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#1 SuBrat84

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:19 AM

As some of you may have read... Jessica wrecked our 98 Leg GT.. Coincidentally I had been trying to figure out a way to buy this cherry '94 SVX.. Well, insurance ended up totalling out the Legacy... so now we're the proud new owners of an Emerald Pearl 1994 Subaru SVX. She's fully loaded down to the tan leather and suede interior; and remote locks and security system. I've only heard tantalizing stories of the way this car drives and handles. After driving it down a couple of my favorite winding mountain roads.. All I have to say is now I know what "SVX" stands for: "Sweet Vehicular 'X'tasy." With a stock tire size of 225/50/16 and a suspension that leaves me going :banana:WoW:banana: ... The car has grip forever and will only let out a drift on the most terrible opposite banked going over a hill through a wash way too fast corners. The 3.3 liter, 24-valve, four cam, horizontally opposed 6 cylinder has more than enough power all the way through the rpm range. Reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph with ease, the 4AT shifts out of second gear somewhere around 80mph with the pedal to the floor. It needs a 6MT from an STI! All this and it's a pleasure and a comfort to ride in. The seats are beyond comfortable and as a driver you have more adjustments possible than you know what to do with... including telescoping steering wheel. This car leaves me asking "Why haven't I ALWAYS had one of these?!?!" The answer: Because new they were like $35,000!! I also find myself asking "Wanna Race?" a little too often now. With great power comes great responsibility. It is hard to behave in this car! -Eli-

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#2 benebob

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:50 AM

Congrats on getting a real Subaru... Not this made in America crap. The quality of the Legacy just doesn't compare (coming from an owner of an 03 GT). Does it have a tranny cooler in it yet? If not get one and put a digital gauge in so you know when you're cooking fluids. My garage queen gets the tranny fluid changed 1x a year or about every 1.5k. I'd suggest changing it 2x (drain and fill then drive a day after each) at least now to clean it out. Maybe try some Seafoam tranny fix in there before the first one. Then use Mobil 1 if you're lazy about changing it religously (still should come out at least every 20k though).

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:53 AM

Sweet ride! I believe the wheels are on backwards however...just need to switch sides:)

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:59 AM

Sweet ride! I believe the wheels are on backwards however...just need to switch sides:)


SVX Wheels are side specific??? Anyone else agree with kevin?

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:00 PM

CONGRATS!

i always thought that was a sweet car, and will prbbly be my second car once my life gets settled ion a bit


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Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:02 PM

SVX Wheels are side specific??? Anyone else agree with kevin?


Yes and Yes he's right they are on backwards. FYI though even Subaru like'd 'em this was at a standstill. The photos from the release of the car had them on backwards too.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:23 PM

Well, this is how they were when I bought it.. I would imagine that the goodyear guys put them on that way... it looks like they are supposed to spin that way... is there a reason or a purpose for the way they are supposed to go? Catches wind? More durable? Makes your wheels look like they are spinning backwards? :brow:

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

Well, this is how they were when I bought it.. I would imagine that the goodyear guys put them on that way... it looks like they are supposed to spin that way... is there a reason or a purpose for the way they are supposed to go? Catches wind? More durable? Makes your wheels look like they are spinning backwards? :brow:


Better airflow to keep the rotors cool????

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 02:48 PM

If the tires you have are unidirectional, do not just switch sides, because then the tires would be running backwards which would cause real problems. The idea of fan blade wheels is to extract air from under the car. I always thought it was a gimmick to a point. I rember Taurus SHO came with similar wheels in 92 and the wheels were all the same, so one side was running backwards all the time. In 93 they made left and right rotation wheels which looked better, but then could not be cross rotated.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 09:33 PM

i hate you.





my legacy gets crap gas mileage, it smokes, the RF fender's chipped, the roof's dinged and scratched from a canoe, and the RR 1/4 panel is rusting with the quickness...





i hate you.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:59 PM

I love my Subarus but I hope the SVX is still around when I can afford to buy one.

Nice ride! Enjoy drive safe.

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As some of you may have read... Jessica wrecked our 98 Leg GT.. Coincidentally I had been trying to figure out a way to buy this cherry '94 SVX.. Well, insurance ended up totalling out the Legacy... so now we're the proud new owners of an Emerald Pearl 1994 Subaru SVX. She's fully loaded down to the tan leather and suede interior; and remote locks and security system. I've only heard tantalizing stories of the way this car drives and handles. After driving it down a couple of my favorite winding mountain roads.. All I have to say is now I know what "SVX" stands for: "Sweet Vehicular 'X'tasy." With a stock tire size of 225/50/16 and a suspension that leaves me going :banana:WoW:banana: ... The car has grip forever and will only let out a drift on the most terrible opposite banked going over a hill through a wash way too fast corners. The 3.3 liter, 24-valve, four cam, horizontally opposed 6 cylinder has more than enough power all the way through the rpm range. Reaching speeds well in excess of 100mph with ease, the 4AT shifts out of second gear somewhere around 80mph with the pedal to the floor. It needs a 6MT from an STI! All this and it's a pleasure and a comfort to ride in. The seats are beyond comfortable and as a driver you have more adjustments possible than you know what to do with... including telescoping steering wheel. This car leaves me asking "Why haven't I ALWAYS had one of these?!?!" The answer: Because new they were like $35,000!! I also find myself asking "Wanna Race?" a little too often now. With great power comes great responsibility. It is hard to behave in this car! -Eli-

Without further ado, here are some pics:
(click for larger pics)
Exterior:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Interior:
Posted Image Posted Image
Motor:
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Thanks for reading and viewing.



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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:49 AM

NICE...... VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!! I was getting tired of Chef Tim bringing home subbies and not selling them (like he said) but this one yeah Id have to keep it!!! Id walk it, bath it and give it gas, and pet it every day so if you ever need a good home for her just pm us....:lol: Vicky

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:39 PM

Hey Vicky.
There's a '96 that's almost identical at our shop that's for sale :brow: . (Not mine.)

An SVX can be scarey-fast. And, yep, it handles like a dream. :D

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 09:36 AM

I want one too !

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 11:00 AM

I appears that the SVX was a little ahead of it's time (and a little over-priced).

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:43 PM

I appears that the SVX was a little ahead of it's time (and a little over-priced).


Not really over priced considering it was awd but bad timing (recession hit) and bad marketing (it isn't a sports car by any means).

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:51 PM

hey, nice svx...watch yourslef so you dont get a speeding ticket :lol:

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 09:42 PM

hey, nice svx...watch yourslef so you dont get a speeding ticket :lol:


too late.

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:04 AM

really?

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 02:03 AM

Yeah... 73 or something in a 45.. i dunno.. you don't notice how fast you are going... cop wrote "55mph in a 45mph zone, detected by radar @ 73mph" ... so .... yeah

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 03:36 AM

Nice car, I've always like them. I wonder how it'd look with some 05 STi wheels. Has anyone done it?

Hmm. I thought they were 5x114. but scoobymods says 5x4.5. huh?

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 08:45 AM

that sucks about the ticket, just watch yourself next time, its a nice lookin' car though!




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