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Old 03-13-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Well i bought an svx from an auto salvage aution for its drivetrain for my legacy, but it's just too damn nice to part out!
It's a 95 svx L awd with just 61k miles on it. Only minor front end damage. Well minor if you consider a bent uniframe minor anway.
Does anyone know how hard straightening a unibody is? The frame isn't tweaked all that bad. Just moved up (probably hit a curb or something) about 2 inches.
Would i be better of having it straightened or cut out the bad and weld in a new good section ( which i can do and have access to the parts needed)?
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Old 03-13-2003, 03:49 PM   #2
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Hey, I really didnt have anything to say about your SVX. There really sweet cars tho, what I wanted to say was"Howdy neighbor" it sure was a suprise to click on a random post in the legacy forum and see that it was posted by none other than a fellow montanan.
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, there's a few of us lurking around. Few people in the west, missoula, kalispell and one in miles city. There is somebody is billings running a 4 door impreza that's suppose to be pretty hot.
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:26 PM   #4
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The SVX is nice but its still heavy. Also why would you want the drivetrain from it, get the same parts from a 1.8l impreza and know it has had far less stress, a 4eat from an svx would be my LAST choice.

If its in such good condition you could part it out and make a good chunk of change.
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Old 03-13-2003, 10:35 PM   #5
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I'm guessing he didnt just mean the tranny, he probably wanted the engine for his legacy as well......
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Old 03-14-2003, 12:05 AM   #6
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For the most part, a good body shop can straighten a Unit Body car to near perfect. Most of the horror storries that you hear of came in the early years of Unit body construction when the shops didn't have a clue as to what they were doing.
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Old 03-14-2003, 02:13 PM   #7
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First i have to find out what's involved in getting the title rebuilt. If that isn't too hard then i'll look into getting it fixed. Then again if it's a pita i'll part it and have me an engine.
Why would i want the drivetrain from an svx?! Hummmmm....230 horsepower stock with NO lag from a turbo and an equal amount of torque. I believe with a supercharger this combination could be very interesting! The automatics go bad because they get hot and nobody changes the fluid in them. If you take preventitive steps the transmission will last a long time.
Another thing is the impreza 1.8 four parts are not the same!
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Old 03-14-2003, 04:58 PM   #8
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I wasnt referring to the engine of the SVX as being less than desirable. You think Im dumb? I have the GRANDPA to that SVX you speak of, your vehicle is the ALCYONE SVX which is the later revision of the ALCYONE (which I have an XT6 version).

I was referring to the transmission being weakened. And the 1.8l impreza transmission will bolt up and run on the EXACT SAME HARDWARE as the SVX (assuming you have the matching rear differential).
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Old 03-14-2003, 05:04 PM   #9
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I was referring to the transmission being weakened. And the 1.8l impreza transmission will bolt up and run on the EXACT SAME HARDWARE as the SVX (assuming you have the matching rear differential).
Yep,What ciper said. But to add another fact, the SVX guys like Legacy trannys'

Ciper, isn't the R.diff on the SVX a 3.54 ratio? and isn't the STI RA R. Diff 3.54? Why haven't any SVX guys done a 6sp RA tranny swap? Besides $$.

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Yep,What ciper said. But to add another fact, the SVX guys like Legacy trannys'

Ciper, isn't the R.diff on the SVX a 3.54 ratio? and isn't the STI RA R. Diff 3.54? Why haven't any SVX guys done a 6sp RA tranny swap? Besides $$.

//Mark
Yup, USDM SVX rear diff is 3.545:1 VLSD. JDM use 3.70:1 and a different auto box configuration.

There are a couple of 6 speed SVX's around that I'm aware of. I can't reallly justify spending more on a tranny than my SVX is really worth.

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Old 03-14-2003, 07:52 PM   #11
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I chose to use an impreza transmission as replacement on my legacy just for the fact of it having reduced weight. The closest transmission to the SVX auto in design is the turbo legacy transmission.

If possible I suggest getting a forrester transmission and matching differential, the final drive is 4.44. With the right tires your accelleration would be insane.

Sorry for being mean in the first post. People are driving me mad a work
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Old 03-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #12
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Yeah, a 4.44 final would be pretty quick. Someone on the svx network has the 4.11 final in his auto and his car ran a 14.9. Not bad for a car that weighs 3500+ pounds and has a 176k miles on it.
I think i would stick the to 4.11 as i will be using the car for some highway driving. Or maybe i'll just picth the auto tranny and throw in the legacy turbo 5mt that's just sitting in my garage !
I think the 6speed tranny is the first choice of us all, but i don't know why my svx people haven't done it. I think once they come don't on the price and more people have done it then people will be more willing.
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Old 03-16-2003, 12:35 PM   #13
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hey brent, ya wana let that 5mt turbo go? the auto in my 95 turbo is just not cutting it. if my auto from my 92 turbo had not been slippin then i would have used it. but i think i need more contorl.

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Old 03-17-2003, 01:24 PM   #14
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Sorry kid, but i already have a buyer *if* i do sell it. More than likely i'll end up with it in my legacy at some point or another.
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