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#26 wentz912

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

im more concerned about the spline count on the hubs vs my turbo axles.

Also im concerned about changing spindles... i dont want to change spindles... if i can just replace the hubs that would be awesome since i have brand new suspension on the front and rear....


At the hub end I'm not 100% about it. I know that XT6 and EJ have the same spline count out there, not sure how that compares to EA-T series stuff though.

Personally, I went with everything EJ that I possibly could because the parts availability on them is WAY better than anything XT/EA. There's also the added bonus of being able to upgrade as the wallet allows too.

If you're only considering this to get to modern wheel and tire sizes, drill some wheels or your hubs and have a ball.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

Well i just remembered i have a Xt6 front hub (to replace the one on my xt6 with a broken stud) guess ill go check.

I do want to go with 5 lug because it looks cleaner, and more stoping power if Im on bigger wheels. but i think i should be fine on 15's with stock turbo disks.

And the wallet is bone dry since im looking at a 92 jeep with 6.5" bds lift on 35's

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:15 PM

Well i just remembered i have a Xt6 front hub (to replace the one on my xt6 with a broken stud) guess ill go check.

I do want to go with 5 lug because it looks cleaner, and more stoping power if Im on bigger wheels. but i think i should be fine on 15's with stock turbo disks.

And the wallet is bone dry since im looking at a 92 jeep with 6.5" bds lift on 35's


Let us know what you find out!

I 100% agree with you that the 5 lug is the cleanest. All in all, I'd say that the whole swap can be done for <$600 if you take your time, and that includes buying some of the wear items new like BJ's, TRE's and such.

Just have to be patient!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:20 AM

Well I can't seem to find that spare hub to save my life right now.... Too many car parts!

But my next question is... With the rx transmission it should bolt right up, and has the same splines since its the turbo transmission...

Just wanna be clear before I tear stuff apart

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 11:33 AM

From my understanding of things that is 100% correct. Never had the parts physically in my hands though.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:51 PM

Well we will see! Got a whole rx pats car from Drkrazy!

Gotta get it home, body kit is getting transplanted today! And possibly starting working on the rx tranny swap

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

In for pics :popcorn:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

Few pics of the RX and took off most of the body kit while waiting for our trucks alignment to be finished! There is only 2 little cracks in the front air dam other then that, body kit is flawless!!!

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#34 wentz912

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:52 PM

Is the RX body too far gone to swap all the good sedan bits onto?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:21 AM

People seem to be raggin on you about that spoiler but I can honestly say I like it. But, i tend to try and differ myself and my toys from other people...hence the reason i baught my Subaru. You got yourself a sweet little car on your hands. Be sure to post more pics when the body kit is installed

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:27 AM

Is the RX body too far gone to swap all the good sedan bits onto?


yes it is, i do plan on doing something with it eventually (since the engine is shot and theres no interior and some rust)


People seem to be raggin on you about that spoiler but I can honestly say I like it. But, i tend to try and differ myself and my toys from other people...hence the reason i baught my Subaru. You got yourself a sweet little car on your hands. Be sure to post more pics when the body kit is installed


Thanks, it looks better with the body kit! even tho its dark it looks good. I only managed to get the side skirts and front air dam (i cracked it some unloading the rx off the trailer :( )

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:42 AM

The rear wing also got a face lift! :)
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:52 PM

Tranny swap has BEGUN!!!!!!

Rx transmission is almost all out!

Gotta drop my gl10 tranny and replace!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:07 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Okay so got both trannys out (gl10 push button then rx fulltime)

so my question is how do i get the connectors right? gl has a 4 prong one, rx has a 6 prong one... and another 2 prong connection....

NEED HELP ASAP!!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 10:43 PM

I just did this going from a push button to a dual range. Just swap the trans harnesses from one to the other - I also had to swap one of the sensors too. You should be able to do it. If that won't work just find a diagram of the connector in the manual and work it out that way.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:13 AM

i did this too on my wagon when i put the dual range in. theres 2 wires for the reverse 2 for the 4x4 light and2 for the low light.. not sure about the diff lock though. i used a voltmeter to figure it all out.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

Well i got it in, working, Reverse lights work, im just trying to figure out the diff lock switch... it has 6 prongs, and i looked at my rx parts car and the plug is hard wired into the harness....

would it be possible to use a different switch (like a push button one) or a rocker switch instead, since thats 3 wires ?

also is there a difference between the RX speedo cable (on analog gauges) VS a push button speedo cable for a DIDGI dash???

my speedo is off a couple mph for some reason, and it seems to fluctuate a lot more then before...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

okay can someone Please help me on this...

is the DIGI dash spedo CABLE different then a analog spedo CABLE????

i have the analog one in... and it fluctuates ALOT where as my push button tranny didn't....

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

What gauge pods do you have on the A-pillar??

Thnx, Spencer

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:37 AM

What gauge pods do you have on the A-pillar??

Thnx, Spencer


I have my boost (auto meter), then a volt gauge (equious).

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

So the issue I'm running into, is should I rebuild the 1.8? (Needs new rings, burns oil). Or should I try to get a 22t...?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:16 AM

Depends on cash flow, a good running ea82t could be had pretty cheap.(around here anyways.)
Or you could find a N/A block and make it turbo. it would also raise the compression ratio.

rebuilding would work too but it might start costing more than a donor engine.

If you have some money to kick around then obviously get the ej22t.:-p
that thing would be "rally" fast.

Awesome car btw!




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