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EA71 4spd S/R -5spd S/R ??

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#1 RedLance


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Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:27 PM

The red Camper Special 1980 BRAT that I have, is an EA71 with the 4spd and S/R transfer case. A neighbor noticed that we have lots of Subaru's, and gave me 2 2WD 5spd trannies. Would it be possible to transfer the "transfer case" from the 4spd to a 5spd? Thus making the 2WD 5spd, into a 4WD 5spd? I plan to travel alot in my "mini-mini motorhome" and would like to have the overdrive gearing of the 5spd.



#2 Caboobaroo


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Posted 08 September 2003 - 08:58 PM

if there is a way, I wanna know cause I got a 2wd 5-speed that would work very nicely in my wagon.

#3 GLCraig



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Posted 08 September 2003 - 10:09 PM

Sorry but you can't do that conversion. The drive gear for the transfer case on a 4-speed 4wd transmission gets swapped for the driven gear for 5th gear on a 2wd 5-speed. Also 4th gear on a 4-speed 4wd is an overdrive gear.

#4 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 08 September 2003 - 10:11 PM

Subaru's do not have an external transfer case. All the 4WD components are built in with the 4WD Transmission. There is almost no way to convert a 2WD to a 4WD. Or convert a 4WD 4spd to a 4WD 5spd.


#5 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 09 September 2003 - 12:19 AM

yeah - they are similar at first glance, but if you look closesly you will notice that the casing of the 2WD (at least half of it anyhow), is different. There's a bulge on one that isn't on the other. However - I'm sure that many of the parts from the 2WD would fit inside the 4WD, if you were to need syncro's and what not. That is - if you wanted to open one up. Could be ugly inside.


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