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Old 03-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rebuilding T5z with faceplated G-Force gear set

In my quest to be a real stick shift drag racer like Dennis, I've finally gotten around to swapping in my G-Force faceplated gear set.

Here are some pictures of tearing down the T5z and some of the new gears and stuff next to the old. Hope to have it back together by the end of next week.










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A few videos with the stock synchronized T5z. You can hear I have to let completely off the throttle on the shift at the track. Will be nice to be able to stay in it all the way through a pass.

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Re: Rebuilding T5z with faceplated G-Force gear set

Nate,

What are your plans for the old gear set? Let me know if you want to get rid of them, If they would be ok for a daily driver

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You can hear I have to let completely off the throttle on the shift at the track. Will be nice to be able to stay in it all the way through a pass.
Your going to absolutely L-O-V-E the faceplated gearset once you get the nerve to keep the go pedal on the floor! Smooth and concise. Should be good for a couple of tenths according to my good friends at Gforce.

Not sure about running the straight cut gears on the street though, so running a loud exhaust might be mandatory for me. LOL
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Nate,

What are your plans for the old gear set? Let me know if you want to get rid of them, If they would be ok for a daily driver

Jet
The gears are already spoken for and there is another person in line if that deal falls through. Sorry.

Thanks Dennis. I'm really excited about getting to the track and hammering it! I'm also slightly apprehensive about learning to drive with no syncronizers on the street. But, if others can learn to do it with little to no problems, you can bet I will too... or destroy it trying. LOL

I've read about people picking up a couple tenths with this type of switch. I would be very happy with a tenth. The mild port work being done to the heads and intake will throw my results off though.
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Not sure about running the straight cut gears on the street though, so running a loud exhaust might be mandatory for me. LOL
What!?! I can't hear you! LOL Yeah, they'll have some gear noise. No big deal to me as the car isn't exactly quiet. They're supposed to be stronger so I went with them.
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If you don't mind me asking what did the part cost?
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Re-learning to power-shift/flat-shift took a bit for me. Old habits and all that. I finally just drove the streets doing all my shifts holding whatever power I was using at the time in normal driving, and just stroked the clutch. It was surprisingly easy (and FUN!) to get comfortable with it, but the habit part took a while for me to consistently overcome at the strip. Combining the words "flat-shifting" and "road racing" makes me grin now... Hopefully it will be a no-brainer for you with street practice.

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If you don't mind me asking what did the part cost?
I foget the exact cost. I went with the gears, clutster support, rebuild kit, and uprgraded main shaft. I think it was under $2,500. A quick call to G-Force will get you an exact number.

David, sounds good. I'm sure my right foot will automatically want to lift on the shift. Hopefully it will be something I get over quickly.
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Here are some pictures of the old T5z stuff that usually shows wear. You can see the 1-2 reverse slider has some rounding on the teeth. 3-4 synchronizer assembly shows some very minor wear with very little rounding.
The teeth on second gear that mate up with the 1-2 slider are rounded and have wear. The same teeth on third gear have less wear but are still rounded a bit.
Everything else looks great. Teeth on the gears show no funny wear marks and don't have any pitting. I feel the transmission held up very well to how I've used it. :burnout








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Re: Rebuilding T5z with faceplated G-Force gear set

Made a little progress today. Ran into some problems otherwise I think I'd have it finished. Need to have a spacer milled down and can't find one clip. Will have a spacer milled down and I'm sure I can find the clip at OSH. Here are some pictures.






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What spacer do you have to mill down?
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It's the spacer for the cluster gear. Smallest spacer leaves too much clearance (.003") and the next size up is too thick and binds up too much. They are stainless steel so you can't just knock it down to size with some sand paper. Will take a trip down to my machinist today. Places like Hanlon Motorsports sell them in custom sizes as well.
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Re: Rebuilding T5z with faceplated G-Force gear set

Finished it up. Found a used spacer at a transmission shop that was exactly what I needed. The Bob Hanlon video makes this darn simple compared to what I expected.



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Looks great! I'm anxious to see how well it shifts. I'm sure it will hold the power your putting to it. Is that the 500 or 600ft.lb kit you got?
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