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Pfitzner Performance Gearbox (PPG) is the only manufacturer to offer motorsport-proven high performance sequential gearbox upgrades for SUBARU WRX STI, TREMEC T56, TR-6060, Magnum and Magnum XL, NISSAN R32 GT-R, LAMBORGHINI, AUDI R8, EVO-X and in-line and transaxle transmissions. Also we offer a full range of R35 GT-R and HONDA Drag Racing gear sets.
The gear sets are designed to directly replace the internal workings of the standard gearbox and therefore, drop straight into the original casings. No modifications have to be made to the clutch, drive shafts, linkages, mountings or mating surfaces. They also integrate with OEM and motorsport ECU systems, meaning that installation becomes a straightforward, like-for-like exchange operation.
Strength, Durability, Reliability
Pfitzner’s scientifically mapped-out and technically sound design, coupled with its industry leading manufacturing and heat treatment processes, not only makes its gearbox components individually strong, but collectively robust too. The upshot of this combined strength gives each gear set an inherent durability. This leads to low wear rates and consequently, reliability and longevity.
These qualities are recognised worldwide by competitors and others who demand the best from what they drive. Whilst some gear sets will perform well for a given period, PPG’s design, testing, development and engineering ethos ensures its products will continue to perform long after others have failed.
Fit and Function
Many of PPG’s gear sets are specifically designed to directly replace manufacturers’ OE gear sets. In these instances, the upgrade has to fit perfectly inside the standard gearbox casings, as well as correspond with existing bearings and clutch mechanisms. In some cases – when standard ratios are retained – the PPG gear set must also be compatible with the original ECU and therefore eliminate the need for a software re-map. Wherever possible, PPG aims to design a gear set that retains the original gear change mechanism or linkages without modification, which means that installation becomes a straightforward, like-for-like exchange operation.
In contrast to other brands of replacement gear sets, PPG’s Synchro kits see no increase in noise levels to that of the standard items. This feature makes them a perfect choice for owners who use their cars for day-to-day journeys on the road, as well as for track days or even competition.
With each gear set that PPG designs and manufacturers, it aims to make shifting as effortless and as positive as possible. Not only do these characteristics provide the driver with a far more satisfying and confidence inspiring experience, they also reduce the possibility of fatigue and missed gears resulting in damage. When it comes to motorsport, a quicker and easier shift combined with positive engagement means there’s a minimal drop in RPM between changes, resulting in faster laps or stage times. These benefits become even more apparent in high-stress situations, when a missed gear or improperly executed down-change can spell disaster!
In addition, when a transmission has to deal with high-power or torque outputs, ease of use and the elimination of uncertainty when selecting gears is crucial. This is especially the case in Drag racing, when huge amounts of driven energy are coupled with extreme levels of tyre-to-surface grip. PPG has not only tried and tested its components at all levels of motorsport, but has excelled at them, with multiple successes in disciplines that often see over 1000bhp put through the transmission. No wonder competitors, enthusiasts and car owners that are serious about their driving choose Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes time after time.
PPG has been manufacturing sequential-shift gear systems for some time, offering teams and drivers the opportunity to increase performance by converting from H-pattern gear-shift configurations. Applying the same no-compromise philosophy to the manufacturing processes and the materials used sees PPG’s sequential systems offer drivers fast and effortless shifting. For its latest sequential systems, PPG has installed industry-leading Gill Blade 360° rotary position sensors for extremely accurate measurement and indication. Integrating with modern 32-bit ECUs to provide closed loop strategies, shifts can be executed in less than 45ms, a speed of operation that is usually only found in F1-type applications.
Designed to perform
Engineered to last
Proven in competition
"With each gear set that PPG designs and manufacturers, it aims to make shifting as effortless and positive as possible"
Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes