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lifting my 95 impreza

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#1 Subie57



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

I just recieved my lift from SJR Lifts. It looks amazing great quality, precision drilling for the mounting holes and precision cuts and breaks on the mounts. I am lifting my 95 Impreza went with a 6 in lift forester xt struts, bassett wheels with a 3 inch back spacing the wheels r 15x7 steelies. The struts r KYB GR-2. To help with gearing because I haven't found a dual range trans yet I am swapping out the 3.90 diffs for the 4.44 diffs that come in the automatic outback. That should help with some lower gearing.Attached File  IMAG0215.jpg   112.9K   40 downloads

Edited by Subie57, 02 May 2013 - 02:29 PM.

#2 Uberoo


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:10 PM

You have to change the diff in the transmission if you change the rear diff ratio.From your post I wasn't sure if you were doing that or not.The ratios front to back have to be within 1% to work right.

#3 Subie57



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:41 AM

I did say diffs. But I see where ur coming from and thanks for clearifing that.

#4 torxxx


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

so you are going to tear apart a completely good 5MT to convert it to 4.44......  ?  Or is the car already an automatic?  IF so you need a 98 Forester tranny and rear end.   And flex plate.   Problem solved.  5MT is a completely different story.


Have you ever had a 5MT apart before?  Do you understand anything about sideload on bearings and pinion depth and how to set up a ring and pinion?  If not I dont recommend getting into what you are talking bout.  


You have a 3 inch lift, meaning you might be able to fit ~27 inch tires under that car.  A 2.2L with 3.9 gearing will turn those just fine.  If you were trying to turn 29 inch tires with a EJ25D (where the power doesnt come on til 4500+rpm) then I'd say its time to regear.

I have 29 inch tires on my outback with 4.11 gears and a EJ25D and it has no issues getting up and going.  Your car is gonna most likely have a EJ22E and they make their power at the bottom end.    Just sayin look into what you are wanting to build a bit before you start talking about major surgery on a tranny.


Have you addressed the top hat issue with the struts yet?  Legacy and Forester run the same size top hats on the struts,  Impreza runs a smaller pattern. 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:07 AM

Have you installed this yet? Pics?

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