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#1 KPeggz

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Posted September 12, 2017 - 07:45 PM

Hello folks. I got rid of my 2011 Auto awhile back but loved the car. Now I'm looking to get another one. Well I really just found the car I would have gotten the first time. This one is a 2012 premium manual with 28k miles. I've been seeing a lot stuff on here about the design of the mt82 and the problems it's having. Would anyone say walk away from the manual and look elsewhere? Or do I pull the trigger?
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Posted September 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Slap a Blowfish bracket or an mgw race spec on it and it's a fine transmission overall.

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 01:13 AM

Mt82 is fine until you start tracking it. Hard tracking can lead to failures, but that's part of putting your car on track/AutoX.

That being said, most people's issues are solved with a blowfish bracket, or, if you want to go all out and really do it right, MGW race spec shifter. No need for a blowfish with that BTW, it solves all issues in one package. I sure love mine, one of the best mods I have done.


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#4 KPeggz

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 03:20 AM

Glad yall chimed in. I had already crossed it off sadly but if there is fix I can live with that. Anyway to tell if the trans is too far gone for the above mods the save it? The car only has 28k miles but no way of knowing how the previous owner drove it.
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Posted September 13, 2017 - 04:49 AM

It's likely fine. But there isn't a real way of knowing unless it's grinding gears already. I blew mine hard shifting into 5th, but what actually did 5th in was a miss shift at Autocross, going into third it didn't want to go, and that ended up blowing out 5th gear synchro.


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Posted September 13, 2017 - 09:55 AM

No real issues, hell don't cross it off the list! I'd only consider a manual in a sporty car. Mine was a little stiff at first but it's all stock with zero issues, like the vast majority of them. Some folks just like adding aftermarket parts, which is fine too if that's what you like.
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Posted September 13, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Clearly the internet has ruined you. The MT-82 isn't some piece of glass like those noisy few want to make it out to be. 


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#8 KPeggz

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Posted September 13, 2017 - 04:38 PM

Yeah I came across some pretty hardcore bashing from a POS to a Chinese POS. About to head to the dealer and see if they can get here soon. If not I got a 3hr drive to check it out.
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Posted September 13, 2017 - 06:48 PM

Yeah I came across some pretty hardcore bashing from a POS to a Chinese POS. About to head to the dealer and see if they can get here soon. If not I got a 3hr drive to check it out.


It's certainly not the best tranny ever put in a sports car, and it's very much not the best tranny put into a track capable car, but as long as you drive it normally, it should be fine. The MGW Race spec will also greatly help reduce the chance of user caused failure like I had.

I put my MGW shifter in as soon as it was available for purchase, which happened to be about a month after I get my warranty replacement trans installed.


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MGW Race Spec -- RAM HDX -- Fidanza 12lbs flywheel -- DSS Aluminum -- 3.73 Rear
Koni Yellow's -- J&M CC Plates -- SR Springs -- Boss 302 Strut Brace -- BMR LCA's, Relo's, Adj. PHR, Motor Mounts
275/40 R19 MPSS -- 19x9.5 SVE Drifts -- Hawk HPS 5.0
JLT Oil Seperator -- SS Clutch & Brake Lines -- Billlet Grille -- GT500 Rear Diffuser -- Blue on Black Cue Ball Shifter Knob -- GT500 Steering Wheel
250 watt 10" Bazookah Tube -- JBL GTO8628 6x8"
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Posted September 13, 2017 - 06:55 PM

Get a bracket and it'll be fine.  Remember, Lethal was putting 700 RWHP thought their bone stock 2011 GT driveline for a year powershifting it on slicks and skinnies.  Not one failure.

 

RPM's and unnecessarily heavy staged clutches kill the MT-82 BTW, not power (relatively speaking).


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