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With the dog engagement gears from Quaife, would this make for a crappy daily driver?

Would it be difficult to drive in stop and go traffic? What about at low speeds?

Any information would be helpful.
 

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Originally posted by CheaperSleeper:
I am highly disappointed that this topic is not about canines planning to get married.
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non synchro, LOUD and yes double clutching is a must for smooth(er) driving, these are meant for hard engagements and are a much heavier shift. if your running hard ( road racing) then you don't need the clutch but it's chunky and you have to be good with RPM control.

Quaife should also have a straight cut synchro setup, I know they do for the TYPE BC tranny..
 

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If you can learn to drive them it shoudln't be too bad. I'd try to get a set with syncros though. The big thing is the noise. They would be LOUD. Why would you want this box anyway?
 

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Originally posted by familyman:
If you can learn to drive them it shoudln't be too bad. I'd try to get a set with syncros though. The big thing is the noise. They would be LOUD. Why would you want this box anyway?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">The capability to hold up to high TQ and HP.
 

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If that's the case then your money would be better spend getting the quaife ATB.. the gears will be fine if you have the right clutch, final drive & LSD..
 

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I need something that will have some longevity. The ATB is already going aboard but I may need to go a step beyond.
 

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Originally posted by iamgod:
ok dumb question time... what the hell is double clutching...
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">step 1: clutch in
step 2: take the car out of gear
step 3: clutch out
step 4: clutch in
step 5: put the car in next gear
step 6: clutch out

this method helps the synchros mesh with the output shaft for a smoother shift...

or something like that
 

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so going from lets say 4th to 3rd with just 1 press of the clutch actually wears the syncros more?

Funny, that probably why my syncros are gone

but that is kinda weird, i never heard of that being required on new cars....i mean, talk about slow shifting...damn
 

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you can shift just as quickly, just gotta be quick, do some mountain biking or some BMXing and your legs will pick up some speed real quick, I used to race BMX, I can double shift as fast as most people can shift regularly....too bad I don't have a 5 speed Focus so I could see if it would do me any good
 

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Originally posted by iamgod:
cool thanks...
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Originally posted by PPC-Racing:
exactly how much torque are you putting through your tranny to require straight cuts ? I mean it better be upwards of 320ft/lbs...
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I don't know exactly what will come of it, but I would estimate in the area of 400ft/lbs+
 
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