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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by _Nick_, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. _Nick_

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    stumbled across the forum while looking for more info on legnums so i thought i would join. got a magna wagon at the moment and looking to get rid of it soon for something with a bit more oomph.
     
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    wooo, another WA person...

    what specs you after in your leggy?
     
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    If your looking for more "oomph" you've found the rite place. Hope we can help you with some of the finer points in chosing your new ride.
     
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    Welcome Nick :)
     
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    Welcome to the forums, Nick! You've definitely come to the right place :) Finding the right car is quite an experience in itself, especially when you're talking about an import! :D
     
  6. _Nick_

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    still deciding about that. trying to find the difference in the different types and what not.
    prefer a manual though.
    is there somewhere on here discussing what the difference in them is?
     
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    Gidday welcome
    I had the same question but decided that with the power that is pushed out by these cars and wanting to be able to eat and drink while pushing 130km and not having to slam through gears.....I went for tiptronic....gives the freedom of both
     
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    Ohhh did I say 130 .... I ment 100 ...........;)
     
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    LOL Kev :p

    Nick check out the Wikipedia article on the VR4's for some intro stuff :)

    Basically '96 & '97 is the Series 1, '98 to 2002 is Series 2 (otherwise known as the facelift). Series 2 comes in Type V or Type S, Type S has the high-vis dash, wheel arch flares and (most importantly) the AYC system. Series 1 all have AYC :)

    There's a lot more to them than that - they came with HEAPS of manufacturer options. You can get an idea of most of them by looking around the forums, or check out ClubVR4.co.uk :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum
     
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    Welcome Nick, a legnum is a logical step up from a magna wagon ;)
     
  12. _Nick_

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    are there many red legnums around. i have not see too many on here.
    do they come stock with woo choosh valve and also whats the story with the super vr4 business
     
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    Nick, Supers were a special release to clear out Mitsubishi's remaining stock of Series 1's. They were upgrades with Recaro seats, RalliArt exhaust, more interesting body kits and a host of other things, but only available in Silver or Red. More info can be found by reading through the forums :)

    I don't think there is a red VR4 in Australia yet (correct me if I'm wrong, guys!). Red CAN look fantastic, but it fades badly, and to be honest I don't think there were that many cars available in the first place. Silver and white are by far the most common colours, probably followed by Trigger Mauve (purple). Black, red and blue are very rare.

    Being a turbo, they do come with blow-off valves (BOV's), however the factory one is recirculating (ie plumbed back into the intake piping). Externally venting (otherwise known as Vent to Atmosphere, or VTA) BOV's are actually less efficient as well as attracting unwanted police attention, but lots of people like them for the sound. If you want such a thing you can always replace the stock BOV with an aftermarket VTA one, although I don't recommend it ;)
     
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    Gladly :)

    there was a red Legnum at Brisbane Unique Cars for ages - not sure if it sold.

    cheers

    Lee
     
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    I pass by there to and from work daily and I haven't seen it for a while. I do know that the price on it had been dropped (a lot) and that it was ready to go apart from rego. So I'd guess that it's been sold. And yes it had faded a fair bit. You'd need to keep the polish up to it.
     
  16. _Nick_

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    thanks for all the info. from the few red ones i have seen they do seem rather badly faded but i was thinking of perhaps getting one then respraying it Sienna Red as i quite like that colour.

    as for the BOV i was asking because i was hoping it didnt make any noise for the same reasons you stated. rather it be quiet.
     
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    If you did happen to get one that had a VTA BOV on it its a easy thing to change. could even go back to a stock BOV if you really wanted :)
     
  18. takumi

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    Hey welcome aboard WA boy ... another tick to add to the Western side of Australia ...
     
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    Welcome aboard Nick! :D Good to see another magna convert
     
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    Gidday Nick!! Welcome to the VR4 Jungle, we've got fun and games!

    SO where does my Green Legnum fit into the sceme of things? I had a Honda Accord in NZ that was the same colour ...... Sherwood Green ......everyone calls it black....have a look at the pic
     
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