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Skidder43 11-03-2012 06:02 PM

Did my Legacy originally have a splash guard protecting the underside of the engine?
 
My 93' Legacy Sport Turbo has nothing protecting the front of the engine on the underside from rocks flying up from the ground when driving. There is quite a large gap for anything to fly up and do damage. I am just not sure if there was some sort of splash guard or piece of rubber originally or that's just the way it is. Just considering buying one if it came from the factory that way but cannot find any part #'s. Thanks.

sqc151 11-04-2012 03:19 AM

go to the junkyard or get a stop sign and bolt it on.
(im not saying to steal one, but you can get them on ebay)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...d=350394525691

http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/...SS/Unknown.jpg

subaruguy509 11-04-2012 09:49 AM

LOL. There are plenty of them at the junk yard. If not, there are plenty of them at 1 of the 3 junk yards here where I am in Spokane.

Skidder43 11-04-2012 09:58 AM

So I am assuming by the replies, that there was one originally. I just did not want to fabricate or go to the junkyard if I did not have to. Or block the engine of any cooling from having the gap as Subaru intended when it was designed.

subaruguy509 11-04-2012 08:47 PM

There's nothing wrong with junk yards....there are 23 1st gens ready for the pickin here in Spokane.

USLiberty 11-05-2012 08:45 PM

I've owned 2 93 legacys and neither had one when I got em

monkeyposeur 11-05-2012 10:37 PM

Same here. The stop sign is pretty cool, lol.

byuandy 11-16-2012 03:49 PM

I've got an original tiny corner splash guard on my 93 L trim (make me wonder why they bothered with this if not anywhere else). It's barely holding on with the body rust/damage on side trim. But no evidence of previous splash guard under the engine. The stop sign is AWESOME. Makes me wonder what else I could use one for.

USLiberty 11-16-2012 11:47 PM

There's a local recycling center here that has sheet aluminum and stainless steel, usually i have to dig through piles of organized scrap. They only charge by weight and ive been going there for several custom fabbed parts. Always get ideas for other projects while im there. I don't rally my car hard so a skidplate is last on my list of to-do's but it seems easy enough.


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