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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Lower low range gears

Hey, so I just purchased a 2in lift from Anderson fab design and I'm really getting the itch to make my SH forester an absolute off-road machine. I've been talking to an Australian Subaru gearbox and engine vendor and they can send over a Australian SH Forester's dual range gearbox that would fit into my USDM Forester. The only thing I'm wondering now is if I can swap out the low range gears from the SH Forester's dual range gear box, which are only 1.2:1, with the gears from a SF forester's dual range gearbox which are 1.47:1? If not, is there any place I can get lower gears to swap into the SH gearbox to get even lower gearing? And if even that isn't possible, would a SF forester's transmission bolt up relatively easily to a SH forester?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 01:34 PM
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Have you asked the Australian vendor if it can be done because if you're talking to the vendor I have in mind they would certainly know? Perhaps also ask your question over at offroadsubarus.com as some guys there have modified boxes. (I am also an Admin over at ORS)

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Best of luck… I've exhausted every avenue looking for lower gearing for my SJ Forester. Aside from the dual range transmission available from the Australian domestic market, there aren't any options currently available. Unfortunately for me, the dual range transmission offers very little improvement over the factory 4:44 gearing in my 6-spd.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 03:22 AM
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These gear sets are not cheap from Scorpion Subaru here in Australia.
I have no idea as to how good or how bad they are, I just know that they are out there.


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 01:46 PM
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Interesting question...

What I know is that the Subaru XV here in Switzerland comes with a 1.6 engine with a 1,447 low range. I think that this engine is an FB and not an EJ which means that a low range should exist for the gearboxes compatible with the SH Forester...something to dig !

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