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08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby spunkybob » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:36 pm

Hi all,

I'm an OG club CJ member from the start of this forum and thinking of buying another Lancer but this time an RA Lancer.

I've found one locally that's been off the road since 2018 (it's 100% stock, older owned) and it's been in storage as they have been travelling Australia.

It's blue but the owner said the clear is starting to peel on the roof even though it's been undercover.

Has anyone had this same issue and what was the costs to fix? I'm thinking of wet sanding it smooth then applying a gloss black vinyl instead of a spray.
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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby bumblebee » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:04 am

I would go nuts and get a full respray done of the entire outside.
I have seen places that do it for about $2500 and seen some examples of their work and it's definitely worth it

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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby spunkybob » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:20 am

bumblebee wrote:I would go nuts and get a full respray done of the entire outside.
I have seen places that do it for about $2500 and seen some examples of their work and it's definitely worth it


He said I could have the car for 12k if I take it as is (unregistered, not serviced, clear peeling on roof) or 15k afterwards.

Also its a 2012 not 2008 lol.

I'm thinking 1-2k for a complete service and ~$800 for registration.

So not sure what he was going to do about the roof.

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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby bumblebee » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:59 pm

How many kays on the clock ?
Does it have the SST box in it?
Not all RA do , some have a manual tranny

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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby spunkybob » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:58 am

bumblebee wrote:Not all RA do , some have a manual tranny


All Ralliarts are SST...
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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:41 am

Sounds like a good buy for 12k. Vinyl on the roof until you decide about paint. Transmission service is a bit of a killer with the cost of oil and filter.
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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby bumblebee » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:56 am

spunkybob wrote:
bumblebee wrote:Not all RA do , some have a manual tranny


All Ralliarts are SST...


If this is the case why have I seen RA's for sale with manual gear box in them?
They are few and far between

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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:52 pm

All the Ralliarts had the SST transmission.There has been a few converted to 5 speed manuals mostly in the USA from what I've read.
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Re: 08 RA with under 100,000ks

Postby redcar » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:35 pm

Sounds like a steal, I'm with Lancer Darryl a roof wrap is a great cheap option. I ended up getting mine resprayed, the clear coat was coming off and looked terrible. I actually went cheaper temporarily and Plasti dipped my roof until I got it painted.


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