I'm a rare person when it comes to cars if that makes sense. JDM parts are quite rare. I'm interested what JDM additions people have done to their car. I have a JDM front mesh grill, and JDM rear tail lights and bar on the way. What do you have?
I have/am getting the whole light bar and all. I trust the packing, grill is primer black, but will be painted. Japanparts.com is a good place, I know a lot of STI owners and such, and they are fully pleased with them. I believe I will be aswell. It's just the tail light that is from the Blitzen Legacy, along with it's grill. But that is about as JDM as you will get with a Legacy platform. I'd love to import a Blitzen Legacy wagon. Blow the doors off an STI. It was built in colaberation with Porsche. Porsche actually designed the whole car, and in 2003 Andreas Zapatinas did the interior. It's my dream car, the only car i'd cry if it showed up in my driveway. 290 HP and 260 TQ, is about perfect from the factory. Sorry, random rant.
Those are cool!
A bit of trivia for you, however. Being a Porschefile, I have to correct you on one thing. The Blitzen Legacy was NOT a collaborative effort with Porsche, it was a collaboration with a company known as Porsche Design. Porsche Design AG is also owned by the Porsche family, but they do not design or build cars; They are industrial design artists and have done everything from Carrera sunglasses to coffee makers. While for all intents and purposes it is the same company.....technically under German law they are two separate entities.
-Where it gets strange is the H6 engine. I've read on Porsche web forums that will remain nameless that the heads on the H6 engine were designed by Porsche, the automobile company. And it is a known fact that the variable valve timing setup on the later H6 engines is nothing more than Porsche Vario-Cam, straight from the Porsche 986 [Boxster]. You have to understand that Porsche AG is a design company that builds a car. They do engineering work for EVERY major car company in the world, and even for some motorcycle manufacturers. That engine in the Harley Davidson V-rod? It has the same 100mm bore as nearly every Porsche since 1985 for a reason.
Which all means that it is entirely likely that your everyday garden-variety LL Bean or VDC actually has more Porsche DNA than that Blitzen Legacy has!
I know it is all splitting hairs....but things like this are fun to think about.
Not so many USDM parts would directly fit EuroSpec Outback. USDM Outbacks have different body panels, body trim, rear suspension, some parts of interior trim, instrumentation cluster. Even the sunroof has different size :-/But I would love to get some US parts for my Outback. If just the shipping wasn't so expensive....
Wow I didn't know that they are that different. I would only be interested in the following parts though:Not so many USDM parts would directly fit EuroSpec Outback. USDM Outbacks have different body panels, body trim, rear suspension, some parts of interior trim, instrumentation cluster. Even the sunroof has different size :-/
The neat thing JDM Lancasters have is OEM HID reflector headlights. Too bad they are for RHD only
-red door lights.