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#1 belac88

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

i was wondering if my 87 rx is at all a rare subaru. ive never seen a red one only black, white, and blue. it is the original color and the vin badge on the door says the car was built in 12/86 . 

any help would be appreciated.

 

 

-Caleb

 

 



#2 suberdave

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

The car you have pictured is not an RX. it is a GL coupe. 

 

The RX's did not come out till 1987.5 and were all White or Black.

 

On all RX's the 6th, 7th and 8th digits in the VIN are 56B, if those are not the digits, then it is not a RX (Dr.RX)

 

Although its not an RX Subaru did not make as many as them as they did sedans or wagons.

 

I once had one just like it that i did an Eary WRX EJ20G swap on.

 

rx-rally-cross.jpg

 

 

and currently have another one that i did a mid-engine EG33 swap on.

 

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Edited by suberdave, 02 March 2014 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

started in 87.5?

what about my white RX coupe thats an 01.87



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:19 AM

The 6th 7th and 8th digit is 55b. So if it is not an rx. Then did they make a gl coupe that is turbo ? And if so, what are the biggest differences.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:31 AM

started in 87.5?

what about my white RX coupe thats an 01.87

Model year is shifted 6 months off of the calender year. Model year 87 cars were built starting in 07/86. So yours was built halfway through the model year.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:47 AM

My well I guess it's a gl coupe was built in dec. of 86.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:18 AM

I have a sedan known as (by very few) as a GLTA - came factory 10/85  with EA82T and 3 speed 4WD auto, later ones got E4AT air suspension and a non checkered interior, so call it an auto version of an RX for simplicity, maybe the OPs is auto and a softened version of an RX when its not an RX, like mine ?


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:45 AM

started in 87.5?

what about my white RX coupe thats an 01.87

 

here is an article that has some good info about the RX. 

 

https://www.dropbox..../RX article.JPG.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:19 PM

Per my FSM's, 55B is a GL10 Turbo. Its still a fairly rare car, just not a true RX. I actually don't see an option 55B in a 3door runabout, so its a special order?!? You could always email SOA about it too.
 

The 56B gets color matched side skirts, air dam, and rear spoiler.


Edited by Ibreakstuff, 04 March 2014 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

okay that makes since.so they did have the same drivetrain



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:31 PM

Yes, absolutely. And you could order certain options, like the LSD rear or dual range 5MT. There are some oddities out there too, subaru did all kinda of weird $#!+over the years.


Edited by Ibreakstuff, 04 March 2014 - 09:10 PM.


#12 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

More specifically, the 7th digit is the model identifier.

 

Eg:

2: DL 
3: GL
4: GL10

5: GL10 Turbo
6: RX Turbo



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:31 AM

So the original buyer ordered his gl coupe turbo to look and have the same motor and tranny and rear diff as the rx. That's rad. I was gonna sell it but idk now.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:13 PM

Were disc brakes on the rear another factory option on the GL Turbo coupes? I noticed earlier that mine has them, as well as the LSD.

 

Also, I love that EG33 swap, it's just pure crazy!


Edited by Ziginox, 05 March 2014 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

i too have 4 wheel disks on my gl turbo coupe but it has all kinds of options.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

gl10s came w disc brakes. the 85 turbo 3at car ive worked on a few times, did not. I believe this was a "Turbo Traction" model.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:36 PM

More specifically, the 7th digit is the model identifier.

 

Eg:

2: DL 
3: GL
4: GL10

5: GL10 Turbo
6: RX Turbo

what would a 7 be?

 

7: GL Turbo??


Edited by BoostedBoxer421, 28 March 2014 - 01:56 PM.


#18 Ibreakstuff

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 10:28 PM

what would a 7 be?

 

7: GL Turbo??

 

My manuals don't show a 7 for the 7th VIN digit. Perhaps other years did.



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:11 PM

All tirbo models for ea82 came with rear disc brake. A gl-10 3door is something rare that i believe had not existed. OR a 3door with a sunroof. LSD was an opton to order, but was not a gl-10 standard option the rx as a package has a full time dual range 5mt with diff lock and rear lsd. This could have been an order option for a gl.

 

The car pictured would be a 87 model year by date and if it has a optical disty and hotwire maf. 87.5 is when we got the rx package proper with white on white, checker interior, and body kit with side skirts. this package has supposedly only 2600 units from 87-88 or 89. the at option was a 4eat like the legacy.






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