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New bulletproof transfer case option for Mitsubishi Evo

The OEM gears in the Evo transfer cases are fine for stock applications, but are prone to pitting, galling and shearing in high torque applications and particularly in sustained motorsport use. This shows up as the characteristic “death whine”. Finally, … Continue reading

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Finally a real solution for the S2000 diff in Australia

These diffs fail for a couple of reasons: small pinion gear cast iron bearing caps snap under heavy torque loads pinion crush tube collapses, leading to no bearing preload driver abuse We address the issue of the small pinion gear … Continue reading

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Nissan Silvia S15 6-Speed gearbox “Circlip Mod”

We’ve been working with a few customers over the past few months to come up with a solution to prevent major gearbox failure in the S15 6-speed gearboxes. Essentially the issue is the same every time: more-than-stock torque loads put … Continue reading

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S2000 diffs: Why they break, and how to stop it from happening (again) – Part 2

We received a customer’s broken S2000 diff last week. This is the worst one we’d seen so far; clean snapped the centre section of the bearing cap on the crown wheel side off. The usual chewed pinion was the result. … Continue reading

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Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86 Final Drive Swaps: 4.556:1 and 3.73:1

We’re proud to offer one of the first comprehensive final drive (diff) ratio swap packages for the BRZ/86. We reckon this is one of the best and most noticeable modifications you can do. We presently offer two ratios: 4.56:1 or … Continue reading

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Honda S2000 gears

These Honda S2000 gears have been shot peened and Isotropic Super Finished in-house at Neat Gearboxes. This leaves the gears around 30% stronger, with the smoothest possible surface finish available. This lowers friction, reduces operating temperatures of diffs and gearboxes, … Continue reading

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S2000 diffs: Why they break, and how to stop it from happening (again)

These last few weeks we’ve been working on finding ways to improve the S2000 diff. I’ve always loved these cars, even though they are convertible and I’ve never been a huge rag top fan. But there’s something about a 9,000 … Continue reading

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Shot Peening Gears

A little clip explaining the benefit of shot peening gears, whether for motorcycles, tow cars, 4WDs, track cars or just your street ride.

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Amazing new build video from Red Bull Racing F1 team

Very cool new video put out by Red Bull Racing. http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/02/watch-red-bulls-f1-car-get-put-together-in-this-piece-of-motoring-pornography/#share Amazing stuff, and a rare look inside a gearbox at 2:10 onwards, so super exciting for us. The greenish glow on the gears is actually where the engineers are … Continue reading

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title=”www.neatgearboxes.com.au”>www.neatgearboxes.com.au We’re excited to be launching our website soon. Here’s a first glance at our logo and some of the things we can do.

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