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Mod/repairs/maintenice/suggestions(questions) for legacy outbackLegacy outback mods repairs suggestions First car maintenice
Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:04 PM
Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:31 PM
Is thier anyone that would sell me thier newer outback suspension?
Wrecking yard would be a good source.
Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:19 PM
Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:28 PM
Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:49 PM
Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:23 PM
Also compression is too high. Can't run any more than 4-5 psi, and not reliably even at that.
You can swap 2.5 heads onto it to lower compression, but still need to upgrade bottom end bearings to get any longevity out of it.
Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:15 AM
Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:18 PM
in all honesty - you should be focusing on making this car run reliably first and foremost. Catch up on all the maintenance items that were let slide, fix whatever is causing the CEL codes, etc.
Once you have it running right and reliably, then you can start thinking about modifcations and lifting and what not.
If the car isnt in tip top stock running form, it is a waste of time, money and energy to throw mods at it.
Just my honest, and not so humble, opinion...take it for what it is.
Posted 18 June 2014 - 07:26 PM
The first thing you should do is jack it up so both front wheels come off the ground. If one of them comes off the ground first, either the left or the right...the car is never going to be right again OR Florida is sinking faster than anyone thought and you should be looking at making the car into a submarine.
Posted 19 June 2014 - 03:22 PM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 10:03 AM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 01:00 PM
The lock cylinder on the trunk lids aren't hard to swap. I can't imagine the one on the tailgate is much different. Usually consists of popping loose a plastic retainer tab on the lock rod, then sliding a metal clip out from the base of the cylinder.
95 could have a key fob but the keyless entry systems for the older cars are hard to find and pretty expensive. Very easy to install an aftermarket keyless entry system.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 04:04 PM
Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:30 PM
I don't like the aftermarket alarm systems and the key is not an original it was a duplicate and a very old one at that since I can just pull it out of the ignition barrel. Also I don't know if all of my locks on my car are the correct ones because the key dosent turn the locks on any of the doors
it could simply be that the lock cylinders are seized up due to disuse. Try a little penetrating oil spray & wiggle the key back and forth - dont force it.
the drivers door lock cylinder on the other half's 2006 was seized up from not being used (his does have the factory keyless system) - a little penetrating oil and working it and it freed up and works fine now.
Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:59 PM
Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:33 PM
Posted 24 June 2014 - 09:38 PM
price will vary depending on area of the country, but I would say somewhere around $5-6 for a freshly cut genuine Subaru key.
and chances are 95 will not have factory keyless entry - that became more common a few years later, and as already mentioned, can be rather expensive to get parts for...
altho I am sure they would be willing to set you up with it for a price, haha
Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:07 AM
Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:49 AM
Tweeters are easy to find in junkyards. All of the Legacys are pre-wired for them. 95-99 Legacy all have the same tweeter.
00-04 look the same but are not and will not fit.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:44 PM
Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:55 PM
Also true JDM mirrors will have the curved mirror lens on the left, and a flat lens on the right which will be impossible to see anything out of.
I have a set of white ones in the shed that need to be repainted.
Metal bumper will have to be custom made. Gorilla Fabrications makes metal a front bumper for that car. Not sure about rear.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:42 PM
what kinda mods r even avalible for it?i got a 97 outback legacy n cnt find anything?uggg
Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:55 PM
there are very few mass market "mods" available for these cars - most that mod them do it old school - fabricate! or find existing things that can be made to work with maybe some minor modifcations.
a lot of Subaru parts can be made to work across multiple years - like suspension parts.
Body parts dont cross generational lines well, but most everything else will with a little bit of work.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:00 PM
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