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#1 Old 09-18-2007, 11:36 PM
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RA gears discontinued???

Got my car dyno'd today, asked the owner bout getting a set of RA gears for my 02, said he got one of the last sets a month ago and had to wait 3 months to get them, was he right???!
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From everything I have heard, people have waited 3-4 months. In all honesty, if you think that you wre going to get these gears and be able ot rag on them. You were mistaken. They are not really that strong.

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what do you mean i heard they are the same as the sti gear set just a more aggressive ratio.
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more agressive gearing than STI ... very similar design ... but most RA gears are replaced on a constant basis (i.e every2 or 3 races). not as street reliable as STI gears .... trust me I know from experience .... I went through 2 sets in 2 months

In terms of them being discontinued!? I honestly couldnt say ... I can find out though ... I'll make a call and let you know !
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RA gears are maybe 10-15% stronger than stock if that. Still not meant for launching an AWD vehicle. If your looking for something like that then you need to look into the PPGs, if your pockets are deep enough. But even then, launching with them, careful of your axles, they will be the next thing to go if your launching your car frequently.
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speaking of axles has anyone bought the one peice driveshaft for your WRX that like Driveshaft shop sells. so you can get rid of that carrier bearing?
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An Axle is not a bad weak link.. They are relativly cheap compaired to other stuff and easy to replace.. That is what I would rather break...

The one piece shafts normally (all but one that I have seen and it was over 1g) require too much modification for me. I don't like the idea of beating on my floor boards for clearance. However I have read that they do make a difference in performance..

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I can get ya some RA gears if ya want....the Cyro Treated short ratio ones are on back order right now though

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at driveshaft shop i thought they were like 400 bucks for a drive shaft, i know thats kinda jank that you have to hammer on your floor pan why cant they just make it a little smaller or something
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yeah i guess it kinda doesnt matter if theyre not that much stronger than the stock gears!! buy someone help a bit, i was looking into the PPGs and was confused, i would want all gears, 1st through 5th right?? if someone has a link to the whole set id appreciate it, ### most of the ones ive found are like just 2nd and 3rd or weird combos like that, sorry ima noob to awd and turbo still
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Thats the site^^. But you actually only change 1-4. And there are a couple different setups you can go. Once you get in touch with andrewtech and talk to them about your goals for the car, he will be very helpful in selecting the right gear set up for you.
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oh gosh you guys are just so nice
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