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Old 01-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #61
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Are you planning on using or acquiring a 6 spd trans Rafa?
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:22 AM   #62
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Are you planning on using or acquiring a 6 spd trans Rafa?

Yes to both questions Chad but that is in the future. I have other things to do first like finally finishing my car's suspension, and on and on. haha.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:22 PM   #63
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Guys, read my last post. THIS IS A 3.9 gearset.

I'm looking for 3.63 gearsets not the 3.9.

I don't think the 3.9s are worth the effort.
Actually, I really like the 3.9 with the 5 speed. I think it's a great combo. However I just read that you plan on the six speed later, so the 3.636 is nearly a must have in my book. I am SO glad I picked mine up years ago when they were easy to get and only $290 a set.

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Actually, I really like the 3.9 with the 5 speed. I think it's a great combo. However I just read that you plan on the six speed later, so the 3.636 is nearly a must have in my book. I am SO glad I picked mine up years ago when they were easy to get and only $290 a set.

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Way to rub it in you 3.636 gear thwartin' bastard. Wanna sell them?
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:28 PM   #65
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Way to rub it in you 3.636 gear thwartin' bastard. Wanna sell them?
Mmm discontinued rare 3.636 gearset BNIB.

Gotta get those suckers cryo'd soon.

Mazdaspeed Motorsports might have a few left, but I doubt it.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #66
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Way to rub it in you 3.636 gear thwartin' bastard. Wanna sell them?
Maybe with the rest of the car.

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so will the 3.63 be too big for a 250whp 5-speed?
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #69
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so will the 3.63 be too big for a 250whp 5-speed?
I'll let you know in about 1 month. I guess it depends on your specific needs. In my case, I want to take my car to the track sometimes. I really would like to know in the case of those using the 3.63 for the dragstrip what would be the result.
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so will the 3.63 be too big for a 250whp 5-speed?
I want it more for the 170mph gearing @ 7500 rpm, and the lower rpm's at cruise on the highway.

Even if the car is slower with that gearset, you are still going from NA to turbo at the same time you put it in, its not like you will feel it being slow.

Can't wait to get it (and the rest of my ****) in.
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I want it more for the 170mph gearing @ 7500 rpm, and the lower rpm's at cruise on the highway.

Even if the car is slower with that gearset, you are still going from NA to turbo at the same time you put it in, its not like you will feel it being slow.

Can't wait to get it (and the rest of my ****) in.
I agree. As long as I have the torque, that just means less gear shifting on the track. I miss 3rd gear going out to 111mph in my old VW...but it was significantly faster with the smaller r&p.
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