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jessmans rio red 91 SS EJ20g swap lots of pics

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Hey guys finally got around to making a build thread for my 91 legacy ss. Its my second Subaru but my first turbo car! i really like it it has had a lot of work already put in to it already by a member on this forum Mattheww044 you can see his work here http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=41515 but i picked it up for a really good price. that being said i wanted to do something different here's some pics of it one i got it
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ill have more pics up soon.
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I love it! Congrats on the purchase!
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Holy brand new
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So back to the updates iv had the car for a few months now it went through winter like a champ. Its now summer i had damaged first gear in the transmission racing my friends 99 2.5 RS doing a hard launch the first month i owned it. (was still learning how to drive AWD) So im in need of a new trans soon its making horrible sounds. Anyways i decided to keep driving it and limp it out of first gear from stops and enjoy the best part of summer driving it. I got all the car guys together in this little town we live in Chewelah wa and went on a long cruise through the mountains ending in a nice afternoon photo shoot and a 0-100 pull video ending with roasted corn over a camp fire with friends !!!keep in mind this all went down a few months ago and im catching back up to current with the pics and what im doing as of now sit tight alot more to come :smt023

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Update!! got some goodies an innovate lc2 wide band kit and a turbo XS knock off 50/50 bov

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I found out the bov wouldn't bolt up to my 06 tmic so i got my buddy to make me a proper flange sorry for the crappy first pic.
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It sounds decent and doesn't make my car run funny ill only be using it for a while until i get sick of it just wanted to try one out
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS finnally got my jdm gc8 ej20g ordered should be here in a couple weeks
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Anyways back to my car while where waiting for that to arrive. I finnally got some new wheels their 2006 wrx wheels plastidiped black with 2 month old tires!
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And on the the suspension swap! Big shout out to my girlfriend for being cool about everything and my buddy coming to lend a hand.
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Ha every guys wants this right? She got her side all back together on her own.
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Annnnnnd the new stance its sitting on kyb agx struts and Megan springs still rides soft over bumps and sits low its perfect
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So i finnally completely obliterated the trans in the legacy and had to park her some time has gone by i was able to source a replacement from a reputable member on here in the parts shed BC622B05STI he hooked me up with his lower miles 91 5mt for $500 this will be going on the 20g swap
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jessman1942 wrote:Image
I think everyone that's changed struts at one point and time have tightened that top nut and either stood on the bottom of the strut or had a friend stand on the bottom of the strut to keep it from turning.....haha :lol:
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jessman1942 wrote:So i finnally completely obliterated the trans in the legacy and had to park her some time has gone by i was able to source a replacement from a reputable member on here in the parts shed BC622B05STI he hooked me up with his lower miles 91 5mt for $500 this will be going on the 20g swap
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You should have a good trans! Nick is meticulous with rebuilding the old parts. That trans should be as good as new.
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That is an awesome GF you have!
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wish my tw sat like that but my 3" tbe hangs to low
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turbo970 wrote:wish my tw sat like that but my 3" tbe hangs to low
What brand of 3 inch turbo back do the have?
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Legacy777 wrote:
jessman1942 wrote: You should have a good trans! Nick is meticulous with rebuilding the old parts.
I really do hope so how tuff are these transmissions? One hard launch and mine was toast, I don't wanna kill this one anytime soon ill be babying it for a WHILE.
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Good and bad news guys! i had some asshole in a semi clip the rear quarter panel of my car and dragging it out of its space ill admit i died inside a little its pretty fucking bad but i got a huge insurance claim of $3400 i payed 3k for the car so the cars now effectively payed for it self and payed for its own 20g swap
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So its a shame shes not perfect anymore got some band aids on her bo bo's now and shes going under the knive to get swapped
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That sucks about the semi clipping the car!

As for the transmissions....I think it really depends. I've heard stories of people babying it and still stripping the gears, and also have heard of people beating on them and they're ok. I'd just suggest to use common sense with it...
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Legacy777 wrote:use common sense with it...
I think ill be alright, I'm not gonna be power shifting or hard launching this car. I want everything to last.
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Just picked up this bug eye hood scoop for basically free i read through kimokalihi's build thread and wanted to give one a try Image
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Its been really nice and hot out for the lsst day or to, So i decided to finally start pulling my car apart this is a first for me on a Subaru but its getting easier as i go here goes nothing
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Looks like the td04 that was on my car has going through some oil that would explain the smoke under boost
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Got the turbo out theirs oil everywhere not good :(
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Is this the stock coolant can? It had some weird bracket on it hmmmm.
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Its not gonna be fun finding how these vacuum lines all go back together on a different engine. Hopefully i can figure it out with your guy's help one i get that far :)
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Space is pretty limited where im working ATM, Im glad i could get most of the big stuff to fit in the trunk.
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I'm wondering if anyone knows what these are, and if i can delete my charcoal canister. I want it out of the bay to clean things up a bit but if i have to use it i will.
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Also wondering if my stock power steering stuff is just gonna bolt back up to the ej20g reservoir?? Anyone
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That's quite a bit of oil in there.

That is not the stock coolant reservoir for the ej22t.

This should help with the vacuum lines

http://www.surrealmirage.com/vrg3/vacuum/

You can either block off the charcoal canister, but I'd probably suggest keeping it. I'm sure others will chime in with their thoughts.

I think the stock steering lines will work, but again others that have done the swap can help.
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jessman1942 wrote:
Legacy777 wrote:
jessman1942 wrote: You should have a good trans! Nick is meticulous with rebuilding the old parts.
I really do hope so how tuff are these transmissions? One hard launch and mine was toast, I don't wanna kill this one anytime soon ill be babying it for a WHILE.
I've gone thru 5 or 6 turbo legacy transmissions.
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