Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Car Year: 99
Car Model: UK S-turbo
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
With others on this, all the 5 speed clusters have basically the same parts, the close ratio (JDM STI homologation( clusters are marginally sronger as the don't have the smaller gears, but that would hold true of any transmission. Taller final drives are stronger as the pinion gear has more teeth and is the weakest link, PPG is a lot stronger than stock Subaru parts, but is obviously still breakable with enough torque/traction!
6-speed is tougher than 5 by a big margin, but the swap is a pain and its also a lot heavier (about 40lbs I belive)
98 s-turbo now breaking for spares :icon_cry:, now driving a BMW 320D M-sport :raspberry: