What's happening? I wanted to start documenting my wagon build as I feel it is finally up to par for a forum thread. I mainly stick to instagram and facespace, but I'm going to try to keep this updated as much as possible. This is my 6th Subaru (first real street only car... last build was a lifted Impreza outback Sport Wagon); 4th Legacy Wagon, 1st turbo Subaru and am still deciding what route to go power wise. I bought the wagon back in November 2013 from an older gentleman on the East Coast with 87k. The wagon was garaged and covered and only driven to lunch (worked from home) if the roads were dry and the sun was shining. He had owned it since about 16k and besides the general maintenance had only modified the front brake rotors to DBA 5000 rotors. His reasoning for upgrading the rotors was due to him having fun on Tail of the Dragon about a dozen times and couldn't stand the OEM brake feel haha.
Originally I was looking for my dream wagon, a 93-94 Turbo Legacy wagon with a 5 speed swap, and happened to come upon a 2005 Legacy GT Wagon 5mt in Regal Blue with 87k back in my home state of Colorado. I had it checked out at our local family Subaru shop and was told it needs some major work to get it to a reliable point. Obviously, I passed on that and hopped online to find the same exact wagon with the same exact mileage with the same exact color with the same exact options with the same exact owners first name, BUT located on the East Coast. What are the chances right?! Once again, I had that checked out and this time it turned out to be a solid wagon. Flew out and drove it back to SoCal.
In the last two years, the wagon has gone thru a slight change haha. At this very moment in time, I've only really touched the exterior because like I said before, it's my first turbo Subaru, had no real direction I really wanted to go with power, and I was pretty happy with the stock power at the time... plus it's really only a show and daily car. With that said, the wagon has been made to stand out to the best of what's available and has won Best Legacy in a few shows with two of the bigger wins being at Subiefest 2015 in Fontana, CA and Subie Invasion 2015 in Las Vegas. I'm not a huge fan of going with the flow of the crowd and tend to try anything custom. Some parts have turned out exactly how I was envisioning it and other parts of the build took a little more creativity. Now that the exterior is about 90% complete, I'm ready for better handling and more power.
2016 plans include new Work Meister wheels, coilovers, Whiteline suspension bits, DBA 4000 rear rotors / 04 STi calipers, and power... we'll see how far I get with my limited budget haha. Big thanks to everyone that has helped me thus far in the build and apologize about my rambling.
December 2013: The day I made it to SoCal after getting a wash and detail
Taken a few months back in Vegas