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#1 DAlgie

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 05:30 PM

I have looked at fitting a WRX intercooler to my '93 Legacy turbo, it seems like there is the room physically, I would have to bend the rear AC line down out of the way, and pull the intake duct blanking piece out to let air flow to it. The rubber boot on the turbo outlet is a little different, the angle seems to be slightly more, but I could get around it I think. An '86 turbo Thunderbird didn't have one, the '87 did and it picked up 15 HP just with that addition, seems like a good thing to me. Anyone else tried this?

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Posted 21 November 2003 - 06:19 PM

look on the legacycentral bbs.....it's been done

www.bbs.legacycentral.org

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 12:47 AM

Hmm, that link seems to go nowhere, wonder if the site is down for some reason?

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 12:51 AM

yeah....the host the board is with is having issues. We don't have an ETA on when it's going to be back up unfortunately :(

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 12:31 PM

You could always try to get a pre 97 WRX IC, they are slightly different and were built about the same time as your car. The JDM Legacys had air to water ICs that would be bolts ups, but there is a lot of extra stuff needed to make them work.

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Posted 22 November 2003 - 08:13 PM

There are pretty much 4 main options all of which will require custom compressor to i/c piping(5 if you go FMIC). 1 Get a water to air TMIC from a Liberty/ Legacy RS which you can get either from someone in the states or order from over seas. A few guys are running them and like them a lot. This route will require moving and adding some things. Cost (i'm guessing) around $300-500 total. 2 Get a TMIC off a 93-96 STI. A couple are running these too and really like them. You don't see to many of these sold in the states but you can order them from over seas (mainly N.Z. or Aus.) Easier to install, less stuff to move. Cost ( again guessing) around $300-400 total. 3 Put in a OEM WRX TMIC. Once again a couple of guys are running these and like them. They seem to be a little bit of a bitch to get in but it can be done. They require moving a few things too and guys seem to have a little trouble with the outlet to i/c piping. They can be had fairly cheap on ebay $50-150 so (again guessing) total cost might be $80-200. 4 Put in a Saab 900 TMIC. Now this is probably the easiest, cheapest and most used option. It is not as good as any of the above but good enough for most peoples needs. You don't have to move much and the i/c itself can be had on ebay from $20-80. This is the route I took and it works really well. Total cost about $45-125. I hope this helps.

Legacy Central is back up so come check it out. Also check in the parts shed because I think someone was selling their V2 STI TMIC if you're interested. :D

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Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:53 AM

Check out http://bbs.legacycen...t=14152&start=0 There are a couple of pics of my setup here. :D




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