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New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:34 pm

Been into cars all of my life, though gravitated to domestics (Ford) most of my life. Grew up in ND and relocated to OR after college. Have owned many cars and do as much work as possible myself, occasionally having to call in professionals when I get over my head!

Drove my 1950 Ford to my wedding a year and a half ago, but sold it to finance a new house. Wife is pregnant so we finally broke down and bought her a car. After much research we settled on a 2005 Legacy Limited Wagon. If it would have been my car we would have held out for a turbo and manual, but time and inventory was against us so we ended up with a really clean one owner NA/auto that is a great car. Very recently we decided I also needed a DD that could serve kid taxi duty if required so I sold my Mustang and bought a 1993 Legacy Wagon. This one came with a swapped in JDM turbo motor with a 5MT. I am super impressed with the amenities and the car in general for being 20 years old. Can't wait to get into making some updates and changes!
1993 Legacy Wagon, 2.0Turbo, 5MT, TMIC
2005 Legacy Limited Wagon, NA, Auto
OT cars: 1925 Model T and 1978 F-150

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:06 am

Welcome to the forum! These older cars certainly have their charms. The fact that yours is wagon, turbo AND stick is an extra bonus. ;)
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by robertpaige » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:36 am

Did you buy that 93' Winestone with the EJ20G on stock 04 WRX wheels?

If so, i'm really jealous cause that thing is friggen AWESOME and 5MT.

Welcome to the Portland family.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by Legacy777 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:49 pm

Welcome to the BBS!
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by ride_child » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:09 pm

Welcome to the endless time/money/ love pit! Haha
Kris

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'91 Black SS - SOLD
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:01 am

More specs:
JDM ej20b swap with less than 50k
213k on chassis
AEM Wideband AFR
Sun Pro Boost guage (would like to get a matching AEM)
New CVs and wheel bearings up front
Rotors turned and new pads
New tires on 05 WRX Wheels
Eibach lowring springs
KYB adjustable struts
5MT with 4.11 gearing
WRX seats
6 puck clutch
3" turbo back exhaust (want a 3.5" outlet instead of the huge on on there now)
Spare MAF
Spare Snorkels
WRX TMIC and original air cooler
NGK Plugs, wire set, timing belt, gaskets and seals
Not sure on the heads (uh oh)
Extra down pipe with a Wixxin valve
Turbosmart e-Boost Street Electronic Boost Controller
DEH-P4800MP Pioneer Head unit
CD-IB100II Pioneer Ipod interface I just bought
MB Quart component fronts and rears (5.25") I haven't installed yet
MTX amps for the components, JL audio amp for the sub (s)
Either single 10" sub or dual 12" depending on how it sounds
1993 Legacy Wagon, 2.0Turbo, 5MT, TMIC
2005 Legacy Limited Wagon, NA, Auto
OT cars: 1925 Model T and 1978 F-150

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:05 am

So we had some rain yesterday and even though the PO told me the sunroof was leak free, I received a shower. Great! Also the trans makes a whine right as the clutch is being let out. Playing with throttle, release speed, etc. to see if it is me or the trans. Pilot bearing maybe? Headlights could be brighter but I do have a set of fog lights that have not been installed. Need floor mats so I will see how the 05 ones fit in it first. Stereo work so I have more than one blown speaker to listen to on my commute. I will list my proposed upgrades after I do a little more research. Truth be told, I binged on this site the week I was trying to decide to buy this car or a 91 SS, so I have already started my Leggy Education!
1993 Legacy Wagon, 2.0Turbo, 5MT, TMIC
2005 Legacy Limited Wagon, NA, Auto
OT cars: 1925 Model T and 1978 F-150

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:05 am

robertpaige - yep that is the one I bought!
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by robertpaige » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:52 am

Hell yeah! Well if ya ever need some local help, feel free to hit me up. I live in Beaverton near Washington Square Mall. Also a shop that will take real good care of you is SSI (Superior Soobie & Import) off McLaughlin Blvd in Oregon City, the owner Rick is a genius and actually owns a turbo legacy, he's currently in the process of building a plug 'n play MegaSquirt Standalone ECU for our cars.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:02 am

Thanks for the suggestion robertpaige!

