Hold on Bob....I killed many a syncrho in the well known crappy Borg Warner T-5's that ford jammed into all their 87-93 fox body stangs. It was from driving "properly". "Proper" in this case consisted of jamming your right foot to the floor and then "kicking" the clutch while ramming it into the next gear (but never removing the right foot from the floor) and smiling a lot. This too, and not bad technique, will kill synchros faster than you can say "oops, where is third gear?". If you've ever driven the above you'll get that joke! :rofl:Synchros are subject to normal wear & tear as well as abuse from drivers who either lack the necessary skill or are just crappy drivers.