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Old 09-23-2005, 11:37 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by DomLee
I would love to take my SC300 to a drifting event.

Need to figure out a way to handle the "weak" transmission before I can do this. I heard about swapping the Getrag 6-speed...but if I'm doing that. Then, I may as well do a 2JZ-GTE swap as well.
the tranny is a weak point but the getrag is waaay overkill unless you're planning on a 500hp+ car...

The JDM 5spd is what you want but they're hard to find...

BTW, a sub 3000lb SC/Soarer is possible with some gutting, carbon fiber parts, and a titanium exhaust. I don't think Driftgirl is right about the doors though...they're suuuper heavy. The Vertex ones cost about $8000 but they're drycarbon which isn't practical or affordable for most people. A company called SWAT makes FR and wet carbon doors that are much cheaper and should help enough. Lexan door windows would help alot also. GTP products suck and it would be interesting to actually see how much weight their CF trunk saves...I doubt it's much. I reccomend the Varis CF hood ( as it's great quality and very lightweight.
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