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Old 09-26-2008, 08:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by axelthrasher View Post
Not trying to crap on your thread or anything, but my take on the situation is that the ONLY 5 speed trans' that will benefit from this is the guys running some beefy ass straight cut gears... Do you think that these braces will help prevent gears sliping leading to gears breaking? Or is your stance that the actual cases are flexing allowing the input shaft to move enough to damage the gears?
Understood, and I certainly see your position. But I do respectfully disagree: If 2x stock power or less is capable of damaging the case beyond repair, then stock power is still going to cause noticable deflection in the case. Limiting case deflection is going to help at any power level stock or above. It's why you build a house on a concrete foundation instead of a mound of gravel in the middle of a swamp. And actually helical cut gears will generally cause more deflection at the bearings because they generate high thrust loads where straight cuts do not

Originally Posted by silver-duck View Post
I am ready to buy one; the painful part is listening to the negative whining of some people.
Glad to hear from another potential customer though I really don't mind when people have something negative to say... Sometimes they actually have valid points that lead me to re-visit certain parts of the design and make a better final product.
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