So I had the dreaded crunch while shifting into 5th gear about two weeks ago, I vigorously searched the forums for help....While I am mechanically inclined (ASE certifications) I didn't want to take on the task of breaking down the transmission and rebuilding the 5th gear synchronizer. So I called 6 shops in the San Antonio/ New Braunfels Texas area and no one (Except one person and I don't want to put his name out there but he is unreliable and not easy to get in touch with and also wanted $650 just for labor) to rebuild this shitbox transmission, So I took on the task and pulled the transmission out and started pulling it apart. Its a fairly simple noncomplex transmission. The only tools I bought to speed up the teardown was a bearing puller and a longer 2 Jaw puller(17 ton) to get everything apart. I also modified a wrench to get the detents out, other than that just basic hand tools. As far as the car goes its HEAVILY modified it was supercharged but I decided to pull the blower and go N/A, the motor is built bottom and top end (Rods/Pistons/Non Sleeved/Ported Heads/Valves/Springs/Cams Stage 2/Accel coil packs/BBk 90MM/JLT CAI. The car makes 528HP naturally aspirated, that's with a built engine bottom to top. The clutch was upgraded to a Mcleod RST 1200HP twin ceramic disc, and also a braided line and MGW shifter. My plans for the transmission are to upgrade several parts including the Input shaft, bronze shift fork pads, carbon synchros, heavy duty synchro cone, new 5th gear. parts were ordered from TX distributing and AMP, modifications will be welding the shift forks, painting the case, and some other modifications that are similar to what ben calimer does for better shifting that a transmission builder in the local area suggested (for higher RPM shifting and the clutch lockout problems). I will post pictures up shortly so stay tuned, also if anyone in the area has trans problems Im going to start rebuilding these. I have a lift and a shop, just contact me for more info. Hopefully I can help some people out, these are expensive to replace and parts are not cheap either for a Chinese built transmission.