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View Poll Results: what to do about the impending trans death
spend $1500-2000 on a retail price trans and rear end 0 0%
spend $800 to get one of my various 5-speeds built with micropolished gears 10 23.81%
sell the car and buy a silver 135 w/ red leather and track that 3 7.14%
sip a forty and holla at a shorty 29 69.05%
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:11 PM   #41
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I voted 40 and shorty
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Polishing gears isn't gonna do **** when the teeth shear off from torque. Get a 6spd for the better cut gears or go with quaife gears. I congratulate you on finally having a turbo, but don't start this **** all over again with a transmission. Is it going to take you 2 years to decide on what ******* transmission you want? You can get 6spds all the time for the $800 range. Just drop the coin...
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This summer I am ripping my old 5-speed apart to get the 3rd gear trophy-piece out of it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:28 PM   #44
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Polishing gears isn't gonna do **** when the teeth shear off from torque. Get a 6spd for the better cut gears or go with quaife gears. I congratulate you on finally having a turbo, but don't start this **** all over again with a transmission. Is it going to take you 2 years to decide on what ******* transmission you want? You can get 6spds all the time for the $800 range. Just drop the coin...
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Polishing gears isn't gonna do **** when the teeth shear off from torque. Get a 6spd for the better cut gears or go with quaife gears. I congratulate you on finally having a turbo, but don't start this **** all over again with a transmission. Is it going to take you 2 years to decide on what ******* transmission you want? You can get 6spds all the time for the $800 range. Just drop the coin...
sti, evo, and honda owners disagree with you
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Hustler, you wanna spend $800 on a possible fix or $800 on a proven fix?

Tapping bitches with a ziplock jimmy hat might work, but I prefer Trojans.
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Man, why drop all of the coin on a 135 when you can spend a 10th of that on what you already have and have a faster car? Funk dat.

Micropolishing may reduce the likelihood of crack initiation, and thus increase the apparent strength. But ultimately the underlying material is only so strong no matter what you do to the surface of the gear tooth. The surface finish and the underlying material have to work together to make for a strong gear.
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wtf are you talking about? he is absolutely right.......
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Honda owners don't need to polish there ******* gears because they can handle anything under 600whp out of the box. Its all in the gear cut, the 5spd on the miata sucks in that department. THE END.
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Hustler, you wanna spend $800 on a possible fix or $800 on a proven fix?

Tapping bitches with a ziplock jimmy hat might work, but I prefer Trojans.
$800 on a trans, $500 on a ring and pinion, $300 on the R&P install, all while my car sits there with a blown-up trans.

but yeah, the 6-speed is the answer. I'm going to be ultra pissed when this car is stolen.
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hustler you need to stop being so damn paranoid all the time man. get a 6 speed with a good r/p to go with it and just drive the damn car. quit being such a *****, its really not helping your e-thug reputation

that said I still love your e-thuggin
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We don't have 40's in Florida.

Is there any reason to think your tranny is gonna let go? If not I'd just forget about it and if it blows then get another 5 speed. That's my plan anyway.
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We don't have 40's in Florida.

Is there any reason to think your tranny is gonna let go? If not I'd just forget about it and if it blows then get another 5 speed. That's my plan anyway.
a buddy blew up another a couple days ago. I don't want to constantly put them in, or be stranded in the middle of nowhere, sleeping on the side of the highway. i want to be able to drive this car to Hallett, then drive it home.


Do BMW computers log **** that would indicate track beatings, and provide them with opportunities to deny warranty coverage?
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has hustler finally grown a vagina?
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wow, after all that you're just going to buy a bimmer?
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At least give the car a chance. I beat the hell out of my cars and I'm basically an unpaid professional car breaker. It looks like we both got boost on the miatas about the same time. I'm running a stock '90 transmission with 168k on it, with a '95 motor at 12psi, a '97 torsen lsd, and an exedy clutch. If I blow the tranny I'll let you know. Until then, I wouldn't worry about it.
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+1 huslter has to complain more than anyone else on this board
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$800 on a trans, $500 on a ring and pinion, $300 on the R&P install, all while my car sits there with a blown-up trans.

but yeah, the 6-speed is the answer. I'm going to be ultra pissed when this car is stolen.
you don't need a 3.636

Get a job in Socal somewhere and I'll let you codrive my car at a track event. 6-speed+4.10=epic win

Fastest track Miata in Cali is probably Emilio. 6-speed and a 4.30.
2nd fastest is probably BellWilliam's Rotrex NB. 5-speed and a 4.30.
3rd fastest is either me or TrackDayHokey. I have a 6-speed and 4.10s, he's got a 5-speed and 4.10s
5th is VagaXt, 6-speed and 4.10.

Mike (Minime) slots into there somewhere, but I've never seen laptimes for him. He's got a quaife box and 4.10s, but he got his quaife gears on eBay for like $800, lucky ****.
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In a year I will be moving South and plan to spend a lot of time working hard to get up to that list with my 5 spd 4.30... FWIW I would never put a 3.anything in a miata intended for aggressive use. There is no use and it only makes it slower than the other easily available options (4.10 and 4.30)
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hustler just needs to give his car to me and get a bimmer and be a bimmer douchebag
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