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I'll keep the intro brief, here is my car.

 

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/spartans-rbp-wagon-135939.html

 

Spartan was the 2nd owner, and I am now the 5th. Currently it has 115k on the clock, but definitely doesn't show it. All I've been doing with it right now has been getting the paint to as close to perfect as I can reasonably manage. In the coming weeks I'll need to take care of the condensation problem with the passenger side headlight and get around to fixing the leaky sandwich plate for the oil pressure gauge.

 

EDIT: 179k miles as of 10/28/2020

 

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CURRENT MOD LIST! Updated 10/9/2019

 

Engine:

- Stock block/heads

- Stock location Garrett GTX3067R

- Perrin 3" Turbo Inlet

- JR Tuned @ P&L

- Top feed conversion w/ TGV deletes

- Radium Engineering topfeed fuel rails

- -6AN fuel lines

- Injector Dynamics 1000CC injectors

- Aeromotive X1 fuel pressure regulator

- Deatschwerks 300C fuel pump

- Catless up pipe

- CNT Racing 3" catted downpipe

- Invidia Q300 exhaust

- GrimmSpeed CAI

- GrimmSpeed Cross Pipe

- GrimmSpeed TMIC

- Turbosmart Kompact BPV

- GrimmSpeed 3mm phenolic resin spacers

- GrimmSpeed 3-port EBCS

- Throttle body coolant bypass

- Koyo Aluminum Radiator

- Mishimoto Upper Coolant Tank

- GrimmSpeed Radiator Shroud

- GrimmSpeed Odyssey Battery Mount (for 08+ WRX)

- Antigravity ATX20 Microbattery

- IAG air oil separator

- PTP turbo blanket

- Trimmed, shaved, and painted OEM intake manifold.

 

Transmission:

- 2011 STI 6-speed transmission swap.

- ACT Extreme Street Clutch Kit.

- ACT Streetlite Flywheel.

- DCCDpro Spiider controller.

- Poly shifter bushings.

- Kartboy Transmission Crossmember Bushings

- Group N Transmission Mount

 

Suspension:

- Whiteline 20mm Adjustable Rear Swaybar (w/ whiteline endlinks)

- AVO rear swaybar mount brace

- Whiteline 23mm Adjustable Front Swaybar (w/ whiteline endlinks)

- 08 STi LCA bushings

- Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount

- Perrin front/ Group N rear shifter bushings

- 17" 2004 STi BBS wheels (245/40/17 Bridgestone RE71R)

- ARP extended studs w/ Gorilla steel long shank lug nuts

- Whiteline Street ALK

- Whiteline Bumpsteer Kit

- KW Variant 2 Coilovers

- Whiteline Com C front strut mounts

- 18x8 +45 Enkei TSV (with 5mm spacers)

- 245/35/18 Continental Extreme Contact Sport

- Cusco front control arm brace (type II)

- Cusco rear wagon brace

- Whiteline front strut tower brace

- Cusco rear strut tower brace

 

Brakes:

- 2004 STi Brembos, front and rear (silver powdercoat)

- KNS brakes rear adapter brackets and parking brake shoe adapter

- STi Master Cylinder & Brake Booster

- Stoptech Braided Brake Lines

- G-Loc R12 brake pads

- Motul RBF660 Fluid

 

Interior:

- AEM Boost & Oil Pressure Gauges in the cubby

- Innovate LC-2 wideband on the steering column

- WRX pedals w/ dead pedal

- Alpine components up front

- STi floor mats

- DAMD steering wheel

- Evo X Recaro Seats (Planted Engineering seat brackets)

- Custom leather shift boot, ebrake boot, and armrest cover

- Custom REAL carbon fiber center console trim

- Madrig carbon fiber door sills

- GR STI center console

 

Exterior:

- 50% tint all around

- Flapatax mud flaps

- HID retrofit with custom housings from Nordic Retrofit

- Yellow fog tint

- Tinted reverse lights

- Tinted mirror turn signals

- JDM Kouki tail lights

- Custom REAL carbon fiber grill winglets

- Custom REAL carbon fiber hatch garnish

- JDM Legacy STi front lip (replica)

- Madrig extended hood scoop (blue carbon fiber)

- Madrig extended spoiler (blue carbon fiber)

- Front and rear JDM "aero spats"

- Redline Tuning hood struts

 

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Today I played with wheels.

 

Oh the benefits of a wagon. Fits eight wheels, a full size jack, and a toolbox with room to spare!

 

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Fitted up some wheels to decide which ones I'd like to keep and which to sell. To begin with we have the current winter wheel, some 17" ASA wheel that I actually quite like.

 

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Next some 17" gold RPF1s off my WRX. I really liked these too.

 

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Then the 18" gunmetal Buddyclub P1s that came with the Legacy. I liked these the most.

 

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It was a tough call, but I think I'm gonna sell the Enkei's. I already have 5 people lined up to buy them.

