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Old 06-15-2016, 11:07 PM   #1
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so I have a 2007 wrx and as I can see from some research on here that my problem is pretty common. I have lost third gear and the drive home(less than a mile) sounded like marbles in the transmission. 1st 2nd 4th coast into the drive way.....
I am looking for suggestions on shops to use to rebuild the transmission. I don't want go threw the 6mt swap.
I don't really ever plan on going over 350hp so I think a GOOD set of gears in my 5mt will do me right.

I am very new to using the forms so I am sorry if this is not posted in the right spot or if I over looked the answers to this question ~ if this is the case please direct me to the correct place.
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Old 06-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #2
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Two good options:

Send your transmission to Andrewtech Automotive. Have them diagnose. They will save whats good and replace whats bad. They are awesome.

Buy a JDM tranny from JDM Racing Motors or Jspec and drop it in.
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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I don't want go threw the 6mt swap.
I don't really ever plan on going over 350hp so I think a GOOD set of gears in my 5mt will do me right.
So, just FYI - since this is a transmission question, it should be in the Transmission forum

If you want to make = 350WHP, and you want good gears, and you send it to Andrewtech, they will definitely take care of you, however...
- They will suggest PPG gears ~$4500
- Labor for rebuild ~$600
- New clutch, which could add another $600 (?), depending on clutch choice

JDM Swap
- Depending on the version of 6MT, somewhere in the area of ~$3000 I believe
- New clutch and flywheel, which could add another $1000 (?), depending on clutch choice
- 6MT driveshaft
- You don't HAVE to replace your rear diff - the 6MT driveshaft will plug right in

The 6MT will be a lot stronger than the re-built 5MT
Just something to consider
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:09 PM   #4
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Third option, which includes Andrewtech again. Ask about LGT gears.
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:09 PM   #5
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Third option, which includes Andrewtech again. Ask about LGT gears.
Option 3.5

Buy the 5MT I got which is a JDM Legacy Spec, ~$1150 shipped to your door and drops right in.

IT has much beefier gears (Andrew showed me the gears while we were swappign center diffs)

So far mine has stood up to my 370hp/390lb set up (dynapack dyno)
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:12 PM   #6
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JDM Swap
- Depending on the version of 6MT, somewhere in the area of ~$3000 I believe
- New clutch and flywheel, which could add another $1000 (?), depending on clutch choice
- 6MT driveshaft
- You don't HAVE to replace your rear diff - the 6MT driveshaft will plug right in

The 6MT will be a lot stronger than the re-built 5MT
Just something to consider
I assume the price on this options was all used and rough figures of course.

I like the idea of the 6mt choice but there is something about spending similar money for used parts instead of NEW gears. Should I disregard my feelings on this and compare them on the same lv as each other?
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Old 06-16-2016, 05:15 PM   #7
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do you know if there is a year range on the JDM Legacy Spec that fits mine or are they all compatible?

the price point on the jdm legacy trans seems very appealing
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:30 PM   #8
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do you know if there is a year range on the JDM Legacy Spec that fits mine or are they all compatible?

the price point on the jdm legacy trans seems very appealing
I believe everything from 99-2007 fits.

You can look at JDM Racing Motors (located in Canada) and/ or Jspec Auto (located in VA) websites... they've got a lot to choose from. Most of the transmissions they list have a 4.44 final drive, which is shorter than the USDM WRX gearing which has a 3.90 final drive. I chose the legacy for it's 4.11 final drive. It's only slightly shorter, so you get a little more acceleration, but almost normal rpms on the highway. That said an awful lot of people LOVE thier 4.44's. You can probably find a used USDM replacement from one of them as well. So that'll be up to you.

Here's a Transmission ID chart to help you identify the transmissions they've got listed: http://www.rallispec.com/downloads/T...art_Public.pdf
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Old 06-17-2016, 01:27 AM   #9
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I love my 4.44 FD. I'll never go back.
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I assume the price on this options was all used and rough figures of course.

I like the idea of the 6mt choice but there is something about spending similar money for used parts instead of NEW gears. Should I disregard my feelings on this and compare them on the same lv as each other?
Yes, the number on the JDM 6MT is for a used transmission.
More or less, the used price is @least 1/2 the cost of a new 6MT, depending on the model and source you purchase from.
I understand the issue of "Used? Why would I buy used? Who knows what condition it is in?"

I have had discussions w/tuners who do such swaps and they tell me that so far, they have never had anyone come back with any issues using the used 6MT. They are quite strong. Not saying it doesn't happen, but appears to be more rare than common.

Just remember, with new gears, you are only getting the gears.
- Add the cost of new bearings
- Add the cost of new syncros
- Add the cost of the updated 1st/2nd syncro
Right there is ~ another $850 - $900
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:52 PM   #11
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ok so this is all awesome info thanks everyone. i will go threw all this info tonight.
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