Daihatsu Scat gearing

Elblado

New Member
I've got a Daihatsu scat or F50 with a 2.5l diesel DG engine and 4spd gearbox. Its stock standard. Great little 4x4 around town and offroad but on the hwy it's only comfortable up to 95kms/hr max. I normally cruise around 90 which limits the hwy kms im willing to do to get to the offroad tracks. What can I do to raise the gearing? Swap to a 5spd box, change the t'case gears, change diff gears?
 

Tatty

New Member
I presume doing the ratio gearing is probably cheapest if you have trouble finding a box. But if you can find a 5 speed gearbox lying around for for cheap, 4 hours of labour and a 6 pack should see that problem solved.

Did they come out with 5 speed boxes? If not, you might be able to find another car that had a 5 speed box that can match up to the bell housing, but then you're best to seek Daihatsu forums or specialists for that kind of information. Maybe ask a Daihatsu wrecker?
 

Elblado

New Member
I think later models came with a 5spd and theres one for sale that i know of. But im trying to find out if its compatible which is proving difficult. As there were quite a few scats sold in aus i was hoping someone here might have had some experience with them.
 

muc the truck

Well-Known Member
they are a awesome little truck . In the late eighties my neighbor had a 4speed version . he bolted in a 5 speed but I don't know what one . there's got to be some one that knows .
 

Wang

Well-Known Member
The 2.8 DL-52 turbo and na motors came with a 5spd.

It's not a straight forward swap the tailshafts are different and the gearbox cross member is back further

Rockys have the same drive line so it would fit as well
 

SuperPaj

New Member
Easiest way to fix the gearing would be to stick some 33" tyres on!! Even 31" tyres would help if you were worried about damage to the drive line. SPOA conversion would fit them easy or even some extended shackles. Sucks that you cant get aftermarket springs for the old scats...

Cheers
Josh
 
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