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Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:39 pm

well lads went up to get a radio out off mds 2day and seen a lovely black vr4 legnum and got me think after speaking to the lads there they have offered me a great deal on it so it has me thinking does any one have any info on them good or bad and give me a rough open market price on them

this on is black just re-sprayed (was white) 2.5 v6 twin turbo with full clifford remote start alarm with turbo timmer, oil pressue gague,oil temp gague,hid kit in head lights and spot lamps
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Re: legnum info

Postby Kace » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:10 pm

Before you buy don't forget to check out Steelroe's Leg up for €2.5k http://www.fto-ireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10453&p=78997&hilit=legnum#p78997
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Re: legnum info

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:28 pm

his is 2much i am gettin a mint one with loads off extra's on irish plates for less
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Re: legnum info

Postby Sebastian » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:32 pm

I thougt you're out of work ? !

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Re: legnum info

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:42 pm

i am seb but am working out off the garage doin a few bits and have been savin for a new car as i wanted to be back in a fto but then this vr4 came up for sale and i always wanted one so gonna put a deposit on it 2moro
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Re: legnum info

Postby CJ » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:24 pm

Cheap isn't always best when it comes to VR-4s. They're very reliable when looked after. Some things to consider:

    Engine oil and filter should de changed regularly (i.e. every 6k kms or so)
    The 5 speed tip box is pretty solid but the torque convertor seal is liable to failure (very common). Fixing the problem is a gearbox out job. ATF should be nice and red as per the FTO!
    AYC clutch hydraulic fluid should be changed every 6k kms, this can be difficult to do properly without a MUT-II (but not impossible). Long AYC service intervals can screw the clutch packs.
    Diffs are normally solid, fluid should have been changed for fully synth at some point.
    Brakes are a weak point, they're the same as the EVOIII but are too small for such a big car.
    Check turbos for leaks, if the car has a boost gauge, you should be seeing min 8psi boost.
    Spark plug seals are a weak point and tend to leak.
    Tax is expensive and they're pretty thirsty, I used to average about 180 - 200km a 60L tank around town. The turbos spool up very early i.e. difficult to ireturn good fuel ecomony.

The VR-4 is a great car either in Galant or Legnum form, I seriously regretted selling mine, I can safely say it was one of the best in the country.

All the info you need is @ http://www.clubvr4.com

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Re: legnum info

Postby colm_mcm » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:43 pm

The dole mustn't be too bad if you can run a VR4 off it.
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Re: legnum info

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:49 pm

CJ wrote:Cheap isn't always best when it comes to VR-4s. They're very reliable when looked after. Some things to consider:

    Engine oil and filter should de changed regularly (i.e. every 6k kms or so)
    The 5 speed tip box is pretty solid but the torque convertor seal is laible to failure (very common). Fixing the problem is a gearbox out job. ATF should be nice and red as per the FTO!
    AYC clutch hydraulic fluid should be changed every 6k kms, this can be difficult to do properly without a MUT-II (but not impossible). Long AYC service intervals can screw the clutch packs.
    Diffs are normally solid, fluid should have been changed for fully synth at some point.
    Brakes are a weak point, they're the same as the EVOIII but are too small for such a big car.
    Check turbos for leaks, if the car has a boost gauge, you should be seeing min 8psi boost.
    Spark plug seals are a weak point and tend to leak.
    Tax is expensive and they're pretty thirsty, I used to average about 180 - 200km a 60L tank around town. The turbos spool up very early i.e. difficult to ireturn good fuel ecomony.


The VR-4 is a great car either in Galant or Legnum form, I seriously regretted selling mine, I can safely say it was one of the best in the country.

All the info you need is @ http://www.clubvr4.com

CJ


cheers for the info cj the one i am gettin is a manual

The dole mustn't be too bad if you can run a VR4 off it.


its not but doin a few bits in de garage also
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Re: legnum info

Postby fatboyfat7 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Sounds like a great deal Keith if shes as mint as you say. And the fact its a manual only makes it better IMO. You could always have her and allow yourself the option of an FTO conversion somewhere down the line. But you have to wonder why its so cheap? Check her well and post some pics if you do get her!
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Re: legnum info

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:35 pm

well the lad is lookin for quick sale but i knw him a long time so i knw it is genuine
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Re: legnum info

Postby Sebastian » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:32 am

get the legnum , then a cheap fto , then ........ voilla a turbo fto is born :smt003
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Re: legnum info

Postby Kace » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:37 am

CJ wrote:....they're pretty thirsty, I used to average about 180 - 200km a 60L tank around town. The turbos spool up very early i.e. difficult to ireturn good fuel ecomony.[/list]


Wow :shock: that's some serious wedge required for petrol then. I thought I was bad around town in the FTO with about 400km !!

