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Hey everyone. Well as most of you know, I have been back and forth looking for information regarding options for a replacement transmission for my w55 stock tranny...still strong, however I don't want to risk anything. I came across some information and have talked to numerous individuals regarding my most recent purchase...a V161 6 speed Supra transmission (japan spec).

I purchased this transmission for $3000 brand new and already have my lightweight flywheel. The following parts still need to be purchased: clutch, pressure plate, custom telescoping driveshaft, shift linkage, short shifter, and a few others...not to mention some custom fabrication.

The great thing about this transmission is that the gear ratio is damn near close to our stock specs which means I won't need a new rear or half shafts. :D The other great thing is that I will now have one hell of a strong ass transmission...NOT TO MENTION A 6 SPEED :p

Here are some pics...



Here are the gear ratio differences between the V160 and V161:
Gears - V160 (3.827,2.360,1.685,1.312,1.000,0.793)
Gears - V161 (3.724,2.246,1.541,1.205,1.000,0.818)

:D


EDIT: Thanks to doublins for the tranny suggestion!
 

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Thanks guys. I am trying to build a clean, high quality, high horsepower street driven ride...nothing too crazy. :wink:

The tranny and SRT Stage 2.5+ will be done in about 1-2 months. I will keep you all posted with pics and information as the project moves along. Thanks for all your support!

~Erik
 

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nice pics bro! Can't wait until that bitch is in there.

Ahem... I don't get no props for suggesting that you try hard to find a v161 because of the final drive? :cry:

-Chris

P.S.- the v161 final drive is 3.769... The IS 5-speed rear is 3.73 :D
 

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Nice!!! :p :p :p
 

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doublins said:
nice pics bro! Can't wait until that bitch is in there.

Ahem... I don't get no props for suggesting that you try hard to find a v161 because of the final drive? :cry:

-Chris

P.S.- the v161 final drive is 3.769... The IS 5-speed rear is 3.73 :D
i'll give you props!!! :D now where are my dots... :lol:
 

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What's the average price for putting in the tranny. Thanks!

Wino_II said:
Hey everyone. Well as most of you know, I have been back and forth looking for information regarding options for a replacement transmission for my w55 stock tranny...still strong, however I don't want to risk anything. I came across some information and have talked to numerous individuals regarding my most recent purchase...a V161 6 speed Supra transmission (japan spec).

I purchased this transmission for $3000 brand new and already have my lightweight flywheel. The following parts still need to be purchased: clutch, pressure plate, custom telescoping driveshaft, shift linkage, short shifter, and a few others...not to mention some custom fabrication.

The great thing about this transmission is that the gear ratio is damn near close to our stock specs which means I won't need a new rear or half shafts. :D The other great thing is that I will now have one hell of a strong ass transmission...NOT TO MENTION A 6 SPEED :p

Here are some pics...



Here are the gear ratio differences between the V160 and V161:
Gears - V160 (3.827,2.360,1.685,1.312,1.000,0.793)
Gears - V161 (3.724,2.246,1.541,1.205,1.000,0.818)

:D


EDIT: Thanks to doublins for the tranny suggestion!
 

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Erick... do you guys clean the trannies before you take pics? OR do they ship like that from your supplier. 'cause I have never seen such clean used parts in my life!!!!!
 

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BigDaddyRich said:
Erick... do you guys clean the trannies before you take pics? OR do they ship like that from your supplier. 'cause I have never seen such clean used parts in my life!!!!!
Hey bro- the v161 is brand spankin' new, hence the cleanliness.
 

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THIS IS A BRAND NEW TRANNY!!! 0 MILES!!

And I got it from a guy in PA who was going to use it in a project supra but ran out of funds. So I didn't have to pay for any shipping...just met him half way!

:p :p :p :p :p

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Erick... do you guys clean the trannies before you take pics? OR do they ship like that from your supplier. 'cause I have never seen such clean used parts in my life!!!!!
 

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Very nice man, Very nice... :D
 

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Freelance said:
Very nice man, Very nice... :D
thanks man! :D

I can't wait to get it on the road!! :p
Not only that, but you have gained that MUCH desired Piece of mind... Plus you can beat the hell out of it and it wants more.... :D
 

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Wino_II said:
Freelance said:
Very nice man, Very nice... :D
thanks man! :D

I can't wait to get it on the road!! :p
Not only that, but you have gained that MUCH desired Piece of mind... Plus you can beat the hell out of it and it wants more.... :D
Yeah really...although my stock tranny feels strong as hell and has no signs of breaking, I have been very cautious in the way I drive :-? and has taken away a lot of the fun.

now i can really drive the beast to its capabilities! :p
 

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What's the average price for putting in the tranny. Thanks!
I'm not sure of the average price. Its gotta be quite expensive. Call around to a few tranny shops or IS300 tuners. My cost of installation is private. :D
 

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doublins said:
nice pics bro! Can't wait until that bitch is in there.

Ahem... I don't get no props for suggesting that you try hard to find a v161 because of the final drive? :cry:

-Chris

P.S.- the v161 final drive is 3.769... The IS 5-speed rear is 3.73 :D
I always thought the final drive was 3.266 (LSD) for V161.

3.769 was for the Toyota 4A (A343E)...

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