T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: Manually shifting an Auto
I should also add as well as the more power sap from the auto unit, the 1st and 2nd gear ratio's on the BTR box's are very tall.
Comparing 1st gear the auto has a 2.39:1 against a 3.25:1 in a T5 manual. When one multiplies the torque you can see which one will launch more urgent (provided one gets a good clutch/rev takeoff in a manual).
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
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