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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Getrag 6 Speed Transmission Parts for Nissan Skyline

Suzuki from Shift Rebuilding a Getrag Transmission from an R34 GT-R
Suzuki from Shift Rebuilding a Getrag Transmission from an R34 GT-R


Magna PT, known until 2018 as GETRAG (German: [ɡəˈtʁaːk]),[5] is the world's largest supplier of transmission systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company was founded on 1 May 1935, in Ludwigsburg, Germany, by Hermann Hagenmeyer;[1] as the Getriebe und Zahnradfabrik Hermann Hagenmeyer GmbH & Cie KG.[1]

Headquartered in UntergruppenbachBaden-Württemberg, Germany, Magna PT manufactures and develops passenger car transmission products and solutions for the important automotive markets Europe, Asia and North America with 24 locations and about 12,500 employees worldwide. 


Getrag V160 transmission from an R34 GT-R disassembled
Getrag V160 transmission from an R34 GT-R disassembled


The 6 speed Getrag transmission is designated as the V160 in the Nissan Skyline GT-R, and also used in the MK IV Toyota Supra. There are some obvious differences in the Getrag as used in the Supra and the R34, but there are many similarities.  The Getrag as used in the R34 GT-R is an inch longer than the FS5R30A as used in the R32, and R33 GT-R. The transfer case is also different.  The height of the flywheel is different. It uses a pull style clutch.  How to install a Getrag transmission in an R32 or R33 GT-R. 

From Nissan, at least when we were dealing with it,  the Getrag was not a repairable assembly. It was an R and R part. Toyota did have the parts available to rebuild the transmission.  For the race car, all the parts to rebuild it came from Toyota. 

Getrag V160 transmission from an R34 GT-R disassembled
Getrag V160 transmission from an R34 GT-R disassembled


The Getrag has a great reputation in the Toyota Supra, holding many 1000+ hp cars.  My experience is that the synchros aren't that durable when multiple people of multiple experiences drives the car.  It is much, much stronger than the FS5R30A transmission

While original parts for the V160 are sort of scarce, there are some aftermarket options to rebuild the transmission.   You can find the Toyota V160 repair manual here



Now days, with the cost and scarcity of Getrag parts, one of the many, many sequential transmission options may be more appealing. Sequential transmissions are fun, but require a lot more maintenance, and work than a street car transmission.  However if you are looking for fun, then a sequential is fun. 

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