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Old 04-03-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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Since no feedback was available when I was in market for these, figured I'd share this

My transmission is 5 years old, it has seen autoxed, track days, numerous rally recce sessions, been mis-shifted, driven clutchless (because I get lazy sometimes) and plenty of other granny-shifting techniques

Last summer I cracked it open to replace 4-5-6 synchros with carbon reinforced I got from Rallispec
I also changed one fork, because those stupid plastic tabs got worn out, and gears were showing signs of wear

a year later, shifting became hard again, and when racing I could never get into 2nd gear fast
I knew it was time to change the damaged pieces and while at it, I decided to get billet shift forks, so I don't end up in the same boat again

here's how it looked this time, not critical, but not enjoyable either







I called up Rallispec, and shortly after got these beauties in my possession



PPG 1-2, 3-4 and RS&SP 5-6 billet forks

Along with them, 2-3-4 gears/sleeves/hubs/synchros were replaced

Installed the box in the car, put back my fav Motul Comp FF and tried to go for a spin. Unforunately I couldn't not shift into 1/2 gears... some time after, with a help of a friend, I put an extra spacer in the hex bolt that holds the spring agains the fork because it was too tight.


Driving impressions are hard to describe... do you ever get that odd feeling when you shift, your brain sometimes needs to realize you shifted ok and you are in gear? Well no more.... shifting is very PRECISE, QUICK and if feels like the shifter is reading your mind because it knows exactly which gear you want to be in - just give it a hint, and it will take you in the right direction!

Would I recommend this? Yes and no.

No, because if your box is working fine, I can't justify spending so much money just to make it a little better

Yes, if you are dropping the tranny to build it, or the time to change the synchros has come, then yes, this upgrade is trully worthwhile your time and money.
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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How was the car after the upgrade? I only ask as I had my 08 6spd opened up because of a blown shift fork. Replaced shift forks 1-2 and 3-4, as well as 2nd gear, with synchros for 1st 2nd and 3rd. A year later the shifting is difficult in high rpm (drag racing).

I should have gone with billet shift forks so I'm curious if these have maintained their level of shifting ease
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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one of the best mods I ever did to the car, shifting is a pure joy as it is soooo precise and certain, in fact I catch myself shifting more often sometimes just to appreciate them
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Subscribed and thanks so much for sharing this info!
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