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I need to choose a gearbox - an 03 or an 05.

The 03 gearbox shifts very smoothly

1st: double synchro
2nd: double synchro
3rd: single synchro
4th: single synchro
5th: single synchro
6th: single synchro


The 05 gearbox has been revised:

1st: double synchro
2nd: triple synchro
3rd: double synchro
4th: double synchro
5th: single synchro
6th: single synchro

BUT sometimes grinds going into 2nd and 3rd and has trouble getting into 1st from a standstill on occasion

My question is would you take the 03 or 05 box? Theoretically the 05 box should be stronger but the 03 just feels so much smoother.

Input/comments appreciated.
 

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yeh i have trouble getting into 1st like sometimes crawling at say 5 km/h approaching an intersection, i just give it a little rev and it goes in fine

my 2nd is notchy when cold, but after a few mins smooth as butter, just need to feel neutral changing 1st to 2nd at low revs

i thought the boxes got smoother with the newer models???
 

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Andre - you need to think of what is more important for you - getting into 2nd and 3rd sucessfully (racetrack and street not to mention handling the torque levels that your TT puts out) or getting into 1st gear at a slow roll?

The 03 gearbox seems like a better daily driving box and in theory the 05 box should handle more abuse - take your pick.
 
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