'99 Liberty GX sedan

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'99 Liberty GX sedan

Postby djsmi4 » Wed Feb 22, 2023 12:24 pm

Hi all,

I've been lurking for a bit but figured I should introduce myself.

Name: Dave

Ride: '99 Liberty GX sedan, 2.0, 5 speed

Location: VIC

Mod: 100% stock, 250k on the odo. Yes that's a 1993 MELWAYS in the passenger footwell. This car's a bit of a time machine, the only hint of 21st century in it is my $15 smartphone holder from SCA.

Plans:
I'd like to one day:
- add a set of UEL headers & an exhaust to suit (2"? 2.25"?),
- (if they exist) some lopey SOHC cams,
- (if they exist from auto, RX or Heritage models) a taller final drive,
- a tune to optimise the above,
- source some GD WRX gold or silver 17s, <-- it's currently on stockies after losing a GX hubcap somewhere down the highway
- some Gen3 RX brakes, and
- consider swaybars for just a touch firmer cornering, and lower springs if the 17s look a bit silly at stock height.

I'm 40, so this is basically a work & runaround car. I'd just like it to sound nice (boxer sound, not loud) & be fun to cruise to the shops & back in. I think its standard diff ratio is a bit short, I'm in 5th gear by 60 and it sits on 2800rpm at 100, or 3100rpm at 110, and I do a fair bit of highway driving. If I could have it sitting around 2500rpm at 100 I'd be happy. I'm not chasing any performance gains whatsoever given I'm starting with 90kW of fury, so I'm not concerned about going even slower with a taller diff.

Wife's car is a 2013 Outback Premium 2.5i.

Anyway I'd be most appreciative of any tips on headers, exhaust sizing, cams, final drives, suspension etc. :)

Cheers

Dave
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1999 Liberty GX sedan - EJ20 + 5M
- lightbar
- GD WRX 17s
- Genie UELs + 2.25" single
- 2000 Outback grille

2013 Outback Premium - 2.5i
- Liberty GT grille
- lightbar
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Re: '99 Liberty GX sedan

Postby Yowie » Wed Feb 22, 2023 12:45 pm

Welcome.

Very neat example. I don't mind the look of that era of Liberties either.
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Re: '99 Liberty GX sedan

Postby djsmi4 » Wed Feb 22, 2023 12:55 pm

Thanks Yowie,

I've got my folks to thank for the good condition, they bought it new off the lot. There's still all the 90s documents in the glovebox along with a "SUBARU - The Innovator Downunder" booklet. I should probably scan & load it to here at some point.
1999 Liberty GX sedan - EJ20 + 5M
- lightbar
- GD WRX 17s
- Genie UELs + 2.25" single
- 2000 Outback grille

2013 Outback Premium - 2.5i
- Liberty GT grille
- lightbar
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Re: '99 Liberty GX sedan

Postby djsmi4 » Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:25 pm

Bump

Well it's been a few years. Car's now done 285k & has the following:

- 12" LED lightbar to bring the lighting into this century
- GD WRX 17s in gummetal, with Pirelli Dragon Sport 215s
- B4 Bilsteins + King KSFL-22 front springs & B4 OEM rears
- Genie UELs + cat, 2.25" single pipe, 18" resonator, straight-thru muffler. Waiting on a 2nd muffler to make it less feral (picked it up just this morning with the new exhaust - sounds great but it's too loud)
- 2000 Outback grille

Original Clarion CD player is beginning to play up so maybe a lowkey Apple/Android HU in the near future and some like-for-like speakers (not interested in amps subs etc), and I'm still considering some bigger brakes.

Thanks for reading
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1999 Liberty GX sedan - EJ20 + 5M
- lightbar
- GD WRX 17s
- Genie UELs + 2.25" single
- 2000 Outback grille

2013 Outback Premium - 2.5i
- Liberty GT grille
- lightbar
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