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I've been using the following thread to piece together my 6spd swap. http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/6mt-master-swap-thread-107137.html


I was wondering what prevents just swapping in a jdm spec b setup like this one? http://m.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Subaru-Legacy-Spec-B-6speed-Awd-Transmission-Axles-Rear-Differential-2003-09-/112433756038?hash=item1a2d92f786%3Ag%3AZnQAAOSwPh5ZNy1j&_trkparms=pageci%253Ac5483bb7-8158-11e7-85ac-74dbd180a912%257Cparentrq%253Ae37fd6fe15d0ab4d2dcc35fcfffeb4d4%257Ciid%253A2


I can't seem to find an answer from searching. The only downfall would be the open diff and no dccd, but you'd be saving ~$4,000.

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I would check those prices, all these cars are getting older, so the parts prices are going to be less.


Anyway, my 05 STI gearbox was about $2500 when I bought it 7 years ago (I had it on my previous Legacy), I needed a $100 08-14 STI linkage, and a $50 LGT 5aet automatic driveshaft to make it fit on my 05 OBXT. Add $150 for the matching 3.9FD R160 I already had, and $300 in an stock STI flywheel and new stock 6spd clutch kit.


Total is a $3100.


My suggestion is when purchasing the gearbox, try to get as much of the ancillary stuff attached to it as possible - shift fork, slave cylinder, shift linkage, flywheel, and all the little bolts. Like any big project, its the little bits that quickly add to the price.

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