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young wheels 03-19-2013 10:12 PM

2005 outback front clip swap
well here's the deal

i got cut off and ended up hitting the person that cut me off now i figure this is my chance to do the outback front clip swap on to my 2005 legacy gt now here's what i need help with is what parts will i need besides the front bumper, front fenders, fender flares, foglights, and a new gt hood with scoop, also will a aftermarket legacy grill fit in the outback grill spot without modifing it. thanks for the help and i know it would be cheaper to just get legacy replacement parts but i wanna be different.

boxkita 03-19-2013 11:09 PM

you should check out the vacation pix to get all the parts you'll need. The outback fender flares include the side skirts & rear flares. Dealer price is about $1200/side when I last checked

young wheels 03-20-2013 06:20 PM

dude i went to check it out but thats a deadend no pics nothing write and im thinking about trying to find my parts used not new unless i can't find what i need at all and i was wondering if this swap has been done before by anyone on here or would i be the first? any help or guidance would be nice thanks guys

boxkita 03-20-2013 06:46 PM

you're probably first. Mostly, every one is asking why? this makes no sense. a 2005 ob is the same car as 2005 lgt. just different bumper, trim, and spacers between body & suspension. Seems a waste of a perfectly good car. And really expensive, as you have to find a totaled ob that was hit from the rear.


AkumaMax 03-20-2013 10:40 PM

I don't think it would match up right since I think the OB bumper hangs lower to the ground then the LGT bumper. I mean your looking at at least $1000 just for parts from a junkyard.

Gire 03-20-2013 11:13 PM

Why do you want to be different? Is it the big fog lights that you are after?

AkumaMax 03-21-2013 07:17 PM

It's funny this came up because it would be interesting to have an outback front end with the LGT rear end and rebadge it as an Legacy Outback

Like the Impreza has.

young wheels 03-26-2013 10:28 PM

i was after the big foglights and i like how the outback's front end looks but i decided to just get a stock replacement bumper n hood do a front lip and pimp out the current lighting setup with hid,halos, and some other ideas im toying around with well thanks for ur opinions guys

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