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Old 03-11-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question Going Quaife - slavage broken 5spd as donor?

So, with the new engine putting our plenty oomph, I broke my 5spd within 1,5hrs on a local track.

I don't need this again, I hate reliability issues like this so i may as well save up for a Quaife gear set.

Quaife UK still has some sets in stock (it seems the don't make them new anymore) but only the short ratio version.

With my 4.1 rear end I will loose some top end it seems, but that is another issue (that can be resolved by going with a 3.636 rear)

Onto the Quaife: should I find a new NB low milage donor or can I salvage my broken 5 spead as donor for the Quaife gear set?
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Quiafe is a piece of ---- company. I hope you don't get fucked like I did. I hope they all die of AIDS.
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Quiafe is a piece of ---- company. I hope you don't get fucked like I did. I hope they all die of AIDS.
Everyone gets what they deserve or something? You mean the products or the company (policies) ?

Seems that there are no other options to get this car reliable.
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I'm pretty sure that an adapter plate, your choice of transmission (rx7, T5, w/e) and a custom driveshaft will be cheaper than Quaife gears.
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I'm pretty sure that an adapter plate, your choice of transmission (rx7, T5, w/e) and a custom driveshaft will be cheaper than Quaife gears.
Only if time has no value.
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And if you don't value a PPF.


Spooky, what is the pricing on the short ratio gears?
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Spooky, what is the pricing on the short ratio gears?
1,476.0 (= $2311 or 1767) new from Quaife.
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Quiafe is a piece of ---- company. I hope you don't get fucked like I did. I hope they all die of AIDS.
So what happened here?
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Sorry if I missed some kind of back story, but why not just put in a 6-speed?
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Sorry if I missed some kind of back story, but why not just put in a 6-speed?
Hard to source here, like really hard + they break too.
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Also interested in Hustler's possibly-massively-exaggerated-for-interweb-brownie-points Quaife shenanigans. Quaife is a UK company, and as I'm from Team UK, it is relevant to my interests.
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Also interested in Hustler's possibly-massively-exaggerated-for-interweb-brownie-points Quaife shenanigans. Quaife is a UK company, and as I'm from Team UK, it is relevant to my interests.
I believe Hustler had a bad experience with Quaife on one of his VW's.
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Hard to source here, like really hard + they break too.
I'm sure you could get an MSM 6-speed shipped from the US for less than it would cost to put Quaife gears in a 5-speed. 6-speeds don't fail regularly under 300whp, either.
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I'm sure you could get an MSM 6-speed shipped from the US for less than it would cost to put Quaife gears in a 5-speed. 6-speeds don't fail regularly under 300whp, either.
(6 speed price + shipping) * 119% = [email protected]#%$

Actually, there seems to be a 6 speed available somewhere. What do I need to get the car running except the 6 speed itself? Anything else needs changing on the car? Don't care about speedo.
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Bolts right up. If you care about neutral switch and reverse lights, hook them up. If you don't, well don't The starter motor will be held on with 2 bolts instead of 3, or swap to an NB starter motor and save some pounds at the same time.
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Someone should probably also mention that the 6 speed is geared lower than the 5. Expect to swap to a 3.9 rear if you want comparable top gear revs to the 5 speed (assuming you now have a 4.3 in there). Alternatively, you can make some money on the side pulling out tree stumps using first and second gear. Use the tree money to buy a 3.6 ring and pinion.
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^It was mentioned, however I like the way you put it better.

Everyone always goes to the tree puller comments. I really, really wanna see a Miata chained to a tree. If that's not enough, I wanna see it pull a tree out no matter what the size is. lol
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I just bought a 6-speed, I'll see what I can come up with when the car is back on the road.
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Bolts right up. If you care about neutral switch and reverse lights, hook them up. If you don't, well don't The starter motor will be held on with 2 bolts instead of 3, or swap to an NB starter motor and save some pounds at the same time.
I bought a NB starter when my 99 engine was going in - but it was the same as the old one. Pics of NA vs NB starter?
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Not sure about the gearing, but the Quaife is close ratio too so I may end up with a 3.9 or 3.6 rear anyway. I've got the 1.8 default 4.1 right now.

The 6-speed locally will cost me $900 plus labour. The Quaife will cost me $2300 plus labour plus labour getting the gear set in a donor.

Will my 300lbft kill a 6 speed?
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