teamilluminata Reader
7/5/13 4:22 p.m.


EG33 Swapped Subaru Legacy RallyCross, Autocross and Track Day Car For Sale 3.3l, six cylinder engine Now Asking $5000

I’ve developed this car over the last 12 years and it has served me very well but now it has to make way for another project (Porsche 911). I will be sad to see it go but less so if I know it is being flogged in the way it was intended and built for. I know it’s an unusual choice of vehicle but it shares much of its mechanicals with the WRX of its era yet hauls a lot more stuff to the track. Plus, there’s nothing better than beating an STI in an Outback wagon! In it’s current form it is a proven winner in SCCA RallyCross M4 class, it was before the engine swap so is even faster now. In SCCA Autocross it runs in Street Mod (I think) or Prepared and can win with the right tires on. I never ran it suitably equipped but it did win FSP a few years ago with me driving. It usually goes even faster with someone else driving. It will haul all your gear to an in event, win and drive you home. Apart from blowing an engine at Waterford Hills due to a missed shift it has never left me stranded at the track or on the street in 12 years of abuse. Did I mention it’s still street legal? It will get your ice cream home from the super market before it melts too despite the lack of AC. It’s that quick. Some people have even suggested it sounds a bit like a Porsche GT3!

We have never had it on a dyno but it feels quicker than our new project, an 84 911 Carrera. Engine and weight are about the same (flat 6) but the Outback gears in this make it faster off the line. Not to mention the awd traction helps too. On top of that it is probably the only rust free 90s Subaru in Michigan despite having 140K on the chassis. Engine is of unknown mileage but pulls really strong. Most of these engines become available due to their host’s (SVX) transmission giving out. These were all autos so the engine was protected from too much abuse by a big torque converter. This thing is a hoot to drive and could even be used as a daily driver with a few comfort mods (or as is).

Current configuration 97 Subaru Legacy Outback

INTERIOR Stripped interior Corbeau passenger seat Cobra driver’s seat Sabelt belts Sparco steering wheel Weight ~2850lbs Flocked dash Ac removed Oil temp and press. Gauges Water temp gauge a/f meter relocated Odyssey PC680 battery. NEW 15lbs with TRF tie down. Airbags removed Recent windshield (not pitted) Tinted rear glass

EXTERIOR Wired for four 100W lights Oil cooler ducts Bumper beams deleted Roof rack deleted Hella horns, beep, beep. Urethane mud flaps Front and rear 3/16” aluminium slid plates

SUSPENSION & STEERING Steering column quickener Recent rack Recent ball joints KYB AGX dampers Ground Control coliover kit Whiteline adjustable rear anti-roll bar Poly anti-roll bar bushings and end links Camber/caster adjustable front strut plates Camber adjustable rear strut plates Cusco strut bar front. Extended wheel studs Poly rear subframe bushings

ENGINE 3.3l flat six engine from an 94 Subaru SVX Underdrive pulley EGR deleted Ecutune chip race/street modes Cold air intake Ac delete Custom TRF radiator Custom TRF expansion bottle Custom TRF thermostat housing Custom TRF stainless 3” exhaust Group N engine mounts Group A pitch rod mount.

BRAKES NEW Wilwood calipers, lines and pads with 11.5” discs (WRX) front Hawk HPS rear pads Rear Goodrich SS lines rear ABS deleted ATE blue brake fluid

TRANSMISSION Subaru viscous LSD 4.11:1 Rebuilt transmission Exedy Stage 1 clutch Lightweight flywheel Group N transmission mount RS short shift lever Poly shift bushings Rear diff bushings

SPARES Quite a few



WHEELS Comes with one of the following: One set of BRAID gravel rally wheels with Lassa tires. One set of BRAID tarmac rally wheels with Bridgstone tires. The other set can be negotiated.


Mazda787b Reader
7/5/13 4:25 p.m.

Cool ride! GLWS

Slippery GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/10/13 8:31 a.m.

Its on BAT

teamilluminata Reader
7/10/13 5:31 p.m.

Hey, we made Bring A Trailer!

teamilluminata Reader
7/10/13 5:33 p.m.

Some contact info in case you are interested: Phone: 248.207.0894

Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/10/13 7:29 p.m.

How did you address the oil starvation problems these engines suffer from with sustained lateral g loads?

Curiosity is due to my current ride being a 5spd SVX. And yes through the first two maybe 3 gears it will pull on an 80's non turbo 911. Well at least with my two left feet trying to get used to a mechanical clutch, and being terrified I was going to break something.

teamilluminata Reader
7/19/13 9:54 a.m.

Bump for a price reduction:


EvanB GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/19/13 9:57 a.m.

How much for the Saab?

Duke PowerDork
7/19/13 11:17 a.m.

Why does everybody build these awesome swap cars starting with 1996s? OBDII = PITA when it comes to getting something like this through my local inspection.

Advan046 New Reader
7/24/13 12:33 p.m.

Memories of Detroit Region rallycross flood to my mind seeing this beastie. I hope if finds a good home. It was always awesome seeing you and the wagon throwing up the wall of dirt!!

When does the 911 hit the rallycross? Iceracing?

Powar GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/24/13 12:59 p.m.
EvanB wrote: How much for the Saab?

If you're serious, I have two I'd sell.

EvanB GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/24/13 1:01 p.m.
Powar wrote:
EvanB wrote: How much for the Saab?
If you're serious, I have two I'd sell.

I shouldn't be but I really want one. I'm still trying to get enough money together for a tow vehicle.

rallymodeller Reader
7/24/13 1:17 p.m.

Had a ride-along in this car many, many moons ago, when it was still painted like a stock Outback (WOSCA autocross in Sarnia, ON). A complete revelation. Really wish I had the bucks for this. GLWS, I mean it!

RossD PowerDork
7/24/13 2:55 p.m.
EvanB wrote: How much for the Saab?

You ask about a Saab when a Lotus Cortina GT is sitting next to it?!?!?!

Good luck with sale!

Travis_K UltraDork
7/28/13 7:01 p.m.
RossD wrote:
EvanB wrote: How much for the Saab?
You ask about a Saab when a Lotus Cortina GT is sitting next to it?!?!?! Good luck with sale!

That probably has to do with funds available, SAAB 96 = $5k, Lotus Cortina = $50k

teamilluminata Reader
8/15/13 3:37 p.m.

Winding Road Magazine video on the car:

The_Jed SuperDork
8/16/13 9:05 a.m.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
8/16/13 9:19 a.m.
The_Jed wrote:

Yes, but no $$$.

teamilluminata Reader
8/22/13 8:45 a.m.

we made Winding Road Issue 107! (you might have to page down a little though.

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