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NewGenSTi
02-23-2006, 11:24 PM
Well, not really sure what happened yet because I didnt get a chance to crawl under the car and inspect better, but the other day I was driving down the road and I notice blue smoke pouring out behind my car, so I pull over look under the car and see trans fluid pouring onto my exhaust. so I decided to leave the car where it sat (was in a car dealer lot) so I pulled it out of the way and finally I got a flatbed trailer today and picked it up and got it home. I have been planning on doing a 5mt swap for some time now and this just gave me alot more incentive. Its probably something stupid (a hose or somthing) but I just pulled the 5mt from my parts car, and I took the pedals and shifter assembly out so I believe the conversion starts this weekend!

Wiscon_Mark
02-23-2006, 11:55 PM
good deal, perfect timing to do the swap.

this may help as a loose guide for ya:
http://www.surrealmirage.com/subaru/subaru.html

Sarra
02-24-2006, 02:08 AM
Are you going to do pictures for a project log? Or at least before/after under car pics?

I may be doing this soon myself. :( My gearbox is definatly on it's way out...

NewGenSTi
02-24-2006, 04:05 AM
well, as far as removing the trans from the parts car thats already been done as well as removal of the pedal set and cables/ shifter and all that good stuff. but I can probably take a few of the removal of the auto trans, and installation of the manny

legacy92ej22t
02-24-2006, 10:40 AM
Hmmph, better have this done before the 11th!!! :wink:

Pwise2326
02-24-2006, 11:30 AM
Don't forget the Rear diff as well, hate to see you burn the center diff on that 5MT.

Sarra
02-24-2006, 04:34 PM
Don't forget the Rear diff as well, hate to see you burn the center diff on that 5MT.

What if he ran different size tires in the rear?

Wiscon_Mark
02-24-2006, 05:24 PM
Don't forget the Rear diff as well, hate to see you burn the center diff on that 5MT.

What if he ran different size tires in the rear?

I doubt you'd find the right tires to make up for it. It's much easier just to get the right differential :roll:

Sarra
02-25-2006, 04:29 AM
Don't forget the Rear diff as well, hate to see you burn the center diff on that 5MT.

What if he ran different size tires in the rear?

I doubt you'd find the right tires to make up for it. It's much easier just to get the right differential :roll:

I sometimes see people on NASIOC asking about running bigger tires in the back. This would be a way to do so. :p

NewGenSTi
02-25-2006, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I do not want to run larger tires on the rear, I will just stick to the way its supposed to be... Does anyone know what ratios the differentials came in for the 1st and 2nd gen cars? like is like 5spd from a 91 the same as a 5spd from a 95 as far as gear ratios go. and what would the stock ratio in the 4eat be in a 1995.

Wiscon_Mark
02-25-2006, 12:21 PM
95 would be 3.9 final drive. Maybe a WRX LSD? :D

NewGenSTi
02-25-2006, 08:26 PM
yes the lsd sounds nice. I got a chance to look at the problem with my transmission, and It turned out to be the rear drive shaft seal, picked one up at Napa for $3.80 so I decided to bite the bullet and drive the car around for a little longer on this automatic trans. just for the reason that I woul like to save up a little more cash and throw in the better clutch, lightweight flywheel, sti trans mount, and all those goodies at once rather than dropping this transmission twice..

Wiscon_Mark
02-26-2006, 12:21 AM
^^good idea :)

Manarius
02-26-2006, 03:45 PM
First gen 4EAT's are 4.11. 1.5 gen 4EAT's are 3.9. All SS models except 1991 are 3.9 final. SS in 91 could get 4.11 LSD as I recall. 5MT's are all 3.9 I think.

95 4EAT is probably 3.9.

legacy92ej22t
02-26-2006, 08:30 PM
The '91 SS had an optional 3.9 LSD. I know, I have one.

NewGenSTi
02-26-2006, 09:34 PM
First gen 4EAT's are 4.11. 1.5 gen 4EAT's are 3.9. All SS models except 1991 are 3.9 final. SS in 91 could get 4.11 LSD as I recall. 5MT's are all 3.9 I think.

95 4EAT is probably 3.9.

so if the 95 at was the 3.9 then my rear end should work fine with the 5 spd? correct??

Wiscon_Mark
02-26-2006, 11:40 PM
I would assume so. but don't go on hearsay, double check this with a service manual.

I have the chilton's manual, I'll see if I can't find it out for ya.

NewGenSTi
02-27-2006, 02:13 PM
Yeah, any help would be appreciated.. I mean I will change it out if I have to, but if I dont need to drop the rear end I would much rather not.. lol

Sarra
02-28-2006, 03:09 AM
If you have an Open rear diff, and you can find a proper LSD for the rear, then it would be more than worth it to upgrade the rear diff as well. :( I woudlon't have gotten stuck in the snow for 2+ hours if I had an LSD in the rear. ;_;