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    Adding a 6th gear?

    I just tried searching on the forums for a posting that mentioned about it being possible to add a 6th gear to an existing gear box. I can't remember what the original topic was (it could have swayed off the original topic when mentioning about the 6th gear stuff).

    Is this possible to do and how much would it be? If it is reasonable then it would give a great cruising gear for the motorway while leaving the first 5 gears untouched so the performance will be the same.

    Any help with finding the original posting will be awesome. Thanks

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    Adding a new gear? That's a new one on me! Sounds interesting, but I would be VERY surprised if it was possible.
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    I seem to remember something about this to, maybe not a 6th gear but changing your final drive so all gears were different

    Possible Phantom had a say in it???
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    Wallace Performance is selling a six speed box to fit the Z20LET £1500 though !

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.A.D.
    Adding a new gear? That's a new one on me! Sounds interesting, but I would be VERY surprised if it was possible.
    I've not heard about it much either except for that one post about 8 months ago. Was just intrigued to find out if it was really possible and the cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    I seem to remember something about this to, maybe not a 6th gear but changing your final drive so all gears were different

    Possible Phantom had a say in it???
    The postings may have diverged onto changing the final drive but I'm pretty sure it mentioned about having a 6th gear put into the gear box.
    Quote Originally Posted by ADY JONES
    Wallace Performance is selling a six speed box to fit the Z20LET £1500 though !
    Unfortunately that again would probably effect the performance of the cars because the first 5 gears will be at different ratios. I liked the idea of having an inserted 6th gear cos you would have your normal 5 gears as standard and hence the same performance but an additional cruising gear for super economy on motorways.

    I'm pretty sure I posted to the thread and it was around 6 to 8 months ago but even using that to search by, can't still seem to find the thread. Oh well. Thanks for the help anyway.

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    After much searching around I finally found the thread:

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=22294

    It was mentioned in the 7th post but nothing else came from it. I'll try to PM the guy and see if he knows more.

    I actually looked over this thread quite early on but for some reason I didn't see that post in it first time round.

    Any additional info would be great about adding a 6th cog to a gear box. Thanks

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    i also would love a 6th gear, i have the 1.8 sri with the silly silly 5th gear it revvs its nuts off at 70 mph!

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    That's the reason I started this> http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=28986 thread, but no reply yet.

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    Oh well, I guess its a lost cause idea.

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    It is possible to add a sixth gear to SOME gearboxes. I don't think that there's curently anything avaliable for the MkIV's though.

    Have a look here and E-mail them if you want:
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