Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
4.44's are HERE!!
Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:15 PM
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:04 PM
Is that a diff gear ratio?
Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:57 PM
If I may show my ignorance, what is a 4.44?
Is that a diff gear ratio?
Yep, stock D/R trans uses a 3.90 final gear ratio, and if someone could find a way to put 4.44s in a D/R case, THEY WOULD BE A GOD, AND I WOULD WORSHIP THEM FOREVER!!!!!
I think someone did the math, and 4.44's would allow for ~29" tires with the same gearing as 3.90s and 22s....
it'd be like having stock drivetrain, with the clearance of 29s!!!!!!
I'm SOOOO HAPPY!!!!
Posted 07 December 2005 - 05:18 PM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:27 AM
As far as I understand these are from Japan. Several models of JDM(and a few US cars too) Subaru's use them. Mark(Island Roo) I probly won't get started until mid Jan or later shipping from Japan to US then to Canada at this time of year can't be all that fast, they did figure on 1 month or less tho, but I'd appreciate any help I can get.
Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:37 AM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 01:55 PM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 03:13 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:21 AM
Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:19 PM
So .... help the guy with the "moding for dummies" book
To do this you have to change the gears in the trany AND the diff? so then you have to get annother LSD diff in my case that is a 4.44? or are you doing some other kind of set-up?
Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:07 PM
Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:27 PM
Yes you have to change both, but you keep the gears from the trannie it's only the ring and pinion that have to to be swapped. A fair bit of aluminum removal too with the trannie and the rear diff. All I know about it so far is from reading up on few different forums and rally sites, it'll be I while before I can post pics and have any sort of write up.
Ok, so are you using the stock ea81 tranny case or are you having to use a AWD case?
And is $700 so far the total expense?
Posted 10 December 2005 - 03:43 PM
and I think $700 is just for the 4.44 front gearset, probably not including the stuff for the rear.
and I bet he's using his EA82 tranny
Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:24 PM
Posted 10 December 2005 - 09:32 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 11:25 AM
I've researched this extensively myself as well....Here is what i've found out...
the 2WD Hi-Lo 5speed trany is Not going to allow the 4:44 gear set to marry in as it sits stock...The Pinion shaft bearings sit in different enough locations that EXTENSIVE re-constructive surgury( welding of case,machining of case ) will have to take place....then the other MAJOR issue is the length of the pinion shaft is set up for an AWD model tranny, so it is roughly 50mm longer/shorter than the Hi-Lo trans.....I can't remember......So the tail end of the Hi-Lo box won't marry to it either....
I have talked Person to person with A guy who back in 93-94 Did a 4:11 swap into an RX AWD hi-lo tranny...And in order for that swap to happen he had to use the tail section of the AWD 4:11 trans, and LOSE the center diff Lock that was in the RX tranny.....
I Sincerly hope your Machine Shop guy has a Magic Wand....and can make this Happen....I would Love to see it
I have been wanting to post to this for you to have more first hand info, but HAve been Oh so Super busy...
Today's the first chance I've had to sit and breath in months....
Hope this brought a bit more insight into your endevor......
John in Oregon......
Posted 03 January 2006 - 01:43 AM
Now that the Christmas shipping gong show is over I hope to see those R+P's soon.
I want to make it happen. If it takes alot of time so be it. $$$ too well... I just hope It's not too bad and it becomes something that others can do too.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users