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Unread 5th August 2014, 10:27 PM
legacytt legacytt is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Launceston, Tasmania.
Year: 1990
Model: Legacy
Transmission: Manual
Posts: 9
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Default Lifted Gen 1 GT Legacy

G'day All, just joined the site and have been modding Subarus for many years.
I have had this car for nearly 2 years. Purchased with a blown engine and rough paintwork but otherwise original it was a bargain for $1000. I drove it standard for a while but in August 2012 I added the lift etc to make it more practical. It has recently undergone a Gearbox swap to dual range with 1.44:1 reduction from a Forester. Added to this was a DCCD rear housing and associated electronics to lock up the centre. I believe this makes for the most versatile Subaru gearbox. Currently has 16 inch forester rims, Outback struts with raised King springs etc so is very versatile off road while still being civilised on road.

A Centre console from an Auto model with the Auto Manual switch removed allows the DCCD dial to be fitted in a factory looking location.

Modified L series rear tyre carrier with Outback towbar fitted behind bumper skin allows for high mount of tow bar tongue.

Engine Bay. Std apart from external coils, resonator delete and VF28 sti turbo. Exhaust is 3 inch straight through.

Front on, Subaextreme bar thanks to Subaman. One of only 4 made apparently.

As the paintwork is very rough I plan to re shell this soon into an immaculate silver shell I picked up for $250. This will also sort the cracked windscreen and faulty rear defrost. At the same time I also have a perfect dark grey shell and a written off RS Turbo that will be merged so I have one low and one high for all occasions. I really like these early liberties, much more so than the newer ones.
The setup is working very well, most recently towing a loaded tandem trailer full of firewood out of the bush at home. Next step is to replace the tyres with a new set of BFG at's.
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