[200q20v] re: transmissions

Charles Baer charlie at istari.com
Fri Jun 8 16:24:13 EDT 2001

I didn't go back and search for the discussions, but I thought the
modified ratios were in the low gears.

I could be mixing 6 vs 5 with the strengthened 2nd? gear for the

Arun Rao wrote:
> PS: Regarding a 6-speed -- at least on my S4, it's pretty much a
> marketing gimmick. Reasonable people (not counting yours truly) could
> drive that car 1-2-6 without noticing a thing.  4, 5 and 6 are very
> close together, and I've found no situation so far in which 5 was just
> right and 6 a bit too high.

My bug is being here in Boulder and often driving at 10,000+ feet, the
starting ratios could use some help.  If the spread is in the upper
I can't even think of a track around here where we would get much use
out of high ratio changes.  I could see making good use of 4-5-6 mods on 
the Peak-to-Peak when there's not much traffic.


Anyone who cannot cope with Mathematics is not fully human. At
best (he) is a tolerable sub-human who has learned to wear shoes,
bathe, and not make messes in the house.
 - Lazarus Long

More information about the 200q20v mailing list