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My '92 Loyale Wagon Beach Buggy Project


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#1 kamikaz

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Posted 31 August 2008 - 11:27 PM

I just bought my first Loyale wagon a couple of weeks ago. Believe it or not,to replace my '05 Dodge Durango which was great on the beach but between the payments,insurance & gas prices, I had to give it up.I've had an '87 Suby Justy GL for about a year now & I really like it a lot. So I figured if I'm goin' used 4x4, I might as well get another Suby! So this is my new beach buggy project! I'll take pics as it comes along.

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Plans:
4" SJR lift kit
15" Pugs w/ Bridgestone Dueler 235/70/15 A/T Revo
Tinted windows
Pioneer CD w/ Sirius
Custom rod/cooler rack up front
Thule roof rack w/ kayak rack
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:05 AM

looks good, you may want to add a Duel Range tranny to your list

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:27 AM

What years of dual range tranny will fit?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:42 PM

What years of dual range tranny will fit?


any from 85 to 89 that are 5 spd with that body style! You will want to grab the interior trim and shift linkage and any other extras that will make it look and act factory

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:59 PM

Thanks Bratman!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:57 PM

Oh yeah and is it already a manual?! If it is auto then you will have a little more work, dash board and wiring harness so hopefully it is already a manual!

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:30 PM

yeah,it's a 5-speed push button 4x4

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:35 AM

yeah,it's a 5-speed push button 4x4


Nice well that makes it a lot easier, another tip, make sure that the dual range that you use is out of a non-turbo car! The turbo cars came with a 3.7 and the non-turbo are 3.9 and have a lower low range gear! So good luck with your project!:headbang:

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:46 PM

I know this is a little rump roast-backward to get the wheels before the lift but my pugs came in!:headbang: I SHOULD have the lift in by mid-October.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

I know this is a little rump roast-backward to get the wheels before the lift but my pugs came in!:headbang: I SHOULD have the lift in by mid-October.

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Nice wheels! Did you ever get lug nuts for them?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:20 AM

I got the adapters from VeeDub so I can use the acorn nuts.

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 07:42 PM

Hows the project coming?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:36 PM

I'm ordering the lift kit next week.:banana: I'll keep you posted.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:21 PM

Got my D/R tranny today!:banana: Bought the whole car, an 86 GL wagon, for $300.00. Thinking about doin' a complete tranny swap between the two cars, fixin' all the little BS stuff that's wrong with the 86 & puttin' it up for sale. More to come!:D

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:33 AM

Got my D/R tranny today!:banana: Bought the whole car, an 86 GL wagon, for $300.00. Thinking about doin' a complete tranny swap between the two cars, fixin' all the little BS stuff that's wrong with the 86 & puttin' it up for sale. More to come!:D


Sweet You are gonna love the 5 spd d/r! I remember my first swap, what a difference! Keep us posted on your progress! When are you getting the lift?

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:43 AM

Just ordered the lift!!!:banana:

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:11 AM

Just ordered the lift!!!:banana:


Awesome well make sure you post some pics when you get it done!!! What are you using for tires I know you purchased some pugs. That thing is gonna be sweet when you get the tranny, lift and wheels and tires on it!:banana:

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:43 AM

I was thinking a set of Bridgestone Duelers in a 235/70R/15 or do ya' think I can go BIGGER!?:grin:

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:21 PM

Just spoke with my buddy Joe & we're gonna do the trans (& possibly the lift) next week. I'll try to take as many pics as possible but it's tough holding a digital camera with greasy hands!:banana:

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:21 PM

I was thinking a set of Bridgestone Duelers in a 235/70R/15 or do ya' think I can go BIGGER!?:grin:


What size lift are you using? Those are pretty big! You want to remember that it is just a little subaru with like 90 horse! So you want to have enough power to turn them! But I have 205/75/14 on my brat with a 3" lift I could go an inch or so bigger with no mod but I don't have a lot of power! Those measured 26 and 1/4 inches new.:)

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:08 PM

What would you recommend with a 4" lift & 15" Pugs? I don't want to give too much power & I don't want to cut or pound anythjng! But the wider the foot of the tire, the better it'll roll on the sand.:grin:

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:59 AM

What would you recommend with a 4" lift & 15" Pugs? I don't want to give too much power & I don't want to cut or pound anythjng! But the wider the foot of the tire, the better it'll roll on the sand.:grin:


Well sand is a very dense material and "sucks" up a lot of a vehicles power. So you probably wanna go with a fairly conservative size. Probably something that measures 26-27 inches will work okay But I definately wouldn't go any bigger than that! You are going to notice quite a difference in power with those already so If you are able to measure anything and maybe even mock up than that might work.:banana:




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