|07-17-2013 08:35 AM|
|KyleQ||80MPH is 3K RPM in 5th gear on my 08' Coupe|
|07-09-2013 08:03 PM|
|ItsMcCoy||That makes me feel more comfortable then. I figured because of the 6th gear the svt would cruise at 65mph at a lower rpm. It never really occurred to me in my mind that it is a raced inspired vehicle with shorter gear ratios.|
|07-09-2013 03:15 PM|
OP, you'll just have to drive all kinds of Foci and see which you like best!
|07-09-2013 02:47 PM|
Before this, I was used to driving trucks and jeeps with granny 1st gears. I'd like a granny gear so I can just let out the clutch and go - wouldn't even needs the slightest amount of gas to take off.
And I definitely could use another gear. I'm cruising, not racing at 65MPH. Could drop the RPM by a bit and not hurt anything.
|07-08-2013 10:59 PM|
I think there were two gearing options in 08 depending on which trim you had but more due to the change in wheel size i think. 3.15 and 3.31 were the ratios i think who knows if the following year they changed it again for the 17" wheels. Then you have the automatics....
Imo i feel the trans could use two more gears. One in the middle and a taller final.
I thought this was the same issue in my truck so i added a 2 speed behind the trans and transfer case giving me a total of 20 forward gears and 4 reverse .... so many to choose from
|07-08-2013 01:09 PM|
It's wierd how different the gearing is on these cars!
For mine 5 speed manual, SE, it is:
|06-26-2013 05:22 PM|
|ItsMcCoy||Ok, thanks for clearing that up. I can now add the mk2s back to my list being SVT are so scarce. Thanks!|
|06-26-2013 05:17 PM|
|06-26-2013 05:07 PM|
|bringler26||The six speed in the SVT is at about the same rpm on the highway as the 5 speed due to being geared for the track.The 5 sp in the mk2 is the same as in the mk 1 and 1.5. The final drive may be slightly different but likely 65mph at around 3,000rpm on the highway is typical for 5th gear on most 4 cylinder cars I've driven.|
|06-26-2013 02:26 PM|
I'm interesting in buying a focus and have been on the search for an SVT, but I don't know whether to consider a mk2 focus. I won't settle for an automatic. I'm set on a SVT for now because of the 6 speed Getrag trans, but I don't know how the transmission feels in an mk2. Is it similar to the mk1 5 speeds where it feels like you need another gear? Is it the same transmission? We test drove a 07 zx3 with the 5-speed and I believe the 2.0L, but did not like the feel of a missing gear. Are the mk3s and zx4 STs also this way?