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It's officially an RX wagon!


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#1 subaru_styles

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 05:57 AM

well after some very long days, my wagon is almost finished. now its really an RX wagon. Mudrat79 and i swapped cpu,complete engine harness, cluster, crossmember, and 1.8t engine, (the cluster for an RX is identical to mine so i swapped my middle icon section on to it). and diff lock switch.:banana:

i didn't want the 3.7 tranny, so in it's place came in a XT6 AWD 3.9 with diff lock.(LSD comes later).

i have some other goodies, but i wont speek or show pics....till the 27th :brow:

i want to say thanks to garner and also HTI-johnson. this kid is great. first day i met him he started helping out alot by wrenching with us.

so for the few of you who said "it's all show and no go" with my wussy spfi, i will be "showing off" in hood river. :burnout:

#2 WJM

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 06:49 AM

Coolness. now there are two of them. :burnout:

#3 Lukas

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:01 AM

Congratulations!

Greetings Lukas

P.S.: We want pictures :brow: !!!

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:46 AM

Niiiiice!!

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 09:10 AM

Kick *****.... I think the L seires Subies look best as the wagon, I wish the factory would have built the RX wagon, some day I may build one like you.:burnout:

i didn't want the 3.7 tranny, so in it's place came in a XT6 AWD 3.9 with diff lock.(LSD comes later).


But remember the RX tranny is D/R and the shift back to high range is well matched as a 6th gear, with the 1.2:1 low range its like having 6 speed with a 4.44:1 diff. :brow:

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 10:42 AM

did you get the RX strut rods (& other suspension)?

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:26 AM

I bet the 3.9 instead of 3.7 ratio makes the car feel damn quick!

Eager to meet you in person at WCSS. Nice work.

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 11:59 AM

I've seen it, it's the most pimp EA series strret rides I've ever seen and once done (very shortly), will be even pimp-er....

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Posted 18 August 2004 - 12:53 PM

sweetness, i wanna see some pics.

you guys out west have too much free time and easy access to old subies, i have to dig to find what i need

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 12:50 PM

car is soooo close.:banana: .im back in bend now because i have to work the weekend. swapped fuel pumps right before i left and started laughing! the turbo one is nearly twice the size of mine. still need to swap rear arms and plum th IC and radiator.


baccaruda- cant use RX front struts because of the 5 lug, and i already have new struts in the rear+ someone allready yanked the rears of my rx.

#11 americanyouth

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 04:09 PM

Awesome. Can't wait for pics.! :D

#12 mudrat79

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Posted 20 August 2004 - 04:26 PM

Yes this Car is Truely One Off......:)

We'd of had it done already , but the Tractor store wasn't open very Late....:(

Need an all nite tractor store to get things done around here.....:)

With Luck I'll have her fired up and Ready to Rumble tonite though...... :banana:

Later, John

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 09:36 AM

well it looks like it will end up with the RX tranny. 30 min into first driving/leaveing eugene sunday morning to go to work......

i did a mild launch out of my friends driveway and *CLUNK* "wow my car's in 1st but im not going anywhere"....so i already busted the xt6 tranny:banghead:


i have to stay in bend due to work so hopefully my car will be ready by wed. night because i have alot to do before this weekend.

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 10:21 AM

You broke the tranny that fast? What kind of condition do you think it was in when you put it in, high miles or something?

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 01:51 PM

WOOOHOOOO!!!!!:banana: :headbang: :banana:

john called me this morning when he went to get my car. turns out the tranny is OK!! it seems that i busted a rear stub. so off i go to eugene tonight after work, and let the cleaning/dash work begin.

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 02:09 PM

Good News!!! John told me of your saga last night, I was bummed for you.

Let the pimping begin :headbang:

see you at WCSS

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 02:40 PM

Your lucky, a stub is alot easier/faster to change than a tranny. Cant wait to see the car at the show :cool:

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 03:43 PM

Must be the gearing or the weight of the car cause i've done dry pavement dumps with upped boost and not broken anything.

Can't wait to see the car at WCSS. Too bad the RX won't have the engine back in by then :-/

#19 subaru_styles

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 05:27 PM

yeah i leave tonight to go pickup my baby. hey at the show i think it would be cool if the tallest EA82 wagon was parked next to mine! john took a pic of nell's wagon head to head with mine, with my bimper UNDER his. it looked pretty awesome have the complete opisite's next to each other.

*john, you should post that pic*

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:51 PM

maybe the pin wasn't put in the axle so it came partially off and twisted? Probably just bad luck, these stubs seem to go when you don't expect them.

#21 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:51 AM

yeah like when you are going up a slab of granite and snap one of those buggers like Ken did on the Rubicon




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