Originally Posted by zachary.berrier
The 5 is less shifts and longer when u go ppg, but the legacy gears aren't gonna hold any real power drag racing and the rear diff isn't as beefier either, if your serious drag racing u can throw in an sti swap with r180 and hold 600+ ft lbs of torque with the right clutch. The case of the 5 speed is also a super weak link of its design.
The USDM STI with overdrive isn't bad, i like the JDM 6 speed a little better if your not highway driving all day. I don't like running the dccd center diff open though, the bind clunk gets annoying.
I was pulling bits out of my rear diff and I had a whine in my tranny by the time I did the rebuild on my LGT