All I can say is I haven’t had any issues with my transmission and I have 23,000 miles. I have not tracked it yet, but I drive it very spirited. The difference maybe is, that I always blip the throttle or heel and tow shift at anytime to match revs, even if I am driving slowly.
So within about a 2 month period you went to from stock to Stage 2+ and upgraded your clutch with the Clutch Masters FX300 and the OE DMF? Did you get slippage with the stock clutch after going to Stage 2? Also, did you reuse your DMF or get a new OEM DMF to go with the FX300 kit? Tx.Just leaving this here as I have had excellent results with the FX300 with the stock Dual mass Flywheel.
I am APR Stage 2+
Hi, I am very interested in the upgraded synchro parts.Hello guys,
Been a while since ive been on here.
My 2 cents.
Drive your car hard on stock clutch, and eventually the syncros will break. Could be the first 10k miles, could be 50-80k. But at some point it will break.
Now those with aftermarket clutches and flywheels, we will suffer premature syncro failure.
Ive had 3 boxes now, very annoying on what is otherwise a solid box.
Ive actually got two gearboxes, and we stripped down both, bear in mind im hitting over 620lbft of torque, and all the gears themselves where in PERFECT condition, in both boxes.
Now ive got a manufacturer in the UK who will make us stronger syncros. However I need 15 people to commit, and we are looking at a price of 80-100 british pounds per ring. So to make this box bulletproof could cost 600 sterling in parts.
I know that a stronger material will work as a guy who went through 4 gearboxes in germany had some made and 15km later and its been fine and hes happy.
Now at this stage I have 11 people who have said they will have some including some tuners. So for any of those interested please put your name down, once I have the minimum of 15 definite and serious comfirmation of "yes", I will be dropping my spare gearbox off to them to pin down on a price and starting the design process.
Now i dont know if once they have made these syncros once whether they will be able to continue to offer these syncros on a 1 sale basis. So anyone with a aftermarket clutch or thinking of going more power in the future, put your name down to not potentially end up being disappointed.
Replied via PM.Hi, I am very interested in the upgraded synchro parts.
I have had a Helix twin disc clutch and SMF for almost two years now, waiting to be installed because of the issues reported with the transmissions once the DMF is removed for a SMF. Since the Helix clutch plates do not have dampening springs, it is likely a worse case scenario for the weak synchronizers.
Do you believe the custom pieces that you are having made will allow the transmission to survive with the Helix/SMF setup? If so, definitely count me in for a set!
From your experience, other than an upgraded engine damper, would you recommend any other upgrades to support the SMF/solid clutch disc setup?
Hi Poverty, any updates on those custom synchro parts?Replied via PM.
To keep everyone else updated, im dropping my spare gearbox off to transmission specialists on Wednesday. From there its roughly 8 weeks for the parts to be developed and manufacturered.