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transmission upgrades???

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by hale97, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. hale97

    hale97 New Member

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    hey guys, im in the middle of building a turbo ls/vtec and am putting a itr transmission in the car, is the trans going to be strong enough to handle the power out put? i know ill need a good clutch,just wondering about the gears/syncros?? any help would be great.thx
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    wouldnt rlly worry about the gears and stuff..just run a good transmission fluid.
     
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    alright thanks, is there any brand/type you recomend? any one better than the next ? or just a good synthetic?
     
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    What is your power goal?

    For transmission fluids avoid synthetic unless it's specifically intended for synchromesh transmissions. I personally prefer Amsoil or Pennzoil w/ Friction modifier. The newer MTF seems very watery compared to the older formula(probably to improve MPG?).
     
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    im wanting to be around the 300 whp range once the turbo is on it
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    all you will need is a decent clutch
     
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    awesome, i am gonna be getting a centreforce dual friction clutch
     
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    ...Might want to reconsider........
     
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    ^^^ whys that?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    because those suck and like to explode
     
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    oh,well thats gay. what are some other good brands then?
     
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    exedy nothing higher than stage 2
     
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    soo....... i got another question for you guys then..... the engine i have is a b18a1,but the trans is from a type r, 1997 i think. so would i just order a clutch for the type r trans and a flywheel for a b18a? or are all the flywheels the same?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i like ACT for clutches... have had great luck with them... no complaints

    flywheels are the same
     
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    Action and Competition are also very good clutches.
     
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