Dan - Sydney

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by turbo_rvr, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. turbo_rvr

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    Hi guys, Just thought I'd say G'day. I currently drive an RVR but I need a little more room and I'm also up for a change.

    I love the Legnum! Was going to buy one a while back but found a cheap RVR at the time.

    Anyway, what price should I be looking at for a Legnum with lowish km's and in decent nick? There is a black one on ebay I've been watching.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Mitsubishi-Legnum-VR4-Twin-Turbo-Wagon-AYC-tint-Ex-cond_W0QQitemZ140172801541QQihZ004QQcategoryZ18225QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    What do you guys think? I'm happy to settle with auto.. Manuals seem hard to find and come at a premium!

    Also, What power can the auto box take before it needs work? I'd eventually like around 180-190kw at all 4.

    Cheers guys
     
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    that isn't a bad price at all for one that is on the road and complied.

    The auto's are an excellent gearbox and can handle a lot of power, but they need to be well maintained, otherwise they are very expensive to fix!

    For 180kw ATW you're going to want a boost controller, fuel controller, fuel pump, replacement BOV, new intercooler and an exhaust. That should see you there comfortably :)
     
  3. turbo_rvr

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    Great thanks for that. Yeh I've been doing some reading on the forums and sounds like the autos are great as long as you take care of them and get a cooler fitted.

    Are all the legnums factory 206kw? And what does that equate to in 0-100km/h and 0-400m times?

    Are there any good performance shops in Sydney that know legnums well?

    Cheers
     
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    Welcome Dan! I know rough times for those sprints but would also be interested in the 'factory' claimed times if anyone knows
     
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    Hi Dan, welcome to the forum.

    To answer your question about the power output, all the manuals are 206kw as are the series 2 (or facelift) autos. The series 1 autos are 191kw (I think) but it doesn't matter if you are going to tweak it anyway.

    I don't know of any good workshops in Sydney yet, but if you find a Evo specialist you should be right.
     
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    That car has been on eBay for months now and it keeps dropping in price every time it's re listed. My advice would be to offer the seller 2 or 3 grand less than what is currently listed at, you never know your luck.
     
  7. turbo_rvr

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    OK.. Awesome guys cheers.

    So about the mods and expected power from the auto. As I said I'd like about 180-190kw at all 4. Is there anyone floating around the forum putting this power through the auto? If so, how does the auto respond?

    I am looking for a reliable daily driver (even though I don't do much daily driving! Train to work!) that can do the 1/4 in mid 13's. Would that power reflect a mid 13 1/4?

    Cheers
     
  8. __ET__

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    Hey, good to see another potental NSW buyer. I think most of us here in NSW are waiting on cars or still in the buying process.
    I too will be looking for a good performance shop in Sydney that know legnums well.
     
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    Welcome to Ozvr4 mate. Apparently Meek Automotive in Girraween is a really good place to go to. They're an Evo specialist and everyone on www.evolutionoz.net regards them highly.

    If you're interested in having a look at a VR4, I have mine finally so I don't mind taking you for a spin. I'm in western sydney.
     
  10. turbo_rvr

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    Oh that'd be great if you could take me for a spin sometime! I'll be in touch. Cheers
     
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    Welcome to the forum, hope you find a legnum :)
     

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