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#1: 07-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Small block 350 in a 00' LGTL? Project/build thread..
Title: Monkey
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Car: 00 Swapped, flared, supercharged LGTL
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1055's shitbox.. 'hungry', 2000 Legacy GT Limited.

List of Modifications:

-Bugeye WRX front seats dyed black
-5" aluminum shift knob/stick
-Pioneer headunit
-single din mounted triple gauge pod

-2004 outback front bumper
-1055 Fender flares
-'Camo Tan' Flat plastidip job

-ej205 swap, 258/278 whp/wtq @ 17 psi
-Megan one piece catless turbo manifold/uppipe
-EGT delete
-TGV delete, port and polish
-OBX-r Short ram intake
-Godspeed huge FMIC
-Greddy Type RS 100% atmospheric blow off
-05 td04-13t
-Walbro 255
-4" turbo XS catless bellmouth DP
-3" turbo XS high flow cat
-3" turbo XS midpipe
-3" custom axleback/downturn
-02 wrx opensource ECU
-Zephyr wiring merge

Drivetrain/ Suspension:
-Megan street xt 32 way adjustable dampening coilovers
-22mm wrx rear swaybar
-WRX rear endlinks
-Whiteline polyurethane front swaybar bushings
-05-09 LGT pitch stop
-02 WRX motor mounts
-Solid one piece transmission mount
-Dna motoring short throw shifter
-WRX shifter bushings
-17x7.5 +13 work meister reps
-245/40/17 westlake AV-07

And so it begins! I bought my 00' LGTL in december of 2011 as a replacement for my highly modified daily wagon.

needless to say.. it was QUITE the difference to step into something of a much different caliber.

day i brought it home with 163k miles, bone stock.

first thing i did was a set of syms racing springs.

wasnt satisfied after a week and a half. I bought coilovers.

next was wheels! white brota subzeros wrapped in 225/45/17 continental contipro contact SSR's. not my favorite tires, but for the price i couldnt beat them.

then i hated the way it sounded.. so i made this exhaust.

3" cat back to a 2.5" collector to twin 2.5" pipes to two resonated tips you see here. much deeper, louder sound. my favorite subaru exhaust ive owned to date (of 8 across 3 cars).

then i had an oopsy. had my car aligned by town fair tire (who i have used multiple times..) they left the nut on the endlink loose, which subsequentially let go, ripping the lower ball joint in half and smashing my wheel up into the fender.

oh well, they paid for it! aside from being a TOTAL pain in the ass and ruining my sunday.. i got a new fender out of it.. that doesnt match 100%.

here are pictures from directly after that!

also installed a splitter during the time of replacing the fender.

it was goofy, i was unsure about it the whole time i had it on.

...all 25 hours.

some vinyls..

work mode..

I grew tired of the rake, as fun as it was and leveled it out.. tape measure and the whole deal. how it sits aesthetically now :

When i first bought it, it had a bit of piston slap for the first minute of run time. i figured no biggie, not the first noisy one and the second it reached 120* coolant temp, the slap went away. over the course of 7k miles that ive owned it, it has gotten worse. i was going to rebuild the bottom end and supercharge it.. until one day the oppurtunity came up for me to purchase a wrecked WRX. so i said **** you! supercharger (which is for sale) and here i am today.

The wrx has a stock TMIC, 4" turboxs bellmouth DP, turboXS highflow cat, and cat-back exhaust. it is stock aside from that. I will be using my stock trans/drivetrain and just utilizing the 205 and related components.

I will be starting the swap tomorrow night. wiring will be a game time decision. will most likely use the wrx harness ecu and cluster, while splicing in the options i need to (windows, seats, etc..)

I am friendly with the owner/operator of a local performance shop, and put my car on the Dyno tonight to get a baseline. it did much better than I expected!

2000 Legacy GT limited, 170,143 miles, 5 speed.

Environmental conditions:
81.59* F
30.06 in-HG
54% humidity
~46' above sea level

131.99AWHP @ 5700RPM
137.74AWTQ @ 4600RPM
12.2 AFR

I realized after i left that the print out i had only had WHP.. when i go back for my post swap dyno, i will get a reprint of both numbers.

I will be documenting the whole process with pictures and words to back. for now:

Current modifications:

Hybrid Intake
DNA motoring UEL headers
Gutted Cats
3" Custom Catback exhaust
DNA motoring short shifter
95' Neon extended shift knob
DIY grounding kit

Megan street XT coilovers, BE front top hats/megan solid mounts rear
Whiteline polyurethane front swaybar bushings
4th gen hardened pitch stop
17x7.5 Brota Subzero.. +40, wrapped in 225/45/17 continental contriprocontact SSR's
Rolled/pulled front and rear fenders.

and a pioneer head unit!

Last edited by 1055; 11-09-2013 at 07:45 AM..
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