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'03 Forester 5MT into '96 OBW?

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#1 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 03:13 PM

Will I run into anything other than the 8 bolt vs. 4 bolt bell? I have solved that before.... will it have the threaded boss for moving the fork pivot in order to use the cable clutch fork on the '96 OBW?

Anything else I might run into? I know there are some differences in the castings but will all the exhaust brackets bolt up, etc? I've done pre-'99 5MT's (a '97 OBW tranny) into a '99 8-bolt car which worked out very well but I haven't messed with one this new.


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 01:58 AM

Hmm.... Check points:

- Are the diff ratios the same?
- Does the newer tranny have the axle stubs sticking out or are they integrated into the axles (which then go into the 'box)
- Can you swap the clutch fork (I believe so but not sure) or make the newer fork work with cable (as you said)

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:08 AM

Ratio's are the same - Forester and Outback use the same ratio's and I've verified that with the tranny numbers and the gear ratio chart.

I don't know when they went to having the stub on the axle rather than the tranny. Anyone that can tell me?

The fork pivot just need to move is all - I need to know if the threaded boss is present. If it is then it can be moved and the cable fork installed.


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:15 AM

i am pretty shure 03 uses stub axels it did not change tell like 06 on the outback first:banana:

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:23 AM

I scored a different (older) tranny so I don't think I'm going to try this. It was an idea I had because the Forester tranny's seem to be cheaper than the OBW tranny's..... demand I guess.


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