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Old 05-09-2019, 10:18 AM
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Long story short, I ordered a 3.6 that will be showing up shortly, but I have come to find out that the 6 speed I purchased, isn't in the best shape and another 6 speed isn't really in the cards at the moment. I still have the 5 speed that I took out of my car, that works perfectly well.

The reason I wanted to go with the 3.6 6 speed combo is that I wanted to make the car a little more highway cruisable, while not sacrificing get up and go when I install my turbo setup.

My question is this: How would drivability be with the 3.6 and the 5 speed? Looking at FM's gearing calculator it seems like it would make for pretty tall gearing. Im concerned it would be too tall the the little 1.8 to handle.
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Yuck. Save it for when you get a 6spd you're happy with.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:57 AM
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Yuck. Save it for when you get a 6spd you're happy with.
Probably a good idea. I've also considered just running the 6 speed I have now and just sending it. I mean, its not like im going to do anything else with it....
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Probably a good idea. I've also considered just running the 6 speed I have now and just sending it. I mean, its not like im going to do anything else with it....
At least for me, driving with a not so great gearbox taks all the fun out of driving; I'd put the 3.6 on the shelf for a future, happier day, when you have a crisp shifting 6-speed, and leave in whatever diff you had before the long diff purchase.
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What’s wrong with your 6 speed?
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At least for me, driving with a not so great gearbox taks all the fun out of driving; I'd put the 3.6 on the shelf for a future, happier day, when you have a crisp shifting 6-speed, and leave in whatever diff you had before the long diff purchase.
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What’s wrong with your 6 speed?
I agree, I have had cars with long gearing and they aren't quite as fun.

Unfortunately, the 6 speed I have shifts great, its just really noisy. I ended up tearing into it to see if I could find a problem, but I didn't find anything conclusive. I covered the problem a bit in my build thread and a few other threads. In short, it was knocking after the first test drive, then stopped knocking but had a substantial amount of bearing noise. I have it sealed back up and i threw it back in the car last night. I'm going to try and play with different gear oils to see if that wont' quiet it down, since i couldn't find any obvious problems.
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