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Waterloo Specialties

Custom 1998 Legacy Outback STI

205,000 miles and ZERO rust, rarely driven in winter the first 12 years at which time car was hit in front breaking timing belt. Then in about 2014 I bought the car, repaired body and swapped in a '06 Legacy GT engine (EJ257) and drivetrain with 2004 STI ECU for 300 HP.
Now being upgraded to fresh engine, body lift of additional 1.25" and total lift of 3" more than stock Outback. Has 06 STI springs on Outback struts. Cats deleted, TGV deletes, stainless 3" downpipe and 2016 STI exhaust.


Just a note, those ads on Ebay that say lift ratio is not 1 to 1 are wrong. They just don't know what type suspension the gen1 has. 2 inch spacer gives 2 inches lift.

 

 

After removing everything from perfect rust free body, all parts sandblasted,
primered and painted. Brakes upgraded to 4 / 2 pot from '07 WRX

Click on picture for large view



Front looking back


Back looking to front


Rear


Rear


Old front suspention


Left rear suspension


Transmission


Rear suspension


Diff and axles


Transmisson crossmember


Reconditioned front parts


New hardware


Rear diff support


Diff and driveshaft


Rear lateral links
With new bushings


Engine and trans ready
to go back in


Engine and trans finished


On the hook


Rear crossmembers and diff


Spacers on diff support


Rear knuckle and shock


Front knuckle and shock


Rear crossmember and spacer


Rear knuckle and caliper finished


Front caliper and rotor
to test wheel fit


Caliper clears wheel!



Because engine was further lowered in the body, the intake and intercooler needed to be raised 50mm so intercooler would clear engine brace from firewall.


3D printed intake spacer






Left side of intake


Right side of intake


Now to paint hood
and finish exhaust




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Tom Bauer
(410) 549-6649

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This page last updated on 10-7-2021