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Who is running an ea81 body with EJ transmission


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#1 cyberbackpacker

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:25 PM

I have been pouring over the ea2ej.pdf file getting ready to throw in an ej22t. I am looking for someone who has thrown in the ej 5mt tranny to elaborate a little more on the process than is mentioned in the pdf file.

Namely, do I have to alter linkages, shifter, etc? I know it states I need the front/rear xt6, and middle wrx crossmember pieces. Is that it?

Anyone have pics of theirs installed?

And yes I searched, but got very few returns for "awd", and nothing for "ej*". And I poured throw posts back to '02 about trannies in ea81's, but could not find specifically what I was looking for.

Thanks.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:59 PM

The shifter linkage is the same as a 5sp PT4WD box, so look for 5sp in EA81, I think theres something in the USRM about that.

The propshaft will need to be shortened.

I have no idea what works as a crossmember, but if you have steel, an angle grinder and a welder things always fit...

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:47 AM

The shifter linkage is the same as a 5sp PT4WD box, so look for 5sp in EA81, I think theres something in the USRM about that.

The propshaft will need to be shortened.

I have no idea what works as a crossmember, but if you have steel, an angle grinder and a welder things always fit...


Thanks for the headsup on that, but was hoping someone that provided the xt6/wrx crossmember info could chime in. I am more inline for using as much of the lego principle as possible, before resorting to busting out steel and a welder.

I trust myself for small jobs (rad supports, exhaust, etc), but not necessarily to fab up such an integral thing as a tranny crossmember.... that could be bad juju if my welds aren't up to snuff.

So, bump for people running the xt6/wrx x-members.

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:58 AM

Well the problem withthe xt-6/wrx crossmember setup is that it won't work in an ea81 body. You will have to make or have a crossmemebr made to work right. The shift linkage needs to be a couple inches shorter, and have a mount point made up for the rear hanger piece.

Here are some good pictures to go by of a full wrx swapped brat.
http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=478

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 12:30 PM

Well the problem withthe xt-6/wrx crossmember setup is that it won't work in an ea81 body. You will have to make or have a crossmemebr made to work right. The shift linkage needs to be a couple inches shorter, and have a mount point made up for the rear hanger piece.

Here are some good pictures to go by of a full wrx swapped brat.
http://www.ultimates...=500&ppuser=478


That is some good info, thank you. Now I need to get my thinking cap on...

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Posted 18 May 2007 - 12:34 PM

I've done a good bit of research into the complete swap as you are doing. So if you have any questions or anything just hit me up and I'll do my best.

[Hi-jack/ON] I also think I have made a breakthrough on "the ultimate sleeper" that I've been compiling reasearch for. More to come later...[Hi-jack/OFF]

#7 subaruguru

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 02:46 AM

man i bet that is one fast rump roast brat lol ( high jack)




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