Kaelan HinzModeratorMarch 3, 2021 at 2:09 pmPost count: 15
Recently, the centering spring in my Mazdaspeed Miata’s transmission broke. It already had 3rd/4th/reverse synchro issues, and, seeing as rebuild parts don’t exist* (as far as I know), its life is basically over. I assume that my options include finding another 6spd to put in it, or just settling for a 5spd.
My main question:
Which choice will optimize net gain in terms of the car’s value? I know finding a 5spd will be far cheaper/easier than finding a 6spd, but I’m assuming that the car will be worth a good bit less with a 5spd in it (especially considering the fact that it came with a 6spd from the factory).
Also, if anyone knows of any reputable sources where I might find either a 6spd or a 5spd (preferably with some sort of warranty), please let me know.
*A transmission rebuild quote I got was $950 for labor only, not including parts. So, even if they do exist, that’s basically out of the question.
Mike BurkeParticipantMarch 4, 2021 at 10:27 amPost count: 117
You might try Steve Bertok at Panic Motorsports in West Columbia, SC – 803 261-7629. Panic is THE GO TO shop for Miata parts and service in the Southeast.
ChrisPModeratorMarch 6, 2021 at 5:25 pmPost count: 327
Swap a 5 speed in now and keep the 6 speed for future repair or include with the car when you’re ready to sell.
My limited understanding of Miatas is that the 5 speed is better for autocross anyway.
Have you talked to Daniel Semon?
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