Originally Posted by singincanary
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.
What I'd like would be putting in STi RA gears into that FXT tranny. It'd give you a taste of lets say a JDM STi Version 6 RA tranny. Gearing makes a big difference. My friend's VF39'd/TBE/Stg2 Sti ECU Forester XT just pulls from me when he WOTs it from a 40mph in comparison to my JDM 6spd even when I brake boost at 40mph.