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Re: another quattro goes down in its element

At 07:57 PM 2/18/98 EST, MSV96@aol.com wrote:
>You wrote:
><< <<I was in 5th gear at about 3000rpm at that point>> That's normally good
>for right at 80 mph in a 5K. >>
>Yes, in a 5k. Michael was in an 85 4kq that I know for a fact did not do 80 @
>3k rpm (cuz I was the previous owner <wink>). 3k rpm was ~65ish if memory
>serves me correctly (I do recall 80 was 4k rpm for sure).

Depends on the 5k.  My 5k definitely does _not_ do 80mph at 3000rpm.
Closer to 65mph, and 4000rpm at 80mph, similar to your figures for the 4k.
My 5k (an '87 S model quattro) has the lower gear ratios.  I don't know
personally what determined which gear ratios were used in which 5ks.