Jump to content
Click here if you are having website access problems ×

Straight cut gearboxes - suitable for road cars or not


Recommended Posts

Hi All


At the risk of re-starting an old subject. Does anyone actually use one of these in their road car and is the noise bearable (accepting this is very much an individual thing).


I have an x-flow so am used to a fair amount of noise but not mechanical whining!



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Loads of people use SCCR boxes on the road and whether the whine is bearable or not depends on whether you like the idea of a race car on the road and individual sensibilities.


I particularly like the SBD blurb for the semi-helical 'doesn't whine like a straight cut box', but boy does it whine.... perhaps like a semi-helical ? - it's all good fun though.



Edited by - Paul McKenzie on 14 Jun 2002 18:28:42

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yep, I have one too - just adds to the experience, but then I've never driven a Caterham without one so don't have anything to compare it with smile.gif


So it whines a bit, but the noise of the xflow soon drowns that out.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had one in my previous car and loved it


even took it touring with the missus to spain and finland


bought an intercom system and this cut out most of the noise


also the whine covers up all the other various noise you can get worried about driving a caterham blush.gif



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...