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Growing up I was into muscle cars thanks to a strong influence from my father. All that changed the day I witnessed an Eagle Talon square off against a '70 Chevelle at a traffic light. It would still be a few years until I got my license & a few more years & a few cars until I got a fun import. My best friend had just bought a turbo MR2 & my hilux pickup wasn't fulfilling the fun factor that his little green monster offered. On my way home from work one day I found a Chrysler Conquest TSi & bought it on the spot without even test driving it. The car was far from perfect but I finally had my turbo import, even though it was marketed as a domestic. I jumped into tuning the car shortly after it rolled into my driveway. A tune up & a few motor mods were all the car needed to make me happy as it already ran well. The brakes & suspension were another story so that's where I focused my attention. I threw every part I could find at the car. Braces, calipers, rotors, control arms....I thought I had covered everything. Everything but tires & that would be the weak link coupled with a young aggressive driver that led to the demise of the Conquest. Fast forward a few more years and many more boring cars, I was in a position to get rid of my Jeep but I needed a reliable all wheel drive vehicle. A friend suggested I look at Subaru. I knew this was my chance to get back into a turbo import but I didn't want to be lost in the sea of Impreza bodies & vape clouds. I found my Legacy GT online & knew immediately it was the car for me. It was a few hours away at a dealer in PA. I drove my Jeep, which was probably running on 6 out of 8 cylinders to the dealer "just to look" at least that's what I told my wife. I even test drove a 2.5i first just to make her happy. She could clearly see the misery written all over my face. I test drove the GT next & instantly fell in love. The car was used but well cared for. It was 4 years old & already had lowering springs & a cat back exhaust installed. Because the computer had been flashed the dealer refused to warranty the car, which was fine with me because I planned on further modifying it anyway. As soon as I got home I ordered a downpipe & accessport. I was happy for a while with the off the shelf map but the mod bug had embedded itself. I was constantly looking for new parts & found a great deal on a new intercooler which I knew would require a tune. Another good excuse for more parts, might as well do as much at once as I could afford at the time. I took the car to Prime Motoring & let Demetri Xanthos & JR Barrios (JR Tuning) do their thing. The car is far from the most powerful subie that they have worked on but I'm happy with it....for now. ....
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