Jonah's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

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Jonah's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by meatball671 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:11 am

Hey everyone, havn't posted to this forum in a while, but we recently came across a neat legacy that I thought would be worthy of it's own build thread. To start off the car is a 1993 Subaru legacy LSI wagon with tan paint and tan leather interior. The car also came with the airshock system. Everything was in the car except for the air struts. I'm assuming everything would work, but were going to be taking it out of the car.

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One thing I noticed was that it looks like they used alot more seam sealer in the car idk kinda wierd, also the paint on the car was in pretty good shape.

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When we bought the car it ran and drove great. The previous owner took pretty good care of it, the car was his daily driver.

So my brother had a 05 Forester xt that was rusting pretty bad, so we decided to take the engine from the fozzy and put it in the legacy with a 5 speed. My bro plans to refresh the engine, and do some minor mods to it. IWIRE is going to do the harness merge so everything will be pretty much plug and play, they also sell a DBW pedal adapter so it can bolt in to the legacy.

First we cleaned the enigne bay, so we could cut the holes for the clutch master and install the non-abs brake lines. We had to drill new holes for the bracket that goes to the rear, these brake lines are from an impreza but they fit pretty well.

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One other thing to note was that the ecu looks alot like a ej20g ecu, So I guess anyone with a robtune could use a n/a ecu case. I thought that was kinda cool lol.

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So that's pretty much where were at now, gotta send the harness's to iwire to get merged, and start doing some mods to the engine. I also ordered a quarter panel from Subie Savers, so that should help with the rust repair. Can't wait to see this thing on the road, and thanks for taking a look at our new project. :D
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92 legacy wagon N/A 5MT
93 legacy sedan 25th anniversary edition 02 wrx swap ver 2 jdm 5MT
93 legacy TW 25th anniversary edition 4EAT stock with supporting mods
94 legacy TW 4EAT built ej22t vf-34 CES exhuast

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Re: Meatball671's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:13 pm

Jonah,

Looks like a fun project!

It does look like there is a bit more seam sealer on this car....

The other thing I'd suggest is removing the damper from the clutch master cylinder. I did not like how the clutch felt on my 2007 Impreza which had the damper in the master cylinder. It can be replaced with a drain plug bolt. I'd suggest doing that...you may need to take the clutch master cylinder out again to do this, but it's well worth the effort IMO.

This tutorial is pretty good and tells you what you need. I found that there was no additional damper in the slave cylinder so you likely don't need to do anything with the slave, just the master.

https://legacygt.com/forums/showthread. ... 40977.html
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Re: Meatball671's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by originalcyn » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:14 pm

oooo exciting. Congrats.
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Re: Meatball671's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by meatball671 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:23 pm

Thanks for the tip Josh.
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92 legacy wagon N/A 5MT
93 legacy sedan 25th anniversary edition 02 wrx swap ver 2 jdm 5MT
93 legacy TW 25th anniversary edition 4EAT stock with supporting mods
94 legacy TW 4EAT built ej22t vf-34 CES exhuast

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Re: Meatball671's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by meatball671 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 pm

The panel from subie savers came in, and we started working on the rust repair. The quality of the panel is great, and it was easy to weld.

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92 legacy wagon N/A 5MT
93 legacy sedan 25th anniversary edition 02 wrx swap ver 2 jdm 5MT
93 legacy TW 25th anniversary edition 4EAT stock with supporting mods
94 legacy TW 4EAT built ej22t vf-34 CES exhuast

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Re: Meatball671's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by Legacy777 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:08 pm

That looks like a pretty good replacement fender! Definitely take good pictures.
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Re: Jonah's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by meatball671 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:29 am

Today we mocked up the new koyorad radiator. The radiator sticks a inch and half to tall, so we modified the bottom mounting plate to fix the height issue. We cut the top of the bottom rad support and welded new peices in, and used seam sealer.

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Jonah

92 legacy wagon N/A 5MT
93 legacy sedan 25th anniversary edition 02 wrx swap ver 2 jdm 5MT
93 legacy TW 25th anniversary edition 4EAT stock with supporting mods
94 legacy TW 4EAT built ej22t vf-34 CES exhuast

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Re: Jonah's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 pm

Looks good!
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Re: Jonah's 1993 Subaru legacy LSI

Post by kimokalihi » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:45 am

Fun stuff. This is kind of a unique swap. I haven't seen a Forester swap into a 1st Gen yet.

I second the clutch damper delete. On my SS, I just removed the damper and ran an SS braided hose in its place.
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