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#41 Hairyion

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:37 PM

EXACTLY the info I'm looking for speedyquest. So on that note there is an early 86 model at the junkyard here that I had them take the grill and such off of but forgot if it was an intercooler car. I swear it had the old style turbo but our newer TBI tophat deal.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:40 PM

Ok after uploading it as a giant pic I can see it does not have a limited slip. There isn't a vin code that designates them having limited slip is there?

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 12:54 PM

I don't know about vin code but I know that if it came from the factory with an LSD rear diff it would have a badge in the drivers side sill saying it does. I don't believe its on the vin tag either. Another thing that tells me the car in the picture isn't an 85.5 is that its 4 lug. Any car that came with an LSD would have been 5 lug.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:53 PM

That's a non-intercooled flatty. I believe only the 85.5 flatty came intercooled.
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, Hallman boost controller
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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:34 PM

dunno if all, but some 4 lug were LSD. I stripped an 83 years ago with one
I still got the wierd square center cap rims. TBI had the round 'ECI' hat & old knock box was actually metal too
The car was identical to the red starion featured in Motor Trend Samauri shootout. Specs listed LSD

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:59 PM

View Postjinx, on 16 November 2018 - 09:34 PM, said:

dunno if all, but some 4 lug were LSD. I stripped an 83 years ago with one
I still got the wierd square center cap rims. TBI had the round 'ECI' hat & old knock box was actually metal too
The car was identical to the red starion featured in Motor Trend Samauri shootout. Specs listed LSD

Idk if anyone knows haha.

Man if those wheels were closer I'd buy them for this car...

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 01:05 PM

The junkyard car is one of the weird ones for sure. Built late OCT 85, VIN code 10th digit designates it as 86 model, narrow body but has 4 bolt wheels, newer top hat on TBI BUT the old style turbo and no intercooler. My brain is blown away.

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I don't know about vin code but I know that if it came from the factory with an LSD rear diff it would have a badge in the drivers side sill saying it does. I don't believe its on the vin tag either. Another thing that tells me the car in the picture isn't an 85.5 is that its 4 lug. Any car that came with an LSD would have been 5 lug.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 09:50 PM

They made 4 lug flattys up until 87, though they are very rare.
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 01:51 PM

My 1987 car was a 4 lug car. I wasn't aware that they were rare though.

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 10:08 PM

Yeah 87 was the final model year they offered flatty's in North America. By then the wide bodies were all the craze.
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Zoom clutch, Fidanza flywheel, Stedebani shifter, KSport coilovers, ST swaybars, abs delete, a/c delete, cruise delete, JVE, BSEK, TEP steel brake lines, LSP braided cooler lines, CX Racing radiator,  MK1 silicone hoses, MK1 pullies, *DM hard pipes & intercooler,14G turbo, ported exh. manifold, MAF Translator, 3.5" GM maf, Turbo XS RFL bov, *DM 3" exhaust, Cusco front strut bar, TEP rear strut bar, Enkei 92's, HKS turbo timer, AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, AEM oil pressure gauge, Hallman boost controller
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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.




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