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EA81 5 speed/4wd swap
Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:40 AM
I am wanting to go to a 5 speed first, then later 4wd.
That being said, is there anyway i can use the 4wd 5 speed transmission in my FWD while i wait to get the 4wd parts?
What parts would I need for the 5 speed swap?
What parts would I need for the 4wd swap?
Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:43 AM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:00 PM
Its easiest to do the 4wd conversion at the same time as the tranny, so then you're not trying to find a way to "make" the 4wd tranny work because well, there really isn't any way to make it work.
To convert yours to a 4wd you'll need the whole rear suspension, axles and rear diff setup from an EA81. You'll also need the EA81 4wd gastank too as it has a recessed area for the rear diff.
Jerry (Bratsrus1 or something like that) makes a kit to bolt the EA82 d/r 5-speed trans into an EA81 body and keep it stock looking. Then later you can do the EJ swap and the drivetrain behind it would be ready to go.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:17 PM
EA81 engine (later, ej22)
EA82 5 speed trans
EA81 4wd Rear Diff/Suspension
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:20 PM
- reworked transmission support crossmember
- new transmission mounts attached to crossmember
- reworked 4 speed shifter to work with the 5 speed
- reworked 4WD actuator rod
- spacers for starter
I also got a clutch plate and flywheel that fit the 5 speed, this was extra and Jerry happened to have them for me.
I then took my one piece driveshaft (i have a Brat) to a local shop and had it lengthened.
Just give Jerry a PM and then a phone call, you couldn't deal with a nicer guy who will help you out. It's a million times better than trying to go it alone.
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:25 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:45 PM
Posted 20 December 2010 - 01:35 PM
You could use the EJ 5-speed as well but there again, you have more fab work to get it to fit correctly. Again, search for an EJ swap into an EA81 though I will let you know now, not a ton of people have put the EJ trans into an EA81 so finding the info will be harder to come by.
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