JONFORD481 wrote:Hmm.. well I suppose I was kinda looking for something more built for drag racing. I've herd that strait cut gears and "dog ring / dog box" is much better for board shifting. I do plan on turning this in a 90% drag 10% street car within the next 2 years, so "streetability" isn't really one of my concerns.. have you herd anything about that being true?
A tranny with straight cut gears would definitely be more durable but also a lot louder too. The reverse gear in the T5 is straight cut so it'll give you an idea how loud it'll be. Just realize that the higher the rpm the louder they whine. However if streetability isn't a concern then you may be better off going with something like that.
G-Force sells kits to retrofit your T5 to a straight cut tranny, it might be something to look into. Otherwise Richmond sells a few transmissions that have straight cut gears, though I don't know much about them.
What kind of power are you looking to build? For me personally I would probably just go with the TKO because I figure that once I build enough power that the TKO no longer holds up the car is probably quick enough that an automatic would be a better choice anyway.