Originally Posted by NotAnSES
I was actually disappointed that my 06 ST doesnt have the Getrag 6-speed. Whenever im driving on the highway in 5th gear it seems like its begging me to change gears again, but cant lol I have driven my buddys SVT, and I actually like Getrag better, the feel is better being a shorter throw, and theyre pretty durable I've heard. That was a mistake not putting the Getrag in the 05-07 ST's IMO if they were trying to replicate the SVT.
The motor in the ST has more torque, than the SVT. & you have to rev the SVT to make torque, hence the 6-spd, to help keep the motor in the meat of the torque band, unlike the 2.3 motor, that can deal w/ less gearing, cause the torque it put's out. I'm impressed w/ the torque the 23 has. Ford had to make there engine's greener, that's where the Dura-tec-MZR comes in at. & if Ford can cut costs, like MTX's over Getreg's, etc, they'll do it. Don't get me wrong, I like the Getreg too, w/ twin lay shafts. You could always add a shifter for your MTX.