Stainless steel or any type of material synchros besides brass (or is that bronze ) can't be used on our cars because of the shaft design. I don't remember the specifics, but there's a post on New[/b]Celica[b].org about it (though the site is down at the moment).
ooh ok...damn they play a very important role in our cars then. Also where are these synchros located in our cars? and if needed to be changed? Could you do it yourself? Or is it best to have a professional do it?
They're inside the tranny case, right next to each of the forward gears. They should only be brought to an experienced shop to replace. I've heard of a few shops refusing people who wanted their synchros replaced since it's such a complicated job. The new gears and synchros need to be pressed onto the shafts, and if the pressure isn't applied evenly, teeth can break off, or the gears/synchros can even crack. Not an easy job at all, and probably pretty expensive.
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