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Gearshift Linkage compatability

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Hey guys,

 

Wanting to move to the newer style 5 speed linkage as i udnerstand there are 2 types for the gc8. Are the linkages compatable with all 5 speed gearboxes? My RS currently has the older style linkage but the bushings are shot hence decision to move to the newer style linkage and change out bushings while im at it.

 

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Didnt realise this either untiil i tried to install my short shift kit haha. The one in my RS has the bolt going through the linkage rather than the gear stick. its workable, but i'd rather move to newer parts, which are in essence set up in reverse.

Still havent figured out how to post images but this trademe link has the diagram for the older style: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/subaru/gear-boxes/listing-2587773565.htm?rsqid=d8a60ee179ef48a49794714639a80bea-004

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I'm fairly sure all 5 sp's have the same "shifter shaft" with a vertical hole for the roll pins.

From there back I'm unsure what combo works with what.

 

I do know BP/BL legacy 6sp shifter/linkage combo do not work with GBA (all bolt up but you can't get into certain gears)

I also know I tried a gc8 shifter in a bf5 and it couldn't get into 2nd, 4th or reverse). Unsure what linkage was used.

 

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38 minutes ago, pl0x said:

I'm fairly sure all 5 sp's have the same "shifter shaft" with a vertical hole for the roll pins.

From there back I'm unsure what combo works with what.

 

I do know BP/BL legacy 6sp shifter/linkage combo do not work with GBA (all bolt up but you can't get into certain gears)

I also know I tried a gc8 shifter in a bf5 and it couldn't get into 2nd, 4th or reverse). Unsure what linkage was used.

 

Cheers, your comment around the bf5 is interesting. Would it depend on the actual gearbox in the car as well? like i haven't got the original RS box for sure.

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Yea i'm not sure if the bf5 issue was the wrong newer style linkage that was used or if the gc8 shifter is actually different.

 

I've never had an issue swapping 5sp boxes (when using the chassis's same shifter/linkage) between models or phases, so assume all 5sp boxes are the same and shouldn't matter what gearbox is in there. In one of my old be5's I had both phase 1 and 2 gearbox in there at some point with no shifter issues.

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Ah thats good to know. I think i'll just try to work with a later gc8 one or be/bh linkage rather than look for anything newer just incase.

 

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Just thought I'd update this with some info I've found, as I'm putting a newer setup in mine since the newer joint is easy to get (PN: 35047AC030).

Subaru changed the shift linkages around 1996/1997. 
Running a couple of Chassis Codes in Amayama I found the images of the two. 
You can swap between the two styles, but you need the entire shift assembly; the Joint, rod, and selector:

 

< 1996:

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>= 1997:

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On 7/01/2021 at 4:14 PM, Technikhaus said:

Just thought I'd update this with some info I've found, as I'm putting a newer setup in mine since the newer joint is easy to get (PN: 35047AC030).

Subaru changed the shift linkages around 1996/1997. 
Running a couple of Chassis Codes in Amayama I found the images of the two. 
You can swap between the two styles, but you need the entire shift assembly; the Joint, rod, and selector:

 

 

 

Nice, i did assume that was the case ( i noticed from a trip to pick a part  that the linkage did change slightly in the gc/gf chassis over the years too. I picked up a full v7 wrx shifter and linkage et (new bushes too) on the cheap so im going to run with that (and hope it fits....)

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19 minutes ago, blitzd808 said:

Nice, i did assume that was the case ( i noticed from a trip to pick a part  that the linkage did change slightly in the gc/gf chassis over the years too. I picked up a full v7 wrx shifter and linkage et (new bushes too) on the cheap so im going to run with that (and hope it fits....)

 

Yeah that'll work fine!
Note that the roll pin can be a PITA to remove from under the car, and that it's a dual-roll pin, so have to knock out the center one first, then the outer one. 

 

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17 minutes ago, Technikhaus said:

 

Yeah that'll work fine!
Note that the roll pin can be a PITA to remove from under the car, and that it's a dual-roll pin, so have to knock out the center one first, then the outer one. 

 

 

Yeah have seen a few people say that! Going to wait until i can get the rs up on a hoist tbh. getting sick of rolling around on the ground with no light haha

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