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Lifted GL-10 Turbo beater


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#1 newrider3

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

I'm new to the forums and thought I'd post up some pics of my build. I decided to start looking for a daily driver to save some wear on my project F100. I started looking online at lifted Subarus, and decided to go after one considering the availability and low price in my area.
I found this '87 GL-10 turbo on Craigslist, with no asking price. The guy claimed that a piece of the waterpump rattled around in the engine and destroyed it. I was pretty skeptical of this. Called him up and offered $300, and had it on the trailer within the week.

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Got it to my buddy's shop and started tearing it down. As I had suspected, the engine was just fine. The waterpump seal had given out, leading to the pump bearings giving out and causing huge play in the shaft. A little nick in the block resulted. I threw a water pump on it, and a timing belt kit while I was down there, and it runs great. A little seafoam and a fresh oil change cured the tick of death, it's a smooth and quiet runner for 207k miles.

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After some reading on here, I built a 2" lift kit and got it bolted together.

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Next I picked up a set of 235/75/15 Wranglers on some chrome wagon wheels off a Nissan at the junkyard. Drilled the wheels for 4-lug pattern, and threw them on.

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Did go back and clearance the wheel wells and fenders quite a bit after it settled some.

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Added some mechanical gauges to keep an eye on things, and built a front bumper out of old oilfield pipe. My initial measurements were a tad off and it came out pretty wide, but I think it works OK, don't really want to cut it up again at this point.

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And that's about up to date as far as the pics I have, just driving the wheels off it now. I did replace the rusting out muffler with a piece of 2.25" straight pipe (it's still super quiet due to two cats) and the passenger front CV with a locally rebuilt unit.

Any questions or comments?

#2 TajMan

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:12 PM

nice work, perfect turbo beater car

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:13 PM

Wow! ... That was a Long Story Short!

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How much tall is the Lift kit... 3"?

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#4 wentz912

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

Will you send somebody the rear door trim pieces before they fall off/explode/get lost?!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

If someone really wants some part of this car they deem irreplaceable, they can come to my house with cash. :)

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:04 AM

Will you send somebody the rear door trim pieces before they fall off/explode/get lost?!


I didn't know those things were desirable or hard to come by or I wouldn't have throne the ones off my car away

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Well they were only on the turbo cars, and they look pretty cool on the five lugged, lowered cars.

#8 branbikenut1

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

Do you have an idea of the offset on ur wheels? im looking into a set of 6 lugs for my 92 loyale and am quite curious

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

I couldn't tell you, I just pulled them from the junkyard and threw them on. I think they are a little over stock offset for Nissan/Toyota pickups, they sat a bit wide on the truck I pulled them from.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:23 AM

Those wheels have nearly the same offset as my 15x8 Chevy rally wheels i picked up. Do those 235s rub at all?




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