Written on: 07/11/2005 by bunny1111
Was quick and looked good.
The power that I was running. Standard gearboxes couldn't take any power putting through them.
My last car was a Fiat Punto GT. I had T25 turbo,ported and polished head, piper 285cam, low comp pistons, gas flowed manifolds, front mounted intercooler, superchip re-map and low comp bottom end.
After doing all of this work I was able to drive it about 3 months until the problems started happening. I went through about 4 gearbox rebuilds in under a year. The standard gearbox for a Punto GT just can't take any sort of power.
When the car was running it was a road eater. I beat a Pulsar GTIR at MK cruise. I ran a 5.6 0-60 at Trax. Just always praying it would get me where i was going. I now have a Toyota Starlet GT turbo and a Renault 5 GT turbo. Spend the same money on the 5 and it runs and handles so much better.
Punto's are ok if you keep them standard.
Pay and get a custom gearbox 'straight cut'