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Modding an '05 Legacy Wagon?

Subaru Legacy Wagon 2005 Modding Customizing

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#1 Mac N Deer

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:17 PM

I have a silver 2005 Subaru Legacy Wagon and am looking to modify it. I am very new to car modifying and don't know exactly where to start. I was wondering what modifications would work well on this type of vehicle.

 

I am interested in both performance and cosmetic mods



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:36 PM

Best first mod is sticker tires. If you run stickier tires and drive in a 'spirited' manner, upgrade your brake pads. next is probably a High performance Driving Experience class (HPDE) or some autoX runs. (to get YOUR performance up)

 

performance mods probably limited to reducing mass. Lighter wheels give you a good place to start as it is also a chance to personalize the car with a cosmetic mod. You might also consider a lightweight crank pulley. If 5spd, lightweight flywheel as well. Some people like the sound of intake mods but they may not add any HP. A less restrictive exhaust may add a pony or 2. But, 9-13 lbs less weight (there's a complex formula involving the weight of the car which determines this exactly) equals 1 hp so, remove anything you don't need. If you have buddies in town to help you and/or never leave town, leave the spare tire and tools for it at home. have someone bring the stuff to you, or take you to pick them up - or call for a flatbed tow. If you literally never have anyone in the car with you, take out the other seats.

 

springs and anti-roll bars would help in the corners.



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:46 AM

Sounds good so far, I would also be interested in a hood scoop and a spoiler of some kind, and recommendations?



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

an Outback or Legacy turbo model's hood might move over easily. Someone here may have details as to if any other front trim parts would need to come with it.

 

otherwise I guess you're looking at some cutting.

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

Yeah, I'd be looking for a hood something like that. Cause then it would look something like this LegacyGoldWheelsSmall.jpg

 

 

Also, what kind of a spoiler would work on a car like this?



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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:17 PM

Yeah, I'd be looking for a hood something like that. Cause then it would look something like this LegacyGoldWheelsSmall.jpg

 

 

Also, what kind of a spoiler would work on a car like this?

 

 

The previous generation Outbacks had a spoiler - maybe Subaru still has it listed for 05s ?

 

or check aftermarket as mentioned here; http://legacygt.com/...agon-54298.html

 

 

For more ideas about bits for Legacys, you might look around at www.boxer4racing.com , they usually have a good selection of legacy stuff.


Edited by 1 Lucky Texan, 27 July 2014 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

Alright, thanks for the help so far. I'm also curious on ways to make the exhaust louder (not so loud to the point where I get pulled over) and preferably without having to replace the entire exhaust system 

 

Oh, and for a spoiler, I was looking for something more like a wing 


Edited by Mac N Deer, 27 July 2014 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

I bought my Strommung muffler for my WRX from boxer4racing but, there are plenty of options out there. Cheapest is a 'turn down' pipe.

 

You can aslo find sound clips for just about every muffler made (Magnaflow, Bosal, etc.). make sure you are not listening to turbo soundclips - the unequal length headers causes a different rumble and stock NA cars will not sound like that.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

What about an actual wing? Like a spoiler wing. I was interested in the link you provided for the spoiler. However, the link was broken

 

Any ideas?



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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:39 AM

Just don't see a lot of wings on wagons. No question it has been done so, just a matter of finding a style you like - then finding a way to attach it without interfering with use of the hatch or creating a water leak.

 

here's some links with a few pics and some info I guess;

 

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http://www.speedhunt...t_tsukuba_pt_1/

 

 

 

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http://www.vividraci...-wrx-p-445.html

 

 

 

http://www.aliexpres...-promotion.html

 

 

http://forums.nasioc...ad.php?t=569818

 

 

 

http://forums.nasioc...d.php?t=2381565


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