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Last year Dual Range Wagon made?


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#1 romcat

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:04 AM

I can't seem to get a clear answer looking on the web, but what was the last year the dual range, 5-spd Wagon was made. I just saw someone on the list say none of the Loyales were. If so what was the last GL that was?

The frame rail rot on my 86 wagon, may be too far gone, so I'm gonna look for a replacement. I've only had this thing a little less than a year and it's had all kinds of problems, BUT it gives me the grins to drive it, and protects me from Predatory NJ State troopers, because I'm never goin fast enough to speed! Posted Image

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:11 AM

i would say 89, since that was the last year for GL. i myself had an 88 gl wagon dual range. 89 gl-10's all were full time with lsd's, but i dont think there is a dual range full time besides the RX, as a standard option anyway....

an 85 or 86 i have been told are the best for off roading with their gearing.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:19 AM

88 was the last year for the normal D/R
89 for the FT4WD RX D/R

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:36 AM

How does the mileage compare between a Part-time dual-range and a full time? I like being able to run in FWD and switch in the AWD when neccesary and the LOW AWD only when absoluely neccesary. The 88 can be gotten as a fuel injected model can't it?

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 10:38 AM

Don't think the mileage difference is that great.. I just switched from Part time single range to Full Time single range and haven't noticed a big difference in mileage

However, you will never switch from 2wd to AWD at the push of a button.. you might switch from 2wd to 4wd though.;)

And the 88 (EA82) can only be had in a fuel injected model in the US

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 11:59 AM

1989 GL D/R 5 spd wagon was available, got one myself...

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:03 PM

Hey there:

What's the Turbo-Lag like on your Turbo Wagon? How's driveability "off" boost?

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:55 PM

For clarification, I've also got an 89 part-time d/r 4x4. I don't know how prolific they were, but I've got one of them.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 12:56 PM

1989 GL D/R 5 spd wagon was available, got one myself...


Oop.. sorry for the misinformation. Learn something new every day.

What's the Turbo-Lag like on your Turbo Wagon? How's driveability "off" boost?


Lag isn't bad.. will probably be better when i get the BPV plumbed in.

Off boost?.. don't know, never tried it;)

Seriously though.. driveability is fine.. it has a little surge at low speeds when not in boost, but it did that even when the motor was stock and hooked up to a 2wd 3AT in my other wagon...

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 05:20 PM

we have an 89 GL dual range wagon as well! must not have been that uncommon... :brow:

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 08:53 PM

I have a Dual Range made in 9 of 89.... has to have been one of the last ever produced. It's installed in my 92 wagon. :D

Swapping one in isn't hard at all. If the car is already manual, all you need is the trans, shifters, and console.

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Posted 21 April 2004 - 09:15 PM

OK, So do the later Loyales have the same gound clearence as the 86 Wagon. I'm starting to think I want a DR Tranny with a Turbo engine in a late loyale wagon!


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Posted 23 April 2004 - 06:53 AM

Yes, they have the same clearance as a GL. They're the exact same car, just not as glitzy. Black bumpers and trim, cheaper interior fabrics, less interior lights, no dual range tranny, no alloy wheels, etc. Also... 1990 is the only year that Loyales were offered with turbo.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 10:42 AM

I do recall hearing somewhere, of an EJ series D/R legacy being available in Japan. Dont know though, its been awhile.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 01:34 PM

From what I've heard, the US and Canada are basically the only places that you CAN'T get a dual-range EJ tranny from the factory.




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