Coworker gave me a Subaru trans ...

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Coworker gave me a Subaru trans ...

Post by MinamiKotaro » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:12 pm

... for free. If I ever get around to installing this EJ20 sohc I have laying around, it would be the obvious choice for a tranny. However, I have a swingaxle Bug. Does anyone make combination cv joint/swingaxle axles, or would I have to butcher my pan and weld in an IRS back half to use the Subie trans?
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Re: Coworker gave me a Subaru trans ...

Post by Clonebug » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:27 pm

What are the "TY" numbers on the bell housing of the Subie trans????

The Subagears reverse R/P is a cool deal but you will have some good money into it.

I would think an IRS conversion would be the logical choice.
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Post by Chip Birks » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:07 pm

Pretty sure welding in the trailing arm mounts isn't that big of an ordeal. A little nip and tuck action would probably do just fine.

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Post by Piledriver » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:59 pm

The only truly hard part is getting a good set of jigs for the inner TA mounts, and access.
Its doable in the car.
It's fast and easy if the body is off.
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