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Old 05-26-09, 08:47 AM   #31
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stock r154 with redline oil to make it shift better.
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Old 05-26-09, 09:33 AM   #32
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stock r154 with redline oil to make it shift better.
x10 i use the redline mt gear oil, makes the syncro smoother and kkeps the box cooler
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Old 05-27-09, 12:14 PM   #33
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man this debate is really making me think. I am going to go with the V160 but in the mean time I possibly will drop the W58 in just to get to shifting. The v160 i want to put in when I build the GTE.
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Old 05-27-09, 09:06 PM   #34
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I just found out there's a rebuild kit from http://www.importperformancetrans.com/ for $750. This kit has strenthened parts for the W58. I'd wonder how strong it can hold.
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Old 05-27-09, 09:20 PM   #35
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I just found out there's a rebuild kit from http://www.importperformancetrans.com/ for $750. This kit has strenthened parts for the W58. I'd wonder how strong it can hold.

Great find!!!!
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Old 05-27-09, 09:45 PM   #36
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I think the W58 has telltale signs of when it's going to give. Although you can't account or really forsee it failing from just hard driving / abuse...it'll give on you out of nowhere if you're not treating it with respect. What I mean by telltale signs is, my w58 in particular has a slight whine to it in every gear but 4th. I was told it was countershaft wear, since 4th has a 1:1 ratio is on the mainshaft if im not mistaken. So far no problems, after 5 years of driving (~17k miles lol) and a few runs in the 1/8th mile on the stock 2JZ. We'll see how it holds with a better clutch on my stock twin 1JZ in the near future.
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Old 05-27-09, 09:55 PM   #37
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Great find!!!!
If we have enough interests, perhaps we can have a group buy on this. We'll save some bucks.
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Old 05-27-09, 10:04 PM   #38
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Yes Great Find, Hell I might have both the transmission done. Group Buy would be nice,
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Old 05-27-09, 10:26 PM   #39
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i don't see a price the word W58 anywhere on that site, or am i looking at the wrong place?
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All i saw on the site was listings for automatic trans
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look at the catalog area they have Manuals there
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look at the catalog area they have Manuals there
but only for the r154 and v160 trans not the w58...
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Old 05-28-09, 03:56 PM   #43
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but only for the r154 and v160 trans not the w58...
If you contact them, they'll tell you they have it. I believe their catalog isn't updated.
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ANy one know how much stronger the upgrade kit will make the tranny?
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^^^ i would like to know this as well...
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