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Old 10-02-2008, 12:32 AM   #33
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2004 Volvo S60R
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Originally Posted by foolio View Post
What gearset are you planning on running after your idea is functional? How are you ever really going to know if it works? Are you going to try to break it or just drive it around town? Just a few questions..not hatin. If it works, awesome.
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.

Originally Posted by xdrian View Post
I also love the idea of the aluminum shifter bushings! I always wanted some but no one ever made them. Ever think of making a whole shifter assembly?

Keep it up with the ingenious ideas Jan!
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!
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