OH NOES I THINK MY GEARBOX AM BROKE!!!
HELP..I think i blew my GEARBOX..!!
xcwizit wrote:As soon as the lights turned green, I stayed in 1st gear waiting for the REVS to pick up slowly, as soon as it hit 5k-6k rpm, I planted the acc. pedal, quikly slapped it in 2nd gear. then suddenly i heard a LOUD BANG from the front of the car. I've got an Exedy Heavy Duty Clutch which was installed Dec 06 incase its any help.
Gearbox and tranny
gilese98 wrote:Got myself a 98 WRX wagon and was just comming home from work, Stoped took of again went from 1st to 2nd and crunch then nothing...
i've recently put a Exedy Heavy duty clutch in also if that makes your answers any different!!
Blew My Gearbox Again !!!
PSIXTC wrote:When i bought it 1st week i blew 2nd gear...then i got a full rebuild on the gearbox and put a cusion button clutch in it...it was fine for about a week. Then the same thing happened but this time it was 3rd gear... And yes i launched once of the lights, Drop the clutch at about 4000rpm. But nothing else i dont understand why...
Anyone tried exceedy racing clutch?
InFlames wrote:Hi, as above, has anyone put an exedy racing clutch into their wrx?
I just did and my car is experiencing the worst shudders ever, especially so when moving off, I'm told this is normal, anyone have experience with this?
my 2nd gear died today....
BaZeRk0 wrote:Know the fealing you going through right now as i too hadn't had my wrx'y long when i blew 2nd gear. I had a heavy duty clutch put in, had it for 2 days then bang blew second gear ....
drewcreighton wrote:I know this is a common issue.. high end engine mod... (idiot *me* ) puts in a HD clutch.. tick...tick..tick... kaboom goes the gearbox...
LISTEN TO THE SMART PEOPLE!!!
cpitts wrote:How many times does it need to be said "DON'T install a HEAVY DUTY clutch!" It'll only end in shredded gearboxes.
thanGy wrote:Factory clutch is best
MrEs wrote:throw ur heavy duty clutch in the bin before you need an entire new gear box...
superfly wrote:As mentioned the heavy duty clutch is bad for the stock gearboxes. It puts all the strain on the box rather than on the clutch itself.
superfly wrote:Even then I'd stick with the stock clutch. Unless you're doing lots of launching (drag racing etc) and each split second counts. If you upgrade the stock clutch to a heavy duty item with a strong gearbox, next to go will be the driveshafts.
Howdy wrote:You replaced the OEM clutch with a button clutch which made the gear box the weak link in the drive train.
Instead of the OEM clutch being able to slip the gear box gave away.
KevO-954 wrote:You may get away with launches most times in a two wheel drive as the tyres will break traction therefore not loading the rest of the drive train severely but with AWD you are not going to break traction that easily so the drive train is under extreme stress and something has to give. Kev.
PAT555 wrote:As I suspected its the cushion button clutch.
BIG NO NO on a standard gearbox.
You should of done your research.
T WRP10 wrote:if you got a wrx and a stock box with a racing clutch.. its going to do damage
BlueDNA wrote:options that you have now are:
- Rebuild gear 2 and put standard clutch back on
- Buy sti gear box 5/6spd (about 4k~5k) and keep heavy duty clutch
- Rebuild with PPG gears
Random Dude wrote:All i can advise is, and this has been seen time and time before:
If you're running your standard gearbox, its not a good idea to use any sort of heavy duty clutch system.
The clutch is what protects the gearbox from being ripped apart from the torque of the engine. Even with standard power. The clutch is meant to slip when power is too great, and the resistance from the 4WD is too great (and you have your gearbox in between)
What you'll find is, if you get a heavy duty clutch, it won't slip, and instead send all that torque to your gearbox and bang, there goes 1st or 2nd (or 3rd).
kooky wrote:HD clutch + gearbox abuse will lead to box full of broken gears, nothing surer in a WRX.
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