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Got me a loyale!!!!


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#1 backcountrycrui

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:06 AM

Just went over to Wenatchee to pick up a 1990 Loyale. Been looking for a couple of weeks and found nothing but heaps of poo. This one was worth the drive.
1990 Loyale, 3 owners including me.
147k
Paint in decent shape, VERY little rust.
Needs front tires and not sure what to get or how big I can go stock. I will look into that later.
CV's all in good shape
Engine runs very well, timing seems to be off though. It was pinging pretty bad when I test drove it. So I put mid grade in it to bring it home. Took care of almost all the pinging except for the steepest part of westbound stevens pass.
Three speed auto that seems to be in fine condition. PO claims a high of 35mpg. Looks possible, I got aprox. 29 on the way home. I will know exactly when I refuel.
Interior is in PERFECT SHAPE. Power windows/locks work perfectly.
It has AC but the compressor doesnt engage. Not sure if it is a fuse, low freon switch(if these have them) or bad compressor. I will be trouble shooting that soon.
Also a set of yakima cross bars too.
All in all a great little car. Especialy considering the $900.00 cost.
I have missed having a subaru.
I will be checking the posts for lift info ect. Not sure if a 2 or 4 or 6 inch is for me. Gonna do some learning about this auto too. My first one in a subaru.
Any how just wanted to share the joy.
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#2 Markus56

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

I just picked one up for $275. But mine didn't have a roof rack :lol:

Great find though

I'm running some 185/75R14s i had lying around. Don't have any rub issues.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:01 AM

Pics please.

Not sure if you're into making your own lift, or not, but here's some really well designed ones:
http://www.sjrlift.com/
The 4" has 3" cross member blocks, giving better ground clearance besides just the bigger tires. No noticeable camber on my rig.

#4 backcountrycrui

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 12:10 AM

Sorry, we just moved and I cant find the batteries to the camera. As soon as I do I will post picks though.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 11:55 AM

AND NOW..... SOME PICS
[IMG]http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv185/backcountrycruiser/subaru008.jpg[/IMG]
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Edited by backcountrycrui, 12 August 2009 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

pretty nice 4WD wagon.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

Time for a 5SPD D/R tranny:banana: Looks to be in fine shape!

#8 backcountrycrui

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:30 AM

That is on the list. Right now the auto does ok and gets good mileage. But a 5spd dr will be aquired and installed as money permits.:slobber:

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:08 PM

That is on the list. Right now the auto does ok and gets good mileage. But a 5spd dr will be aquired and installed as money permits.:slobber:

That is nice clean rig, auto gets good mileage??? Isn't it a 3 speed? I found that auto cut mileage by at least 5-7 mpg on my GL/Loyale roos.

#10 backcountrycrui

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

Yup good mileage. GPS confirmed 30mpg on the trip home over stevens pass. Still have a ways to go on the second tank:banana:

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

This is my first post here. You will have to let me know what mod's you'll be putting on the Loyale. I have a 92, pretty much the same, just maroon paint. I'll take pictures and post them tonight. It is a great looking car. Good luck finding aftermarket anything for it. I had to build my own cold air intake for my own. I'll take pictures of that too.

#12 backcountrycrui

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 01:37 AM

Cool,
Where are you located? This is a great group of people. Very "all knowing". Just use the search or ask your questions and you will have your answers. Most stuff for the subarus of our generations needs to be hand made. I will be doing the 2 inch strut blocks here shortly. Also swapping in a Dual Range 5 spd when money is available. Ive been looking for wheels off of a Peugot, but know that I have seen how easy it is to drill the hubs to 6 lugs on 5.5 inches, I think I will do it that way instead. We use the car mostly as an overland car. Not for rock crawling or real off roading. So the two inches of suspension lift and some good 27 inch all terains will do me well.
Take care and welcome aboard.:banana:




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