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o... it's that time again to report on the progress of the Subaru Legacy build. What has happened since the last issue, you might ask? Well, I've finally managed to get two coilovers and wheels mounted for a test fit, to see what the fitment is like and to see how low it'll actually go before things start hitting where they shouldn't. Haha!


The coilovers were a total nightmare to free up! The moral of the story is never buy used coilovers, no matter how attractive the price savings may be. Trust me! I've managed to remove and install two of the four BC Racing coilovers on the car. Luckily, BC Racing sells all the individual components to build up a fresh set of coilovers, which has been a godsend and one of the reasons I decided to purchase them. Many other suspension manufacturers don't offer this option and essentially force you to buy completely new coilovers, which, as you can imagine, is a big hit to the old wallet.


Overall, the damping part of them seems to be working perfectly, as well as the damping adjustment, which is a nice selling point of these coilovers, depending on your use case. I am very happy with how the car is looking, even sitting on wooden blocks instead of tyres! The wider wheels really accentuate the body lines of the car and give it a meatier stance, which was definitely needed, as the stock wheels are only 6.5J wide. The new BBS wheels are a nice 8J wide with a healthy increase in offset to help fill out those arches. The wider wheels almost make you see curves in the car that you may never have seen before, which is really cool and something I wasn't expecting.


In other news, some of my parts have arrived from Japan after three months of cruising around the world on a Mk3 MX5... Oh, sorry, I meant container ship, and finally arriving in the UK. Most notably, my full set of Cusco chassis bracing has arrived, which I am super excited about as it was a killer deal!


This should help stiffen up the chassis a bit and replace some very rusty anti-roll bars that look like they've been in the ocean for the last decade. Hopefully, by the next issue, I will have removed the rear subframe and fully restored it with new rubber bushings, plated bolts, and freshly painted components... so I'll report back then.

o... it's that time again to report on the progress of the Subaru Legacy build. What has happened since the last issue, you might ask? Well, I've finally managed to get two coilovers and wheels mounted for a test fit, to see what the fitment is like and to see how low it'll actually go before things start hitting where they shouldn't. Haha!


The coilovers were a total nightmare to free up! The moral of the story is never buy used coilovers, no matter how attractive the price savings may be. Trust me! I've managed to remove and install two of the four BC Racing coilovers on the car. Luckily, BC Racing sells all the individual components to build up a fresh set of coilovers, which has been a godsend and one of the reasons I decided to purchase them. Many other suspension manufacturers don't offer this option and essentially force you to buy completely new coilovers, which, as you can imagine, is a big hit to the old wallet.


Overall, the damping part of them seems to be working perfectly, as well as the damping adjustment, which is a nice selling point of these coilovers, depending on your use case. I am very happy with how the car is looking, even sitting on wooden blocks instead of tyres! The wider wheels really accentuate the body lines of the car and give it a meatier stance, which was definitely needed, as the stock wheels are only 6.5J wide. The new BBS wheels are a nice 8J wide with a healthy increase in offset to help fill out those arches. The wider wheels almost make you see curves in the car that you may never have seen before, which is really cool and something I wasn't expecting.


In other news, some of my parts have arrived from Japan after three months of cruising around the world on a Mk3 MX5... Oh, sorry, I meant container ship, and finally arriving in the UK. Most notably, my full set of Cusco chassis bracing has arrived, which I am super excited about as it was a killer deal!


This should help stiffen up the chassis a bit and replace some very rusty anti-roll bars that look like they've been in the ocean for the last decade. Hopefully, by the next issue, I will have removed the rear subframe and fully restored it with new rubber bushings, plated bolts, and freshly painted components... so I'll report back then.

Subaru Legacy GT/B-spec - Report 003

By Andrew Ambrose

More parts are sourced from Japan for the Legacy as the build starts to gather pace...

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