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#1 NV Zeno

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:14 PM

Just making sure here (after a failed extensive search), The 4th gear ratio is taller on the 83/84 models than the 80-82's, right?

#2 GLCraig

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 10:37 PM

for ea81 d/r and s/r 4wd 83-84 has a higher ratio for both 3rd and 4th then 81-82.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:11 AM

Yep - 81/82 is what you want for off-road and big tires....

83 and UP (to 89 here in the states) are all taller in 3rd and 4th

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#4 Mendodave

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:32 PM

Hi NV,

the graphic i saw had a breakdown of all the subaru transmissions, the 80-82 ones had the same first and second ratios, third was 25% lower, and 4th was 15% lower than the 82-84 transmissions.

I thought the taller gears would be good to have on the Phoenix trip, but I was wrong. So, my spare trans will be going in, unless I can find a DR 5speed soon.

sure would not have helped on the drive over the Sierras, I only got to second once between Boomtown and Truckee...crawling along in first

will try to find that file for you...

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#5 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:34 PM

The shorter gears make it more fun to drive - better acceleration in a stock roo.

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#6 NV Zeno

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:46 PM

OK, thanks fellas.

Just the info I've been looking for.

Mendo:

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