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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:45 am 
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as topic says, how much power will an EA T5 gearbox handle? ive heard they can be weak.

im talking about the gearbox not the clutch.

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:42 am 
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250rwkw i think

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:54 pm 
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i think that a BIT hopefull.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Bearings in mine started to whine with probably just over 130rwkw (by whine I mean almost like a hollinger, lol)

Box itself was still crisp tho
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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:20 pm 
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Really are too many variables to put a single number on it. Things like the weight of the car, the torque (not power), the diff ratio and most of all driving style determine the life of the box. I wouldnt trust one behind any boosted or serious NA engine. If your prepared to granny it will still last though.

The EA gearboxes are relatively weak during the 1st to 2nd shift because of the larger difference between the gear ratios. This difference is closed up on the later e-series boxes and is even closer on the v8 boxes. Closer ratios means less 'shock' to the box during hard shifts.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:24 pm 
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Really are too many variables to put a single number on it. Things like the weight of the car, the torque (not power), the diff ratio and most of all driving style determine the life of the box. I wouldnt trust one behind any boosted or serious NA engine. If your prepared to granny it will still last though.

The EA gearboxes are relatively weak during the 1st to 2nd shift because of the larger difference between the gear ratios. This difference is closed up on the later e-series boxes and is even closer on the v8 boxes. Closer ratios means less 'shock' to the box during hard shifts.


Off topic I know. Just noticed you added to your sig! You watch Futurama 2nite aswell?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:29 pm 
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Off topic I know. Just noticed you added to your sig! You watch Futurama 2nite aswell?


Sure did :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:41 am 
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stockstandard wrote:
The EA gearboxes are relatively weak during the 1st to 2nd shift because of the larger difference between the gear ratios. This difference is closed up on the later e-series boxes and is even closer on the v8 boxes. Closer ratios means less 'shock' to the box during hard shifts.
Surprisingly, the ratio differences between the std T5's (I6/V8)are achieved by the input shaft gear/countergear combination. The countergears between boxes are nearly the same, bar the teeth count on the gear that meshes with the input shaft.

 

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