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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:44 am

My goal in a couple of years when I've paid of the VRX is to get a MY15 Raliart, can they fixed any issues the earlier ones had?
Also can I assume they will probably hold their value a little more since its the last RA model.
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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Shaun Patterson » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Lancer1993 wrote:My goal in a couple of years when I've paid of the VRX is to get a MY15 Raliart, can they fixed any issues the earlier ones had?
Also can I assume they will probably hold their value a little more since its the last RA model.


not really they are still just as sussepible to most of the issue

and again not really they are jst a car that stopped production not like the evo

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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Mystique » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:11 pm

The simple answer is, if you are not willing to take the risk on spending money on one and having to potentially fix the gearbox, don't buy one.

Doesn't matter what year it is. If it is such an issue then you are better off buying a manual evo or buying something else...


Doesn't matter what car it is. Had a friend with a near new Ford Mondeo xr5 turbo. Their SST went in theirs and was the same price to get a new one.


If youre not willing to put the money into maintenance and spend the extra money on parts. Don't buy one.


And if you want one so badly, stop spending money on your current car and modifying it when youre only going to buy another car.
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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm not planing any other major mods to the VRX short of maintenance or repairs, even then it will be a while before I can get one.

Had a family member buy a new Pulsar with CVT, it died within 2 years, took Nissan a month to swap the CVT out and get the car back, yes I know its not a SST but any major mechanical part is an expensive business when its not covered by the warranty.

I agree you need to do the right maintenance no matter what car you drive.
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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby fearfulmaster1 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:39 pm

Troupy wrote:Changed sst fluid at 80...used Motul fluid.
When the last major engine mods were done the guys used a Fuchs fluid.
Tuner flushed it with Transmax Dual and improved it heaps.
Anecdotally fluid does appear to play a role in the longevity of the 'box. Driving conditions also. Style, maybe...I always use Sport/SSport and shift manually and have never launched it hard (well, comparatively).


Now that transmax dual / ford DCT fluid has been available for a while, there is no need to take the risk on cheaper fluid.
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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby sarusa » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:39 pm

Sounds like with normal everyday use and 40,000k oil changes there wont be any problem.
Fitting an EVO cooler and best quality oil should make it bullet proof!!

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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Mystique » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:08 pm

If you don't drive it like an idiot and look after it, it will last forever. It's common sense really.
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Re: How common are ralli art problems, mainly transmission?

Postby Shaun Patterson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:25 pm

sarusa wrote:Sounds like with normal everyday use and 40,000k oil changes there wont be any problem.
Fitting an EVO cooler and best quality oil should make it bullet proof!!


40k oil chagnes and your sst will be destroyed no more that 20k kms, and ralliarts have the same transmission cooler as the X
driving in manaul s-sport mode is also a must


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