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Old 09-16-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Subaru's Great Turbo Past

All you Subaru Newbie's with RS's and WRX's have a looksy at Subarus Turbo past. Live and learn my youngion's

GL-10 Turbo Wagon:



XT Turbo:



Turbo Brat:



RX Turbo coupe:



And the Legacy Turbo:



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Old 09-16-2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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Great post, should be a sticky!

The RX has to be the sexiest of the bunch
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:33 PM   #3
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I don't think this one was turbo, but it was at the shootout as well.
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:43 PM   #4
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I don't think this one was turbo, but it was at the shootout as well.
if you look at the side it looks like it says RX turbo AWD

or is that RX full time awd?
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Old 09-16-2003, 10:54 PM   #5
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if you look at the side it looks like it says RX turbo AWD

or is that RX full time awd?
I see teh "AWD"

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Old 09-16-2003, 10:55 PM   #6
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RX Turbo coupe:



Just an addendum.

Wasn't this RX swapped with an EJ20 (from a WRX)? IThere was a thread a while back about it.

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Old 09-16-2003, 10:55 PM   #7
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awsome pics
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:25 PM   #8
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Yeah, I looked at my original pic. It says Full Time AWD...

Oh well...
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Old 09-17-2003, 03:09 AM   #9
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That RX is turbo and all wheel drive.

All of the RX sedans and coupes were turbo and all wheel drive. However, there were some early RX models that did not have color coded bumpers available in 1985 and 1986. These were 4WD, and had shift on the fly, not permanent all wheel drive like the later 1988/89 models.

Last summer a friend and I build up a coupe like the white one. I've got some pics around somewhere...I'll dig them up.
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Old 09-17-2003, 03:13 AM   #10
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Not to mention that that RX had a mechanical front LSD stock.
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:07 AM   #11
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I knew of all of those except for the turbo Brat. Interesting.

How many Turbo Brats were produced?

Thanks - Jon
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:25 AM   #12
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WOW the RX has some sweet lines, kinda reminds me of the old school Celica/ Supra body style. I may have to start hunting for one of those RX's.
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:55 AM   #13
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I knew of all of those except for the turbo Brat. Interesting.

How many Turbo Brats were produced?

Thanks - Jon
That was a surprise to me also.

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Old 09-17-2003, 12:56 PM   #14
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that RX is sweet! I never noticed how cool they could be.

had a GL-10 wagon myself once. complete with pneumatic ride-height and a video game dashboard. good times.
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:32 PM   #15
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The XT is like a little spaceship inside and out. Dope!
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Old 09-17-2003, 03:25 PM   #16
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I love the legacy Turbo... But especially love the RX turbo... I heard that they were really rare or something.. Is that true???
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Old 09-17-2003, 03:52 PM   #17
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Turbo Brats are probably the rarest Subaru ever made. I've seen three ever and had a friend with one here in Florida.

He bought it in Seattle and drove it cross country after getting a new set of tires for it. I've got some old brochures for it and I'll see if I can get my scanner working and put up some info. The only sad part is that they were only available in automatic. They even had a factory boost gauge too!

Take a look here for some old brochures and scans. This will be a quick history lesson and introduction to my favorite Subarus.
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Old 09-17-2003, 05:28 PM   #18
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Hey what about the Loyale turbo??

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Just an addendum.

Wasn't this RX swapped with an EJ20 (from a WRX)? IThere was a thread a while back about it.
Yep. I helped Corky get the haltech setup on it. Looked like a real fun car, but never got a ride.

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Old 09-17-2003, 07:07 PM   #19
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WOW the RX has some sweet lines, kinda reminds me of the old school Celica/ Supra body style. I may have to start hunting for one of those RX's.
I would give an arm and a leg If I could find an rx, well maybe not... But still, I'd really want one



Aren't the awesome, you can just see the 2.5 RS growing out of it

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Old 09-17-2003, 08:58 PM   #20
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I posted this link the other day in the New England forum. I would have acted on it if it were closer and I didn't have my XT6 project. the auction ended yesterday

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...&category=6467
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:13 PM   #21
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$810?!
I would have bought it for that much!
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #22
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I would give an arm and a leg If I could find an rx, well maybe not... But still, I'd really want one



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Its close too....NY.
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Old 09-17-2003, 10:37 PM   #23
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Old Schoold Scooby Turbo's....HOORAY!!!!!


Question: Why aren't old school turbo'd scoobies out there hanging and/or kicking come WRX ass? Don't give me the excuses about no aftermarket for them. And don't give me the, "They aren't made for the straight line" saying either. I've been eyeing these cars ever since I got my Outback and they seem to have some potential.

Why or Why? ??????
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Old 09-17-2003, 11:01 PM   #24
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Turbo Brats (1983) and 1984? Turbo wagons are quite rare. They were both only offered in automatics though.

Even rarer than those are the GSR and the FF1. Good luck finding one of those!

Similiar to the RX, there were also Loyale Turbo wagons/3 door coupes, but they were all single range 4WD and lacked a few things that their predecessors did. I believe they were only available through the beginning of 1991....same as the XT.

If anyone wants hardcore old school info, go on over to http://www.ultimatesubaru.net and visit the forums. We just switched over to the same format as nabisco so it is much more user friendly than vbulletin.

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Old 09-17-2003, 11:26 PM   #25
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Actually Kevin, the new USMB is vBulletin, we dropped ezBoard

I think the ONLY Subaru I've never seen a pic of is a GSR. Can someone post one?

My XT is definitely like a spaceship inside. The steering wheel is not symmetrical, the light and a/c controls are on little pods on the steering column, and the gauges move up and down with the steering column...

I know this is for turbo old-school Subies, which I have none of, but the fact that NASIOC now respects ALL types of Subies has got me posting everywhere
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