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2005 Subaru Legacy GT - Legacy In The Making

Roger Malla's JDM Hearse Is Killing US

Charles Trieu
Jan 11, 2010
Photographer: Scott Dukes

Not many of our features are daily drivers, and not many of them can be that useful on the streets, but Roger Malla has built his Legacy wagon into the ultimate daily driver. Got a hatchback or sedan for a daily driver? Well, he's got a five-door hatchback. Got a turbo on your car? Well, he's got a Deadbolt turbo kit putting down 384whp. I really have to admit it, this car has it all. Everything from brakes to the JDM aero it covers all facets, from audio to performance and even a touch of VIP.

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This all started as a daily driver about three years ago. After a few months of lurking the Legacy forums online, Roger was set on building the ultimate Legacy out of his daily driver. His resume of tuned cars include a Honda Civic EF, Celica and the classic Corolla AE86, so he's no newbie to building cars. But this time around, things went a bit differently - audio and wood paneling to name a few things.

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2018 Subaru Legacy
$22,195 Base Model (MSRP) 25/34 MPG Fuel Economy

The JDM and Zero Sport products already makes this Subaru stand out amongst the rest. To top it all off, my favorite rarities are his Blitz Technospeeds, extremely rare in 5x100, and his Top Secret steering wheel. Roger definitely did his homework when it comes to rare JDM goodies. We don't get to see enough modified Legacys and almost never get to see a Legacy wagon built to this level. Next time you see a wagon driving down the road, think twice about how it would look slammed and boosted.

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Tuning Menu

2005 Subaru Legacy GT

Owner Roger Malla
Hometown Lancaster, Ca
Occupation Emergency Medical Technician
Power 384whp @ 5,500rpm

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Engine Deadbolt SuperZilla 49 turbo; Power Enterprise 550cc injectors; Walbro fuel pump; Perrin V1 fuel rail; GReddy SP2 exhaust; GT Spec header with up-pipe; Invidia downpipe; NGK spark plugs; Blitz LM radiator, oil cap, radiator cap and blow-off valve; WBR intercooler piping; Zero Sports cooling plate, Cool Action intercooler splitter, oil filter, magnetic drain plug, thermostat; Samco hoses; Yimi Sport overflow; Carbing catch can; A'PEXi Ground Stabilizer; Mishimoto fan shroud

Drivetrain Cobb DA shift kit; ACT clutch kit and flywheel

Footwork & Chassis Cusco Zero two coilovers, sway bars, carbon strut bars, lower control arm braces, and power brace; AVO rear stabilizer bracket and endlinks; 4Boxparts lateral links

Brakes Endless 6pot front brake kit (332x32mm rotors), 4pot rear brake kit (328x30mm rotors), pads and steel lines

Wheels & Tires Blitz Z1 Technospeed 18x8.5" +46, Falken 452 245/35ZR18

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Exterior JDM Spec B bumpers; Zero Sports front lip (wrapped in carbon), grille, side spats, eyelids, and over fenders; RBS hood scoop; Gialla carbon rear diffuser; Mach 5 rear wing; cleared headlights with HID kit; JDM taillights; Nu Era Graphix

Interior Bride Zeta III seats; wood grain trim; AVO single DIN stereo kit; Defi boost gauge and Link display; Personal Top Secret R steering wheel; custom wood trunk flooring; Rally Innovations harness bar; Crow harnesses; all LED lighting

Audio Eclipse AVN-7000 GPS/DVD player; JL Audio 500/5 amp, Stealthbox with 10w6v2 subwoofer; Polk Audio DB6501 front components and DB651 rear speakers

Thanks you My family, dad, mom, Ralna, Ada, Scott, Cole and Amara; Clint, Jeff, Uncle, Big Mike at Bestway Autosports; Paul Yim, Paul Leung and Andrew at Yimi Sport; Jon at HB Speed; Ferdie at South Coast Subaru; Eiji and Mike at Rally Innovations; Guadalupe at Fiber Images; Moya and Carlos at Affordable Autobody; Mike at Nu Era Graphix; Joe, Gabe and Angel at Eastside Muffler; Rommel at BRS; Glen for the wood floors; Tim for detailing; DA Brian, Norman, Manny, Oscar and the rest of AS1 Familia; Axis008, Snodork, Mines, MikeYan, and the rest of LGT.com; the peeps from A.V.

WWW advancedclutch.com, apexi.com, avoturboworld.com, (Bestways Autosports) myspace.com/bestwayautosports, blitzpowerusa.com, (Bride) tees-usa.com, brs-autodesign.com, carbing.co.jp, cobbtuning.com, crowenterprizes.com, (Cusco) napsusa.com, (Deadbolt Enterprises) boostplanet.com, eastsidemufflers.com, eclipse-web.com, endlessusa.com, fiberimages.com, gialla.co.jp, greddy.com, gtspec.com, hbspeed.com, invidia-usa.com, jlaudio.com, legacygt.com, mishimoto.com, nueragraphix.com, perrinperformance.com, polkaudio.com, powerenterpriseusa.net, rallyinnovations.com, samcosport.com, southcoastsubaru.com, walbro.com, wbrperformance.com, yimisport.com, zerosports-america.com

By Charles Trieu
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