Originally Posted by xtremerevolution
Second, its a 2003 transmission. The 2003 transmissions had a hardened (heat treated) 4th, which is much less likely to break. I believe that for those considering transmission swaps, that should be something to take into consideration.
One thing to remember. 2003'* having the hardened 4th output shaft is very dependent on the production date. I have not yet found the actual date of switch over, but a 2003 car producted in Nov of 2002 had a non hardened 4th hub shaft. That I saw first hand.