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finally got a legacy turbo


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#1 brysawn

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

Well guys, I've been looking for a while but I finally found a factory turbo 1st gen Legacy.

I purchased it from the 2nd owner (one family owned it from new)

Its all stock minus a muffler and wheels.

1992 Legacy SS 156k original miles automatic trans

I got it for a good deal because it needs a new trans. Do the turbo models have a certain trans/gearing? Or are they the same as the other 1st get AWD Legacy's?

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#2 TajMan

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

My brother had one just like that, and I re-painted it white.. except his was manual 5-speed.

I actually didn't know they made that 1st gen legacy sedan turbo available with both automatic and manual..

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

My brother had one just like that, and I re-painted it white.. except his was manual 5-speed.

I actually didn't know they made that 1st gen legacy sedan turbo available with both automatic and manual..


They made them mostly autos.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Actually I'm still not dead set on replacing it with another automatic. The more I read, it seems like the 4AT to 5MT swap isn't too difficult. So if I can source the parts, I may go down that path

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

The 5 speeds are rare, but swapping is do-able and not too challenging. I'm pretty sure the trans (turbo manual and auto) have the same gearing as the N/A but they are able to hold more power.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

Nice one, I've also got a turbo Legacy, although its an EJ20 which I think is a little more powerful then the 22?

Nice looking ride you've got there, loving the wheels!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

The EJ20's had more power/more boost/bigger turbos as they also had intercoolers - the EJ22T never came w/an IC.

All '91-94 Turbo models had a 3.9 FD ratio - both Autos and 5-speeds. The '92-94 NA/non-turbos were also 3.9.

ONLY the '91 had the rear VLSD - none of the '92-94 years did.

The Turbo trans was stronger - more clutches,etc. to handle the power. Rebuilding it won't be cheap, but if you do, put a trans cooler on it and it'll last longer.

Doing a 5-speed swap is not that hard, depending on your experience. Read up on it HERE.

If you've not done it yet, you NEED to check out the Legacy Central site. It specializes in the '89-94 Legacy model and has a ton of turbo info, too.

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Edited by wtdash, 13 November 2012 - 04:31 PM.





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