For a long time the MZR community has been suffering from a transmission problem where you would pop out of gear during deceleration or even under normal driving conditions. It most commonly happens in second gear but some have reported it in several other gears. After doing some research it seems that the stock plastic shift fork pads are breaking off which is causing the shift fork not to engage the synchro fully and the gear will pop out. This leads to gears grinding and in some cases loss of the ability to enter a certain gear.
We contacted a performance transmission company that makes upgraded brass shift fork pads for other platforms. We sent them a set of stock forks and they determined they would be able to make us an exact replacement pad out of brass for us to use. This pad has been proven on their current platforms to outlast the stock plastic pad by over 3 times. This of course depends on your driving style and what you plan to use the car for but we were assured we would not see the same failures by using the brass pads.
This pad will be made to fit each individual fork and will be attached using a press fit along with some industrial glue where the pins meet inside the fork itself. These will not just be a piece of brass that was brazed on and machined down to size like some of the competition offers. These are a direct replacement CNC made brass pad designed for our specific fork.
We are going to be offering the option to have these pads put on a set of new or used forks. If you choose the used forks option it will require a core charge of your stock forks that will be refunded to you once we receive them back in useable condition. Typically there is nothing wrong with the fork itself but we will inspect it for any imperfections that would make it unusable in the future.
NOTE: Core charge will be refunded once we receive your good forks back. Please select the 3rd item from the drop down options if you plan to send back your old forks for a core refund. These are typically made to order and take 2-3 weeks to get done. Forks returned to us as cores must be returned within 45 days of receiving your order.
NOTE ON INSTALL: You must do a fluid change 300 miles after running these forks. You will see some brass flake in your fluid but that is totally normal for their brake in procedure.
1 Year limited warranty!!!!
Posted by seth player on 9th Nov 2014
The fork and brass pieces look solid and as if they'll hold up well, I was amazed by how quickly this was sent out as well. I was expecting at least a well and I recieved it within a couple days! Very satisfied customer here, thanks guys!