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Have any of you tried the MFactory gear sets yet? I know they are kind of pricey, but I know sooner or later my luck will run out and I will be needing a new gear set...Thak god I know how people to rebuild them or i'd be screwed....

By the way good luck to the both of you and if you need some help I'd be glad to lend a hand...no cash though...lol

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Broken gears, be it stock or PPGs is due to people not knowing how to drive them. I would have loved to have had Albins, but am just as happy with my PPGs. 4400 RPMs launches are pretty fun. I havent done alot of them, just to show off a time or two in the parking lot after work. I can tell you of my friend who is rather upset with the ratio of the 6spd he put in his bugeye. But he will eventually be converting to a track car only, and then he knows he will be happier with it then.

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Broken gears, be it stock or PPGs is due to people not knowing how to drive them. I would have loved to have had Albins, but am just as happy with my PPGs. 4400 RPMs launches are pretty fun. I havent done alot of them, just to show off a time or two in the parking lot after work. I can tell you of my friend who is rather upset with the ratio of the 6spd he put in his bugeye. But he will eventually be converting to a track car only, and then he knows he will be happier with it then.
Well I have been raging on my trans for 8 years now and most of that with higher than stock power levels. I know I am close to the 400ft/lbs mark with this motor and turbo. So it is a matter of time not ability in my case. You are right though most people will break them due not shifting them correctly. I would not want a 6 speed in my car ever.

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The good news is that my car should be back up and running in 1-2 weeks at the most.

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Boo!! I'll probably know my fate by mid to late next week and I hope to have my engine shipped back in 2 weeks. Like I said, I'll be up and running probably a week behind you. Then again, I broke down a week after you too. So, I'm glad you are getting it back before me.

P.S. The 6 spd seems like a disadvantage to most of you guys, but it can get you into boost so fast, and the ratio can/will keep you in the sweet spot for boost. You guys are just so used to the 5 spd that you hate to shift a extra gear.

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Boo!! I'll probably know my fate by mid to late next week and I hope to have my engine shipped back in 2 weeks. Like I said, I'll be up and running probably a week behind you. Then again, I broke down a week after you too. So, I'm glad you are getting it back before me.

P.S. The 6 spd seems like a disadvantage to most of you guys, but it can get you into boost so fast, and the ratio can/will keep you in the sweet spot for boost. You guys are just so used to the 5 spd that you hate to shift a extra gear.
To me it's not a disadvantage persay as it is that it's not required for my needs... I guess I really don't have anything against them, just don't want one I suppose. Besides I don't have a problem staying in boost...

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Well, it keeps you in the 3.5/4k to 6.5k spot perfectly with each shift. You guys with the EJ 2.0 hybrids can wind it out to 8k unlike most of us. @ keith. I'm hoping that I can afford head work that way I can stretch my rpms out to 8k.

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Well, it keeps you in the 3.5/4k to 6.5k spot perfectly with each shift. You guys with the EJ 2.0 hybrids can wind it out to 8k unlike most of us. @ keith. I'm hoping that I can afford head work that way I can stretch my rpms out to 8k.
It's all a matter of what you really want out of the car I suppose. If I put work into the heads then I could shoot for 9k, but I don't really feel like pulling the motor and doing all that again...

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Also, don't forget the 6 speed adds some weight over the 5 speed - 70 lbs or so? That really shouldn't be the deciding factor between whether to get one or not, but it's something to think about.

Honestly, I think sloppy shifting was the cause of my 3rd and 4th gear breakage. I just gave it a bit too much gas before the clutch was fully engaged/disengaged and the tips of the teeth were shocked off which led to total destruction! The tech said my clutch was perfectly fine (after 84k miles) and he said he would absolutely not replace it. I took that as a compliment so I'd like to think I know how to drive for the most part. Sloppiness simply got the best of me

I think if I have a choice, I'll go with a sportier (shorter?) set of gears so I have more low-end power and less top-end. I'd ultimately like to upgrade to a 20g turbo (similar to Joshua's setup). The larger sized turbo will take care of my top-end, while the gears will take care of the low while boost is building. Am I thinking about this correctly?

