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Ej swap help

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#1 NWSubie


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

So I have been working on my ej swap for a few weeks in my 80 wagon. im trying to see whats the best way to make the new shifter linkages fit. Also do I need to make anything to weld the drive lines center bearing in? Or do I just weld it the body seemes kinda like the body could be pretty thin. Any picks of the linkages or the drive line will be helpful. Thanks

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:12 AM

I moved your thread over here to the retrofitting forum to get better exposure.

The driveshaft: Have your original 1 piece lengthened.
The shifters: If you are doing the 5speed dual range conversion contact Bratsrus1 (Jerry), he makes a kit that has the crossmember and shifters all modified to work in your car and look completely factory when you are done.

If you are doing the Legacy/Impreza EJ trans you will have to use the factory shifters and lengthen them to reach the tunnel in places if I remember correctly, as well as drill and cut the crossmember brackets from the EJ car to bolt in. Much harder to do.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

Thank you for moving my post, Im putting a 93 legacy ej 2.2 into the 80 along with an 87 5spd D/R trans. I already heve the tranny adapter plate installed. I also have the two part EA82 driveline.

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