Aaron K limitedslip.net

2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited Wagon

This is my latest ride. Seems to be more reliable than the Audi (though I liked the Audi styling better). Not to mention its way more powerful. :)

The only things I've done to it other than the usual maintenance:

  • Added OEM Subaru Outback towing receiver (bolted right up to the legacy wagon)
  • Dedicated snow tires and wheels
  • All synthetic oils
  • Replaced torn front control arm bushings with AVO Turboworld units
  • Upgraded oil pickup tube (apparently prone to breaking off)
  • ACT clutch and single mass flywheel (new parts from a similar model year WRX)

What I really need to do to it:

  • Disable the damn seat belt chime permanently. Its invasive.
subaru legacy
All ready for a weekend of fun!
All ready for a weekend of fun!
Before - probably 1" torn, about half through.
Before - probably 1" torn, about half through.
Another shot before, this time outside the car with my pry bar.
Another shot before, this time outside the car with my pry bar.
The new poly bushings greased and pressed in.
The new poly bushings greased and pressed in.
All installed!
All installed!



Update June 2013: The clutch was feeling pretty iffy, weird engagement, chattering a bit, but no slipping. Decided to upgrade to a WRX single pass setup. Even if you try to be nice to a clutch in an all wheel drive vehicle, it still takes a beating. Here are pics of the old materials:

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  1. Love your car. does it have the leather interior? I’ve been looking for a white one with the manual transmission and black leather interior for weeks now. seems that they’re a little difficult to track down.

  2. Yeah, black leather. I got lucky in finding one of the last fully loaded 2.5 GT Limited wagons. I’ve only seen one or two others in the last few years, though I haven’t exactly been looking hard either. Just added pics from the torn front control arm bushings – the car feels way more responsive in the front end.

  3. 1. Turn engine on (may work in ACC, but definitely when on).

    2. Within 30 secs of ignition, clip/unclip drivers side seatbelt 20 times.

    Setting will last until the microprocessor is reset or battery disconnected.


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