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This is a discussion on transmission ideas within the Manual Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; so I'm about a week or 2 away from purchasing a new tranny for my TA. Im not looking to ...

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    so I'm about a week or 2 away from purchasing a new tranny for my TA. Im not looking to get crazy, i just want something a little better than a stock tranny that is good for a bone stock car that is going to be daily driven. any ideas?

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    Why not have the one you have upgraded? It'd be cheaper for the same amount of work.

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    i've thought about it but i dont want to get into a rebuild that is going to cost as much or maybe more than buying a new one. i checked into having it rebuilt and it was going to be a couple hundred dollars cheaper than buying a new one that i had my eye on. but then again, that's why i posted this. i'm trying to get some ideas

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    The first time I had mine upgraded, to a Stage 2, it only ran about $1100 with shipping. Had 2nd gear replaced too. I would rather upgrade than replace with stock, if given the choice. That's just me though. If you've got a line on a new tranny for the same price as a rebuild, then go that route.

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    The unit I had my eye on is a stage 4 I believe from kyspeed.com so it wouldn't be just a stock tranny. Just not sure if that would be a practical unit for my stock car that will be daily driven

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    The stock T56 has some very weak points, many of which can break with even stock power. I crushed my synchro keys at just 12K miles and I don't really drive my car "that" hard.

    The other weak link is the 3-4 shift fork. It tends to bend since it's aluminum.

    I would suggest a rebuild and upgrade those items as well as the fork pads, that way you really don't ever have to worry about it.

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    You need to look at Tick or TDP. TDP will rebuild it with the Viper 31 spline main for like $1300. But if your not going to be beating on the car, just get the level 2 which is like a $700 rebuild.

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