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Old 05-15-2007, 07:36 PM   #1
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6 Speed tranny

Has shep or TRE ever try to make a 6 speed for the DSM? If they can make new gears adn shift forks, why couldnt they just add another gear, aside from space issues(thinner gears or shift forks maybe).

I was on the freeway today and at 85mph, the damn car is revving like 5500rpm or something crazy like that in 5th gear. Definatley could use a 6th gear.


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Old 05-15-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

Are you sure on those rpms?? I only pull 3500 4000 at that speed. And if you are running that high of a rpm, im gonna advise you drive slower. That kind of rpm for prolonged time is not good
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

I posted this a while ago, you can have a six speed if you have one custom made for around 5k or so. I called an australian company and they said they do it by using an evo 3 core and converting to 6 speed.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

Your clutch must be slipping or something. 5500 at 85? Damn.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:10 PM   #5
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

Even with the 6 speed that they put in Evo's, the last gear isn't taller than the fifth gear in the 5 speed. The 6 speed has its advantages in road racing but for road use a 5 speed is all we need. TRE does make a taller fifth gear, perhaps you should call them.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:25 PM   #6
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

It may not be that high, it just seemed high. Ill pay more attention tomorrow on my way to work.

Would having a 6 speed help on the track at all? Seems shorter gears would rev faster and help getting up to speed faster.

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Old 05-15-2007, 08:28 PM   #7
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

dude call TRE tell them you want a 15 or 16% taller fifth gear. I love mine at 100 MPH I'm at 3.5k.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:37 PM   #8
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

Albins Gear makes/sells a 6 speed transmission that will work, check it out.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:46 PM   #9
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

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It may not be that high, it just seemed high. Ill pay more attention tomorrow on my way to work.

Would having a 6 speed help on the track at all? Seems shorter gears would rev faster and help getting up to speed faster.

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The 6 speed gives you more options to keep the car within the powerband.
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:06 PM   #10
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

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Your clutch must be slipping or something. 5500 at 85? Damn.
humm at 60 mine (when it was on the road with the new clutch installed) ran at 3000. lets see At 85 you should be.... thinking doing easy ass math 70 should be at 4 grand and yeah 80 should be at 5 so 5500 should be right for 85.

Is it possible that the 2gs have a wider gear ratio so you dont have to be up in the rpms as much.

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Old 05-29-2007, 06:52 PM   #11
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

Yeah that sounds a little high. I have a 90 Talon TSI FWD and at 85 I never break 4000.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:19 PM   #12
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

At 70mph I am at 3300 in 5th gear. 85 is at about 4000.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:11 PM   #13
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

That aint right. at 5k I think i'm around 120. But i'm FWD so who knows.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:21 PM   #14
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

yeah theres no way in hell, cause i've gone to 6k in 4th then shifted to 5th at 130-135mph and i guarantee it wasn't even at 5500rpm.
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:56 PM   #15
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Re: 6 Speed tranny

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Even with the 6 speed that they put in Evo's, the last gear isn't taller than the fifth gear in the 5 speed. The 6 speed has its advantages in road racing but for road use a 5 speed is all we need. TRE does make a taller fifth gear, perhaps you should call them.
Sorry to hijack, but what about the 5 speed evo's? I'm gonna go search some evo websites now.
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