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This summer I am going to bite the bullet and buy a "real" gearset (no sti ra for me). How loud do you all think the KAAZ gears will be? They are straight cut 1-3 and helical 4-5. How loud are they *really*. Do you think they would be daily drivable?

Also, if any of you know anyone who has them, let me know.
 

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my brother fahd(wrxin') is thinknig about getting kaaz gears for his car its a dailydriver to him :)
 

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Better check out the Kaaz ratios before you buy. Your engine will be screaming during an 80mph cruise. To me that's not daily driveable.
 

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Silver Bullet1 said:
Better check out the Kaaz ratios before you buy. Your engine will be screaming during an 80mph cruise. To me that's not daily driveable.
That is also a concern of mine, but I don't do much highway driving. I have been looking at the gimmegears street/race setup that uses stock wrx 5th gear ratio w/ shorter 1-4, that looks like an attractive option.
 

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ryland said:
I have been looking at the gimmegears street/race setup that uses stock wrx 5th gear ratio w/ shorter 1-4, that looks like an attractive option.
Ryland,

Can you link to the ones you mention here?
 

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Thanks. That looks like a pretty good setup. $3600 though.
 

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WRC_Obsessed said:
Thanks. That looks like a pretty good setup. $3600 though.
Yeah, it's really expensive. I gotta look at all my options though :)
 

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I hear ya. It's not something you want to cheap out on. After my suspension that is the next big investment before I go really big on the engine.
 

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Frank @ autospeed has the Kaaz on his daily driver. Rallispec did gear install. Frank has 80kmi on his car.:eek3: . He says at 80mph in 5th he is tacking 4grand. Killer gear set for anyone looking at doing a big turbo. Frank still uses stock turbo. Another autospeed guy had a 5sp Kaaz box(entire tranny) for sale or trade for automatic. They are located in Jersey:wiggles: .
 

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neverendingmods said:
Frank @ autospeed has the Kaaz on his daily driver. Rallispec did gear install. Frank has 80kmi on his car.:eek3: . He says at 80mph in 5th he is tacking 4grand. Killer gear set for anyone looking at doing a big turbo. Frank still uses stock turbo. Another autospeed guy had a 5sp Kaaz box(entire tranny) for sale or trade for automatic. They are located in Jersey:wiggles: .
Thanks for the info, I may be contacting them in the near future for some insight :)
 

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Isn't the flex in the tranny case a major concern as well?
 

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WRC_Obsessed said:
Isn't the flex in the tranny case a major concern as well?
Yeah, it is definitely a big concern. I wonder if there is any way to make some sort of reinforcement that you can "tie" around the tranny case to help hold it together more successfully.

I am going to see how Mike likes his RA gears, if they work out well for him and his VF-22 they should be fine for me.
 

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ryland said:
Yeah, it is definitely a big concern. I wonder if there is any way to make some sort of reinforcement that you can "tie" around the tranny case to help hold it together more successfully.

I am going to see how Mike likes his RA gears, if they work out well for him and his VF-22 they should be fine for me.
Zip ties.
 

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Just make sure they are OEM zipties or else you'll void your warranty! :eek:

:p

-snowcat
 

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snowcat said:
Just make sure they are OEM zipties or else you'll void your warranty! :eek:

:p

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Bah, I don't need no warranty!

It was voided by the time I pulled out of the dealership lot.
 
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