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Gearbox Questions

Postby OverJoyedJet » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:57 am

Hi all i have a gpx tip and i want to know has any one upgraded there gearbox i have blown 2 allready and my 3rd is on its way out, what is a good upgraded gearbox ??
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby brccrx » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:59 pm

Look in to manual conversion maybe?
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby goz_83 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:49 am

How have you managed to kill 3 gear boxes?
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby brccrx » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:06 am

Could have been taking of from D reving the car up while still holding the breaks? :)

Or reeving in N and jamming D to take of? :mrgreen:

Never done this myself before lol
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby d_dan » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:33 am

Maybe a manual conversion from the sounds of it.
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby OverJoyedJet » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:08 am

what type of gearbox would be good for a manual conversion an fto one, and the diff heaps moving and shredding the bell housing which mean i need new gearbox. :(
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby brccrx » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:53 pm

Two choices basically:

1. Manual FTO gearbox, flywheel, clutch kit, gearbox linkage
2. Manual 1.6 Mivec gearbox, this more expensive but also way better, 1.6 Mivec flywheel and clutch kit
also depending on Your FTO model inner CV joint cups, You still need FTO gearbox linkage with this gearbox.

clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder, gearstick and pedal box can be from FTO or Mirage, Lancer, Colt.
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby OverJoyedJet » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:58 am

Have any of you upgraded the diff, and if you have what did you upgraded it to ??
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby d_dan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:55 am

Also if you go for the 1.6 box I would imagine you get better acceleration as the gear ratio should be shorter
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby barryc » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:29 pm

if changing from a manual FTO gearbox to a 1.6 mivec one do you need to change cv cups and clutch and flywheel ???
or are they all the same
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Re: Gearbox Questions

Postby brccrx » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:22 am

1.6 has smaller CV cups, clutch and flywheel can be used from the fto or 1.6, whatever you preffer.

1.6 Is smaller so lighter thus adds a bit more to acceleration but will need clutch changing more offten...
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