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1998 Subaru Legacy wagon, auto to 5spd swap?

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#1 mightGETaSUBARU


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:28 AM

I have a 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon that has an auto in it now, I have a friend with a wreck 1996 wagon with a 5 spd... the car he has runs and drives great (and has a wrx turbo engine in it)

anyways how much trouble will it be to go 5 spd in my current car?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

The trouble is more to do with getting all the associated parts at once than the actual work. Youwillwant to veryify the rear diff ratio as a 5spd is going tobe a 3.9. You will need a 3.9 rear diff, the driveshaft, trans mount, and pedal/clutch assembly. It has been done lots of times and and the search function should find you some answers.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:36 PM

You can read over my awd & 5spd swap to get an idea of what's all involved. You won't need to worry about the AWD swap parts, just the 5spd parts.


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