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Old 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #48
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Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Coeur D Alene, ID
1996 Impreza outback


Ok, so here's the deal.

I have a 96 impreza 5 spd obs wagon and it is a little notchy going into 2nd and 3rd now. I found a guy local here selling a 2001 outback 5 spd that is supposedly in good condition and shifted fine before the vehicle was hit. I have been wanting to switch to a 4.11 fd tranny and keep finding 98-2001 rs trannys but always out of state...

Since I just found this one tranny local to me with the 4.11 fd I was looking for, I would really like to do that. However, it does have the 0.871 5th gear and with the 4.11 fd produces too high of revs at 60 mph plus on the freeway. So, I have been thinking of switching it over to a 02-05 wrx 0.738 5th gear so I can have lower revs for highway cruising which should be about the same that I have right now for my 3.9 fd tranny.

I am about to do an engine hybrid swap ej251 block and rebuilt and cammed 2.2 heads into my wagon so having a bit better ratio 1st and 2nd with the 4.11 fd would be nice but the nice 5th gear for highway cruising. I have taken trannys out before and cracked one open with a friend once so I am not new to this. I also have another friend who works at a local subaru shop here who really knows his stuff.

I have the tools to get everything apart like a nice 3/4" drive 40" breaker bar.. just not the 50 and 36mm sockets, yet.

Any other good places to get this wrx 5th gear assembly?
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Last edited by subi400; 02-18-2013 at 06:27 PM.
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