SPECS
Horsepower
227 HP
Torque
217 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3000 LB
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Engine Size
2.0 L
Transmission Type
5MT
MPG (City/Highway)
21 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Ahh, Project Inemuri V2. What started out to be a bone stock Legacy GT is now this monstrosity I, with the help of my closest friends, have created. This 2002 Legacy was once owned by a co worker who just recently blew out the clutch. He decided he needed to upgrade to a new car instead of fixing this one up. Another co worker wanted the engine for a VW Vanagon because it would be the perfect donor car. I asked him if I could buy the car after he was done taking out what he needed for his swap. After agreeing to take it from him after the fact, he last minute decided not to take the engine and instead just sell me the car as a whole. I wanted to keep the car an NA 2.5 and just strip it down to it's bare shell enough to go have some fun on the track. But then I got to thinking... "Hey, I have a 2002 WRX that has a rusty undercarriage that I don't want to deal with anymore...". At about the same time, a buddy of mine hinted at needing a 2.5 engine for a car he's needing to flip. Bingo. I made him a deal. He could take the engine if he was willing to transfer the drivetrain from my WRX into the Legacy and scrap what's left over. Well, here we are! Now, because she's now turbo, obviously I needed a harness to get it going. I took both the harness from the Legacy and the WRX and DROVE down to the infamous Brian of iWire in Lake Forest, California. I wanted to meet the legend and his crew that makes these swaps possible. I had to go to Las Vegas anyway, what's another couple hours south, right? Fast forward to after the harness was plugged in. Success! She's alive! In the midst of all this, I ended up sourcing "go fast" parts and hoarded until I slowly have been putting them on the car. All of this including the Cusco components, Tein coilovers, Vmount kit, hose pack, the lot. I have yet to get the exhaust situated, pass emissions and get it tuned, ready for the track. This car is an absolute blast to drive at even stock WRX boost pressure. I can't wait to get her back on the road!

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