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Well, I was just cruising around today on my way to SRT this morning, about to head down to MIR, placed the car into 3rd gear around 40mph, and released the clutch, (was COASTING, not even giving the car any gas) and CRUNCH, there goes third gear.

The car was able to limp to the shop, and then home again after looking at it for a couple of hours.

This sucks.
 

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Sorry again man. You know I'm here for ya if you need a ride...anytime! :-?
 

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good luck chris....sucks to read about another tranny going with boost...

hopefully, you'll have the v160 installed by sept 28th...

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need an R154 swap kit?
 

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Wow, I'm starting to believe the W55 really is a POS transmission. I better save up for the R154 before going the boost path. How much power did you run daily on it.
 

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But Wxman's hold over 500...sheesh...learn how to drive Doub :lol:

That sux. I was just talking about your stock tranny earlier today (@MIR). Guess I should have knocked on wood. You going to upgrade to a R154?
 

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But Wxman's hold over 500...sheesh...learn how to drive Doub :lol:

That sux. I was just talking about your stock tranny earlier today (@MIR). Guess I should have knocked on wood. You going to upgrade to a R154?
Why don't you ask Blk on Blk 300 about my car and the tranny. I took him for a drive about a week ago. redline you got issues my friend.
 

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i think he was poking fun at doublins, not you, ya may want to reread??

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Wxman said:
redline814 said:
But Wxman's hold over 500...sheesh...learn how to drive Doub :lol:

That sux. I was just talking about your stock tranny earlier today (@MIR). Guess I should have knocked on wood. You going to upgrade to a R154?
Why don't you ask Blk on Blk 300 about my car and the tranny. I took him for a drive about a week ago. redline you got issues my friend.
 

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Wxman said:
redline814 said:
But Wxman's hold over 500...sheesh...learn how to drive Doub :lol:

That sux. I was just talking about your stock tranny earlier today (@MIR). Guess I should have knocked on wood. You going to upgrade to a R154?
Why don't you ask Blk on Blk 300 about my car and the tranny. I took him for a drive about a week ago. redline you got issues my friend.
Doublins knows I am messing with him and my statement is not to bash you. Actually, your one-of-a-kind tranny is becoming famous in the local IS discussion circles. I would be sad to hear if it broke. What fun would that be to joke about? If it keeps holding....amen!

EDIT: IF you ever upgrade and want to sell it...I'll take it if I have yet to upgrade mine. I can see my sig now ---> "Screw the R154. I have the Wxman manual tranny" :lol:
 

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IS300GTE said:
i think he was poking fun at doublins, not you, ya may want to reread??

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Wxman said:
redline814 said:
But Wxman's hold over 500...sheesh...learn how to drive Doub :lol:

That sux. I was just talking about your stock tranny earlier today (@MIR). Guess I should have knocked on wood. You going to upgrade to a R154?
Why don't you ask Blk on Blk 300 about my car and the tranny. I took him for a drive about a week ago. redline you got issues my friend.
Oh, oops. Mud on my face I guess. lol :oops:
 

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good luck chris....sucks to read about another tranny going with boost...

hopefully, you'll have the v160 installed by sept 28th...

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that shit costs $9,000-$10,000K installed

whats the R154 upgrade kit costs nowadays?? i know PFS and them said like $5K
 

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Well, I was just cruising around today on my way to SRT this morning, about to head down to MIR, placed the car into 3rd gear around 40mph, and released the clutch, (was COASTING, not even giving the car any gas) and CRUNCH, there goes third gear.

The car was able to limp to the shop, and then home again after looking at it for a couple of hours.

This sucks.
sux man, now u know why i was saying i want ST1 , wasnt about the money.. i knew the W55 is a piece of shit. my stock one blew with no boost. maybe the Xerd race pipe added too much HP for it
 

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Ahhh man.... sorry i made u push ur car on the drive back to SRT from the PFS meet. Blame Charles... he was eggin me on! :lol: I know my car can be a beast in 1st gear :lol: I was thinkin of ur tranny all the way to 35mph. :)

Good thing is you made it back to hoembase. hopefully you will go for the R154 swap... I'd like to see more of those as the V160's are a poor man's nightmare.

Good Luck C.

Rich.
 

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Yes, I remember that horrible noise coming from my tranny. Best of luck getting everything straightened out and your car back on the road.
 

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doublins said:
Well, I was just cruising around today on my way to SRT this morning, about to head down to MIR, placed the car into 3rd gear around 40mph, and released the clutch, (was COASTING, not even giving the car any gas) and CRUNCH, there goes third gear.

The car was able to limp to the shop, and then home again after looking at it for a couple of hours.

This sucks.
Maybe it was all of that extra weight that you were lugging around at the last Autox? :eek: Seriously Chris; that does blow goats, and I hope it gets repaired asap..

Don
 

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thanks for all of your support, guys! I'm currently investigating doing an r154 swap. Will keep all of you posted.
 

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didnt that stock transmisson last a long time for you?
sry to hear man..
It held up to daily driving at ~320rwhp for a little over 2 months, and about 8,000 miles.

(YES, I put 8,000 miles on my car in 2 months).

-Chris
 

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as I said in the other thread, I'm real sorry to hear about the tranny. it pisses me off that it won't hold up to even 350... :pissed:

I certainly hope the auto holds out on me for a while. I shall soon be trying the limits and I drive like an idiot. :D Well you're an autocrosser so you know all about that. ;)
 
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