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Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:25 am

Any chance to get a test run in with the RC gearbox yet? I am curious how you like it.

I am also curious about what your power levels are and your tire size. I am trying to get feedback so that I can determine if I am going with a lower final drive when ever I do my clutch.
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Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:43 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:Any chance to get a test run in with the RC gearbox yet? I am curious how you like it.


Never got one, just a fresher JDM/US box. No test runs yet as I had an injector seal issue. And a cold start injector issue. And a half dozen other issues. Probably this week.

I am also curious about what your power levels are and your tire size. I am trying to get feedback so that I can determine if I am going with a lower final drive when ever I do my clutch.


Never had time to get to a dyno with it. I would guess around 300-320 whp on full whack. Tires are 225/40/18 front, 255/35/18 rear.

Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:33 pm

have you had any problems with the bigger rear tires? how long have you have you had them?

Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:39 am

Simba wrote: Tires are 225/40/18 front, 255/35/18 rear.


I hope you don't run into any problems with your center diff.

Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:06 am

The rolling diameter is the same for both those tire sizes. So, he should not have any issues.

Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:17 am

I am in the process of doing my clutch and was wondering if I need to put any sealant on before I put the trans back on?

Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:35 pm

Sealant on what?

Im gonna have to try that way next time! Freaking 2 guys and 3 hours later got mine on.

Love the HKS. Almost as pretty as my os giken... :wink:

Tue May 13, 2008 4:32 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:The rolling diameter is the same for both those tire sizes. So, he should not have any issues.


I was looking at the overall diameter difference from front to rear. 2ish mm difference. Maybe negligible. but I'd just keep them all 35 or all 40.

Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:58 pm

Great post.

I have just spent the last 3 hours getting ass absoluted kicked bt a 3sgte and st165 transaxle/transfer case.
I thought I was just getting old and losing my touch. But I see I am not the only one here who has had issues with re-insertion.
I am going to try again tomorrow using your tips.

thanks guys.

Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:17 pm

Here's a tip I don't remember seeing anyone post. When you think you have everything lined up, but it just won't slip into postion, rotate the crank. That will help things slip together.

Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:58 pm

woohoo!
Tilted the engine up, dropped the tranny on it. still could not get it. I was cussing, swearing, and swearing and cussing, nothing. I got so pissed I hit the F&%$ing tranny with my hand, it wobbled twice, and dropped right into place.

unreal

Thanks guys

Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:21 am

They call you Bill Strong for a reason... HULK SMASH!!!

Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:01 pm

wow it took me 20 min with my spec clutch, I (will me and two others) put the trans on a metal top table, then I took a deep well socket and aliened the disk and torque the pressure plate and hung the motor on the picker and pointed it at the trans and had my wife crank the motor around as my self and one other pulled the two together to the point where I could get a bolt in and cinched it all down

oh and it would have damn worth it for the 500 bucks, i would have driven to NY

Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:24 am

ive gotten them mated by myself with the missle silo method in 45 minutes. the last time i did it i had 2 other people so it took 10 mins because we just picked the trans up instead of using a hoist. (the trans is not light btw)

Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:39 pm

I'm almost afraid to post this, but we had them together in like 15 mins.
I think we just got REALLY lucky, but here's how we did it.
It was just my brother and I. he gets roped into everything...
We hung the motor on the hoist with a load leveler.
The tranny was on a dolly and we adjusted the angles on both
until they looked close. You can see the input shaft through the starter hole
and once it was inside the pressure plate, my brother pushed the tranny and I held the motor and it just slid right in.
I think if you use a scotch brite pad to clean up the input shaft and just use a little grease on it it should go in right. Of course you have to get it past the transfer case and pass side output shaft.
Oh and dont forget to make sure the clutch disk fits on the input shaft.
I learned that the hard way on my old 02.
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