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Old 05-31-2004, 09:36 PM   #1
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The owner calls this an 87 RX Shark?

Anyone had experience with this?
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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is it for sale, and is it in Atlanta?
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Old 06-01-2004, 03:42 AM   #3
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What kind of experience? I own one. But I don't know about the whole shark thing. Maybee it is a nickname for the coupe bodystyle.
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Old 06-01-2004, 11:00 AM   #4
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Never heard it referred to as a shark, it's just an RX. It has the EA82T motor just like a GL/XT Turbo, it just has a body kit and a reputation for being quite rare
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:01 PM   #5
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if that is a shark, then the xt is a fighterjet
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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Never heard it referred to as a shark, it's just an RX. It has the EA82T motor just like a GL/XT Turbo, it just has a body kit and a reputation for being quite rare
While it does have the same engine as other turbos, there is bit more to it than "just" a body kit. Including Full Time 4WD Dual Range 5 speed with Diff Lock, Rear LSD and stiffer springs and shocks, just to hit the high points.

Great little car, big bang for the buck, and very fun to drive. I'd say its 3ed in line for '80s performance Subs after the XT6 and XT Turbo.

Gary
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Old 06-02-2004, 11:26 AM   #7
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If you search long and wide, you can find a Fulltime 4WD XT Turbo with diff lock, but I agree that the RX does have a jewel of an LSD in the back...
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:55 PM   #8
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/me.. FT4WD w/difflock and LSD in a TurboWagon
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Old 06-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #9
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the special thimng about the RX tranny is its Fulltime 4WD Dual range with diff lock, the LSD came in SOME turbo wagons, SOME XTs, and was an option on just about every car, but nobody really ever got it. the real jewel to find is the 3.9 LSD cuz there rare
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Old 06-02-2004, 11:46 PM   #10
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the real jewel to find is the 3.9 LSD cuz there rare
They were only available in the XT6s
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:30 AM   #11
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They were only available in the XT6s
the 3.90 VLSD was also on a few 1st gen legacy turbos
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:01 PM   #12
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True, But thats a VLSD. I prefer the old clutch type from the EA/ER cars.
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Old 06-03-2004, 06:28 PM   #13
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I found the like on Autotrader.com looking for a beater GL wagon. ..
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:44 AM   #14
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I've heard it called a humpback whale before But this is the "Rarest" RX there is. It was only made in black for the last 6 months of 1989. Its missing the side and rear skirts, not sure if it came with them or were removed. Oh, and another tidbit. The US RX is actually the JDM RXII.
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Old 06-07-2004, 12:24 PM   #15
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Hey Turbone4x4.. this is the young people's forum

PS.. I'm working on getting a set of sideskirts.. If I end up not using them, you're first on my list for them
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:49 PM   #16
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The US RX is actually the JDM RXII.
-I was wondering about that
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:14 PM   #17
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Yeah.. In Japan(and probably australia too) they had an EA81 RX.. never gor it here though
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:19 PM   #18
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I thought Subaru's were for all ages. Punk
You are right about the first RX, and I should have mentioned it also. The 83/84 Turbo coupe was the first RX (JDM)
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Old 06-07-2004, 04:55 PM   #19
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I thought Subaru's were for all ages. Punk
Bah.. didn't you see the sign on the door when you came in to NASIOC?

"You must be under 40 to ride this ride. Anyone over 40 will be automatically redirected to the USMB"
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Old 06-07-2004, 10:44 PM   #20
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is there any way to tell if you have a LSD just by looking at the tag?
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:43 PM   #21
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yep it would say LSD on it
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:52 AM   #22
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guess I've only got a few years left here then
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:56 AM   #23
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guess I've only got a few years left here then
You're better off there anyway
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Old 07-02-2004, 06:18 PM   #24
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i have seen a couple loyale RS'. both were black, but with auto trannys.

i think the rs is even harder to come by.....
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:36 AM   #25
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I saw a white loyale RS 3 dr yesterday... not sure what tranny, it was driving in front of me. No body kit on it (of course) other than the air dam.
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