It's been awhile...3 years according to my official USMB member statistics which can never be wrong (lol!!). Needless to say, my post count has dropped considerably on this forum in the last decade and a half or so for various reasons ..
So to bring you up to date,..Alleyboy totaled his 2002 Forrester this weekend...There was a one inch "snowstorm" in CBus on Sat, and the I happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with a bunch of stupid-*ss drivers that cant deal with light winter driving. Cars were at a dead stop at a highway entrance ramp while a pileup was ensuing ahead. I slammed into that mess, and got rear ended pretty hard as a bonus immediately afterward. Well you get the picture. This car was the #2 fave in my current fleet with a solid 2.5 and 5 speed which I will be salvaging for re-use.
I would like to transfer that 5 speed into another car (98 Forrester A/T with 2.2 convesion). I did search on here for a similar swap with no hits, so I hope the moderators won't use that angle to flame or ban me this time around. Based on the lack of info available, I'm guessing that 5 speed conversions on the New Gens are not as popular as with the Old Gens for example, which I have done successfully. I understand that A/T trannies used in 98's were a one-off, so that may complicate things a bit. Also, maybe because the AT's are more proprietary for some reason (?)
If anyone can share any firsthand experience with this, some good advice, or can point me to a relevant write-up, that would be greatly appreciated. thanks, John