1998 Subaru Legacy Outback

Post By: Micah Xiong

Date: 04/27/2024

The Story

I was visiting a friend in NC and lookin for my first car while I was down there. A friend sent me the listing for this Legacy the day before I got to NC. Initially I thought it would be a practical car, AWD would be kinda nice, and it was manual. Once I started looking at modded 2nd gen Legacies, I knew I wanted this car. So I picked it up, drove it back to MN with my fam, and killed the clutch along the way. The longer Ive owned it, the more I loved the thing. My goal is to keep this as a cool, practical Daily, that'll be able to autox if I decide thats something I want to get into. Ive done a ton of work (with help of course) changing the headgaskets, and resealing the whole engine. Clutch fork gave out one day, and because I didnt have the expertise to fix it, I almost considered selling it. But I bit the bullet and had it fixed. Now I hope this thing will last me many more years with no major issues. Still saving to lower it with a strut/spring combo, and still need an exhaust. Much more to come in the future.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: 4th Gen Legacy Wheels 17x7 +55
  • Tires: Primewell Valera Sport A/S 205/50r17
  • Performance: Ebay Short shifter
  • Performance: Ebay Cone Filter
  • Exterior: JDMspeed dress up bolts
  • Interior: Green 5 speed Shift knob
  • Interior: Boss Audio Bluetooth stereo
  • Exterior: Green Tow Strap (asthetics only)

Planned Upgrades

  • Suspension: King Lowering Springs
  • Suspension: KYB Excel-G Struts
  • Performance: UEL Headers
  • Performance: X-Force Muffler
  • Exterior: LED Headlight/Foglight conversion
  • Exterior: EZ Lip
  • Exterior: OEM Wagon Spoiler
  • Interior: 2002-2007 WRX front seats
  • Exterior: BH Legacy Side Skirts
  • Exterior: Hood Bra
  • Suspension: Whiteline Rear Sway Bar
  • Performance: Whiteline Front/Rear Strut braces