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Old 10-25-2000, 11:34 AM   #1
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Question SVX Transmission only Auto?

Just a question for any of the SVX owners still lurking about. Did SVXs only come in the Automatic tranny flavor or was there an manual transmission option?

Seems kinda silly to sell a sports car in only auto.

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Old 10-25-2000, 11:53 AM   #2
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It's a shame to say , it was only offered with an automatic.
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Old 10-25-2000, 07:19 PM   #3
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From what I know, people who drove their SVXs in a spirited manner usually replaced/rebuilt at about 60k miles. Very pricey too. I've also heard that the transmission is the same as a Legacy tranmission. I don't think the Legacy transmission is able to handle 230hp, thus the common failures and rebulids.
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Old 10-26-2000, 01:55 AM   #4
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wow... that really is a shame.

well I hope they offer the new 6 cyl from the outback in a manual, because it would fit rather nicely into an impreza engine bay seeing as it's almost exactly the same size an uses the same mounts and tranny mount.

I'll just keep my hopes up.

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Old 10-26-2000, 10:09 PM   #5
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This is gonna be long...

Problem with the SVX transmission is overheating. Stock transmission cooler is insufficient. When I replaced my transmission at 87K miles I drove the SVX to the deal;ership with all gears working, but some of them making a not-nice sound at all.

I replaced the transmission cooler and tax my transmission like never before and it seems to actually LIKE the punishment, the sadistic little bastard!

Anyhow, the SVX Automatic transmission is pretty much the same as the one used in the Subaru Legacy. And the Subaru Impreza. And the Mazda 929. And the Infiniti Q-45. And the Nissan 300ZX. And the Nissan Sylvia/240SX. And the Mazda MPV. And the Nissan Maxima. Pre-GM Subaru used lots of stuff from the Nissan parts bin. The ECU? Nissan. Nissan logo stamped on the back-sides of my center door lock switch. Nissan ECU, air filter, rear differential, etc. etc.

And... it would be a shame not to put a stick shift in a sports car. Except the SVX is no more a sports car than the Lexus SC-300 or Acura Legend. I have it from a very good source that at the time the SVX was being designed, Subaru did not have a 5-speed transmission available that could take the torque of the EG33. And the reason for no-turbo was due to problems with overheating. Anyhows.

I have gotten used to the slush box on the SVX, leaves both hands free to grip the steering wheel on a hard turn. And unlike most I think, I DO shift my auto transmission. Also one last thing: The manual button does not turn the car into a manu-matic.
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Old 10-26-2000, 10:12 PM   #6
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One additional thing... why not put the turbocharged-4 cylinder in the SVX instead of the NA 6? The SVX was supposed to be a GT-style cruiser. Turbo engines are nice, but turbo engines don't smoothly do 85mph at 2300RPM.

Ever heard the idle of a propely tuned, stock SVX? Really? Neither did I

(my SVX is no longer stock)
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Old 11-13-2000, 02:20 PM   #7
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CRZ_MSL,

(my SVX is no longer stock)

What modifications have you done?

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Old 11-13-2000, 05:28 PM   #8
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Stacked plate transmission cooler (with digital temp indicator)

Drilled/slotted rotors. I know about the warnings... but I managed to crack my STOCK rotors, and since I switched to these about 50K miles ago I have been quite happy.

Custom cat-back exhaust system. I have been told the sound is Porsche-like. I don't know what a Porsche sounds like, so I can't verify. High RPM is said to sound like an Indy car. I have heard Indy cars, and I disagree (the sound of a real Indy car is terrifying!).

Sounds abso-mother****ing-lutely fabulous when going though tunnels.

I won't talk about the other stuff I have waiting to go onto the car... until it's actually installed.
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Old 11-13-2000, 05:55 PM   #9
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What kind of custom work have you had done? I;m going to be doing that soon (decemeber) and have been looking for ideas
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Old 11-13-2000, 07:06 PM   #10
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Start with the stock system, ditch the resonator for a straight pipe, replace the stock muffler with a aftermarket unit (I forget the brand of mine). Add a tip (non resonator), some mandrel bent tubing, and voila!

Aside from the butt-dyno I cannot quantify any performance gains. In all the years I have owned my SVX I have never squared off against another one.
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