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'93 Impreza with EA Dual Range Tranny


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#1 Rallywagon

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:08 PM

Haven't done it yet...want input. (Searched the forums and couldn't find this exact swap idea.)

I have a chance to get a '93 AWD 5MT Impreza wagon with a wasted center diff. It has an excellent EJ18 in it. I already own 2 EA81 cars with 4 speed D/R trannies, but the bodies are completely rusted....

What are your thoughts on putting an EA81 dual range tranny into a '93 Impreza (I could find an EA82 5 spd dual range too, if that would be better)

- differential gear ratio of a '93 Impreza 5MT AWD with EJ18? I could swap in an old rear diff if needed?

- how would the older tranny fit into the Impreza body? I would want a lift on the Impreza too.

- gear ratios of older tranny compared with the '93 AWD 5MT? Higher the ratios the better..the goal is slow offroading.

- other pluses or minuses or roadblocks?

Thanks for any thoughts!

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:14 PM

can be done. Mudrat79 makes and adapter plate/kit. there's a forester with a D/R in it right now. ForesterRanger maybe????

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:47 PM

Did you guys not get dual range legacys over there??

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:11 PM

Unfortunately, the last D/R's in the US were about 1989 models.

Do you know if the D/R Impreza trannies on your side of the pond locked the rear diff while in low range...or was it always the use of the viscous center diff?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:12 AM

Unfortunately, the last D/R's in the US were about 1989 models.

Do you know if the D/R Impreza trannies on your side of the pond locked the rear diff while in low range...or was it always the use of the viscous center diff?


No, although i was under the impression that they worked the same as the ea series ones: front wheel drive, or hi/low 4wd with no center diff.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:55 PM

im in the middle of swapping an 87 dr tranny into my 95 impreza no real headaches so far check my thread for pics tranny is bolted in car in middle of engine rebuild

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 05:57 PM

im in the middle of swapping an 87 dr tranny into my 95 impreza no real headaches so far check my thread for pics tranny is bolted in car in middle of engine rebuild


Check the last post date before yours on this thread.




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