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I know you want one, I know it would be cool, and i know you don't have the money right now.

 

But i just contacted an Australian wrecking yard about getting a shipment in, possibly 10 to make shipping somewhat more worthwhile. If they want a minimum of 10 I want 9 others that can Commit the money it will take to get them here.

 

Sorry to seem harsh, but i don't want this to go on for 5 pages and have only 3 people actually commiting. This is still pending on their response, they may not want to go through the hassle, maybe for 10 though.

 

Sticky?

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To answer your questions, I have no idea.

 

1. They won't be cheap, i'm guessing optimistically at around 500-1000

 

2. The'll be shipped to either Seattle or San Diego, Unless its the same price to Michigan, however i'm assuming that most will go to Seattle so i may get them delivered there, i have a place i can send them that is a business so it might be cheaper

 

3. The low range is about 1.19, its no EA-82 low range, but with the added torque of the 2.2 it should be just fine

 

4. Little Prince, if i get one direct to Mi, I'll include yours

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I'm assuming that these will be AWD and low lock, as opposed to 2, 4, lo.

 

As they fit on the forresters, they fit on the EJ20 so yes i can say with 99% certainty that they will fit onto the 2.5 or the 2.2 like i'm hoping.

 

On a slightly random note, i belived that these use the push clutch not the pull, so they will require a master cylinder for the hydraulic clutch, not a big deal, but somthing to think about.

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I'm assuming that these will be AWD and low lock, as opposed to 2, 4, lo.

 

As they fit on the forresters, they fit on the EJ20 so yes i can say with 99% certainty that they will fit onto the 2.5 or the 2.2 like i'm hoping.

 

On a slightly random note, i belived that these use the push clutch not the pull, so they will require a master cylinder for the hydraulic clutch, not a big deal, but somthing to think about.

 

I admire your initiative in trying to get this deal to go down. I don't even have a subie, but I would consider investing in the project.

 

I have seen similar purchase pooling deals in the Vanagon world. You can still get new Vanagon parts from South Africa.

 

Buying a load of used trannies from the other side of the world is risky. What is the price differential if you just order new ones?

 

I drool when I dream about a lifted OBS Sport with an extended range transmission and a little camp trailer. Someday perhaps.....

 

I will be watching for progress on this idea.

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Good news, bad news.

 

Good, there AWD all the time with a 4.11 gearing, so they'll still be pretty stout off road

 

Bad, with the conversion rate as it stands they are about 2k per plus shipping. i'll see what i can do and keep you updated

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