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MGCurry said:I read that 5th is 1:1 but can't seem to find the ratios published
I agree. The ratios are very well matched to the engine for track work.Fat Boss said:I'm sure glad we have an extra gear on those pesky GT500's at the track. They've got two worthless overdrive gears. It allows us to spend more time under the area of the curve that counts!
BIR and RA are two more exceptions where you spend a lot of time in 5th. My two favorite tracks nearby. Of course I also used 5th in my GT500 with a 0.80 ratio, but with 600 rwhp it still pulled hard in the long straightsdarreng505 said:All the race transmissions like the T56 and magnum XL have the 1:1 gearing in 4th. I'm no expert why, but my guess follows.
You will make your maximum HP in 1:1 gearing. On most tracks, it's hard to find a straight long enough to get the boss into 5th and even if you do, its not for long.
VIR is one exception and its a long course. Perhaps with 1:1 in fourth, you're getting up to max HP speed in shorter distance...I think.
Gonna find out when I get my T56.
Very cool site. Thanks for posting.CaliMR said:You don't really need to log in, you just aren't allowed to directly link to the manuals. You go to the front page, then click owner guides on the left side, then pick the car. Just FYI, if anyone needs to look anything else up.
I believe you do need a subscription to view the workshop manuals and other premium products, but the owner manuals and supplements are free.