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Re: Gearing on 86 4000 quattro

> >Why did they gear the 86 4000 quattro sedan so low? At 120 mph
> >the revs are already well near 6000, and it would seem that it
> >wastes gas. I have an 84 non quattro coupe that I am selling,

> It's simple.  More performance.  The 4000Q has a wonderfully spaced gear
> box for the power/weight of the car.  No big gaps between gears for smooth
> consistant acceleration.  With the car running out of power at 6000rpm at

I agree about the spacing on the 4000Q.  The only problem is that it
needs 2 more gears!