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85 Subaru RX Information

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#1 ScoobieDoo


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:47 PM

Hello Everyone,

I recently purchased a 1985 Subaru GL (or what I thought was a GL), but it turns out that it is really an RX. I am having a LOT of trouble tracking down information on this option. Does anyone have a good source for RX info, parts, accessories, decals, etc..? Please Pleae Please someone tell me that they know of somewhere that reproduces the checkerboard interior, lol (am I asking for too much?). Any information or sources would be appreciated. I am so excited about this project!!


#2 suberdave



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Posted 19 October 2006 - 08:12 PM

you found the place. if you need any info ask questions and someone will have the answer...

good luck on the checker board int.


#3 daeron


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Posted 20 October 2006 - 04:44 AM

i dont know squat about RXes in particular, but these are awesome cars, and reading on this forum will educate you quickly. Also, the search function is your friend, as is the USRM. go to the top of this page, and in the top right corner there are four links.. one is USRM. clicky, and read away.

also, if you use the advanced search function, you can select to search only in this forum.. helps cut down false hits when you search for "alternator" and get a bunch of WRX posts :rolleyes:

heh, the first two replies were like "yah this site is full of help" but little actual help to her :lol: sorry bout that.

#4 kingbobdole


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Posted 20 October 2006 - 04:43 PM

I also might note that there are a few of us local to you that also have Rx's... like me, but mine is an 88. You have an 85? I had no clue that they made them then! so you can already see I'll be no help.:grin: How do you know its an Rx? is it a sedan, coupe?

#5 mikeshoup



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Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:37 PM

Phil: 85-86 RXs were Sedans. They were pretty freaking cool. Had PT4WD D/R Turbo trannies.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:44 PM

There were only roughly 2500 "true" '85 RXs made. I have seen on in person but it was pretty had. Good score! Yes, they have the part time dual range 5-speed in them. I have one of those trannys out of a '85 GL-10 turbo sedan I had.

Yes. the '85 RX is a very rare RX indeed. I think it and the black RXs are probably the rarest of them all.

#7 ScoobieDoo


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:15 AM

It is my understanding that 1985 was the first year for the RX and that they only made 1500. So whether there were 2500 or 1500, they are very thin on the ground. I have never seen another one, but I am definitely keeping my eyes peeled now. I am excited to start restoring it! :banana: The car is pretty much a basket case, but I have towed home worse :grin: Thanks to all for the info. I will keep you posted.

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