A while ago we bought a new car – a JDM 2006 Subaru Legacy GT-B. It was pretty much right-on-the-money of what I was after, except the sunroof. I mentioned in a previous post the elusive Legacy STi. The other day, out of curiosity, I had a look into what this elusive car was and how it’s different to what I have.
This post at car scoop has the best description of what the Legacy STi is (or more correctly, the Legacy S402) with some good photos.
Looking through the article, the following set the S402 apart from what I have:
The CarScoop article also mentioned:
- Enhanced steering.
- Some nice tyres.
These bits I’m not so interested in. Some of them are quite nice’
Aside from the EJ25 engine upgrade, it seems most of the stuff S402 has can be sourced OEM-new, OEM-second hand or as a non-OEM replacement. It’s just a case of how much one wants to spend, what I can do myself, and what is legal without requiring a LVV (Low Volume Vehicle) certificate.
It seems the easiest pickings are:
- Exhaust (all the way through)
- Cold air intake
Other than that, I am tempted by:
- The S402 front diffuser
- The S402 air vents on the above and behind the front wheels.
Of these, the first is the most realistically do-able. I did entertain the idea of making the vents on my 3D printer but the idea of hacking a hole in the body work for something that does nothing. Nope