Subaru Transmissions

Standard Shift Subaru Transmissions

Five Speed Subaru Transmissions

(listed below)

5MT

  • It is notable to mention that only Turbo vehicles received a hydraulic clutch until 1995. Also, in 1998 Subaru changed from a push-style clutch to a pull-style requiring minor bellhousing and fork changes.
  • Gear Ratios: 1st 3.785 2nd 1.945 3rd 1.500 4th 0.994 5th 0.780/(0.735 WRX) - Final 4.11 (3.90 WRX)
  • Usage: All 1990-2003 with EJ-Engine

5MT Revised

  • Gear Ratios: 1st 3.454 2nd 2.062 3rd 1.448 4th 1.088 5th 0.871 Rev 3.545
  • Usage: All 2003–Present Subaru Non-Turbo

5MT Turbo

  • Gear Ratios: 1st 3.166 2nd 1.882 3rd 1.296 4th 0.972 5th 0.738 Rev 3.545
  • Usage: All 2003–Present Subaru Turbo

Six Speed Subaru Transmissions

(listed below)

Impreza WRX STi and Legacy specifications B

There are three six speed manual transmissions currently available for USDM Subarus. The STi and Legacy Spec B are the two vehicles that received them. The STi's 6MT has undergone various changes throughout the years, but have always had a limited slip front differential and the DCCD. In 2006, The STi's 6MT underwent some changes that included making the center differential a limited slip unit and a slight lengthening of some gears. The Spec. B's 6MT has different gear ratios (specifically 6th gear being longer) than the STi's unit, does not have DCCD, and neither the front nor center differentials are limited slip units. The Spec B's 6MT is still highly prized; however, because of its longer ratios than those found in the STi, while still retaining much of the STi unit's robustness.


  • Gear Ratios : 1st 3.636 2nd 2.375 3rd 1.761 4th 1.346 5th 0.971 6th 0.756 Rev 3.545 (This only applies to either the 04-05 STi or the 06+ STi, not both, and not the Spec B.).
Model1st2nd3rd4th5th6thReverseFinal DriveDCCDFront DiffCenter Diff
US Impreza WRX STi MY04 TY856WH3MA 3.636 2.375 1.761 1.346 0.971 0.756 3.545 3.900 35/65 A.P. Suretrac automatic DCCD system
US Impreza WRX STi MY04 late TY856WH4MA 3.636 2.375 1.761 1.346 0.971 0.756 3.545 3.900 35/65 A.P. Suretrac automatic DCCD system
US Impreza WRX STi MY05 TY856WW6MA 3.636 2.375 1.761 1.346 0.971 0.756 3.545 3.900 35/65 Helical LSD automatic DCCD system



2010 Legacy/Outback

The new 2010 Legacy and Outback models will offer a six-speed manual as one of the two transmission options in the base 2.5i, and is the only option for the Legacy GT model. This transmission is an evolution of the 5MT split-case design, and does not share any parts of construction with the STI's 6MT transmission. The transmission uses a cable shifter, unlike all previous designs that use a direct mechanical linkage.