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#1 matthewrussell

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:11 PM

Right is it possible to get a 5 speed gearbox for mini ???

just been playing need for speed shift 2 and just noticed it goes to 5th gear and im like WHAT :S lol ???

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

Yes you can!! if you can afford one...£2k++

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT lol for get it i will put up with the high revs on the motorway!

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:14 PM

Yes.....Jack Knight did one and KAD........or as I have fitted in my own Mini, there are several Minispares 5-speed gearboxes available:
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You'll get the best of both worlds - acceleration and easy cruising - with this Mini Spares Evolution five speed. The Final drive ratio ratio is 3.44, so you'll have the acceleration as before through fourth gear. But with the overdrive fifth gear the effective final drive is now 3.037, great for highway cruising. Fully assembled, ready to install.(Available in Rod-change only) Covered under guarantee for parts only with NO labour claim costs, Other variants such as straight cut or with x pin difffs available. Remember! Although this gearbox by design is infinitely stronger, the weakest part of any A plus gearbox is the standard 2nd gear Plus the overworked new 5th gear and this box is no different. Not for Turbos where boost is adjustable or powerful engines. Fitted in 1275cc-1380cc including Minispares old 8 port head road going car with 286 camshaft it has proven ultra reliable.

There are 58 extra parts including machining.

Owing to the closure of Powertrain all gear tooling and manufacture was sold off, so some secondhand parts are used in these gearboxes if in perfect condition. Apart from laygear and 1ST motion shaft which are different from standard parts the other New parts nearly always used are 1ST/2nd synchro,reverse gear, 2nd gear and diff plus the extra 5 speed gears.

KAD 5-Speed:
The KAD 5 speed race gearbox is available as a self assembly kit or built into a gear casing for the addition of your existing gear train components.
http://www.kentautod...eed-dog-gearset

Edited by mab01uk, 13 July 2012 - 07:19 PM.


#5 Carlos W

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

There are other options if you do a lot of motorway driving, a higher final drive for example

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

You can get a 6 speed gearbox for the a series mini

they are expen$ive

#7 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

You "could" get a 6 speed gearbox for the mini, not that JKD have made anything in the last 10 to 20 years

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:19 AM

Probably as cheap to convert to something non a series with a factory 5 speed box :)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:34 PM

anyone got a five speed, are they worth 2k?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

if you can do 100 mph with a stage 1 do you really need a 5 speed gearbox if you cruise at 70?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:53 PM

My father has a 5 speed box on one of his unfinished minis. Sadly its been unfinished for years and he hasn't run it

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:29 PM

You "could" get a 6 speed gearbox for the mini, not that JKD have made anything in the last 10 to 20 years


I never said it was new - although some times a NOS one turns up

a bit like the Mini itself

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:09 PM


You "could" get a 6 speed gearbox for the mini, not that JKD have made anything in the last 10 to 20 years


I never said it was new - although some times a NOS one turns up

a bit like the Mini itself


Interesting 6-Speed Sequential Mini Gearbox below using std honda cbr 1100 RR bike gearset:

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More:
http://www.turbomini...p=vt&tid=439368

http://www.ausmini.c...pic.php?t=65033

KG Engineering in Melborne Australia below also made 5 and 6-speed Mini gearboxes a few years back:
http://ausmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=35779&view=next&sid=ada0f5f1ebbf577d3283fe096916b4ff

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Edited by mab01uk, 15 July 2012 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:35 PM



You "could" get a 6 speed gearbox for the mini, not that JKD have made anything in the last 10 to 20 years


I never said it was new - although some times a NOS one turns up

a bit like the Mini itself


Interesting 6-Speed Sequential Mini Gearbox below using std honda cbr 1100 RR bike gearset:

Posted Image

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More:
http://www.turbomini...p=vt&tid=439368

http://www.ausmini.c...pic.php?t=65033

KG Engineering in Melborne Australia below also made 5 and 6-speed Mini gearboxes a few years back:
http://ausmini.com/f...283fe096916b4ff

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beautiful. :mrcool:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:04 PM

The cheaper option is long shift 4 speed gearbox! :)

http://www.guess-works.com

Edited by classicminidriver, 16 July 2012 - 05:31 PM.





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