Friday, September 17, 2010

RD 6-speed swap

Received an interesting question from Cale out of Amarillo, Texas:


I've been enjoying your R5 blog... Good stuff, man.

I keep hearing about upgrading the R5 transmission to a 6-speed out of an RD. I'm due for a transmission rebuild on my R5C, and I'm wondering if I just need RD internals, or a complete RD case for the upgrade. Maybe you can shed some light on this. I can't seem to find any information on the subject other than that it's a wise swap.

Thanks for all the good reading and pictures.

As far as I've heard, it's pretty much plug and play. I don't have any experience with the conversion... can anyone shed more light on the subject?

1 comment:

  1. First question which comes to my mind is what condition is the transmission in the R5? Do you have problems with it? Did you take it apart? What condition is the parts? Do you know what to look for? OR Do you just want an RD 6 speed?