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Manual Trans into a 2000-2004 Outback H6?
Posted 07 March 2011 - 05:49 PM
I've been wanting to pick up a 3.0 but I don't like manual transmissions much.
I'm sure it would bolt up and the rear diffs could be swapped but I don't know how it would handle the extra torque and the ECU changes.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:45 PM
If you can figure out the push/pull clutch type, get an '05-08-ish Legacy GT/FXT/OBXT 5-speed.
They sit behind turbocharged 2.5's and can handle the 3.0, I'd bet.
I've seen them for <$1K.
Edit: The '97-99 5-speeds in the '97-99 Subies w/2.5 are also rumored to be capable of handling 300HP. I was running 250WHP on my turbo'd Forester and it's still fine.....been there done that one. The GT/Forester's 5th gear is slightly better for MPG (2800 RPM @ 70 in my '98 Foz) vs. the OB - (IIRC I was @ 3100 RPM @ 70).
(note: No, I've not done the 5 or 6-speed behind the 3.0 myself, so I'm out of compliance w/the new Sticky @ the top - which I do agree w/BTW.)
Edited by wtdash, 08 March 2011 - 10:09 AM.
Posted 07 March 2011 - 08:49 PM
I had the only dodge carvan with a 3.0 6 cylinder 5 speed for a long time.
The 6 caravan never came with a 5 speed but the dodge sedan did. It was pretty much a direct bolt in with a few welds for the trans support and shifter.
I'm thinking the Subaru would be easy. I need a good CHEAP 3.0 with a bad transmission to check it out.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:17 AM
Posted 08 March 2011 - 09:46 AM
if the H6 ends up being a VDC model you are unlikely to be able to retain that feature since it's integrated with the AT.
i doubt you'll have transmission issues unless you're really tearing it up. for average daily driver i'd swap a manual trans into an H6 any day if i wanted one and not worry about it because i don't really drive them that way. if i were constantly laying into it working it, i'd start to lean towards beefier trans and clutches.
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