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by mike-tracy
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Suspension
Topic: 1994 impreza suspension on a 1994 legacy wagon
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: 1994 impreza suspension on a 1994 legacy wagon

It will bolt on, but the Legacy is a heavier car. Anticipate the front or rear to be noticeably higher or lower than the other end.
by mike-tracy
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Post head gasket frustration
Replies: 22
Views: 540

Re: Post head gasket frustration

Is it possible that a rubber hose or other object is pinched in between the intake manifold and the heads? I did that once and had similar symptoms (seemed like I had a vacuum leak, and turned out I did)
by mike-tracy
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

Nice! Thanks for the update that the rears bolt-on.
by mike-tracy
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Will 95-99 doors fit a 93-94

If you've searched everywhere and haven't found an answer, maybe nobody has tried it?

Also, aren't 90-94 doors all the same? And only the glass changed between wagon and sedan models?
by mike-tracy
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Intake
Topic: Intake manifold questions.
Replies: 33
Views: 958

Re: Intake manifold questions.

ej25d's are the initial reason Subaru is famous for blown headgaskets! Keep your ej22, sure you're down on HP, but you're talking about swapping out Subaru's most reliable engine for it's least.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: What engine for my 1990 legacy?
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: What engine for my 1990 legacy?

You are about 5 years too late on here. Join FL4T TLegs group on facebook
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 6spd Swap Details Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 14668

Re: 6spd Swap Details Thread

Hi, I will be installing a 6 speed into my 92 soon but have some questions. I am using GD subframes and an R180 rear diff. Will my 04 STi driveshaft work with the 6 speed and R180 in the car? Someone told me I would need to extend the driveshaft by 2.5 inches. I don't understand why I would need to...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Speedometer Cable

Check the service manuals. They're going to have a troubleshooting procedure, something along the lines of checking for OHM values. The BBS is dead, so you gotta make a decision on whether you want to join the facebook page, where the knowledge base is significantly less than here, but people actual...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Speedometer Cable

Under the rear seat is 1 or two plates that cover the fuel pump and fuel level sensor. You'll want to spend some time digging through the service manuals to see the troubleshooting procedures.

Here's a link to all that:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14485
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Speedometer Cable

Have you heard about the FL4T Tlegs Facebook page? It's pretty busy and maybe you could put a "Want to buy" ad for a cable. Turbo and NA 5 speed cables are the same, or at least interchangeable You could also check if the cable came loose from the transmission or the back of the gauge clus...
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Speedometer Cable
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Speedometer Cable

Is your car an automatic? If so, you can still get the part that threads into the transmission:

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by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Suspension
Topic: 92 Touring wagon Drop links
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: 92 Touring wagon Drop links

I have the same rear swaybar (a long out of production BC Whiteline bar) now with c-links as when I had droplinks. Worked without issue. I didn't notice any handling difference between the lateral link styles.
by mike-tracy
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 594
Views: 55027

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Yay!
by mike-tracy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it
Replies: 66
Views: 12157

Re: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it

Y'all know the title of this thread right ;)

If I did it over again I'd go with a WRXLink, but as the SS isn't a "forever car" it's gonna stay.
by mike-tracy
Sat May 23, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Turbo
Topic: Looking for the right turbo
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Looking for the right turbo

The VF23 is a special turbo, it was the turbo offered on the 22b, as well as the version 3 (and maybe v4?) STI. It is ball bearing and spools very quickly. I loved my old one. The VF39 is journal bearing, and spools slower than what you have. Top end is nearly identical, so unless your turbo is dyin...
by mike-tracy
Fri May 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it
Replies: 66
Views: 12157

Re: Enduring Solutions ECU board and why you should buy it

My ESL is still working good for almost 5 years now. It's in a different car (still an SS) and radically different engine (mix and match of parts, an ej22k with ej20g intake and electronics, ej205 coil on plugs). Like my robtunes, this one has a cold start issue occasionally. I mean, it's not really...
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build
Replies: 594
Views: 55027

Re: Joe's 93 RHD Legacy Wagon Build

Damn that salt! Great work Joe. Pics are always amazing!
by mike-tracy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: RWD/Manual Swap Info
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: RWD/Manual Swap Info

Josh's swap to manual and AWD:

viewtopic.php?t=18370

Guy who drifted his turbo legacy:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=43568
by mike-tracy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: RWD/Manual Swap Info
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: RWD/Manual Swap Info

You're not gonna find a video or step by step guide for all of that in one place. I suggest searching internet wide for people who have done that and hit them up for knowledge. Then post your own guide on how to RWD, for the next guy who comes along and wants to do this. There once was a guy on here...
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 46
Views: 7166

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Ahh. Thanks for letting me know.
by mike-tracy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: Aredub2's '92 ss
Replies: 46
Views: 7166

Re: Aredub2's '92 ss

Sorry to hear about your engine. And sucks you missed out on the junkyard shortblock. Where's that SS at? I could use a couple things off it.
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!
Replies: 436
Views: 56049

Re: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!

RckyMtnLegacy wrote: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:42 pm That sucks! Trying to plan another trip out next year to buy a Land Cruiser to ship home.
That would be amazing!
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Build Journals
Topic: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...On the Road Finally!
Replies: 436
Views: 56049

Re: RckyMtnLegacy's 93 Turbo...EJ20G swap in progress!!

mike-tracy wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:45 pm Tokyo, nice! How long will you be there? I've seen the inside of Narita airport but never made it outside.
Just made another round trip through Narita, still haven't stepped foot on JDM soil :(
by mike-tracy
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Body, Chassis and Interior
Topic: Manual Seat Belt Conversion (Finished)
Replies: 45
Views: 9362

Re: Manual Seat Belt Conversion (Finished)

The US center console and its belts also bugs me... I'll prob make a trip to Vancouver BC to hit up a junk yard some day for that and maybe the carpeting if they're different to ours. So about the US center console bugs you? I wrapped the belts up inside and you don't even know they're there. Pics ...
by mike-tracy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: We're to buy a good low mileage engine freon a trust worthy place

Yes, you will have *all* the electrical issues if you attempt to install a phase 1 engine into your car. Or a phase 2 engine with AVCS. Or any JDM engine that has a different wiring pinout, or timing mark regime, or any other thing that the Japanese got that we didn't, that affects how the engine ru...