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Old 01-14-2016, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a B18B1 with PR3 .5 oversized pistons, should be around 11.5:1 C/R. Planning on swapping in a P30 head later down the road. its a daily driver but I only drive it to and from work ~15mi round trip. no fwys involved. I'm picking up a y21 tomorrow but everyone seems to make a point of how short the gears are. It's really easy and cheap to swap in LS 5th gears and a 4.266 final drive, worth it? or am I better off with the quicker acceleration?
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FD swap not worth it, only 3% change.

5th swap will require checking the shim clearance on the mainshaft.
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Leave it be.

I guess people are afraid of shifting gears? I never understood that, but I also DDed a B17A1 trans for like 6 years.
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sounds good. If it's as bad as people make it out to be I'll find a different complete trans.
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5th swap will require checking the shim clearance on the mainshaft.
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Keep it stock. It's not very short to begin with. You can always skip gears.
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