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changing gear box from four speed to fived speed

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#1 wazza34


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Posted 28 February 2005 - 04:44 AM

hi, my name is warren.
i have a subaru touring wagon 1983 model, with EA81 Flatfour. Now i need to know if i can fit a later model gear box to the 1983 motor. I have 15.5in rims, which are called "spitfires", fitted with 50series low profile tyres. i also intend on getting a new paint job, changing it from burgundy to a "Starmist" green. I also have a reconditioned motor (40,000 overbore) and have a VDO CD player with two sony explode 6in speakers and two 6x9in speakers in the back. Could anyone help me with my problem.


#2 subie94


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Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:34 AM

if needed contact mudrat,i hear he's great at making adapter plates that would allow that.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 03:44 PM

Any EA82 tranny, which should be a 5 speed, should bolt right up to your EA81?

The problem you would have is the driveline. On the 5 speed you have several drivelines and you'd have to fabricate some mounts. The 4 speed you have has just the one solid driveline.

You may be able to use or modify (lenghten or shorten) the 4 sp driveline to work with the 5 sp tranny?

What year tranny are you looking to mount?

82 SubaruHummer--shortened driveline.
01 Forester--standard dirveline.

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 11:33 AM

talk to bratsrus1, I am trying to do the same thing with my hatch. He makes a gear box kit or something that bolts right into the old trans, so you keep the driveline and all, though some parts off the five speed would be needed, shifter linkage, etc.

#5 MilesFox


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Posted 25 June 2005 - 02:11 PM

not only can you fit in the ea82 5spd, you can fit an ea82 motor the same

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:14 AM

Miles Fox, dude the Trashwagon site rocks!!! My $200 dollar Wagon is cosmetically changed! Fenders are real rusted, along with the floor board inside, you can pour out a drink with out opening the doors or windows.!@#$$% lol. Need to cut fenders out and get some kind of rack.

83 Wagon 4sp, D/R 167k
84 Hatch 4sp, D/R 145k

#7 MilesFox


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Posted 26 June 2005 - 01:34 PM

a rusty car in washington? no way

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