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Re: legnum info

Postby kevinod » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:29 pm

Sebastian wrote:get the legnum , then a cheap fto , then ........ voilla a turbo fto is born :smt003


Brings a new meaning to the 'carma sutra'! Can you hear the pitter patter of little alloys? :lol:
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Re: legnum info

Postby 998cc-keith » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:05 pm

here is spec

1997 Mitsubishi Legnum

VR4 2.5 V6 TWIN TURBO
FULL TINTS
BBS ALLOYS
FULL CLIFFORD 650 WITH REMOTE START PORXY SENSOR'S AND BLACK JACK'S
HID'S IN HEADLIGHTS AND FOG LIGHTS
APEXI RSM
OIL TEMP GAGUE
OIL PRESSUE GAGUE
KENWOOD HEAD UNIT
REVERSE CAMARA
AMP AND SUB IN BOOT
BLUE NEON'S IN FOOTWELL'S

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Re: the legnum (pics)

Postby CJ » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:12 pm

Looks well Keith, assume you bought it? Is it a Type-S or Type-V?

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Re: the legnum (pics)

Postby 998cc-keith » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:27 pm

well paid most off de money as depoist owe another grand which is gonna take few weeks to get up but ya man is happy to hold not even ten mins on market and sold not sure on dif between the types cj explain how i would knw den i can tell ya
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Re: the legnum (pics)

Postby CJ » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:27 am

Keith, stolen from http://www.clubvr4.com (its a good resource, check it out):

If it's a 1996-1998 Pre-Facelift, then you have one of two models...

VR-4
VR-4 'Type-S'.

VR-4:
If it's a 'VR-4' then the chassis model code (NOT the chassis number!!) is SNGF for the saloon and LNGF for the estate. It will have a MANUAL gearbox, AYC, 16 x 6JJ BBS wheels and an engine rating of 280PS.

VR-4 Type-S:
If it's a VR-4 Type-S' then the model code is SYGF for the saloon and LYGF for the estate. It will be an Automatic ONLY. The standard wheels are a 5 spoke Mitsubishi Design, You get a better AM/FM radio with the option of a Single or Multi-CD unit. You also get Traction control (TCL) and Active Stability control (ASC) to compliment the AYC (ALL Prefacelifts have AYC).

Now.... Come 1998 Mitsubishi changed the lineup with the facelift.

The 'VR-4' was deleted and the 'VR-4 Type-V' replaced it.
The 'VR-4 Type-S' remained however the specification changed.

The 'Type-V' is equipped as follows:

Manual OR automatic transmission was available.
No 'Type-V' has AYC.
Standard wheels are the pre-facelift 'Type-S' wheels.
No Hi-Contrast (Cool lighty-uppy) dash.
No rear spoiler on the Wagon (Legnum) variants. The saloon did keep the spoiler.

The 'Type-S' remained as before (apart from the facelift changes) in terms of spec.

Automatic ONLY.
TCL was deleted. I don't know about ASC.
The wheels were bigger - A Multi-Spoke Mitsubishi design. Still 16", but wearing 225 section tyres.
Rear spoiler on the Legnums.
AYC fitted.
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Re: the legnum (pics)

Postby 998cc-keith » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:58 pm

VR-4:
If it's a 'VR-4' then the chassis model code (NOT the chassis number!!) is SNGF for the saloon and LNGF for the estate. It will have a MANUAL gearbox, AYC, 16 x 6JJ BBS wheels and an engine rating of 280PS.


this is the best match i can get its manual bbs alloys has ayc but insure off engine rating
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Re: the legnum (pics)

Postby Muad_dib77 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:24 pm

Congrats keith..

Throw up a pic of the engine bay there will ya? :-)
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