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Correct OEM alloys for an 89 GL10?
Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:06 PM
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...
Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:12 PM
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.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:21 PM
i would call a gl10 touring wagon rare. i've never seen one.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:12 PM
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.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 07:50 PM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:09 PM
But actually any of the top row were available for the wagon in 89.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:12 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:47 AM
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.
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
Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:56 AM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:36 AM
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 =]
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...
Posted 11 August 2004 - 01:34 PM
Posted 11 August 2004 - 07:11 PM
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:20 PM
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).
Posted 12 August 2004 - 10:52 AM
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.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:23 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:48 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:53 PM
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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...
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