Your post is confusing. How did a Legacy come into the picture?
Are you referring to it as the Legacy Outback? You would be correct, but I want to make sure that is the case.
That year Outback, the tranny is a tragic 4-speed, with a heavy front-wheel-drive bias (90/10). There is nothing performance about it and an STi swap would kill it quick.
If this is the car you are planning to do an STi swap in, then it is a poor choice.
You are dumping a disproportionate amount of money into the engine while severely skimming on the platform it will be stuffed into.
If you are currently into a 93 Civic and want to build something, I would pick another Subaru and pass on this Outback.
At the same time though, depending on what condition your Civic is in, dumping it and going to the Outback as a daily driver and picking another car to build may be an upgrade for you.
There ARE Subaru automatics that can hold their own, but i wouldn't spend any money strengthening one in a 2nd gen Outback with 260K on the odo.
Last edited by fishbone; 12-06-2012 at 11:55 AM..