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Re: e21 5spd conversion.....shifting? (archive)

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Posted by M///Hard on June 25, 2001 at 18:29:14:

In Reply to: e21 5spd conversion.....shifting? posted by Allen on June 25, 2001 at 16:11:50:

See Gils post///DITTO!!!He is correct,THE END
I just completed the conversion, and I love having the 5th gear (especially with the 3.90 diff!), but I'm not real happy with the actual shift quality. Actually, it can be a real pain!

I can row through the gears first through fifth no problem, but downshifting from fifth to fourth is difficult to do. I almost have to take it to neutral to get it down to fourth. Fifth to third downshift is no problem. It's not a syncro problem, but in the shift pattern itself.

I talked to another guy who has the 245/5 tranny in his '02, and he said he has the exact same problem. What's up with that? This is a pretty common upgrade, has anyone else experienced the same thing? Is it an install problem, a tranny problem, or just an inherent quirk of this tranny?


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