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6 speed tranny for b series?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by drpenguin, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. drpenguin

    drpenguin Senior Member

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    Does anyone make a 6 speed tranny for the b series?
     
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    I know there are custom gearsets to turn 5 speed transmissions into 6 speeds, but every one I've heard of gets rid of reverse in favor of the 6th gear. I don't know if one exists for the B, but considering the large aftermarket for the B series engines- I'm sure someone makes one.
     
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    Hmm speed at the sacrafice of reverse i dont know man....
     
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    i dont think those will work for b-series because the b-series turns the other direction from other engines; ie itll work with the k-series
     
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    no 6 speed trannies are available for B series engines
    there are plenty of people spreading hearsay that some places will make one for you custom for the right ammount of money... or some overseas company makes one.... or someone their cousin knows had a friend that knew someone who raced a kid that had one

    no 6 speed trannys exist for the B series engine (or any other of the honda engines that spin backwards) its all bullshit, no hard proof anywhere

    the only 6 speed setup ive actually seen proof of was the APEXi drag integra... i believe it was H powered.... they used an X-trac 6 speed tranny... they had to make a custom bell housing for the tranny and they had to mount the engine backwards... there was other custom work needed to make it work ... but the article i read didnt go too deep into details
     
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    ive read about it, and they actually modified the engine to spin the "right" way.
     
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    it isn't worth 10% of the hassle. The R tranny is plenty low, and with an LS 5th you can make it perfectly usable.
     
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    Exactly, they used a Formula 3000 (F3) "H22." Which actually spins the right way. It is a strange motor to see in person as it is a honda H series motor with the fly wheel on the proper side. That way they could bolt almost any transmission they wanted to it. Allowing the motor to be mounted longitudily, and the car to be RWD. It is pretty tits, I will see if I can find a picture of the motor, I think I saw one on H-T not too long ago in the All Motor section.
     
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    heres some info on the apexi integra: http://asia.vtec.net/beystock/hybrid/art2/

    i dont think its a f3 engine, because i remeber watcing something on tv awhile back. they were talking to the dude that built the apexi integra; he was saying how they modified the engine to turn the right way and that they had to custom fabricate parts. he also said it was pricey. :shrug:
     
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    The F3 engine builders do the same thing. They modify H22 blocks, as I recall Apex followed the same build proceedures for their motor, but then again we are both speculating.
     
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