Read an article last week about the 6 speeders brought the 0-60 down to 5.4 from 5.9 :M5launch: and made the top speed 170mph i`ve done 168 so believable :noSMG: :noSMG: :noSMG:Mmm-Five said:I thought the ratios were the same, with just an overdrive 6th gear being added for fuel 'efficiency'?
I rang a dealer today out of curiosity :-IvanDias said:The difficult thing is finding a donor car for these upgrade, not fitting the bits! Buying new from a dealer is gonna sting, the 6 speed gearknob is $60 alone!
AndyE said:grrrrrrr Rant time!
Although I've only driven examples of the 5-speed M5 a couple of times, fairly briefly, the box is nicer than the six-speed box to use. I've found that's a common trait on cars which have both 5 and 6 speed versions, from the Vauxhall Calibra to the Volkswagen Transporter.
--------Stevie said:Having read posts like this I was afraid the 6-speed would be a pig. It's not. It's actually pretty sweet. And that's talking about a gearbox with 260k km on it. The only pigs in the driveline are is the dual-mass flywheel and the guibo that's not up to it's job, so I'll be putting in my third guibo shortly.
how do you know the guibo needs replacing?
illjah said:I was definitely interested in doing this, and as my 5 speed box is going to need a rebuild / replacement, it seems like an ideal time.
BUT - I haven't been able to find a 5 or 6 speed box (other than Paul from Infinicar's 6 speed he was selling with 3.8 lump from his tourer) yet, so am nearly considering just getting mine rebuilt. Anyone have any ideas where i might find a 6 speed or 5 speed box?