New production – exclusive to Alfaholics. We chose to manufacture these new premium quality synchro rings due to the continuing issues with the reproduction rings currently available on the market. It is common knowledge among Alfa racers round the world that the reproduction rings are not made to the correct tolerances and this leads to baulked gearchanges and premature molybdenum coating wear, particularly noticeable during track and fast road use. Until now there has been no solution to the problem, as only the standard reproduction rings have been available.
Up until 10 years ago when the genuine Alfa synchro rings were still available, gear shift quality was never an issue and you could slice through the gate with a slick and positive action without ever missing a gear. Well, those days are now back!
Since the beginning of 2012, we have been testing our new syncho rings and done a total of 7,000 miles of fast road and track use in our Ti Super-R and GTA-R. We have also been using them in our FIA 1600 GTA race car this season. The results are fantastic – the synchro action is lightning quick on both upchanges and downchanges so the gearbox will now shift gears as fast as you can move your hand. The gearchange is also consistent and predictable under heavy use which is when all the baulking problems with the standard reproduction rings are particularly noticeable.
We recently stripped all the test gearboxes and the new synchro rings are proving to be very wear resistant due to the high quality application of the molybdenum coating and the correct profile of the ring. These new premium synchro rings are now fitted in all Alfaholics built cars.
Watch the video below to see the new synchro rings in action at Spa!