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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Hi guys, i remember seeing somewhere that there are differences between different T5 gearboxs in different cars (EA,EB,ED). What are these differences? im looking at buying an EA T5, were they just as good or better or worse in any ways? it'l fit straight on u with my ED?
O and btw im talking about I6 T5's,
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:13 pm 
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EA box will fit you ED, they have the shortest 1st gear of all the e-series T5's, and they have NO reverse brake or syncro. EBII onward boxes are claimed to be a lot stronger and more reliable. Saying that there is nothing wrong with a good condition EA T5.
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:16 pm 
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Damo wrote:
EA box will fit you ED, they have the shortest 1st gear of all the e-series T5's, and they have NO reverse brake or syncro. EBII onward boxes are claimed to be a lot stronger and more reliable. Saying that there is nothing wrong with a good condition EA T5.


ar k i see, so i'd probably be best off trying to get a EB11 onwards T5, is the first gear to short? like ridiculously short or not too bad?
i can get everything i need for a conversion for 750, but its an EA T5

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:18 pm 
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as above.

Newer ones are generally stronger cos of the Age.
Also they use different bearings. (world class boxes)

EB2+ have a 3.25:1 ratio first.
EA - EB1 have 3.5:1

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
as above.

Newer ones are generally stronger cos of the Age.
Also they use different bearings. (world class boxes)

EB2+ have a 3.25:1 ratio first.
EA - EB1 have 3.5:1


orite yeh i see, would u guys reccomend getting this one or trying to find a T5 out of an EB2 onwards?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:27 pm 
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at 750, I'd be fishing for a EB2 type.
But if thats a complete kit, I wouldn't really bother hunting,
Of course. go for lower K's if you can.
Any T5 will break if miss-treated.

Mother them and they'll treat you right. Thrash it, and you'll be replacing it.
Needless to say, many people on here give both types a flogging, and they can stand up very well. they're not as WEAK some people claim.

Keep the fluids up, use quality oil, and don't go dropping the clutch at 5k and it'll be reliable.

Even if you do bust it.... it only takes 45mins to change them.

 

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Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:40 am 
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Krytox wrote:
at 750, I'd be fishing for a EB2 type.
But if thats a complete kit, I wouldn't really bother hunting,
Of course. go for lower K's if you can.
Any T5 will break if miss-treated.

Mother them and they'll treat you right. Thrash it, and you'll be replacing it.
Needless to say, many people on here give both types a flogging, and they can stand up very well. they're not as WEAK some people claim.

Keep the fluids up, use quality oil, and don't go dropping the clutch at 5k and it'll be reliable.

Even if you do bust it.... it only takes 45mins to change them.


cheers mate thats pretty much wat i wanted to know, i think il go for it cauz as ya said they hold up if ya treat em right,im just sick of my auto and it plays around abit, time for a manual,
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