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Old 06-28-2007, 09:37 PM
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Default Good idea to get an extra tranny?

Does anyone support the idea of getting a new takeoff tranny in case mine breaks? After I autocrossed Sunday I got clanging in the tranny on Monday. Loud. It was gone that night, oddly enough, but it got me thinking... If a takeoff is only about $600, and this is my only way of transportation, maybe I should just buy a tranny and keep it in case?

Good or bad idea? Waste of money? Takeoff tranny would be missing too many things anyways? I dunno, give any thoughts.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:01 PM
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Not a good idea to race your only means of transportation. If that is the case, you should probably do all you can for a rainy day scenerio.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:42 PM
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May be a good idea but...I heard a new tranny is Big Dollars!
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:21 PM
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I thought a lot of people here race this only car of theirs.... Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:31 AM
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Your not even lowered and your auto xing.

Mustang are for straight lines. not corners. Get a subby if you want to go around turns. [8D]
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:47 AM
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i just bought new lentech because of the problem with 5r55s being weak on the input shaft twisted mine lost overdrive and slips 2nd to thrid
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:27 AM
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ORIGINAL: probinator

Your not even lowered and your auto xing.

Mustang are for straight lines. not corners. Get a subby if you want to go around turns. [8D]
You'd be surprised how well this car handles with some suspension mods in the rear...

A STOCK mustang on stock tires ran as well as 61 seconds in the last autocross I was in,with an '07corvette with race tires and mods running second fastest on theday at54seconds. A mustang with some mods and race tires would have been challenging that corvette EASILY.

So watch out if you ever get the chance to bet against a mustang in a turning race.... Unless the other car issimply uncatchable like a WRX,then you may just need to put your money down on the 'stang!
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:27 AM
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ORIGINAL: stangoil

i just bought new lentech because of the problem with 5r55s being weak on the input shaft twisted mine lost overdrive and slips 2nd to thrid
Any chance you're replacing your own tranny?
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