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This is a discussion on Legacy GT vs Camero SS within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by John M I'm getting Eagle rods & Wiseco pistons so my engine should be as stout as ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John M View Post
    I'm getting Eagle rods & Wiseco pistons so my engine should be as stout as his except I don't have any headwork where he's got cams and the 1mm larger valves. There just wouldn't be enough power gained on my current setup to justify the expense. My goal is to max out the FP HTA Green and still have a car that's fun to drive around town. That turbo of his is HUGE though; my 57lb/min doesn't compare with 72+lb/min.

    To go any faster I'd need to switch to a rotated setup and I just don't think I need that in a street car. Well, that and if I want to go much faster I'll start with a car that has more engine to begin with.
    if you ever plan on going over that 450-500whp range don't get the eagle rods go strait to the crowers. and don't skimp out on good bolts. just because the new rods come with bolts doesn't mean there as strong as possible.
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    I didnt know legacy's came with stronger tranny's than wrxs thats pretty cool. how do they handle? a wrx fanboy told me they handle like crap but he is not very knowledgeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmaj7th View Post
    I didnt know legacy's came with stronger tranny's than wrxs thats pretty cool. how do they handle? a wrx fanboy told me they handle like crap but he is not very knowledgeable.
    They are stronger...but nothing overwhelmingly stronger. The 6-spd in the Spec.B and in the newer Legacies are even stronger than the 5-spds.

    Legacy's handle like a sedan. Little more body roll and a little more sloppy of a feel than a basic Impreza. But of course there are the usual suspension mods that can drastically increase handling performance.
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    They say anything over 350whp is on borrowed time on a stock Legacy transmission. I don't do much racing from a stop but then again, some have stripped a gear from a 3rd gear roll. I'm planning to switch to a 6spd at some point before going with meth or E85 and more boost. There's only so much you can ask from the stock transmission.

    Just a set of sways does wonders for handling. I haven't touched handling or brakes yet but now that the go-fast part is settled, it gives me something else to work on.
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    is the tranny strong enough to be a DD at stage II?

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    I don't think anybody has broken one at just stage 2. You're talking a max of ~ 275 whp (and 300 wtq). I'd recommend a clutch & WRX flywheel just to get rid of the dual-mass system they come with. It does wonders for engagement feel.
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    Having owned an 02 WRX, 04 STi, and 05 LGT, I can safely say the the STi was easily the best performing, but the LGT took care of the ricer wannabe's always trying to challenge, and was much easier on the kidneys for a DD.

    That being said, the one frustration I had with the LGT (cobb stage 2 build) was the clutch. You are pretty much unable to get any kind of a good launch with the stock clutch. I forget the specific issue, but something about the build only allowed for the clutch to spin without engaging when launching under high RPMs. After going from being to spin all 4 tires in the STi, I found this extremely frustrating. Brakes could have been better too, but just tossing on some aftermarket pads worked wonders. Overall, I found the STi to be the most exhilirating, but the LGT was by far the better DD/sleeper. Hard to "sleep" with the STi's massive wing anyway eh?


    The sleeper factor was pretty kew though. I got more notches on the belt from the LGT than anything else. People just don't suspect what you have under the hood. My fav was 350Z's..especially at higher elevations...turbo over NA FTW.

    FYI..a build on an LGT is more expensive unless you go all new parts. For those on a budget, used parts for an LGT are a bit more pricier. As usual, patience is your friend when going down this path.
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