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Old 09-20-2006, 12:44 PM   #76
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^^ Anderwtech's shop is probably the most knowlageable shop I have been in since I bought my car in May of 02. When it comes to Subaru Transmission Wisdom they are at the top of any "subby shop" list. I was there inperson to watch my tranz get built, they did it rite and knew exactly what they where doing.......they probably would have let me work along side them if I had asked. Besides tranz they know how to do pertymuch whatever U could want done to your car, and they will stand by what ever they do and the products the carry and install. If U where to bring them something to put on your car and asked then if it where a peice of crap and they knew it was....they would tell you ( but only if U asked ) not because its junk but they are about doin it rite the first time with the rite stuff
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:30 PM   #77
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You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you learn a bunch of good information here? Then you think, "Man, I'd really like to meet so and so or XXX user as I wonder if he's that cool and knowledgeable in real life?". Imagine meeting that person in real life when you speak to Andrew, Dan, Phil, or any of the guys at Andrewtech. They REALLY are that good. And since you are local....you need to know the BEST thing about Andrewtech, which is the close proximity to the restaurant called the Nibbler. Its a Peruvian place that sells the Butafari, a Peruvian steak sandwich. It's so good, you will drive home and smack yo momma and that's no lie. Each gearset comes with a free Butafari and Inca Cola (offer valid to locals only).
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:49 PM   #78
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:42 PM   #79
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:42 PM   #80
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I'll tell you what....you send me a Carne Asada Burrito and I'll send you a Peruvian steak sandwich.
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:32 PM   #81
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I'm in Southern California... I'll hook you up with a couple of months supply of carne asada burritos if you can get me your price on those PPGs
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:30 PM   #82
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Dude, I don't think you can afford a months supply to me and that's no lie. I ate 2-4 of them every day while I was in San Diego for 4 months.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:07 AM   #83
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2-4 a day? ouch. On a another note... what's the next weakest link in the driveline? Center diff, axles? I'd imagine if you get gears that allow asshat driving, other parts of the driveline may become a bit stressed.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:49 PM   #84
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Next weakest would be (these are guesses only) spider gears in the rear end or one of the axles. This is based on drivetrain failures I've heard of other than gears in a WRX. Spider gears usually blow due to RWD conversion Subaur guys doing Mustang burnouts and occasionally someone will pop on axle for various odd reasons.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:20 PM   #85
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Next weakest would be (these are guesses only) spider gears in the rear end or one of the axles. This is based on drivetrain failures I've heard of other than gears in a WRX. Spider gears usually blow due to RWD conversion Subaur guys doing Mustang burnouts and occasionally someone will pop on axle for various odd reasons.
Have a friend that broke his axle on only a 280 hp WRX. He launches hard and like an asshat popping the clutch. What else would you expect when you shock the drivetrain like that? This was after he got the 6 sp and wasn't scared of the tranny anymore.

Spider gear weakness can be solved with a good LSD in the rear like the Cusco or Quaife.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:15 PM   #86
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burnin4 i think killed his spider in the rear but this is at like 600hp and crazy launches
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:08 PM   #87
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I know a guy who broke an axle at the drag strip on an sti with stg2 power levels so I assume thats probably the next weakest link (no pun intended ). Are Sti axles and wrx axles the same or similar?

Congrats bomber, wish I had the loot for a box. I guess I'll just have to wait until my current one explodes (I have repair insurance )...
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:11 PM   #88
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how do u get repair insureance and what is it? or am i missing something lol
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:23 PM   #89
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how do u get repair insureance and what is it? or am i missing something lol
All you have to do is ask. I have Geico and they offer it. Basically when my car breaks, they pay for it (minus the deductible). Its only available until a car reaches 100,000 miles or until its 7 years old. I haven't even used it yet though because the factory warranty covered me for the first three years (held off on the mods until the bumper-to-bumper warranty was gone) and the easy stuff I just do myself with a buddy. I think a wheel bearing just went though so I'll be using it for the first time soon.
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:17 PM   #90
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All you have to do is ask. I have Geico and they offer it. Basically when my car breaks, they pay for it (minus the deductible). Its only available until a car reaches 100,000 miles or until its 7 years old. I haven't even used it yet though because the factory warranty covered me for the first three years (held off on the mods until the bumper-to-bumper warranty was gone) and the easy stuff I just do myself with a buddy. I think a wheel bearing just went though so I'll be using it for the first time soon.
Really? How much extra is it?
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Old 10-25-2006, 09:48 PM   #91
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Really? How much extra is it?
Obviously it will vary per insurance company/owner/car/circumstances/deductible but mine is only like $78 every six months...thats around the number, I have to check for the exact value. And don't forget, you have to pay the deductible every time you need a repair, but its still well worth it IMO.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:56 PM   #92
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Sounds like a good write up. Lots of honest opinions on here. While I am by no means a rich guy, this sounds like something worth saving for. Might even make the drive up there just to see how this is all acomplished. I have to say while I could get another old late 80's early 90's mustang and build it up way cheaper, the experience of launching hard in an AWD car is like nothing else. I like the lill rex and love how it handles even stock. I could also buy an Sti and maybe have it hold up to the power I want to put down, but for the extra $10k I could have a nice tranny, a better engine and probably some more go fast goodies to throw in. Plus my insurance company still just sees a plain jane wrx.
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What kind of modification needs to be done to the WRX transmission case to run PPG straight cut 1-2 helical 3-4???
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No modification needed.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:07 AM   #95
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #96
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talk about bring back from the gave, bro.
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So after 14 years and 230,000 miles I had my transmission rebuilt. I took my car to Yates Auto (https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...2591611232712/) in Gaithersburg, MD. Andrew Yates is the reason we have PPG as an option in America and I'm proud to have (likely) the oldest PPG gearbox left in the nation.

This weekend Andrew removed the trans, rebuilt it, installed the trans....all in one day. Amazing! He had me order a full synchro set and bring it with me which ran ~$300. The only issue was the 5th/reverse selector which was cracked...I had no clue and it could have been cracked for a day or 10 years. Everything looked cherry but we swapped out all the synchros for funsies.

He also installed a PPG front torsen differential because racecar. Also going in was a new driveshaft, Kartboy transmission mount bushings, and a Group N transmission mount. So I finally have zero OEM bushings left in my car and 100% of them have been swapped out.


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