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KiwiGL last won the day on May 14 2015

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About KiwiGL

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    USMB is life!

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    Dunedin, NZ
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    Cars, music, hunting, the outdoors...
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    See my thread over at http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=5568
    Previous car:
    1987 Subaru Leone GTX Turbo 3AT 4wd
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    2002 NZDM Forester 2.5X 1.19:1 D/R vLSD
  1. KiwiGL

    4x140 wheels?

    How much for a set of the XT6 replica hubs?
  2. He needs some of the twin-cam EA82 heads. Made by a New Zealand company for the aviation industry, they gave the EA82 140 hp naturally aspirated. With those heads you could probably get 300 hp with a turbo setup! http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/131098-dohc-ea82-aviation/
  3. KiwiGL

    84 4wd Touring wagon

    Definitely needs some touring wagon decals! Love it.
  4. KiwiGL

    84 4wd Touring wagon

    Beautiful work. Great to see it coming together! Hope you can get it registered on the original black plates
  5. KiwiGL

    84 4wd Touring wagon

    Looks mint, loving your restoration work
  6. KiwiGL

    Subaru Leone GLF aka FakeAE86

    Nice car. I reckon the third gen coupe looks far more like an AE86 though, flying wedge profile.
  7. KiwiGL

    78' Brat

    Love your EE20 idea! Have you seen boxeer.com? An EE20 is also 40mm shorter than an EJ I believe so should fit nicely. I'd love an EE20 swapped 6-speed third gen touring wagon as a daily driver, would cost so little to run!
  8. KiwiGL

    So, I bought a GL-10.

    If I were you I'd go with a WAIC off a first gen legacy RS or GT, so you don't have to cut a scoop. Super tidy, looks awesome! I love the 4wd turbo on the boot, always thought those were cooler than having the plate there.
  9. KiwiGL

    84 4wd Touring wagon

    Love it, looks great. Is that the original colour?
  10. KiwiGL

    Older vs Newer

    DOC rangers are underappreciated imo, it's a hard job at times with all the track maintenance etc Blanket Bay lodge is it? Few Lord of the Rings stars stayed there...
  11. KiwiGL

    Loyale Rambln Wagon Build

    The above poster is a little confused. Both the push-button 4WD and the dual-range are front wheel drive (FWD) under normal tarmac driving. The 4wd button activates a vacuum solenoid that engages the coupling and thus the rear wheels. Moving the 4wd lever to the 4wd position achieves the same thing in a dual-range. The difference is that in the dual-range, you can move the 4wd lever up one more notch and engage the 1.59:1 dual-range gearing, which allows you to climb and descend steep slopes safely and/or do hill starts with a trailer on (the Subie low range has syncromesh so can be shifted whilst moving). Neither gearbox is a true all wheel drive (AWD) setup as neither has a centre differential and as such these vehicles are designed to be 4wd on loose surfaces, like gravel, only and not AWD for street use. Engaging 4wd on asphalt will risk damaging the gearbox, axles, tyres etc. Only the rare (2500 sold) RX turbo had a true AWD gearbox with a lockable centre differential and a 1.19:1 dual-range, as far as the EA chassis vehicles are concerned. As far as EJ chassis vehicles are concerned, they are full-time AWD with a viscous centre differential with no locking mechanism. Some markets eg New Zealand, did get a dual-range manual transmission however. I owned one, a 2002 Forester. Also had a 1987 GTX Turbo touring wagon (3AT though). The above is true for manual subies only. Also, cool wagon man, always loved the EA82 wagons. The rear tyre carrier is mint. Looks like your roof racks are for a raised roof touring wagon though!
  12. KiwiGL

    Older vs Newer

    Clean Brumby, always liked those massive NZ canopies! My late grandparents built a place in Arrowtown in the 70s so I spend most holidays up there, live in Dunedin rest of the time. Beautiful part of the country, always liked Glenorchy too, there's some great fishing around there up the Rees, Dart, Greenstone, Diamond lake/creek etc...
  13. KiwiGL

    92 Subaru Leone Touring Wagon

    Not to clog up Nico's thread (insanely fast btw) but that's almost identical to mine minus the H-type wheels and red TURBO decal on rear doors! Mine was an N-reg 1987 GTX turbo with the 3-speed auto and switchable 4wd. No centre diff so FWD on tarmac. Torque steer was crazy! The paint on mine was wrecked too, that blue didn't age well and I think it contributed to the terminal firewall rust in mine.
  14. KiwiGL

    Nick's 1987 RX

    If you're keeping the standard EA82T and wish to run a WRX TMIC, you should try and locate a 'spider' intake manifold off a turbo Vortex/Alcyone/XT coupe. These have the intake pipe on the rear of the manifold like an EJ vs the top like a standard EA82T intake manifold - it would make your life a lot easier! http://www.ausubaru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13110 I was going to attach a pic but it wouldn't let me. Google 'subaru spider intake ea82' for more.
  15. KiwiGL

    Looking For Black Headlights for 2012 WRX

    Especially considering you're in completely the wrong section of the forum considering the title of your thread.