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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:25 PM

I maybe able to get another RX. Needs motor work so thinking of making it a N/A MPFI and doin this:

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Figure, since its already got the locked rear... and i wont have to worry about swapping rear disc brakes or anything. Too bad the low sucks, but maybe the motor will make up for it?

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:46 PM

I wanted to do that...
Then I went offroading in my excellent condition in it. Banged it up good.
Decided to make it a road-rallyer.

Make sure you ditch the trim if go wheelin.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:07 PM

that'd be sweeeeeet.... a lifted coupe!

you know, if you're getting the mpfi engine might aswell get a 5sp d/r instead of the RX trans... you could easily sell the turbo motor and ft4wd d/r to make up the money to buy yourself a nice d/r with the good low range...

then just change the diff to match and you're set!

the normal dual range is the same dimensions as as the RX trans... so it'll all bolt right in...

i say go for it! that'd be awesome fun!:D

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:50 PM

i'd say it would be awesome.i was trying to get this guys rx for a while to do the same thing.obviously didn't work out.so i am all for you to do it!just because i wanted to see it done,well.:grin:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:33 PM

So there's no way to fit the low gear out of a 5sp in to the FT4WD? I have never seen a FT4WD gearbox, so excuse my ignorance please.

As some of you know, here is Australia we got AWD with lowrange in some early 90's model liberty's (aus name for legacy's.) Their low range sucks too. But theres a company here that make better low range gears for them. But at $1500 a pot, I'd think not.

I haven't seen a Lcoupe lifted, would be cool, and with all the goodies, like LSD, rear disks... It has everything I want to put on my ute... If you have the money, do it! :) We'll all love ya for it :D

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:10 PM

I'd say go for it too Brian. It's different enough to make it cool. You could also sleep in it if need be. Already having a rear lsd and discs is a bonus. And you need a wheeler. Oh and I like those soobs in the background too I want one!!:grin:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:42 PM

O heck yea brian, go for it all the way!! check out funonwheels aussie site, they have a lot of lifted rx's. some good lookin ones to. i say go for it, just to be different!:headbang:

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:42 AM

Oh and I like those soobs in the background too I want one!!:grin:

Dang I wonder who owns those? hehe

Oh and Brian, I know your just gonna change your mind! So before that happens go buy that RX now and get it lifted!

#9 970subaru

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 08:02 AM

why not bash up something like a wagon instead of a rare rump roast RX?
RX's are so much cooler as fast road cars anyway.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:31 AM

Why not find a GL 3-door? You'll already have the D/R box and you'll not be bashing up such a rare car. Not to mention, the turbo engine is less than sweet for crawling, as you well know, I'm sure. Seems almost kinda sad to bash up an RX :( .

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 12:02 PM

:horse:
Here's your last rendition.
put up or . . .

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 07:35 PM

:horse:
Here's your last rendition.
put up or . . .


Now THAT would be sweet! But it'd be a lot more work, and having it done before wcss would make something like that impossible. Maybe just get it lifted a little now while working on the rest as time allows? And Brian, swap that turbo motor out for a regular FI or carbed engine and go for it!

#13 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:14 PM

I dont want anything that big. That 1st photo was just for fun. There is a RX on CL right now, and AA lifts seem to be ready overnight.

Problem is ballancing my bills and trying to get another wheeler going. Wish i had money to throw around on Toyotas and Impreza's :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:32 PM

i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe
pitty im in oz and cant find 1

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 12:07 AM

i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe, i want a coupe
pitty im in oz and cant find 1

Yes, they are very, very, very, very, very rare here. There was this really nice one a Adelaide company imported. It was on a artical somewhere online called "Grand daddy Subie" or something. They wanted $3500 for it plus about $1500 to get it rego'd and checked out... I wonder if anyone bought it. Anyway, it was sweet. Subaru Blue, 13" gold superlites... Mmmm.

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 12:52 AM


Problem is ballancing my bills and trying to get another wheeler going. Wish i had money to throw around on Toyotas and Impreza's :rolleyes:

-Brian


Me too. You've watched me progress over the years, each time a little bit toward the newer and newer side. I've pretty much always had three of something. It's always sell something to buy something. This newest OBS is the 29th? Soob in 6-7 years or so. You know me.
I wish I had $ to throw around on a new STI and the goodies to offroad it.

Ross's rig was one of the coolest Soobie offroaders I've ever seen. If you can model after that, you're on the right track. :headbang:

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 01:52 AM

I'd gladly take the FT gear box off your hands if you do decide to get the car and swap trannies.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 02:54 AM

what kind of wheels ae those and where can i find them?

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:40 PM

Build it!:grin:




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