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Old 07-11-2002, 03:18 PM   #1
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My sparkly new GDA 5mt tranny and drivetrain should be here w/in a week. I'd like to do the swap (into a MY01 RS-T) in my garage, which means I need to get the car up on jackstands.

How high should I get it? (Measuring from any easy place... say the side skirt.) 24in? 30in?

What kind of jackstands are big enough? I have many jackstands, but none even come close to being tall enough...

Any helpful hints to make the swap go easier?
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Old 07-11-2002, 04:34 PM   #2
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intesting choice of trannys

although i suppose that the 3.90 final ration should be easier on the gears...(not sure about the previous statement)

did the rs tranny already blow?
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Old 07-13-2002, 01:59 PM   #3
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ok so you'll need the trans, clutch, fly, driveshaft and rear diff from a WRX (duh, just going through this for future search purposes)
BUT what about the shift linkage? and the interior part of the shift linkage too?
Do you replace the rear pumpkin or just the diff? What about front and rear axles?
Dont forget about the slave cylinder, its a different type than ours, and sits differently so I dont know if there is enough slack in the line to make it to the new cylinder?
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Old 07-13-2002, 04:59 PM   #4
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I would say from doing many clutch tranny pulls (non subie) that measure the length from your elbo to finger tips, then if you are going to be on a creeper add about 6 inches. This way you have full movement of your arms but it is not out of the comfort and best arm leverage zone.

It also depends on what you are going to support the tranny on when you pull it out. If you plan on putting on a roll away jack that is fine but if you plan on ballancing it on you belly you will need it higher at the time of removal. I would use the jack method.
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:10 AM   #5
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ok so you'll need the trans, clutch, fly, driveshaft and rear diff from a WRX (duh, just going through this for future search purposes)
BUT what about the shift linkage? and the interior part of the shift linkage too?
Do you replace the rear pumpkin or just the diff? What about front and rear axles?
Dont forget about the slave cylinder, its a different type than ours, and sits differently so I dont know if there is enough slack in the line to make it to the new cylinder?
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:41 AM   #6
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ok so you'll need the trans, clutch, fly, driveshaft and rear diff from a WRX
Got all that.

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BUT what about the shift linkage? and the interior part of the shift linkage too?
I'll get back to you on that.

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Do you replace the rear pumpkin or just the diff? What about front and rear axles?
Everything, including the axles.
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:59 AM   #7
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Uh, subaru shifters have been virtualy the same since god only knows when. My 88 GL-10 shifter is the "same" as the WRX shifter, just very small details change, like the width of the front bushing for the support bar, and style of rear support bar mount.

I'd bet that the stock RS shifter bolts up w/o ANY problems.

Driveshaft should be from your car.

and yes you will need to swap the slave cyl. I hope you don't have to swap the line too. ( I would guess there is enough slack or extra room for the different route).
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Old 07-15-2002, 12:53 PM   #8
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This isn't something you could do at the MWR Autohobby shop?
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I'd bet that the stock RS shifter bolts up w/o ANY problems.
It does, and I was 99% sure that it would... but I wanted to go out and look one last time before I said yes... didn't want to talk out my @ss...
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RS_NW,

I'm putting in a 94 STi V1 driveline in a 88 wagon in my driveway so anything is possible as far as doing this kind of thing.
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I said that because I used to live on Navy bases and if my memory serves me correct Austin is a Navy boy and has access to their Hobby shop. They basically allow you to use their lifts, tools, and store your car there for certain projects for a small cost. I think that would be easier than crawling under the car. I for one don't like to be on my back when I work on my car. Lifts rule! I want one in my garage.
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