Great idea. Unfortunately I don't have the finances available to get the Subaru trans right away (I wish I did). The only way I can justify it and plan it is to wait until the car is already on the road, save up some more then get it. that way I'm enjoying the car while saving up... The adapter plates are always resellable so I should get some back on that.ttriebler wrote:Yes agreed, probably better doing it all with the Subie trans the first time. No need to spend money on adaptor plates, weird starters and weird clutches that way.
Thanks, this is essentially where I am at currently, As I said a few posts ago though... the car WILL run a Subaru trans at some point in the future. I believe that if I am careful then the transaxle will last. Phase 1 goal is not for a racecar. Phase 1 goal is to have something that can be driven daily if need/wanted, get good fuel economy, and be reliable.Prtexx wrote: While I would like to use subagears products someday it makes for an expensive set up. I've done 5 swaps this past year using VW transaxles and been very pleased with them.. Most of us are building on a budget and until there is some competition or the price comes down it will be a while. I believe it's a good product if budget wasn't an issue. Just my opinion.
thanks, the phase thing keeps me focused. A project like this can be overwhelming if you've never done one before. This is my 1st acvw and engine swap project. this way I hopefully can stay on target and have a running driving car before too long.dlamyle wrote:I think the point is, when he gets to Phase 3, he will need to address the trans anyway so it would be better to do it sooner than later. The "expensive" set ups are the ones you have to repair or replace. You only pay for quality once...
Having said that, I like your Phase approach. Keeps you up and running and you get to look forward to the next phase.