Sunroof hasnt been leaking but then it hasnt really been raining! Ripped out all the previous stereo installation and got 5.25" mb quarts put in the back as well as a 10" Kicker, front speakers to come in the future. Sounds pretty awesome. There is some wicked wind noise so I need to check the weather stripping on the drivers door. Otherwise still need to get a mechanics once over but loving the car!
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2005 Legacy Limited Wagon, NA, Auto
OT cars: 1925 Model T and 1978 F-150

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by ride_child » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:49 am

let me know if you have any questions about resealing your sunroof, its a bitch, but worth it, i actually like having a functional sunroof haha
Kris

'91 Mica White SS - R.I.P.
'88 White RX Turbo sedan - SOLD
'91 Black SS - SOLD
'93 Silver Turbo Wagon - Hibernation/Project Mode
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:37 am

i sealed my sunroof with military grade aircraft sealant... hasnt leaked in 4 years. super super worth doing.
1993 legacy ss "Shela"

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by jefferson » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:56 am

I am going to bet that your wind noise is coming from the triangle that holds the mirror. Use some tape to seal off the window to triangle joint and see if your wind noise goes away.

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by robertpaige » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:36 am

@lucas, any particular brand? and where did you seal it at? would love some more info.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:39 pm

The stuff we use in the military goes by our own made up part number, I did a google search and the closest thing is called

3M AC tech class b fuel tank and fuselage sealant, AC-240 with a 1/2 cure check time.

So what that means is you only have a half hour from when you mix the stuff until its thick tacky boogery shit
Supposed to last a very very long time and i have been incredibly pleased with the results so far. Not a drop in years
There are different degrees of this stuff mostly it just pretains to the cure time.

I highly recommend this to all legacy owners with a leaky sunroof. If anyone has any questions PM me.

Also be warned this stuff stinks to high heaven for a while.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by Danny-G » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:35 am

@lucas, where could I find the sealant you're talking about? Maybe it can fix the leak I've never been able to stop
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:16 am

the stuff i got fell off the back of a military truck.......... Interwebs is your best bet.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by James614 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:34 pm

I've always known regular silicone to seal sunroofs fine. That aerospace stuff seems like it would be super overkill to keep rain out.
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:59 am

super over kill that you never have to worry about doing ever again ever. Was well worth it. I highly recommend it or the common fixes
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by wtdash » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:46 am

Hi and welcome!

The headlights do suck. A few things that help:
1. Improve the voltage getting to you your existing headlights...I used a relay kit.
2. Better/brighter bulbs.
3. Aim your headlights.

These 3 made a big difference.


But be aware (if like me U didn't know this) that the upgraded bulbs won't last as long as the 'stock' halogens. Also, the HID/LED kits generally don't work well w/the Legacy headlights.

Have fun,
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by robertpaige » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:43 am

I have HID's in my SS and I love em. Did you get to play in the snow today? We got quite a bit...
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:11 pm

pooped on normal people all last night and today/ spanaway wa
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Re: New from Portland!

Post by DoubleWagon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Just getting back to "normal" after the birth of our son last month. Looking to work on the wind noise, finish door speaker install, get a different steering wheel (stock is very "sticky"), hoping to replace the shifter/boot/etc for WRX parts, get rid of the coffee can muffler for something a little more subdued but still 3" outlet and then just giving it a good cleaning. Also noticing a stutter occasionally so researching that as well. It also deserves all the fluids getting changed and checked out!
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OT cars: 1925 Model T and 1978 F-150

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by turbo970 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:36 pm

obx makes a good dual tip 3" inlet muffler i have pics on my build thread. they run roughly 70 -80 bucks and have a good warranty and sound

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Re: New from Portland!

Post by lucas » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:06 am

link to the obx? Ive bout had enough of my fart cannon
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