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Old 08-01-2014, 05:20 PM   #1051
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That counts toward you being an idiot for not using the 6-speed. And if you broke 3 6-speeds then you're still an idiot
Nothing idiotic about it. Have had the car for over ten years and was just really poor when i started out. 6-speed grearing sucks. My car worked better with the 5-speed. As a Subaru tech, it was cheaper to rebuild the 5-speed than replace with six speed.

Replaced with fully built 5-speed once i was no longer poor. All is well now, and i have better ratios than the six.

But thanks for the friendly comment anyway.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:11 PM   #1052
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Another thing to keep in mind about the 5 speed, it's about 85 pounds lighter than the 6 speed. For autoX, a built 5 speed beats the 6 speed.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:49 PM   #1053
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Another thing to keep in mind about the 5 speed, it's about 85 pounds lighter than the 6 speed. For autoX, a built 5 speed beats the 6 speed.
With a 2.5 in a GC chassis running 275+ tires its pretty easy to make minimum weight in SM isn't it?
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:51 AM   #1054
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With a 2.5 in a GC chassis running 275+ tires its pretty easy to make minimum weight in SM isn't it?
I wouldn't know, I've been in XP for years.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #1055
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Yup, easy to make minimum weight in SM with 275 tires. I was at 2750 with a full tank and steel hood, minimum is 2700. 5 speed is key - btw top speed in 2nd is 65-70 with the right ratio box.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #1056
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btw top speed in 2nd is 65-70 with the right ratio box.
I'm in that range with a 6-speed.

The 5-speed is lighter, but since the minimum weight for my car is 2970 I'm ok with the extra weight of the 6-speed since it's low and in the middle of the car.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:32 PM   #1057
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Isn't the weight of the 6-speed "low, and in the middle" and in the front of the car? In a very well prepped car, wouldn't a built 5-speed and 75-100 lbs of ballast under the rear diff trump a 6-speed? Same weight, better fore aft weight distribution.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:34 PM   #1058
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Isn't the weight of the 6-speed "low, and in the middle" and in the front of the car? In a very well prepped car, wouldn't a built 5-speed and 75-100 lbs of ballast under the rear diff trump a 6-speed? Same weight, better fore aft weight distribution.
Trouble is there's no way to build a 5 speed. Even with the best gearset known to man and those blast plate things it really doesnt get much stronger and it'll still going to be a hand grenade with the pin pulled in a serious street mod car. And then you also lose the dial-a-drift from the 6 speed.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:46 PM   #1059
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Trouble is there's no way to build a 5 speed. Even with the best gearset known to man and those blast plate things it really doesnt get much stronger and it'll still going to be a hand grenade with the pin pulled in a serious street mod car. And then you also lose the dial-a-drift from the 6 speed.
Shhh. I want to watch the show in a few years when all the built 5-speeds start showing up
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #1060
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Haven't had any issues in over three years of racing with my built 5-speed. It's been completely trouble free with up to 485 WHP on my car, track and autocross use. Even made a few trips to the drag strip with it.
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