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#1 Jimnohrdeb

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

I've installed coilovers from an impreza. Any other ideas anyone?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

And could some one explain how to properly adjust the ride hightening. ?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

I would just adjust them to your liking. However you want it to sit and how you want it to handle. Just make sure each adjusting ring is even with the others.

Its more a personal preference than a standard.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

I've heard that you can put an 2.5 head on the 2.2 block . And the rear end of an forester transmission would work?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

I've heard that you can put an 2.5 head on the 2.2 block . And the rear end of an forester transmission would work?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

You would want an EJ25 block with EJ22 heads to make a High-compression motor for more torque.

Dunno why you'd want to change the tail housing, as its probably the same depending on transmission. All 4EATs are the same give or take, they just have different gear ratios.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:27 PM

Is it a turbo'd Leg or just a n/a one?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

If this is a Legacy SS 5spd it will have 3.900 gearing with a VLSD rear. 4EAT will have a 4.11 gearing and open rear diff.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

If this is a Legacy SS 5spd it will have 3.900 gearing with a VLSD rear. 4EAT will have a 4.11 gearing and open rear diff.


Not all of them have the VLSD, afaik it was an option.

Mine has it, but I've heard of ones that don't.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

Its just a non turbo. I just heard that you could chang out the transmission for an forestry transmission. Which would be more of a rally gear setup? Would I be better off doin a motor and transmission swap?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

I would keep the Phase-I EJ22E, its more bullet proof than the EJ25s of the Forester or Outbacks.

The Forester will have a gear ratio of 4.44 if it is an Automatic. so you would need a matching rear diff. If you get a 5spd Forester transmission, it will have a gear ratio of 4.11 (Same goes for '96-'99 Outback)

A 4.11 gear ratio with a 5spd gearbox will get you off the line quicker, but you will run slightly higher RPMs on the interstate.

I'm not sure how much the gearing changes from first gen Legacy to first gen Forester. Forester might have a taller 4th gear. I won't know until I look it up.

If anything, I would swap to a Turbo EJ22 for more power and torque for rally driving.

EDIT: Here are the gears in your currant gearbox.

Manual transmission gear ratios:
1st - 3.545
2nd - 1.947
3rd - 1.366
4th - 0.972
5th - 0.780
reverse - 3.333
final drive ratio - 3.90


Here are the gears in a 5spd '98-'01 Forester

2.5 Non Turbo 5 Manual
1st 3.454
2nd 2.062
3rd 1.448
4th 1.088
5th 0.780
Reverse 3.333
Transfer 1.000
Final 4.111

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:15 AM

Are those ratio's the same for a turbo leg?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:17 AM

Are those ratio's the same for a turbo leg?


I'm not sure about that. I can't seen to find gearbox specs for first gen Turbo legacys. The Final drive will be 3.900, but I don't know what each gear is.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

In not too sure if is do that now. Is it a pretty hard task to do motor swaps? And could I just use the regular transmission in the car.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

92 and up was a option 91's all had vsld

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

I've installed coilovers from an impreza. Any other ideas anyone?


are the bottoms adjustable? or just the spring perch, if the bottoms are adjustable you want to start there.
adjusting the spring will change the preload and shorten the shock life.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

There godspeed coilovers fully adjustable for an impreza. I installed them and its sitting pretty low. Almost scrapes everything. So yea need to adjust them.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:39 PM

on the 2.2/2.5 thing: if youre gonna boost then put 2.5 heads on to up flow and lower compression. NA: 2.5 shortblock/hgs+ 2.2 everything else= go fast for cheap (except gas prices)

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:04 PM

I know ill have to port and mill the heads. Do you know the specs to do so? And is that only for boosting it or does it matter?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:10 PM

Another problem. My legacy also smokes lightly while driving. Should i invest in buying another 2.2 or an 2.2t motor? Or just get it repaired?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

The Smoking could be a bad PCV, leaking Intake manifold gaskets, worn valve guides/seats ect. Check out the simplest first and go from there. It could also be motor oil dripping onto the exhaust while driving, The oil separator plate on the rear of the motor likes to leak, as does the rear main seal. Oil pan and cam seals like to leak as well.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

oh and here are a few pics of my car :D

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:20 AM

So I've come across an issue. I've installed those coilovers, been about three months or so. And the rear passenger side shock makes a loud bang noise. Like its rebounding hard. Not quite sure how to explain it




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