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watchdoc 03-06-2013 10:45 AM

First post, new 98 LGT Wagon owner
 
Long time Subaru owner. Mostly Imprezas and Foresters (about 10 total) but this is my first LGT. I have been shopping for a nice wagon for awhile and stumbled upon this very clean, 80k mile, all original, LGT 5spd. It's a rust free southern car that is crazy clean. It has all the things you wanna see when buying a used car. Service records, new matching tires, nice bosch icon wipers, clean smell free interior.

Anyway, I have lots of plans mostly in the suspension and handling dept. I won't spoil it for you so stay tuned for more pics as she progresses.

http://i45.tinypic.com/219dw1t.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/mhpowh.jpg

Brobb11 03-06-2013 11:09 AM

Smooth car. Great miles and condition looks fantastic. Exploring more of the Subaru world or retiring the impreza/forester days? Keep us posted on updates.

LibertyFLS 03-06-2013 01:57 PM

Wow that is so clean, looks awesome.

watchdoc 03-06-2013 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brobb11 (Post 4326402)
Smooth car. Great miles and condition looks fantastic. Exploring more of the Subaru world or retiring the impreza/forester days? Keep us posted on updates.

Did the turbo thing for awhile (FXT,'s Sti, and several WRX's) then I got into rallyx and ran various 2.5 RS models for nearly a decade. Now I'm doing the family thing and I need the space and I didn't want to spend alot of money. Recycling lots of my suspension/handling/braking parts and putting into this project with an emphasis on suble style, handling, and reliability.

watchdoc 03-06-2013 02:16 PM

Oh my... How did those get back there??? Oh well, I guess I will have to use them. I'm sure the next owner will enjoy the stock snowflakes and Firestone Affinity tires.

http://i45.tinypic.com/24z9n42.jpg

scootyc 03-06-2013 02:26 PM

Nice pick up. Those are gonna look great on the wagon. Welcome!

Hemingway 03-06-2013 02:34 PM

Great looking wagon ... even has the OEM AM/FM/Cassette!

Welcome!

Crossle 03-06-2013 08:56 PM

Looks just like mine, except with 100K less miles.

DOHCEJ22E1 03-06-2013 09:38 PM

I shall be watching this thread closely. Clean 2nd gen wagon ftw.

watchdoc 03-07-2013 01:22 PM

Shazaaam!

http://i49.tinypic.com/23jr9n6.jpg

I really like this look. Excuse how dirty it is. Ding removal, clay, buff, and wax is coming up.

Unfortunately, there is trouble in paradise. The 235/45/17 Nitto NT555 tires are just barely rubbing the lower spring perch on the stock LGT struts. I haven't decided what to do yet but since I'm switching suspensions anyway, I figured I would get the suspension on the car and check again. Here is the suspension I have waiting to go on.

Tokico D specs struts (02-07 Impreza)
Sti springs
Whiteline Comp C front top hats (these add negative camber and more caster)
Group N rear top hats
crash bolts in the rear for negative camber

From what I can find online, the lower spring perch on the LGT and the 02-07 Impreza are roughly the same. The D specs could be slightly different so I won't know until I install.

I figure worst case is wheel spacers or new tires (225/45/17) but I will be patient and figure it out.

Kiyo1990 03-09-2013 07:59 AM

That gives it a very sporty look. Lets hope you figure out that wheel rub issue soon my friend. That would be sick with tints

LibertyFLS 03-09-2013 11:57 AM

Why do you need such wide tires? I only have 215's and they're plenty wide on my 18x8 Weds. 235 is definitely overkill, even if the car was over 300 hp IMO. Definitely like the look of the rims on the car though.

watchdoc 03-09-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LibertyFLS (Post 4331606)
Why do you need such wide tires? I only have 215's and they're plenty wide on my 18x8 Weds. 235 is definitely overkill, even if the car was over 300 hp IMO. Definitely like the look of the rims on the car though.

Like I said previously, I'm recycling parts from my previous subarus and in this case, the 235/45/17 tires were already on the Sti wheels. They were used for autocross in a street tire class on an Sti.


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