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It's all a matter of what you really want out of the car I suppose. If I put work into the heads then I could shoot for 9k, but I don't really feel like pulling the motor and doing all that again...
You'd need to convert the car over to a dry sump oil system as well.


John, you want a rally-esc 5 spd? Short ratio 5 spd would probably rape the top end depending on the ratio. Can't get too aggressive. Plus, it would hurt your mpg some. I wish I could get a really long 6th gear installed to help with the highway cruising.

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You'd need to convert the car over to a dry sump oil system as well.
For what spinning to 9k? I have done that many times without issues, the turbo and heads just don't make power that far up so I pretty much dropped the redline on the car. I don't see a reason to rev that high when it isn't making power up there. The motor I run was build for high rpm usage...All this on a stock STi oil pump with a shim...

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The smart thing to do would be to get the best gears for highway cruising and just deal with the lag since I spend most of my time commuting to and from work. I can't believe I'm talking about a several thousand dollar turbo upgrade when I haven't even taken care of the bill for my trans. Either something is terribly wrong with me or it's good that I'm trying to plan for the future.

I think I remember reading somewhere that Albins offers a "street" ratio and a "sport" ratio 5 speed and they can also do custom ratios for no extra cost... but I'm waiting on IAG to receive an email from the company to see what's still available. I'll probably tell them my story and go with whatever they suggest.

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For what spinning to 9k? I have done that many times without issues, the turbo and heads just don't make power that far up so I pretty much dropped the redline on the car. I don't see a reason to rev that high when it isn't making power up there. The motor I run was build for high rpm usage...All this on a stock STi oil pump with a shim...
Really? I've always heard that the EJs need a dry sump conversion to spin that high. What does the shim do?



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The smart thing to do would be to get the best gears for highway cruising and just deal with the lag since I spend most of my time commuting to and from work. I can't believe I'm talking about a several thousand dollar turbo upgrade when I haven't even taken care of the bill for my trans. Either something is terribly wrong with me or it's good that I'm trying to plan for the future.

I think I remember reading somewhere that Albins offers a "street" ratio and a "sport" ratio 5 speed and they can also do custom ratios for no extra cost... but I'm waiting on IAG to receive an email from the company to see what's still available. I'll probably tell them my story and go with whatever they suggest.
There is not anything wrong with you. "You just have the need....the need for speed." was that a Days of Thunder quote or Top Gun? I forget...

Short is good for aggressive driving, but when you are daily driving it gets old. You want to cruise at a decent rpm. I seriously wish I could get a tall 5th and 6th or at least 6th. Eh, I'm not going to bitch to much though. Let us know what IAG says. Oh yeah are they going to keep the Front Diff OEM or tinker around with that at all? Just wondering.

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About the front diff, I didn't mention anything to them and they didn't mention anything to me, so that will probably get left alone. I read up about differentials a little bit and I'm not too convinced I would benefit from an upgraded front/center/rear unit just yet. If I were to do the front, now would definitely be the time, but I don't think I'm at the power level where it would really benefit me. Also, the fact that so far I've only used my car only for daily driving doesn't help the cause. If I ever get in to any type of serious driving, I'll consider upgrading those parts. At this point, I just want to add a little more power, drive it spiritedly where conditions permit, cruise on the highway, and not have it break again. I don't forsee any serious track use with this car in the near future.

That quote was from Top Gun, btw

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Broken gears, be it stock or PPGs is due to people not knowing how to drive them. I would have loved to have had Albins, but am just as happy with my PPGs. 4400 RPMs launches are pretty fun. I havent done alot of them, just to show off a time or two in the parking lot after work. I can tell you of my friend who is rather upset with the ratio of the 6spd he put in his bugeye. But he will eventually be converting to a track car only, and then he knows he will be happier with it then.
^^This is a little biased don't you think ?

Those trannies are garbage, I blew mine and I can drive a stick (HA)

I say if a stock tranny breaks when never have done a launch and on a "stg2" tune, then it's junk.

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Sounds good John, I was just curious. I'm sure having a helical or something added would help in the winter time. But, thats about it if its not being used for much else than DD. Plus keeping it OEM will save on the costs some. It is in the same transfer case so, the time would be now if you wanted to.

Let us know when IAG tells you what ratios you can get.

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