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focusedintentions 05-26-2004 01:20 PM

Tall 1st gear
 
I don't know bout you guys, but i think our 1st gear is too tall for the power of this car. My old talon came with 210 stock and had a shorter 1st gear than the svtf. We could have much better accl down low and better 0-60 time if our 1st gear went up to something like 30-35 intead of 40. What do you guys think?

blee 05-26-2004 01:39 PM

I'm sort of half-and-half on this one.

Whenever I want to get off the line quickly, the tall gearing really irks me. I need to slip the clutch quite a bit, with more throttle than I feel comfortable using, in order to get just barely adequate acceleration. The power comes on at higher revs, sure, but getting up there is an exercise in patience.

OTOH, for driving around town, 1st gear is fine. There's enough torque to keep up with most traffic, and I don't shift at high enough rpm to really get annoyed at staying in 1st for too long.

Infra3sv 05-26-2004 01:46 PM

I'm pretty sure first gear ends soon after 30mph.

focusedintentions 05-26-2004 01:54 PM

1st goes up to 40 (or just before it)

Svt4life 05-26-2004 02:10 PM

Yup it is really tall my favorite is 3rd gear

Beantown Focus 05-26-2004 02:12 PM

its too tall for to be great for drag racing, but great for auto x.....on teh highway though [thumb]

Svt4life 05-26-2004 02:45 PM

yeah good point

lwnslw 05-26-2004 09:35 PM

Just tried it today,
1st gear - 39 mph
2nd - 65 mph
3rd - 90 mph
4th - 110 mph
all gear changes @ 7000 rpm...

and NO , I didn't get to find 5th...... Dumb cops sitting on the side of the road talking...... but I did have it in 5th last Fri doing [nono] mph before slowing for traffic, didn't notice the rpm's at the time.
L8R

Svt4life 05-26-2004 09:47 PM

Yeah i need to find a road and open it up - its kinda hard to do with cops in VA bein everywhere - maybe on friday i'll try and maybe get a top speed so far ive been up to 135mph then i stopped

focusedintentions 05-27-2004 09:50 AM

Yeah there are hella cops...my best recomendation for ya Svt4life is take the 234 bypass out to 66 drive out to route 15 and get back on 66 there. There is a good stretch of straight highway to do a high speed run at like 2 am. I did [nono]on my bike there and [nono] in my old talon.


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