04 Forester XT 5 speed

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    Just lost 3rd on my XT, long shot but hoping somebody has one laying around or maybe a 6spd swap for a decent price? It’s an 04 it was swapped to a manual buy Subaru surgeons years ago.
     
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    How does one tell what gear ratio you need or currently have? I've got a bugeye wagon parts car with a 5 spd in it that I don't plan to use. If you tell me what to look for I can check it out.
     
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    what year bug eye? I know the early 5 speeds are glass but at this point it just might work. I’ll do some digging and see what I actually need.
     
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    Glass if you drive like an ass. Haha. I've got 230k on my stock one with no issues.

    I'll check when I get home, tho.
     
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    Ha I had to rebuild my 03 with RA gears… how do you think I lost 3rd in an XT? I shouldn’t be allowed to have boost.
     
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    As far as I’ve found it should work. Just a shorter final drive but whatever, it was supposed to be a daily.
     
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    MIGHT be ordering a Rallispec gear set so if it’s still in the car don’t pull it just yet
     
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    It's still in the car, which would take a bit of effort to get into the garage. Definitely won't be touching it unless you were interested. Haha. No worries!
     
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    Ha it’s definitely good to know where ones at though considering my skill in exploding them.
     
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    It comes in quite handy sometimes just having piles of parts (cars) sitting around.
     
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    Or a forest of engines like @Chux has!
     
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    I let all of mine sleep indoors, tho. Haha.

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    Bugeye trans would have the male splines sticking out I think the 04 would be with the splines on the axle? I could be wrong though.
     
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    Yeah you’re right. I got the rallispec gear set in and well now I have bigger issues car cranks but won’t start. It was originally an auto but who knows at this point.