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89 gl 4x4 with low range 4 to 5 spd swap

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#1 89 gl 4x4

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:22 AM

looking for any info on changing the 4spd (4x4) in my 89 gl to a 5spd 4x4 the year of transmissions will be the same. are the rear drive shafts the same? any mods or adaptations I will have to make? Thanks to all those with the knowledge who will share. the mind is like a parachute and knowledge is like manure.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:39 PM

There is lots of info on here about this, try using the search function. But no the driveshafts are not the same, you will need the driveshaft from the donor car with the 5 spd. Then you will need to make a center bearing mount for that driveshaft. Also the tranny crossmember as well, then you'll need to combine the two tranny crossmembers to make one that will fit the 5 spd tranny onto the car. Also, you'll need to change the shift linkage. Show us some pics of your car!!

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 10:13 PM

Hi This is Jerry, if you have a 89 gl hatch back with the EA81 engine well i make a 5 speed kit for it call me 1-509-952-2855. Thanks Jerry

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