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RX's without body kits. Any trend behind it?

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

As we all know, one of the features of a 1987-up RX is its sporty-looking body kit. Right? Not always.

Both 1989 black RX's that I just got have no body kits- just an air dam and wing. I have seen one other black RX running around, and it also has just the air dam and wing.

I've also seen 3 1987 RX's sporting the same trend. They were all sedans. One was silver, one was white, and one was light green- all were original paint and all had the RX VIN- and just an air dam and a wing.

The only common thread among the black ones is that every one of them was a 5-speed (autos were available on 1989 RX's). Matter of fact, every 5-speed black RX I've seen had the incomplete kit, and every automatic one I've seen had the full kit.

So what gives? Anyone know what determines an RX not having the full body kit or not?

#2 JWX


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Posted 08 May 2005 - 01:24 PM

mine has the full kit on it, says in the VIN it was a 5 spd car. could have been put on by somebody else or could have been a dealer option.

#3 gravelRX


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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:34 PM

Hey, mines an 1987 RX and it doesn't have a spoiler or any body kit lest the front air dam. I think I was robbed! Heh Heh. I amuse me. Jay

#4 Turbone


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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:35 PM

Mines the same way, no side or rear skirts. Doesnt really matter to me tho, its not the skirts that make the car :-p



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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:15 PM

The kits started in '87.5, a mid year release, prior to that there were a couple different packages on the Rx and Turbo Coupes. Not sure about '89. I took my front dam and skirts off my coupe.

#6 Caboobaroo


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Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:06 PM

Mine came with no side skirts or rear skirts... but that has changed MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

#7 critical_max


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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:03 PM

I know this is too ancient to count, but my 86 RX sedan has no body kit at all, just the nerf spoiler and some gnarly mudflaps (not sure if these are the same as the GL-10 mudflaps, they might be).

Although they look cool, the mudflaps are actually kind of annoying, I'd have much more curb-hoppin' clearance without them! :brow:

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