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Old 12-16-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
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Best Tranny for Turbo

Out of the 3 trannys offered today which is the best idea for turbo: Tom's kit 1 (Quaife Differential, Bearings, Seals, Synthetic Transmission Fluid), Tom's kit 2 (Quaife Differential, Bearings, Seals, Synthetic Transmission Fluid, 4.06:1 Final Drive Gears), or the SVT tranny with a Quaife Differential?


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A MTX75 is better geared and more capable than the Getrag.

The MTX75 could use better axles and CVs though.

In back-to-back driving, our opinion is that a FI Getrag feels like more 'work' to drive with its ratios than a FI MTX75.
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I am just the opposite.... I love the getrag with the quaife for my turbo driving. You stay in the sweet spot on every shift
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Like you say, there is the sweet spot. But since you accelerate thru the torque band and tighter ratios faster, there is more shifting and more gears to shift. I guess that's all I meant by more 'work'.
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the 400BHP Power engineering focus used to run the RS MTx75, now runs the st getrag. that would convince me.

i personally have a competition built mtx75 box from gearboxman with Quaife, 1st 2nd and 3rd gears are stronger and the ratios are slightly tweaked. i got it for 600, which is a bargain considering it cost 1200 and had never been fitted.
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I feel if you have a MTX-75 add a LSD and use it. If you have the Getrag add a LSD and use it.

I have both Turbocharged and with good power i wouldnt swap one for the other if they were free.

I would not add the 4.06 gear and going turbo

I also dont see any reason to add better axles or CV i have beat the crap out of them with over 500HP and never had an issue. COSDEVSVT have you broke any of them?

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i broke a reman one after my factory one got bent. will pay the extra fro factory axles
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how much can the factory ones hold up to?
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how much can the factory ones hold up to?
I have had no issues with well over 500 to the wheels

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I also dont see any reason to add better axles or CV i have beat the crap out of them with over 500HP and never had an issue. COSDEVSVT have you broke any of them?

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We have broken one stub axle to date. That was after 15K miles of hard use along with 100+ drag passes (on slicks) and after parts had been removed and inspected a couple times. We belived the stub may have broke because it wasn't installed properly once (using an impact on the nut to pull the stub into the drive hub instead of using the proper tool).

I wouldn't say it's how much power you can put thru them while rolling ... it's how much you put thru them during a launch.
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