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Old 08-18-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default 6 speed: hype?

I'm thinking of doing an 2.5 STI conversion. Before making any plans, is 6 speed just hype? Or would it be cheaper and better with 5 speed? I'm new to conversions, or any issues that may arise.
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
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The advantage many go for isnt the additional gear, but the increased durability.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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well...it does really help if you're wanting power in every gear. I'd get it if I had the chance!
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Old 08-19-2003, 01:13 AM   #4
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The 6MT is heavier than the 5MT, so take that into consideration. However, with that weight comes an incredible advantage. The 6MT was basically redesigned from the ground up. This includes a completely restructured case as well as improved gear placement for handling toque loads. The 5MT is theorized to have case flex which provokes shearing of gears.

On top of all that good stuff, it also has closer ratios which are typically suited for the high reving, lag ridden monster builds.

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