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#1 mulletsquirrel

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 08:15 PM

Hello all,

My name is Darrek and this week I purchased a 1986 Subaru GL with 235,000 miles. It came with many goodies like 4WD, 5 on the floor, power steering, power locks, power windows, AC (not working), and carbeurated 1.8L engine. It seems the entire exhaust is rusting apart, and it sounds like an old truck, but I love it!

I bought this car as a winter driver, since winter tires for my RX8 would cost more than buying this car. I picked it up for $550.00.

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Let me know what you think! I would ask about what type of exhaust to do, but would rather search the forum than get flamed.

-Darrek

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 09:38 PM

Welcome aboard! The wagon looks to be in great shape! The Subarus of the 80's section has a ton of useful info. It's helped me a bunch already.


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Posted 08 October 2010 - 11:27 AM

Welcome. Youll find an incredible amount of info :)

And friendly people!:banana:


Yes, search function is the best idea. But since Im here.
I think any exhaust would do, since its rotting through, you might just take it in and have them replace it with a 2 inch pipe all the way down if you can, I did that with my Loyale and it wasnt too bad. Got the job done and didnt sound like a Honda:lol:

OR DIY and save money, thats always a good thing.

#4 mulletsquirrel

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:16 PM

I did it myself... it was about 70 bucks. Not too bad.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

That's a beauty!! Driving it in the winter will have it rusted through n a couple of years though. I'm just North of SF and wouldn't mind seeing it in person some time. Later, Tim

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:04 PM

It has some rust already, covered up by some blue paint. I think I may repaint the whole car so something a bit more masculine than baby blue though.

Update on the car, now have installed a Sony 50Wx4 cd player. The back speakers are working, but the front are not, probably due to that shared ground speaker setup in this. I am going to rewire it anyways and put 6x9's in a reasonable spot (not by my feet). Back (stock) speakers sound suprizingly good! 1/2 to 2/3 of speaker volume is lost due to poor speaker placement however.

Maybe I will update with a picture of the new exhaust. I even put on a nice shiny exhaust tip from advance auto, so at least one car would look good next to my RX8. :lol:

Tim: what breed of Subaru are you driving?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 08:38 AM


Tim: what breed of Subaru are you driving?

My daily driver is a 97 OBW, my wife just got a '10 Forester and i have an 84 GL T-coupe and a lifted 86 hatch for projects. Believe me it is a sickness, some times it even requires a 12 step program...LOL

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 08:56 PM

I just got some cheapo 6x9's and put them in boxes in the back. Added the extra punch the sound system needed.




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