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Old 10-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #161
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LOL - I don't work for Ford or Getrag... ;)

I should add - for a high-speed shift - the extra inertia adds mass which can assist to complete the shift, particually at the peak spike of synchro effort. This is very minor however - and is merely a by-product of the actual intended purpose of increasing shift comfort for the driver...

And another thought on the removal causing damage to the trans - well, something (the synchro) is wanting to move - and in turn move the shifter. This mass prevents it being able to dissipate the oscillations up the shifter and out of the transmissions - hence in theory - one could argue that removing the damper would be better for the synchros!

Reality is - you'd not notice the difference in the life of a transmission; driver abuse will have more of a factor in synchro/transmission life.

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