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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    absolutely fantastic stuff. very few people innovate like this....keep up the good work, limey!
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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    The AR-5 is a 5-speed manual transmission manufactured by Aisin. It is designed for longitudinal engine applications and can handle up to 225 ftlbf (305 Nm) of torque...


    Is that wrong or is it just a really weak transmission?

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    thats what the base model was, if its equipped in the turbo solistice and sky i would imagine they beefed up the syncros and bearings.
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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    You know, this makes me wonder about swapping the 5th gear... I'd love to move that .75 down around a .63!

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    I will be watching this thread very closely in case my W58 takes a shit on me whitch it prob will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doward
    If it's a 26 spline GM Clutch Disc, you may also look into a clutch disc from a '93-'95 Chevy Camaro or Pontiac Firebird, equipped with the 3.4L motor.

    That's a 9 11/16" 26 spline disc, and Spec makes a full line for that setup.
    Yeah, I had almost ordered that clutch, but it is a hair too big. You could probably machine the flywheel to accept it...

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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    That .63 overdrive would give you approximately 2237 RPM in 5th at 70 mph. You would need about a .56 to get to 2000 RPM in 5th at 70. But I think with the displacement we have, you could be lugging the engine, and could end up in and out of boost at steady cruise. The .63 could work.

    Even the .70 from my A340E is just over 2400 at 70, not bad at all. I get high 20 on the highway with cruise on a trip.
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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    My TKO has a .68 5th and even with 4.10 diff gears is quite tall.

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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow 13
    The AR-5 is a 5-speed manual transmission manufactured by Aisin. It is designed for longitudinal engine applications and can handle up to 225 ftlbf (305 Nm) of torque...


    Is that wrong or is it just a really weak transmission?
    Transmissions are rated according to application, not capability. That just means that the highest rated car with an AR5 thus far produced 225 ft-lbs of torque.

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    Default Re: AR5 Trans Take Two: The Solstice Solution

    Quote Originally Posted by drjonez
    absolutely fantastic stuff. very few people innovate like this....keep up the good work, limey!
    Thanks, will do my best.

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