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#76 Old 11-22-2011, 11:00 PM
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It can be done, just takes a minute to get there without using boost, lol. Not that I know or anything.

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Oh, I know. It was a bit of sarcasam for Sandra.

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Hehe, jerk! I am boosting the thing of course. Just trying to avoid situations where I need to slam the brakes.

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An update for this thread: I do not recommend PAR!

After ~5,000 miles on my PAR gearset the input shaft broke (this is what I was told by AndrewTech). Very surprising considering I am only a Stage 2.

Before this event, I had a grind from 3rd to 4th gear. I was constantly e-mailing and calling AndrewTech in regards to my grind issue and was not given a resolution. It was recommended that I try 2-3 different gear oils and that was getting expensive. Then, my input shaft broke. PAR did replace it, but it did put me off the road for over a month. I am finally back on the road and still the same issue, the grind from 3rd to 4th.

Considering the money and resources spent for this rebuild I will not be recommending this gearset. The warranty is great and all, but it's very inconvenient being out of commission, then back on the road with the original issue remaining. Not only is it frustrating, but it speaks volumes to me about their level of customer service. If/when this breaks, I am doing a 6-spd swap.

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Noooooooooo. So you're going to sell your tranny at that point?

Kinda reminds me why I left the platform..... Sorta

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Not sure right now. I am going to take a drive down to Maryland and see what AndrewTech can do for me. I understand that trying to describe the issue, sound, etc. can be difficult to translate or resolve on the phone and/or e-mail. I would not sell it, even after a 3rd rebuild, I don't want bad juju.

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That would make me blow a gasket. And not on my car. Good luck

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Trust me, gasket already blown. AndrewTech is only the liaison, and I am trying to be as mature about the situation as possible while still being firm. I put it to them that I just spent $4-5k for a transmission that grinds and that is unacceptable. At this point, my only real choice is to go down there and have them take a look at the vehicle as a whole. It's just inconvenient for me as I have to take time off work and make the 4-hour drive one way after the car being out of commission for over a month when the input shaft broke.

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Damn Sandra....and here I thought PAR upgraded and fixed the problems of the past. It does not appear that way anymore. On them. I can understand your frustration is through the roof and this point. Sadly, its not AndrewTechs fault for the faulty part. But, they're the people that get the heat. Because they recommended the trans correct? I can also understand why you're just going to swap to a 6 spd after this frustration. But, I'm sure some people might want to sway you to stay in the 5 spd gears market...obviously the end goal is your call.

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Well, that is the kicker. I am not a transmission guru, *but* if the parts were installed incorrectly and that led to the premature failure, then yes AndrewTech is at fault. I cannot prove that as I was not around when the transmission was opened up for a 2nd time, but the thought has crossed my mind. Overall, I am a heavy believer in giving those the benefit of the doubt and do not want to accuse anyone without knowing or having all the facts. And yes, I originally wanted PPG gears but was steered to the PAR gearset based on AndrewTech's recommendation.

Thanks for letting me vent, guys. Really helps in tough situations like this Will let you know any updates once I get down there. I just don't want my car off the road for another month.

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Better not be out of commision for more than a week.

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True...but I was under the impression that AndrewTech was pretty much cream of the crop. Though, I've never had any dealings with them directly. Just what I heard...but, even the best can slip up from time to time. We're all human. I hope you're not down and out for long.

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Sorry to hear about your experience with PAR gears Sandra... I'd be terribly frustrated if something similar were to happen to my Albins gears. So far, so good though after 10k+ miles (now with 330 whp/338 wtq) and not being particularly nice to the car. Good luck with everything!

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Thanks, John and Kirt!

John, I was actually wondering how your gearset was doing. I updated my post on NABISCO with my PAR gearset and read the same responses "If you are to go with a non-gear boxed setup, Albins is the answer". Heh, expensive lesson to learn!

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But that lesson should have been learned by AT first and foremost.

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