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Old 04-23-2002, 14:55   #1 (permalink)
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3 speed auto: under 2000rpm @ 100 km/h?

Many months back there was a topic about rpm @ 100 km/h, and all the responses were predictable (remembering the different transmissions and diff ratios) except ben's. He said his 3 speed did under 2000 rpm @ 100.

As soon as people lashed out at this claim, he responded that he actually has 2 EAs, one of which is a 3 speed with a super-tall diff (apparently restricting its 0-100 km/h time to the better part of 20 seconds) and this is how he got such low rpm @ 100.

But now some questions remain unanswered, as this long-legged EA (which couldn't possibly be the recipient of ben's ECU mods due to its reasonable 0-100 time to begin with) has not be spoken of since.

I hope ben does not interpret this post as any form of attack - but it is an attempt to bring an issue to light. Does anyone else remember the post I am talking about, and what happened to this long-legged EA?
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Oh yeah, I remember that one!!!!!!!!!
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i sold it as a wreck for $150 after i pulled too many parts from it to fix my decent one up with (i beleive i mentioned selling it in some post somewhere didnt i ?)

i dont know what the deal with the diff was, if this is what it was but it revved rediculously low, much lower than the point of "bragging" anyway...

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Yeah i remember the post Jack. But i can't remember you saying you sold it ben.
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Yep... well I was just curious. Must have been a 2.27 diff or something... :)
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Not posible in the EA housing!

A 2.27 diff gear ratio would require a pinyon gear that would be too big to fit into the EA diff housing...by a long shot.
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Hmmm...

So the previous owner must have done some custom chassis work in order to fit in a diff, only to have terrible 0-100? For all that work, why not just chuck in a 4 speed and have a car that is twice as fast and potentially more economical? If the car was used primarily for highway work, the lesser life of the 4 speeder wouldn't have been an issue.

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Old 04-25-2002, 17:06   #8 (permalink)
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well i dont know much except that it was in a standard diff housing, because it was identical to the one on my EA

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you should be able to get under 2000rpm at 100 in third gearwith a 2.7 diff it depends on what tyres you have.
205/85/15's brings it under 2000 according to cartest.
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yep and the engine had no compression blew alot of smoke on startup and had other things wrong so maybe this explains the slow takeoff as well

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