DukeTrout (Post 2939182)
^+1 That's the kind of lip I've been looking for! How is the fitment?

Do it!!! Fitments the same as all the other '06 WRX lips. A little heat and some trimming and they fit great!


Originally Posted by katalyst (Post 2939193)
great thread, looks like the car is really coming along !

didn't know you had it resprayed and new bumpers while it was at the body shop, guess it was worth the wait? car looks pretty amazing now.

Thanks for the heads up! It took some time to get started, but it should help me keep track of the progress alittle better between my projects.

Yeah, Mitch and Company were great to deal with and they ended up working with me to make the car exactly what I wanted. Even if it did take alot longer then orginally promised!

It was well worth the extra time!


Originally Posted by spartan (Post 2939446)
I love those wheels!

Thanks I love them too!!!

They definetly make the car unique now! And I always get comments on them!

Thanks for the Positive response guys!

Chrisbl 05-06-2010 11:25 PM

The rims suits the car perfectly :)

Only thing missing now is a aftermarket grill, imo

DukeTrout 05-07-2010 06:50 PM

Ordered the chargespeed-style lip. Good timing, too, as the DIY section of my half-DIY lip grenaded today.

01rs25 05-10-2010 02:42 PM

Got around to installing the Front brembos, with the Goodridge lines and I couldn't be happier!!

Braking is exactly how it should have come from the factory! I can't wait to get the rears on!

Photoshoot, hopefully later this evening.

01rs25 05-10-2010 06:13 PM

New Pics:

SubaruTim 05-10-2010 06:21 PM

Looks awesome!

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