I must say it's pretty confusing having these different manual transmissions - I would have thought they'd all be the same. I guess the XR needed something a bit tougher, and the taller 5th gear was to compensate for the diff ratio (which I believe was different to XR8 )...
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
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