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Old 08-30-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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NA 5spd in a turbo

I have an auto turbo coupe with a bad engine.

I was eventually going to drop in a b234.

my friend is interested, but would want to convert it to a 5spd.

we know of a NA 5spd transmission

Good idea or bad idea?

Has anyone done it?

How much power can they take before they blow up?
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:59 PM   #2
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I think they have shorter gearing.
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I think they have shorter gearing.
That is my understanding as well.

Ask the racers like JWZ, Vigge, and Nick to weight in on this.
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well, im the friend he's talking about. we knew that they have shorter gearing, and thats kinda what we were going for. id like to tune this more for autocross, where the shorter gearing would be kinda beneficial. so, i want to know if the na tranny will blow up or not on a turbo motor, and maybe how much power they can handle.
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I think there ok as long as u maintain sane power levels.
I would assume that it is about as robust as the Turbo Trans. don't quote me on that thou.
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The NA clutch is different than the turbo, but I am pretty sure that you can put the turbo clutch on the NA trans.
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