 

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Edited by Con.Harr91

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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Nice wagon:) I see some bilstein+pinks on it, do you use any spacers? it's sitting kind of high for that setup imo, I have to go out and actually look at mine, I think mine's lower on same setup.

 

RBP is a great color for BPs.

 

Congrtas! Threat her nice ;)

2005 LGT Wagon Limited 6 MT RBP Stage 2 - 244K

2007 B9 Tribeca Limited DGM - 243K

SOLD - 2005 OB Limited 5 MT Silver - 245K

SOLD - 2010 OB 6 MT Silver - 205K

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What size were the enkeis? 17x7 or 8? and what tire was on it?

i've got an extra set of 17x8s in my garage that i haven't put race rubber on recently, and am thinking about re-purposing them for my legacy

 

Tires are 225-50

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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Madison Sports Car Club had a dyno night at Kelly Moss Motorsports tonight. Strapped the LGT down and managed to do 225/275. I was expecting a higher horsepower number and lower torque, so I guess I'll be okay with the difference. :)

 

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Nice car!

 

I'd have the say the Buddy Club looks the best. The gold on the Enkei's is too gold. If it were darker it would look better.

 

I'm also a fellow WI RBP wagon owner!

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Thanks Holla!

 

I see you're in the Milwaukee area. Are you in Madison much? I've heard that there is another RBP LGT wagon around town, which is a shame cause that means I'll have to fight him.

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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I make it to Madison a few times a year but I doubt it's me you'd be seeing.

 

 

I've seen two other RBP LGT wagons around Milwaukee. One was a stock 5EAT that was parked down the street from my house and the other was identical to yours and it was for sale at Hiller Ford in Waukesha a few years ago.

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Yeah, my girlfriend was saying that she was seeing my car downtown Madison a bunch when I knew I was nowhere the area, I thought she was seeing a similar car or something. Turns out there is actually is another lowered RBP LGT wagon on gunmetal wheels.

 

I must end him.

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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What what, RBP 5mt wagons, assemble!

 

 

I would be mad to see another RBP wagon in my town too.. There's a guy I played hockey with who is local and said he's getting an obp LGT 5mt wagon and I'm not happy about it, kind of trying to talk him out of it.

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I miss that car. My buddy bought it from Spartan i think. His name is Jason. Still bummed he sold it

 

Yup. Jason had to trade it in for a truck I think, from there my friend Terry bought it and brought it back to Madison and then I bought it from him.

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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Okay so after dynoing the wagon the mod bug has bitten. Tentatively I am thinking ERZ catted DP, Q300 exhaust, GFB recirc valve, and a bigger intercooler. I thought I read that ERZ makes a FMIC kit? Maybe that was CNT? (same thing?)

 

At that level will I need to upgrade any of the fuel system? Injectors and/or pump?

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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Haha, the mod bug bites hard. I am thinking of getting another legacy wagon. Probably NA this time as I don't know if I could justify the mileage hit + the price of premium after driving a TDI for throat two years. Hope you continue to enjoy the car!
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Strapped the wagon down to Kelly Moss's dyno a little while back and managed to squeeze out ~225hp/275ft lbs at 17psi. I was expecting more horsepower and less torque, but I'm cool with the difference.

 

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I've been trying to get completely caught up on maintenance right now, so I had a friend of mine do the 105k mile checklist (which I was 17k miles over). He replaced the timing belt, water pump, thermostat, and accessory belts. Was a helluva lot cheaper than taking it to the dealer to do!

 

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The crappy foam filter that came with the car had definitely seen better days, so I replaced that with a K&N 3" filter.

 

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The roof rails were pretty faded and were different shades of gray/black, so I masked them off and plasti-dipped them along with my chipped up grill.

 

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I picked up a new turboback exhaust from a member of the Legacy forum, saved about $400 off buying it retail. CNT racing 3" catted downpipe and a 3" Invidia Q300 catback.

 

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Putting the exhaust on was the easiest car project I've ever done, none of the bolts fought with me or broke, everything was real smooth and easy. Taking the hood off made it a little easier to get the downpipe off.

 

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Fitment was spot on and nothing needed adjusting.

 

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Yesterday I seafoamed the car before doing an oil change and bled the brakes.

 

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I couldn't find my usual bleeder line I improvised with heat shrink tubing and a small rubber hose.

 

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My new tires arrived from Discount Tire as well (225-40-18 Continental Extreme Contact DW) so I went into the Nissan dealer to shoot the shit with some of my SR20 buddies and get them mounted.

 

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Within the next month I plan on getting a set of gold STi Brembos to put on, might just do the fronts for now as they bolt right up. The rears need an adapter bracket, larger parking brake shoe, and special rotors (which is actually more expensive than doing the fronts).

'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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Continuing with my current fixation on my car, today I cleaned it up and took the first nice pictures of it. Been meaning to for a while.

 

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'03 Forester X 5mt - Engine Seized at 262k miles.

'05 LGT Wagon 6mt -MotoIQ.com Project Vehicle

'13 VW Touareg TDI - Daily Torque Monster.

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