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[*] posted on 22-5-2004 at 09:28
what exactly are back cut gears?

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[*] posted on 22-5-2004 at 09:57

Don't quote me on this, but I [b]think[/b] backcut gears are basically a re-angle of the trans gear teeth to allow for quicker more precise shifting, and also to prohibit blowing up the trans by mis-shifting at higher rpms.

smclem, SquatchAirClutch, or one of the other drag race pros here will be able to answer this question better than I did, I'm just going by assumption here. ;)

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[*] posted on 22-5-2004 at 17:29

If you go with a back cut tranny be sure to install an overshift bushing while you are at it.:cool:

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