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I didn't even have a chance. Not the slightest chance in hell.<p>Last night I had to leave the office early and on my way home, I spotted a fast moving Legacy GT approaching from behind on the Merritt Pkwy heading North. As it got closer I noticed that it had a FMIC underneath the bumper (most Legacy's don't). As the car passed me, it made a raucous sound and when I looked over, I realized my friend was at the wheel. I honked the horn and we dropped the windows to chat.<p>All I can say is, holy mother of whatever God you pray to, that thing is so fast, its sick. We'd spoken a lot about what he was doing to the car and I'd seen pictures, but this was the first time I'd actually seen it since he started the work. When his turbo wasn't spooled up, I could definitely keep up. In fact, I could pull on him a bit. Keep in mind we weren't racing, but when I heard that thing hit boost, he just took off like I was standing still. No chip or Aquamist would have helped much if we were racing or trying to prove anything. Temps were in the 90s but nothing would have saved the R in a real head to head. I think he said that the car dyno'd at ~450hp (to the wheels) and I believe it.<p>All I can say is, if you're in Fairfield/Westchester County and come across a guy in a clearly modded Legacy GT with a big smile on his face on an empty road, just let him go. LOL<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All I can say is, if you're in Fairfield/Westchester County and come across a guy in a clearly modded Legacy GT with a big smile on his face on an empty road, just let him go. LOL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He would have no chance against Zigger's "freak" with a BSR and an exhaust. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He would have no chance against Zigger's "freak" with a BSR and an exhaust. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>What's it called when an encounter leaves a hole up your ass as wide as a Legacy GT? I think he'd come up with a term very quickly. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

Didn't you post pictures of this install a while back and say that he was trying to get it published in a Subaru magazine?<p>IIRC, the underhood looked like a WRC car. Or was it someone else's car?
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What's it called when an encounter leaves a hole up your ass as wide as a Legacy GT? I think he'd come up with a term very quickly. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think it's called...."pwned" or maybe "destroyed".
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think it's called...."pwned" or maybe "destroyed".</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think Zigger referred to it as "rapage" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

It might have been fast but it's still just a Subaru and there's nothing sexy about that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Did you get to check out his so-called 'leather'? And how comfortable were his seats?<p>LTA<br>
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (LTA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Didn't you post pictures of this install a while back and say that he was trying to get it published in a Subaru magazine?p</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep...Here's a pic of the engine:<p><IMG SRC="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db36b3127cce896017d496dd00000016108EcNW7lw1a0" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It might have been fast but it's still just a Subaru and there's nothing sexy about that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> Did you get to check out his so-called 'leather'? And how comfortable were his seats?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We're good friends so I've seen the car dozens of times. And, I actually think its a nice looking car. Not as nice as the R and certainly nowhere near as comfortable (no seats compare), but it also costs $10K less. And that $10K will create an M3/S4/R eating car with several thousand dollars left to blow on other projects.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

I see at least 5-7K in the engine bay alone. Are there any more pics from the outside of the car? I would like to see the exterior. And yes......that kind of money into a turbo cars engine will yeild great gains. They are kind of bland looking cars. But WOW look under the hood.....I wonder if that guy takes his hood off and cruises around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Mash)

The exterior is 100% stock looking except: (1) the FMIC, which you can only see if you're a car geek looking for crap like that (like me); and (2) the massive dual exhaust out back. No huge wing, hood scoop, outageous rims or anything like that. It's a complete sleeper. I don't have any pics of the exterior but I'll try to remember to take some the next time we get together this summer.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Mash)

nice. although, the Legacy never really peaked my interest. Too bland/boring looking. <p>450 to the wheels is impressive. we have yet to see any R come close to that.
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The exterior is 100% stock looking except: (1) the FMIC, which you can only see if you're a car geek looking for crap like that (like me); and (2) the massive dual exhaust out back. No huge wing, hood scoop, outageous rims or anything like that. It's a complete sleeper. <br>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now that I really like! Makes surprising other cars on the road that much more fun.
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (MAC1LSR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAC1LSR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now that I really like! Makes surprising other cars on the road that much more fun.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>hell yeah! sleepers are awesome. for those of you who know about the "circuit" out in york, i was out with some friends one night just watching the cars race around and we saw this ford festiva up against another car. we laughed at the festiva and then we heard the turbo spool up. couldnt help but laugh <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (phuz)

Yeah, and there's a V8 conversion for the Focus, too. That would be fun to take to the track or to an autocross just to see some jaws drop.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. Legacy GT (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yep...Here's a pic of the engine:<p><IMG SRC="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6db36b3127cce896017d496dd00000016108EcNW7lw1a0" BORDER="0"><p><br>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He has the JDM EJ20 motor it looks like. It costs alot less than 10K to build that thing. His car will take mine(my R has some goodies that most don't) off the line but once we get past 40mph his car will start to leave the scooby sweet spot.<p>Def an awsome car to build though.<p>There is a guy in my club with an old subaru rs that he has 15K in the car.... purchase of the car included. He has coil overs, big brakes, the same EJ20 motor built to over 600awhp and a RA 6 speed tranny. Scoobies are a force to be reconed with in performance but not livable IMO from day to day. the legacy may be different though as they are nicer than most.<p>(I hope this makes sence after many <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> 's)
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">nice. although, the Legacy never really peaked my interest. Too bland/boring looking. <p>450 to the wheels is impressive. we have yet to see any R come close to that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what chu talkin bout willis <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>IIRC, the underhood looked like a WRC car. Or was it someone else's car?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it is a basic scooby motor with polished intercooler tubing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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When I was looking at cars when i bought the R, the Sube was very high on my listof potential cars. My wallet would hav appreciated it for sure.
 
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