Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday August 22, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Newbies & FAQs

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2001, 04:16 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 11117
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Danville, Indiana
2002 WRX Sedan soon
Aspen White

Question Dumb Newbie Question about dog box gearsets...

Okay, I'm a former Honda guy and tranny problems were never an issue so I didn't learn too much about tranny options.

My question is...after looking through the Tranny Forum, I noticed a lot of talk about the STi 6-speed and dog box gear sets as a replacement for the somewhat weak WRX stock tranny. The STi 6 looks really nice, but expensive.

As for a dog box, I don't know what that is...could someone explain this too me. I'm assuming its a new gear set, but what makes it so special? How much do they cost? Who makes them? Where do I get one?

This is just a question for future reference if I ever decide to replace the stock tranny.

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Shinshiki-WRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 10-13-2001, 04:41 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 4665
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Because life is too short to drink cheap beer!
1999 Grand Cherokee

Thumbs up

I'm a former Honda guy myself, and I had the same questions.. Try going to how suff works and type "dog box" in the little search thing.. It kinda' explains a little about everything, that might help.
AScooby25rs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2001, 05:34 PM   #3
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 7193
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Austin, TX


The short answer: You can either get a couple of the gears replaced (usually 1st &2nd), or get a complete gear box. A dog box has straight cut teeth and not helical so its really noisy and requires double clutching when you shift because you don't have syncros anymore. Maybe not the best suited for daily driving unless you don't mind the noise and you have 300+ hp.

see picture http://www.umsrally.com/Dealer/Holin...8Holinger.html

I wouldnt' worry too much about the stock gearbox, just be nice to it.

aov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2001, 08:45 PM   #4
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 9988
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Lafayette
2016 WRX
Lapis Blue Pearl


you should stick with the stock gearbox unless you're gonna be pushing major hp. the stock one is plenty good for around town, and I haven't heard of any problems with the wrx gearbox, only the rs
fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2001, 09:59 AM   #5
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 5692
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Lovely Florida, NY
WTF? YES! I am
better than you!


Allthough some one now has a full dog box gear set (less sychros) that you DO NOT have to double clutch. I belive they have cut square teethe into the sides of the gears so that they will sync themselves.. I'll try and find the article and post a link.

Either way...unless you plan on bashing the $hit out of your tranny you should be okay with stock.

Tats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2001, 07:07 PM   #6
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 4584
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: North Carolina, USA
Default Is it animal abuse to backcut your dogs?

Oh, so you mean a Subaru "dog box" gearset is basically the same as a motorcycle transmission? !

Here are a couple of links:


SubieStu is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumb question about dogs 24 Off-Topic 23 01-02-2008 01:20 PM
Dog box gearsets? WRX 555 STi Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 0 01-26-2002 11:07 PM
Dumb newbie question. taxcider Newbies & FAQs 7 05-28-2001 12:38 AM
Dumb newbie question Mugen_2_STi Interior & Exterior Modification 11 02-15-2001 02:24 PM
dumb newbie question Racer X General Forum Archive 7 07-21-2000 12:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.