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97 Legacy wagon..auto to Manual swap?

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#1 Junkgrrl


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Posted 18 July 2006 - 10:18 PM

I just got a 97 legacy awd wagon with a bad trans. instead of fixing/putting another auto trans in, i was thinking of dumping in a manual trans instead. which trans will fit (year/model)? this is the first subura i've owned and have no idea which trans/engine will fit this chassis.


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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:13 PM

Any EJ series transmission will bolt up to your engine. So, basically, any transmission from a Subaru made from 1990 to 1999. You can also get trans from Legacies from 1990 to current and Imprezas from 1994 to current. As long as the donor car's engine name has EJ in it.

Common swaps: 5MT's from Legacies and Impreza's. 6MT's from new WRX STi's (but these are really expensive).

A swap will probably run you in the 2000 dollar range assuming you have someone do it for you. Parts could be pretty cheap depending on your source.

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:30 AM

Thanks. I'm lucky enough that my husband is a mechanic and have done various swaps (with the exception of subarus). any suggestions on sources for cheap parts?

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