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Old 10-02-2008, 07:38 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by jhargis View Post
I'll be sticking with my non-RA STi transmission... Basically the same thing as LGT gears. I have a conservatively tuned vf-39 setup, so I'm not pushing amazing power. My case is the old weaker 4-bolt style though, so it's going to get some serious custom reinforcement work done when I drop it out to replace the old clutch soon

Look at the post above. I'll be actually applying a measured amount of torque to the transmission in that test fixture and seeing if and exactly where case distortion is occurring. Then I'll bolt the reinforcement on and measure again... That should give me a good idea of whether it's working or not.

Yup, aluminum bushings will be the next thing in the works. I'm even thinking of using roller bearings instead of bushings if I can find something that will be adaptable... I'm also looking into a much stronger u-joint setup for the shifter link on the transmission side of the shift assembly, the stock part is crap and has bushings that cannot be replaced as the assembly is riveted together. I've got a couple of truly bad-ass ideas brewing on that one

Thanks for the encouragement!

i want to be one of the first to get those pieces, i hate how sloppy my shifter feels even tho i have upgraded bushings
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