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my 91 legacy
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:46 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:25 PM
Its more a personal preference than a standard.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:08 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:14 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:41 PM
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.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:32 PM
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.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:13 PM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:24 PM
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
Edited by TheLoyale, 17 July 2012 - 11:28 PM.
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.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:04 PM
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.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:34 PM
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:04 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:10 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:10 PM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:17 PM
Edited by Jimnohrdeb, 19 July 2012 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:20 AM
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