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    Tranny Swap???

    I purchased a 2002 WRX in January. The previous owner said that the tranny synchros went out so he tore it apart and replaced them. The bad part is for some reason it now won't go into reverse. He swears that he just didn't line the pin up right for that gear and that it will be a simple fix. Can anyone tell me if this is possible. If it will be too expensive to fix I might end up swapping out for an STI tranny. I would also like to know how difficult that is to do because I have never changed from a 5 gear pattern to a 6. I'm not sure what all that would entail

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    i believe with an sti tranny swap you have to do the drivetrain which includes diffs and axles. not sure how hard of a swap it is from there or if it is a direct bolt in, maybe some of the other guys can chime in
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackwrx View Post
    i believe with an sti tranny swap you have to do the drivetrain which includes diffs and axles. not sure how hard of a swap it is from there or if it is a direct bolt in, maybe some of the other guys can chime in
    thanks. Hopefully it's not too difficult, I'd rather not have to pay someone to do it if I can do it myself.

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    There are different options.. the cheapest six speed swap for you would be to use an 04 STi transmission and an AT drive shaft. That wouldn't require all new diffs and hubs, etc.. although the 07+ STi transmission has better gear ratios IMO, and not only do 5x114 hubs open up your wheel options, they also come with better bearings. It's just costly, I would expect to pay around $7000 to do it up right.

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    thank you. Any idea about the whole broken reverse?

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    i know what its like to love to work on your own car, but at the same time......

    if your not experienced with this sort of thing. esp if its your dd and you need it. it might be best to take it to a tranny shop and tell them what happened. and let them tear it apart and fix it.

    but if you have time, ie its not your dd. then id say rip it out yourself and go for it. its the best way to learn

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    it is my dd. i will end up taking it to the tranny shop as soon as it gets back from the body shop lol. i hope this repair isnt as expensive as the last one.

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