The story starts off around September of 2007 when I purchased a 1992 Legacy Sport Sedan from a friend who was in the process of shipping off to Korea to be an MP for the Army. He had been working towards the use of a T3/T4 turbo and a very small FMIC. This did not seem like the best combo and I decided to scrap most of his progress and start over in the direction I felt was best for me.

Stared out with this for $1,000 ( 9/2007 ):



Seemed like a great deal until the more I worked on it, the more body started to show it's true colors (rust color). I came to find out that a LOT of deep rust was covered up and filled in by many pounds of Bondo. I took a closer look under the car and the rot was far beyond what I expected.



So I put the project off while I could figure out if swapping the parts to another car would be best or just try and fix what I had sitting next to my garage. As it would happen, waiting paid off big time in the form of another Legacy SS in PA, but this one would require being trailered home because the transmission only had reverse and even that was on it's last legs. He let the car go for very cheap because he needed money for college classes & books, along with the fact he had acquired over 10 Subarus and his father wanted most of them gone ASAP!!!

Here is the most current vehicle for $950 ( 8/2008 )







Well, six years have passed since I initially purchased "Trixie" and a LOT has changed over that time. She first hit the road in December 2010, and I've been modifying her constantly with still more in the works during our winter season.

Current photos ( 8/2014 ):












-Mods list as of August 2014 -
Engine

  • FBC cold air intake w/ K&N filter
  • TD04 w/ ported exhaust inlet
  • Cobb Tuning turbo heat shield
  • DEI Reflect-A-GOLD heat reflective tape (heat shield & TMIC)
  • PTP turbo blanket
  • 'WRX TMIC w/ silicone intercooler Y-pipe
  • TurboXS Type H34 recirc. bypass valve
  • Go Fast Bits G-Force 3003 electronic boost controller
  • GrimmSpeed catless up pipe
  • Invidia catless divorced 3" down pipe
  • DEI Titanium exhaust wrap (down pipe & exhaust manifold)
  • APEX'i N1 3" catback (custom length)
  • Mishimoto oil cooler
  • Perrin oil catch can
  • Perrin lightened crank pulley
  • Group N engine mounts
  • Walbro 255lph fuel pump
  • FBC engine bay grounding mod
  • WRX coolant tank
  • Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic motor oil
  • K&N oil filter


Transmission

  • Ingalls Power Stick engine pitch stop
  • Group N transmission mount
  • '05 WRX shifter assembly
  • Cobb Tuning double adjustment short throw shifter
  • Prodrive shift knob
  • Kartboy urethane shifter bushings
  • Kartboy urethane rear shifter stay bushing
  • Kartboy urethane front shifter stay bushing
  • Uncle Scotty's transmission cocktail (purchased from GrimmSpeed)


Chassis/Suspension

  • BC Racing BR Type coilovers
  • Hotchkis 25mm non-adjustable sway bar (front)
  • Hotchkis 25mm 3 point adjustment sway bar (rear)
  • Whiteline adjustable sway bar endlinks (front)
  • Whiteline HD sway bar endlinks (rear)
  • Whiteline polyurethane steering rack bushings
  • Energy Suspension polyurethane control arm bushings
  • Cusco lower H-brace
  • FHI carbon fiber strut tower bar (front)
  • Cusco strut tower bar (rear)
  • SimplySubie fender braces
  • OBX adjustable lateral links
  • OBX adjustable trailing arms


Brakes/Wheels/Tires

  • WRX front calipers w/ Hawk HPS brake pads & PowerSlot rotors
  • Legacy H6 rear calipers & OE grade brake pads & rotors
  • Goodridge stainless steel braided brake lines (F&R)
  • GrimmSpeed master cylinder brace
  • 5Zigen FN01R-C 17” wheels (daily driving)
  • 2.5RS 6-Spoke 16x7 wheels w/ Hankook Ventus R-S3 225/50/16 (autocross events)
  • 2.5RS 6-Spoke 16x7 wheels w/ Hankook Ventus Z214 225/50/16 (autocross events)


Interior/Electronics

  • Personal "Fitti" steering wheel
  • Works Bell quick disconnect hub/mount
  • Tenzo-R – “Rally Type” race seats
  • Sparco 4-point race harnesses (autocross events)
  • Rally Innovations harness bar
  • ProSport "Performance" 52mm gauges (oil temp/oil pressure/water temp)
  • FBC custom triple gauge install into center dash vent
  • PLX Devices DM-100 gauge with wideband O2 & Auto Meter gauge cup
  • LED panel lights (map/dome/trunk)
  • Pioneer DEH-3200UB CD player
  • Boston Acoustics Pro 6.5 component speakers
  • Rockford Fosgate Power 500m amplifier
  • MTX 3510-02 35 Series 10" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • MTX Thunderform subwoofer enclosure
  • Hella Supertones horns
  • Sylvania SilverStar Ultra headlight bulbs
  • Optima Red Top battery
  • Tsunami voltage display battery terminals