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im looking at dogbox trannies. they claim clutchless shifting and the ability to handle high hp. im wondering about shifting em. is it a simple movement of the shifter from 1 to 2 to 3 to etc. ? do you retain the traditional H pattern? do you retain the clutch for starting out in 1st? basically i dont know anything about dogboxes but my curiosity picqued reading the back of sport compact car and the CTC Motorsports ad.

check it at http://shopctc.site.yahoo.net/ctcdogemievo.html.

macabre your response is most welcome.
 

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in a street car??
 

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A dogbox is basically a gearbox without synchros. You can shift without using the clutch because there's nothing to damage by doing it and they are designed to grab when there's a large speed difference between the gear and the shaft. They usually take well to slamming the shifter to quickly engage a gear in a rather brutal fashion. However it's a gearbox without synchros all of the time, so when driving "normally" you will need to double-clutch and have a quite unpleasant time. The type of gear engagement (dogs or synchros) does not affect the pattern, it would still be the usual. You still use the clutch to start off or for normal shifts. Dogboxes are really for racing only.

They were popular to replace the WRX tranny for a time when the only aftermarket gearsets available that could hold serious horsepower were for racing use. Now that the aftermarket has caught up to demand and also (more importantly) 6spd conversions are cheaper, no one really runs them anymore except the real racers.
 
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