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Correct OEM alloys for an 89 GL10?


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#1 thealleyboy

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:06 PM

Anyone happen to know what alloy style(s) originally came on the 89 GL10's?

Mine happens to be a Turbo Touring Wagon. I don't know if it had alloys originally. It came with hubcaps from prior owner.

I want to keep it as close to stock as possible since it is such a rare car. The only thing not original is the 4wd D/R 5speed (originally 2wd AT).

Can't hardly blame me for doing that upgrade...

thanks, John

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:12 PM

89 rare?
i think you could have had any wheels. hubcaps, could have been stock. about the only wheels it proly didnt have is the H aluminums.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:21 PM

89 rare?



i would call a gl10 touring wagon rare. i've never seen one.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:12 PM

Arch:

I'm certainly no expert, but I'm told there were only a handful of T-Wags sold in the US . The GL-10 models are especially rare.

Too bad about the H-styles. I have a set, and would like to have used them on this car.

I don't want to get too anal about this, but I would like to run an alloy style used in 89.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 07:50 PM

im not sure if there that rare i have seen 3 of them running around my area. or maybe those are just lucky people.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:09 PM

Here you go, straight out of the 89 sells broucher.

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But actually any of the top row were available for the wagon in 89.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:12 PM

They are fairly rare - but unfortunately, still a wagon, and as such - not worth much. They are more common here in the NW - I've seen a couple in the yards.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:47 AM

Good stuff Corky...

I'm going to shoot for the "Motion" or "Rally" style for my car. I do own a set of the "Premiers", but I don't like them as much. They are painted (vs polished) aluminum.

GD:

They're pretty rare in the midwest - in any condition. Mine is in VGC with little rust, and is easily the best Sube in my collection. Consider yourself lucky to be in an area where they are abundant and inexpensive.

Thanks guys, John



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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:56 AM

ya, i have a set of the motion wheels, i tookoff the hub caps, and put chrome acorns on, and stuck some chrome ea82 center caps off of wagon wheels on. those are about the coolest wheels subaru made, for us, i think. not tryin to knock your subaru, just wonderin, what you thought was rare about it. i remember the first time i saw a touring wagon, i thought it was a toyota or somehing for a split second =]

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:36 AM

I have both sets if you still need them. I would be willing to ship if need be. PM me if you´re still looking for a set when I come home from vacation (Aug. 18).

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:56 AM

ya, i have a set of the motion wheels, i tookoff the hub caps, and put chrome acorns on, and stuck some chrome ea82 center caps off of wagon wheels on. those are about the coolest wheels subaru made, for us, i think. not tryin to knock your subaru, just wonderin, what you thought was rare about it. i remember the first time i saw a touring wagon, i thought it was a toyota or somehing for a split second =]


Arch:

The only thing I can think of that would make those more plentiful on the west coast is that you are in closer proximity to Japan and Austrelia (the markets they were apparently intended for).

Mine came from Colorado originally, and that probably explains the lack of rust. I had never seen one in person before I bought it, nor seen one since.

I have not ran the VIN #, or researched production figures, and I have no idea how many were sold. But most of the Sube derelicts I've talked to (on this Board, Sube dealer etc) seem to think its a rare car. Maybe it's the GL-10 trim line that makes it rare.

You've got me curious now. I'll have to dig a little further...

John

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:34 PM

Just call SOA - they will be able to tell you production numbers.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:37 PM

its the only touring wagon i have ever seen

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:11 PM

I like teh starbursts - good to know what they're really called.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:31 PM

And here I thought all the GL10 Wagons had the sun/moonroof? Is that bump-up on the roof why they call it a Touring Wagon? First picture I've ever seen of one. There are only a couple of other 80's wagons that I have seen in my area. One seden and have not seen ANY XTs lately (5 years).

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:20 PM

XT Fan, if you look closely, you can see the sun/moon roof on the touring wagon.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:58 AM

XT Fan, if you look closely, you can see the sun/moon roof on the touring wagon.


That's interesting. My T-Wag does not have the sun roof. Didn't have the alloys either, but has all of the other usual GL-10 goodies.

Wonder if those extra items were standard equip on the Turbo AWD models? (Mine was originally a 2wd A/T model).

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:52 AM

Rare means things to different people. Anytime you put something out there is rare, you are going to have people disagree unless there are only 5 of them in the world. I used to consider my 84 Turbo Coupes to be rare, until everyone on the board bought them. Now I consider only the turbo BRATs to be rare. (But we still see a few of those in the wrecking yards, don't we? ) I consider my Subaru convertible rare, but there is one for sale in the marketplace right now.

I have never seen a Touring Wagon with a Sunroof, and if indeed it did have a the sunroof, I think that would be kind of rare, I sure would like to own one. The fact is that it is rust free, in a area where there are not many rust free Subarus, that makes it hard to find or desirable, but not in the rare catagory.


BTW: The Premier came from the factory on the XTs. I know there are other vehicles out there with them on, but they might have been dealer installed. The Rallys look the best in my opinion.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:23 PM

I'll check the brouchure tonight to see what the options were.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:48 PM

The touring wagons didnt come with sunroofs, at least the power sliding ones, because the raised rear roof doesnt provide room for the hardware. It's possible they could have pop-up types, but I've seen 2 touring wagons around here, neither had sunroofs. And one was a loyale strangely enough.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:53 PM

Well, I wrote to Subaru of America, and this was their response:

Thank you for visiting the Subaru Web site and for your support of
Subaru products! We appreciate you taking the time to contact us.

Unfortunately our production figures for that model year include all
Leone/Loyale models combined, and the information you are requesting is
not available to us.

We're sorry that we cannot provide the requested information, but
thanks for the opportunity to be of service.

Best Wishes,

Natalie Cox
Subaru of America, Inc.
Customer Dealer Services
E-Contact Group

Kinda surprised they don't have this information readily available.

So I guess the debate on whether the GL-10 Turbo T-Wags are truly "rare" or not, will have to continue...

John




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