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This is my first Subaru Forester. The handbook is less than informative about the low ratio sugesting that when starting on a hill with a loaded trailer low ratio should be enguaged. However it does not tell you whether a move to high ratio can be made on the move and at what speed. Subaru dealer is no help and Subaru UK decline to answer my e-mails. Does any one have any information on this please. Having only just got it I dont realy want to bugger it up.

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I do not belive any US spec Foresters have High/Low ratio (or range) I know over seas you could get dual range (high and low) but I don't think you could even get that over here.

 

Maybe it's talking about dissenguaging an 'overdrive' feature? I know when towing things you should disenguage overdrive if so equiped. That would be on an automatic transmission however. Is this an AT or MT ?

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Don't make us Jealous.....talking about High and Low ratios.:slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

 

We can't get them up here! :mad:

We only have the single range transmissions :(

 

Glenn

82 SubaruHummer-dual range transmission

01 Forester-single range transmission :mad:

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Its comforting to know that we have something you guys dont, but its little use if I cant find out how to work it. Thanks any way.

Don't make us Jealous.....talking about High and Low ratios.:slobber: :slobber: :slobber:

 

We can't get them up here! :mad:

We only have the single range transmissions :(

 

Glenn

82 SubaruHummer-dual range transmission

01 Forester-single range transmission :mad:

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Its definately a high/low ratio with its own lever beside the handbrake, but thanks any way.

I do not belive any US spec Foresters have High/Low ratio (or range) I know over seas you could get dual range (high and low) but I don't think you could even get that over here.

 

Maybe it's talking about dissenguaging an 'overdrive' feature? I know when towing things you should disenguage overdrive if so equiped. That would be on an automatic transmission however. Is this an AT or MT ?

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Just noticed you are not in the US :)

 

I have High/Low range on my '88 GL wagon. Seperate selector lever for the dual range. You can switch it while moving but not very fast. I only do it in 1st gear really. Clutch in and shift into high or low.

 

If you had to come to a complete stop to do it the manual would warn your to do so. I wouldnt worry about it. Just dont do it while going over 25mph and you'll be fine

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Thanks that confirms what I thought and what the manual hints at but does not say. With all the rain we have had in the last few days I will have need of it soon.

Just noticed you are not in the US :)

 

I have High/Low range on my '88 GL wagon. Seperate selector lever for the dual range. You can switch it while moving but not very fast. I only do it in 1st gear really. Clutch in and shift into high or low.

 

If you had to come to a complete stop to do it the manual would warn your to do so. I wouldnt worry about it. Just dont do it while going over 25mph and you'll be fine

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