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EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:05 am

Hey, you all are my favorite Subaru forum peeps even though I don't have a firstgen anymore, so I figured I'd show you my current project: my wife's 2002 Outback Limited 5-speed.
After 212k faithful miles, the original 5mt bit the dust. Luckily it happened after we got back from our 3,500+ mile roadtrip from WA to AZ and back!!

We ended up doing some light offroading in Moab and Sedona, and it was plenty of fun for the family. So when the transmission broke, I happened across a JDM '03 Forester dual range transmission and decided to pick it up. In Moab we were lacking in crawl ratio and I ended up slipping the clutch quite a bit to crawl over rocks here and there. The dual range should help a lot with that problem! Right now I'm working on acquiring the OEM EU LHD shifter and console pieces to make this a factory install. I'm also going to throw on a 2" lift while it's all apart just for fun.

The Outback in Monument Valley
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Outback in Moab
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The new dual range!
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:39 pm

Nice!
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:22 am

The dual range trans is in, it drives nice. I managed to find the dual range shifter on eBay UK and order it, so that should be here next week. I'm still searching for the dual range center console trim, but I may have to modify a USDM one if I can't find what I need.

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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:15 pm

Dual range shifter arrived from the UK so I installed it. Now I just need to either find a center console to ship over here (no luck yet) or modify a USDM center console. I'm going to pick one up at a junkyard soon if I can find a wrecked tan interior 00-01 Outback. 02-04 (like my car) have a different center console design that is much more difficult to modify for shifter clearance.
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Here's the difference between early and late center consoles. Early had a single cupholder and lower profile; the second cupholder was in the dash trim next to the stereo. Late had two cupholders and is significantly taller. The early one matches the factory dual range plate best, and moves the heated seat switches up near the center console latch.
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Here's the dual range console I would like to find:
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:45 pm

Damn cup holders are always getting in the way :lol:
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by josh2109 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:51 pm

Drop me your email by pm mate and I'll put a shout out on the UK legacy forum and put anyone who has one in touch. If international shipping is a problem you'd be welcome to get it sent to my work and I could arrange shipping to the states if you're happy to cover the cost, we have accounts set up with most UK couriers due to the nature of our work.

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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:50 am

PM'ed, thanks for the offer.

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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:13 am

Well, I finally gave up and made a hacked up USDM console work. Might redo the black cloth in leather eventually.
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Lift came today! I'm excited to slap these well-made chunks of metal in.
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:32 pm

Those lift spacers look nice!
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Alphius » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:55 pm

Project done!

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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by Legacy777 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:47 pm

Looks good!
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Re: EJ AWD Dual Range 5mt Swap

Post by beatersubi » Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:47 pm

This is awesome! Our wife's cars near identical. Yours is much cooler, though.
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