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#1 meeandmine

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:07 AM

I know how popular these cars are for off road racing but what about on road? There was a blue rx at richie's place that looked like it was ready to hit PIR. Why aren't more people making they're cars capable of smoking all the honda's and miata's on the road course? I'm not talking about STi's and WRX's I'd like to see a RX like the blue one mentioned above, or a 90-94 legacy. Anyone have one of these?

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 04:19 PM

Working on it. I dusted a number of Porshces at the last PCA autoX I went to. Now that I have real race rubber (Yoko A048s), it should be a lot better. Still gutless as F*** though... :lol:

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 05:37 PM

here's my RX from this weekend


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#4 meeandmine

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:27 PM

nice cars guys, i'm thinking i might go this direction with my legacy. what have you done to your suspensions, engines etc.?

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

Intake, exhaust, 2WD struts and reclocked torsion bars. Plus the tires. Thats all. Improving your driving skills will make the most difference.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:21 PM

I've done a little racing taken a school so i consider myself a better than average driver but as with anything there's always room for improvement. why did you go with 2wd struts? and is this principal the same for legacy's?

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:38 PM

in the EA series the 2wd struts are much shorter than the 4wd struts. For a legacy I'd look at early wrx or the like.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:29 PM

From what I have read you can put 02-03 WRX struts on first gen Legacies.
I'm sure there's more you can do, just search around, there have been many threads about it.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:06 AM

in the EA series the 2wd struts are much shorter than the 4wd struts.


Eh, more like 1" lower, not huge, but I don't have positive camber anymore! :banana:

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:35 AM

theres a WRX STI racing improved production here in australia.

all the trick bits Ie rally car with differnt struts adn a 6 speed gearbox, the car is just so light, plastic pannels and the like.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:30 PM

anyone have a ball park figure on how much weight you lose by ditching the interior?

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:04 PM

id say upwards of 100 kg.
but thats just an estimate.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:30 PM

id say upwards of 100 kg.
but thats just an estimate.


that's 230lbs for those on this side of the pond. not too shabby

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:40 PM

that would only be if you took out the sound deadening too.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:24 AM

which while a pain in the arse would most likely be done if you've got the carpet out anyways.

What kind of horsepower can you get out of a stock ej22 with out forced induction and on a $1000 budget?

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:45 PM

I've been told by a well versed tuner that with cams and ecu tuning (stand alone probably) 160 hp can be made more if you want to get nuts. The heads apparently are the bottle neck they run out of breath. I imagine a good port and polish job can fix that.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

so ecu, cai intake, port-polish heads, full exhaust. think 200hp is attainable?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 07:19 PM

I think if you want 200+hp you would be better building a Frankinmotor.

that is a 2.5 bottom end with your 2.2 heads.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:00 PM

Often you ditch the interior and then end up putting in a roll cage that weighs more than the interior you removed.

Race seats can be had that are significantly lighter than stock seats, removing the passenger seat for another one, and removing the entire back seat adds up. Door panels, stereo, speakers and even removing cruise control can add up too.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:26 PM

From what I have read you can put 02-03 WRX struts on first gen Legacies.
I'm sure there's more you can do, just search around, there have been many threads about it.

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I can verify that sti struts will fit into a '95 lego without mods. It lowered my car about 1.5 inches and drastically improved the handling characteristics of the car even though it is a wagon. Anyways, I've noticed that Subaru has a habit of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."




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