A few years ago the car was lifted on on 2004 Forester XT suspension, Homemade Teflon rear strut spacers, 215/70R15 Dunlop Graspics, 1999 Forrester 15" steelies. She worked great and handled surprisingly well, but was underpowered.
It was about this time I started collecting parts for a rally-x car build. By the fall of 2009 the Legacy had been deregulated to a woods road and snow storm beast, but I really hoped to find a 2dr 5spd GC as a platform for my rally-x car.
I had always loved the idea of swapping an EG33 into a non-SVX platform. I had found a local guy with a low mile eg33 sitting in the corner of his garage. We talked about it a few times, but since it came with no ecu or bulkhead harness. I decided to pass on it.
The last week of November 2010 I got a surprise phone call, the owner of the eg33 was cleaning out his garage and needed to make space. He offered me the engine for free .....
I counter offered to trade it for a bottle of his favorite booze. The next night I left the house with a 40oz bottle of rum and returned home with an Eg33.
I decided to swap the EG33 and all the parts I had been collecting into the Legacy. I purchased a complete 92 SVX LSI with a blown trans from a junkyard, stripped the harness and ecu. Parted out the remaining shell and kept the second complete EG33 as a spare.
I basically started this project on the first of December 2010. I have done a WRX-RS harness merge before, so the wiring wasn't really that bad. In total the harness prep and install took about 2 weeks The goal was to have the car completed and ready to compete at a local rally-x on my birthday Mar 13th/2011. The swap was up and running within a month. I daily drove her for a few weeks sorting out the bugs in Jan and Feb. The car pulls like a freight train, and runs smooth with no issues. It builds rev's quick and is surprisingly fast for an old fat wagon. The sound of the H-6 is amazing, the magnaflow is a little to loud for my tastes......but will work for now.
- 92 EG33 H-6 swap
- 06 STI springs on legacy wagon GR2's (1/2" spacers in the rear)
- 98 Legacy GT front sway bar
- 92 Turbo Legacy wagon rear sway bar
- aluminum sway bar links
- 92 Turbo Legacy wagon front brakes
- 98 Legacy GT wagon full interior
- 06 Impreza rear sub-frame/lateral links
- 04 Forester XT Cat Back
- Magnaflow 14827 muffler
- 0.080" aircraft grade stainless steel skidplate
- Hakka 5's on 15" forester steelies
- rally mud flaps and reinforced inner fenders
- K&N panel filter
Here are some action shots from the last rally-x event. Overall the car worked very well, and was dealt minimal damage.
If everything comes together over the summer it should be getting a full respray in John Deere Blitz Black and a new set of gravel rally tires.
Edited by EastCoastEJ22T, 14 April 2011 - 07:38 PM.