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Old 04-04-2018, 10:44 PM
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Steve in California.

I am now the owner of a 1992 SVX LS-I.

I'm working long hours right now and haven't had time to get into it yet. The good news is I have plenty of overtime cash for the bits and pieces I will need to get it back up to snuff.

It's in pretty decent mechanical shape, 100,103 miles and mostly complete.

The paint is peeling and the tires are like skateboard wheels.

I'm burning off the gas in the tank with octane boost and driving it about 5 miles a day.

Probably get tires next week and take it out for a real drive.

It starts easy, usually on second turnover, hunts a bit and occasionally bogs down and stalls. Drivers window doesn't work, motor turns. Rear passenger window doesn't work, no sound from motor. A/c doesn't work. Brakes seem to stop her but not driven over 50mph yet. Hood and trunk struts are shot. Sun roof opens with a little push. Drivers door doesn't close flush but seems to close up to the sriker plate(I hate this particular problem 'cos the car has such a fine body shape) Engine is responsive and transmission and drivetrain seem smooth but hard to tell with the Flintstone tires. Has some kind of electrical problem that necessitated the disarming of the alarm system.

Apart from the obvious fix it issues it's a fun little project.


My user name is Dees Ride because Dee is my girls Mums name. Dee was the original owner. I'm from Manchester in the UK but I didn't like the weather. I'm originally an aircraft mechanic now working in the Aerospace industry, mostly doing inspection on SpaceX parts for a fairly large manufacturing company(machine shop)

I don't like putting any vehicle I own in the shop and I have anxiety attacks when I pass a dealership.

Looking forward too communicating with some of the other owners.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:52 PM
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Welcome! You will find a wealth of information here to help you in your noble quest to repair such a fine car. Good luck!!
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:04 PM
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Dillon in Lincoln, Nebraska.

About three years ago I purchased a claret '92 SVX. I got it for cheap($500) because it needed a new transmission and some suspension work. I got all of that fixed, except for the struts, and put in a transmission and differential from a Forester.

I haven't been driving it much recently as the struts are completely shot. I just graduated college and am now a CAD tech at a civil engineering firm in Lincoln and am looking to get the car running like it's supposed to.

As of now it just needs a new battery and struts. Just not sure which struts to get!
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:34 PM
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I'd suggest street coilovers from a 05-07 WRX STi. They will bolt in with minor mods and can be found very cheap. There are also sets specifically for this car, but I gather that the lead time is long and they're more costly.

Welcome, and I hope you get that machine fixed up nice!
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2005 Outback XT Limited 5MT, Obsidian Black Pearl, 186k km, newer daily driver!
2001 Outback Limited, Timberline Green w/ Titanium, 292k km, New daily driver!

1992 LS-L Touring, Ebony Mica, 176k kms. Parts car. PM if you need something.
2001 Legacy GT wagon, ugly grey-green and rusty, 295,000km. Wrecked! (got rear-ended), now scrapped to save the 01 Outback.
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Old 04-28-2018, 12:17 PM
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I'd suggest street coilovers from a 05-07 WRX STi. They will bolt in with minor mods and can be found very cheap. There are also sets specifically for this car, but I gather that the lead time is long and they're more costly.

Welcome, and I hope you get that machine fixed up nice!
Interesting, WRX suspension under an SVX. How much and what sort of mods are required to do this to my '94 LSi?
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:24 PM
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Interesting, WRX suspension under an SVX. How much and what sort of mods are required to do this to my '94 LSi?
Just look for 05-07 STi coilovers. New or used. I don't know how much, because I didn't go that route, but I have heard they start cheap. From my understanding, modification to the car is minimal. Something about grinding down some material off the rear hub or elongating some bolt holes. Again, I don't know what's involved exactly because I didn't go that route, but I have heard it's really simple.
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1992 LS-L Touring, Liquid Silver w/ Black, 110k mi. "Alice." Rebuilt title. Mods: WRX 6-CD changer, 17x8" Motegi LC-12 (16.5lbs), PWR rad, Perrin LCP, JDM v.8 6MT + R180, Koni + Ground Control (325f/280r), Earthworm Bushings. Coming soon: paint, exhaust; probably in that order.

2005 Outback XT Limited 5MT, Obsidian Black Pearl, 186k km, newer daily driver!
2001 Outback Limited, Timberline Green w/ Titanium, 292k km, New daily driver!

1992 LS-L Touring, Ebony Mica, 176k kms. Parts car. PM if you need something.
2001 Legacy GT wagon, ugly grey-green and rusty, 295,000km. Wrecked! (got rear-ended), now scrapped to save the 01 Outback.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:29 AM
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Interesting, WRX suspension under an SVX. How much and what sort of mods are required to do this to my '94 LSi?
Also, there are no mounts on the STI front struts to mount the SVX Sway bar, so something must be done there
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:32 AM
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Hi, I'm Ryan. I'll be picking up my 115k mile '96 in a month when I'll be taking it to Michigan with me. I'm an engineer and I like to build things.

Once had a hand in building an EG33-powered Honda Insight, so now I'm going to try and keep one running in the car it came with.

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Old 05-02-2018, 07:11 AM
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Hi, I'm Ryan. I'll be picking up my 115k mile '96 in a month when I'll be taking it to Michigan with me. I'm an engineer and I like to build things.

Once had a hand in building an EG33-powered Honda Insight, so now I'm going to try and keep one running in the car it came with.

Cheers.
Welcome. As you may have understood from other posts, parts are becoming sparse, with many having gone EOL already. Skills and motivation is what's needed in this environment now.
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