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Old 03-18-2011, 02:57 AM   #126
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:00 AM   #127
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What kind of torque is the Getrag rated for? The gm worldclass is good for 325 to 350ftlbs......all depends on the driver. I like my positive engagement and rail type shifter of the T5.
A lot like 450ft/lbs. New with good trans fluid at working temp.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:18 AM   #128
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Hope that 20 year,old getrag with crappy ratios no aftermarket world and expensive rebuilds holds up. Also have you driven a getrag? Not a smooth tranny... A t5 is smoother stock with a after market shifter is tighter than a 12 year old
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:27 AM   #129
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Hope that 20 year,old getrag with crappy ratios no aftermarket world and expensive rebuilds holds up. Also have you driven a getrag? Not a smooth tranny... A t5 is smoother stock with a after market shifter is tighter than a 12 year old
Metric Mechanic does offer upgrade for the transmission.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #130
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Don't forget to look into a billet crank gear and some solid cam dowels. Id even put one into the auxilary shaft.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #131
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Don't forget to look into a billet crank gear and some solid cam dowels. Id even put one into the auxilary shaft.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #132
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DIRY?

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:42 AM   #133
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Don't forget to look into a billet crank gear and some solid cam dowels. Id even put one into the auxilary shaft.


I took the front pulley off mine and discovered to my shock and horror that the little locating nub had snapped off. It was aligned correctly, and the nubs don't hold it in place, but still, just a reminder that it's instant engine carnage if that front pulley ever even gets loose with a stock gear.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:08 PM   #134
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Metric Mechanic does offer upgrade for the transmission.
LOL look at there prices???? also not many trany shops are familiar with rebuilding them compared to the t5. you could have a bullet proof t5 done in hand for the cost of the getrag part prices.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:46 PM   #135
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Hmmmmm. The 265 that I drove in a 535is was a terrible shifting transmission. It didn't like to be rushed from 2nd to 3rd or 3rd to 4th.
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Also have you driven a getrag? Not a smooth tranny...
I'll throw in a vote of confidence for the Getrag 265. I'll admit the main reason I went that route was because I bought a pair of complete transmissions from a local friend for $200.00. One of which he ran in his Volvo for a while and the other that he hadn't run yet, but had pulled from a car that was hit but the motor/trans only had 135K miles on it. I went with the lower mile unit from that car for my wagon.

In my car, it works very well, no idle chatter like I've heard from people, easy shifting, etc. It just works and I quite like it. I wonder how much the shifter and shifter cage assembly is affecting the above judgements/impressions. The stock 265 shifter cage sucks. It's soft mounted to the trans and to the body of the car with rubber bushings and the stock "throw" with that assembly and the BMW shifter isn't great either.

In my car I have a really nice piece from RSI to solve this. It's a modified M46 shift cage altered to bolt onto the Getrag. It's hard mounted instead of rubber bushed. Additionally it retains the stock M46 shifter which just happens to be a "natural" short shifter when compared to the BMW shifter. To further the positive feel and crisp shifting I installed a brass shifter bushing kit from RSI as well. I'd recommend this route for anyone installing a Getrag into a 240.


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M46 shifter installed in RSI Getrag shifter kit:




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As compared to the crappy plastic OEM bushings:

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:02 PM   #136
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Do you have an old block to assemble the pistons onto for the rented tool? Maybe you can send josh your pistons and have them machined on a mill?
I do not but you tape over the whole deck of the block, attach cutter and go to town then vacuum.

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Does your block need to get bored? What wideband are you running? And make sure to set the valve springs proper seat pressure.
Block is getting bored for $10 a bore. Im using a innovative wideband cause I got a good used one for the right price on here a month ago. Im using the valve springs from Josh so not to worried about that.

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I'll throw in a vote of confidence for the Getrag 265.
I Agree. I drove Pauls back from Oregon after IPD and I liked it a lot.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:07 PM   #137
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I ran the same ford springs......come to find out in the end I was 30lbs below spec. Just check install hiegth and seat pressure.

Im running Knox beehive now and even they needed 4mm of shimmig.

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Old 03-18-2011, 02:49 PM   #138
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double sprangs ftw? am i the only one running them?
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double sprangs ftw? am i the only one running them?
Nope. I like my SAM double springs, but on a 8V. 16V only needs the Ford springs.

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Old 03-18-2011, 08:21 PM   #140
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Just going through my head on the issues I had with my 16v. I suggest new lifters if your sticking with hydraulic. If you do, I can dig up the number for the hotrod VW lifters.
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Just going through my head on the issues I had with my 16v. I suggest new lifters if your sticking with hydraulic. If you do, I can dig up the number for the hotrod VW lifters.
Whats the number on those and i'll check rockauto
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #142
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Here it is from my build thread. You save almost a pound in valvetrain weight.

2.6 ounces for stockers....1.8 ounces for these

ina # 050 109 309 H (or a J)

I got them from Cameron......good price too. So far there working great...plug and play.
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Here it is from my build thread. You save almost a pound in valvetrain weight.

2.6 ounces for stockers....1.8 ounces for these

ina # 050 109 309 H (or a J)

I got them from Cameron......good price too. So far there working great...plug and play.
Rockauto cant find it. Any idea model?
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #144
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Its a vw jetta or something. Google the number.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:18 PM   #145
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Its a vw jetta or something. Google the number.
Just want to double check Nathan but did these come out of mid 90's vw like the cabrio and jetta?
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Yes they did.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #147
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I looked into that SPAL fan controller....looks pretty legit. I found a good priced unit on Ebay. I might jump on it.
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AND>>>>> VW hydro lifters ordered
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I looked into that SPAL fan controller....looks pretty legit. I found a good priced unit on Ebay. I might jump on it.
Thats were I got mine, I wasnt about to pay full tilt for one. Dave B is using a different that looks even more legit but its a bit more. I think it has a built in relay
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:17 PM   #150
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I like that its pwm's one fan and switches another.....I have a fan on the radiaotor and a smaller one on the IC, so it can be on during staging or what not. SO its perfect. Thanks for posting that.

And badass on the lifters...Im happy with the, You can feel the weight difference in your hands. I had a horrible stock lifter failure, and what seemed to be piston slap, or lifter noise......well it was lifter noise as its all good up front now!
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