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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:16 am 
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Shortshift wrote:
I'm trying to finish supercharging my engine so when my T5 falls apart, I'm looking at other options (if the missus lets me :) ). When it comes to changing lanes in moving Melbourne traffic, I found the BTR too slow to kick down a gear. With a manual, I can select the gear I want before I manoeuvre.

If you compare paying $3k to 4k for a strengthened rebuilt BTR and a similar price for the Astro T5, then the Astro box appears to be a good deal.


as if you'd pay that much for a BTR. It's all about who you know ;)
also, if you're gunna manoeuvre, manually downshift the auto.......

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:38 pm 
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ea_falcon wrote:
Ok looked into it definately not worth going the t56 I can't justify spending that much for a stronger box with one more gear. There's a couple of tko gearboxes for sale ATM would I only have to get a custome tail shaft to replace the T5z from my au

Did you not see the post where I said a TKO CANNOT be used in an AU. The Shifter position is way too far forward, the box is way shorter. The Shifter literally comes up under the ashtray.

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:48 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
Shortshift wrote:
I'm trying to finish supercharging my engine so when my T5 falls apart, I'm looking at other options (if the missus lets me :) ). When it comes to changing lanes in moving Melbourne traffic, I found the BTR too slow to kick down a gear. With a manual, I can select the gear I want before I manoeuvre.

If you compare paying $3k to 4k for a strengthened rebuilt BTR and a similar price for the Astro T5, then the Astro box appears to be a good deal.


as if you'd pay that much for a BTR. It's all about who you know ;)
also, if you're gunna manoeuvre, manually downshift the auto.......
And what do you do about rev matching (heel-toe) to keep the car balanced coming in to a corner?

 

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 Post subject: Re: How to make a t5 handle big power
Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:28 pm 
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my reply was to him saying about moving through Melbourne traffic. Hardly need to heel toe race corner in Melbourne

 

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