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Did a dual range ever come with EFI?


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#1 newsance

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:40 PM

Here's the deal.

About a year ago, I picked up a dual range wagon for free. It has been a great car. However, a year later, the wagon is starting to show thats it's time to retire. It has 217k, the tranny is grinding, the engine has lifter tick and next to zero oil pressure, and the water pump is screwed.

The body is rough too, and I just don't feel it is worth fixing it.

So, I am looking for a replacement.

I love everything about my current vehicle, but I would prefer one with EFI. But I want to keep the dual range.

They never had a turbo model mated to the dual range tranny, right?

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:44 PM

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, bit didnt the 85 Rx have a D/R?

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:47 PM

i have an 89 turing wagon with a dual range and SPFI(single point fuel injection)

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 11:53 PM

What year did FI start with the dual range?

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:03 AM

i have an 88 gl spfi with d/r

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:09 AM

spfi started in late 87 I believe, and the dr was common until 89-90 or so until the pushbutton 4wds took over. I have an 88 spfi wagon as well. Your best bet is to reduce your search to 5spd GL 4x4 wagons from 87-90.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:12 AM

My FSM says both the 4dr and 3dr Turbo's had 5spd D/R's.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:27 AM

SPFI started in late 86. D/R was discontinued after 88.

Rob. As far as I have been able to tell, all the Turbos that came with D/R are RX type D/Rs.. Little different gearing from the run of the mill D/R (especially after 87 when they went to FT4WD for the RX D/R) Additionally, all the RX type D/Rs are 3.70, as opposed to the 3.90 standard D/R.

Confused yet?:D

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:32 AM

'87-89.....for D/R and SPFI

In '87 they used up some carbs so you'll see both that year.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 12:51 AM

Sorry, should have added the year in my last post. That is for 85.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 05:53 AM

I want to stick with a wagon, so that leaves me looking for 1987-1988, right? And no turbo option. :(

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:54 AM

You can always buy a 4wd turbowagon and slap a D/R in it. can be done in a day if the wagon is already a manual. takes marginally longer if its an auto..

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:59 AM

Surprisingly no one has yet suggested that you find the car w/ the engine that you want and then do a swap on the transmission. As long as you get a manual car it is easy. Since you live in Colorado, a close second to the NW for being Suby heaven, you will be able to find a D/R transmission at the JY quite easily.
I have an 89 Turbo Touring Wagon and swapped in a FT4wd D/R tranny from an RX. I did it myself but it would have been alot easier with another body to help on the install.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:03 AM

Originally posted by jmr052
Surprisingly no one has yet suggested that you find the car w/ the engine that you want and then do a swap on the transmission.



Look up :D

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:45 AM

as i understand it only the turing wagon (non turbo ) came with dr 5speed trans in 89

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:53 AM

I don't know either but I sure am thankful for that.I love my '89 Touring TANK.:headbang:




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