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BG Legacy - buying tips, what to look for, goodies?

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Hey guys 

 

I'm thinking of buying doer-uppers relatively cheap, fixing them and respraying (a more of a refresh than a full on resto) and I'm interested in a gt bg legacy. I understand the code is BG5? 

 

They are probably more one of my favourite generations of legacy having that "svelte" look before Subaru went all boxy/angular. 

 

I have a bit of experience troubleshooting with my ej20g 95 wrx, but I'm guessing with the tt leggies there's less engine room and more Hoses and such, and there are Hoses from hell on the bg5s? 

 

Facelift/kouki bumpers look sweet imo, are they sought after/any other special bits that legacy people love? 

 

I am completely ignorant to legacies being completely gc/gf focused but how well will they go being 276hp/1400kg compared to the wrx of the time being 220hp/1200kg?

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Do you mean the wagon? 

I don't think there would be too much different about checking one out with the TT system, main thing would be to check both turbos do produce boost and check the change over to the second turbo.

If you do get one and need any parts I have a nice pair of turbos sitting right behind me now currently being paper weights.  and a few other things I can dig out if you do buy one.

The good thing is the suspension struts/springs can be directly swapped out of an Impreza , depending on year might just need to swap out the top hat, but not a big deal, can open up more options for aftermarket stuff. 

I love the look of a nicely done BG5, Im a big wagon fan.

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What's the changeover? Very interesting, so the main difference would be the two turbs and how they are arranged really with lines and such. And of course slight variances i.e. Coil packs vs coil on plugs etc. Thanks for your offer @SpeedySub will keep that in mind.

 

I'd willingly buy a sedan too, I don't mind. Just think manual/turbo is a non negotiable as I will be trying to sell (after I enjoy it of course), only because I can't part with me wrx and prelude and three fun cars to one guy is a bit greedy.

 

Do you know of the most popular colours? 

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1 hour ago, swamp said:

What's the changeover? Very interesting, so the main difference would be the two turbs and how they are arranged really with lines and such. And of course slight variances i.e. Coil packs vs coil on plugs etc.

Im not the best person to ask about those details, theres a few guys on here who have twins who might be able to give you help.

Search the hose 10 mod as well, that helps with....something or rather, but helps anyway, have a read.

1 hour ago, swamp said:

Do you know of the most popular colours? 

For me its white, black or if you can find one the lemon? yellow ones. I think they are more rare

or of course Subaru blue

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That lemon yellow does look nice. The dark blue seems pretty common, should be alright I spose but I saw a sedan on TM that was a dark maroon colour. Those three are all nice but I reckon yellow for its uniqueness, followed by all those mentioned with no love for silver 

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