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heya goin guys i had a ferrari red gemi came out of the panel shop for a month and some lady ran up my arse, an the insureance want to write it off, and im looking for a vs or vr manual, are these boxes reliable and strong? has anyone got any expirence with them.

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I'm no expert (really know nothing), but I've heard that the series 2 VS had a Getrag type 260 gearbox whilst the series 1 had a T5. I 'think' the Getrag has a better name than the T5.
 

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no its the other way round... the T5 is better than the getrag.... well thats the word on the street anyway. T5 is a brilliant box, i have one in my VN (from a VR). Smooth, stong(ish) and cheap! dont know much about the getrag ut they were used in VSSII onwards i think.....

Hope, that helped.

P.S. as for findfing a VR/VS manual, good FN luck with that one as they are now rare as hell and the ones that are avaliable are gone before you can say......

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i got a T5. sum1 tried tellin me der betta than the getrags but i dont get it if they chose to use getrags in the S2 and u probally wouldnt notice the diff.. i think they used t5s up until the VX not sure.... yer man if u see 1 advertised ya cant **** around and think about buyin it coz they will sell that day.
 

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Of course you know they use the T5 in Falcons........
 

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Getrags from VSII on I think.

I have a VSII manual. It has the Getrag box.

I have driven both the T5 and Getrag, and consider the Getrag the better gearbox. In particular, I think that the gear ratios are much better than the T5.

The one issue on an older car though might be the cost of a clutch replacement. It is much cheaper for the T5 as it has a solid flywheel.
 

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Fekason said:
I have a VSII manual. It has the Getrag box.

I have driven both the T5 and Getrag, and consider the Getrag the better gearbox. In particular, I think that the gear ratios are much better than the T5.

The one issue on an older car though might be the cost of a clutch replacement. It is much cheaper for the T5 as it has a solid flywheel.

Yes the Getrags are from series II VS onwards in the 6's.
They are not as strong as the T5 but are a lot smoother and quiet. The ratios are lower in the getrag every gear too , except for 4th where in both boxes its 1:1.
I recently had a series II manual and had no problems at all with it. No whining , crunching etc and it had a fair bit of abuse.
I would recommend a getrag over a t5. (good luck finding one!)
 

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yeah my vr has the T5 and ive never had any problems with it. And its done 220,000 k's.
 

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kritical said:
i got a T5. sum1 tried tellin me der betta than the getrags but i dont get it if they chose to use getrags in the S2 and u probally wouldnt notice the diff.. i think they used t5s up until the VX not sure.... yer man if u see 1 advertised ya cant **** around and think about buyin it coz they will sell that day.
sux how ive been trying to sell mine for 6 months. thats the problem with tassie though i guess ;)
 
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thanks alot for your help guys. the manuals arent that rare theres a few in car sales. i got till january before my p's so that is enuff time, for me to shop around. thanks
 
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