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Old 02-06-2009, 10:53 AM   #18
singincanary
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Originally Posted by FuJi K View Post
I don't know WHY Subaru put the step-up gear in the transmission. Makes me wanna run a 4.444 rear and leave the DCCD off and it'll be MORE rear biased. ahhaha

all non-DCCD as far as I know, are a 50:50 split running a VLSD 4kg center diff.
My '04 ForesterXT came stock with a 4.44 5 speed. The FSTi trans is very similar to the stock FXT trans, but with an overdrive. Stock trans was running 3800 rpm's at 80mph in 5th, FSTi I can put it in 6th and I am running about 2900 rpm's at 80mph. I figure in gas savings alone this swap should pay for itself.
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