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Old 12-12-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Legacy RWD Conversion

what needs tobe dont to convert a 89' legacy RS to RWD. and costs
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:57 PM   #2
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$14,753.82
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:00 PM   #3
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$14,753.82
hahaha, you're a jerk
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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Wait, there was an error in my original estimate.

It will actually only cost $1,347.39
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:31 PM   #5
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what needs tobe dont to convert a 89' legacy RS to RWD. and costs
Seriously though, there is someone over on sl-i.net that has done it to their old legacy.

actually on here i think mranlet has it done.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:33 PM   #6
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there was a post about this not too long ago as well. do a search.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:05 PM   #7
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Dunno what it does exactly, but it looks cool!!

http://www.rs25.com/classifieds/show...1&cat=7&page=1
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:22 AM   #8
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wouldnt work
A) made for the STi transmission
2) Your transmission is not built to handle all the power to the rear
III) probably an open rear differential in your car
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:44 AM   #9
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Seriously though, there is someone over on sl-i.net that has done it to their old legacy.

actually on here i think mranlet has it done.
These two people you mentioned are the same person
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Old 12-13-2006, 01:54 AM   #10
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Rocket Rally has a solution.

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:20 AM   #11
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These two people you mentioned are the same person
no, someone with early 90's (BC?) legacy, a black one...
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:01 AM   #12
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Ah yes. The doom wagon. That car wasn't stock though. He was motor swapped with a turbo motor. And I don't know that the rear diff was a plain jane subie diff.

Mr. Anlet runs an S14 rear differential. Running in just rwd could work, I would probably get a tall gear ratio rear differential, because that would mean both gears are relatively large. Although larger doesn't always mean stronger.

Are the front diffs that much stronger than the rear? If they are pretty much the same, then you should have no problem running it in RWD since they did sell FWD imprezas and legacys in 94 and 95.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #13
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With some labor time and someone on the TIG welder, you can fuse a center diff to work in RWD only for free (plus a case of beer for the welder).

But, to run reliably in RWD, you'll need a dedicated RWD transmission or straight cut stepper gears for the AWD transmission. To run reliably and still do the things you converted to RWD mode for (burnouts, drifting, etc), you'll also need something bigger than the stock R160 (STi R180, or R200 like I'm using) and a host of aftermarket bushings for the rear suspension.

There have been quite a few RWD Subarus owned by forum members, but just about all of them wind up breaking stuff sooner or later.

My final setup is almost complete and will consist of:
- Z33 G35 6-speed transmission with custom "MRanlet" mounts and clutch combination
- Hitachi R200 in S13 housing with S14 rear cover
- OEM Nissan Axles (for easy and inexpensive replacement)
- Custom "MRanlet" R200 uprights
- Custom "MRanlet" tubular rear subframe
- 1-piece aluminum driveshaft

I may put a sort of 'conversion package' together for those who seek Subaru RWD-ness, and hope to have it be reasonably priced ($1k-$2k).

I hope this helps, I'll be happy to do my best to field any RWD questions.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:58 AM   #14
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^^^That’s awesome….

IIRC, PPG makes performance center-diff stepper/output gears…
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:19 PM   #15
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so MRanlet... does that mean you would get all the parts for the conversion and sell them to anyone that is wanting to make their leg. RWD? cause I am wondering about that right there... but dont go doing it right away. I dont have that kinda money yet. just wondering if thats what you mean.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:57 AM   #16
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probably very similar to sl-i.net link but try http://clubsub.org.nz/forums/index.php?topic=22329.0

we've been doing this for a while now (not me specifically - kiwi's)
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