2005 JDM Spaceship: Subaru Legacy GT install
2005 Subaru Legacy GT
with a few choice upgrades from
AVO Turbo World
Subaru Tecnica International
Subaru Performance Tuning
Toshiba Satellite 3005 laptop w/ bad monitor
Xenarc 700 TSV
Carnetix P-1900 pwr supply
Centrafuse front end
iGuidance v. 3
Hauppauge TV tuner
Major fabrication hassles.
1) Xenarc is a 7 inch monitor. The size of the Subaru OEM location for navi is just 6.5in. A Pioneer AVIC-N3 or an Alpine unit would be ideal. A single din bezel from Japan is 200 dollars. A double din bezel from Japan is 250 dollars. A self-made, OEM-modified bezel is 110 dollars and weeks of cheap underpaid, overworked labor at nights and week-ends.
2) OEM info center relocation from between the HVAC vents to near the stick shift. Only 200 dollars for a piece of cheap plastic from Japan. i decided to create my own...which is as good (looking) as OEM (in my opinion) but also that of others from the Legacy GT boards
3) Opening the 6-CD headunit and attaching an aux-in line from Jazzy MT. Wonderful ideea, wonderful device...pretty damn hard to do.
As for the rest...I will let the pictures do the rest.
My source of inspiration was Stage3Legacy (Prelude) on these boards. Some of the pictures (of the finished product) are from his car. Mine is awaiting installation pending the global warming and meltdown of the white §hit that keeps falling from the skies above Chicago.
Now if any other Subaru folks could pitch in and tell me what did they use for OBD-2 (ya know...we gotta keep an eye for that boost) I would appreciate it. The issue is Centrafuse does not currently support the commmunication protocol on Subarus...and I wanna use my Accessport cable. So I am desperate for a plugin of sorts or...some magical solution that I have not yet seen or heard.