[BiturboS4] Re: BiturboS4 digest, Vol 1 #369 - 6 msgs

David Lau toomanycars at mac.com
Fri May 30 01:24:04 EDT 2003

I always thought with 6 to work with, we coulda had both. 6th is so
short, there's not much reason to downshift to pass. 5th is about
useless IMO. 5th should have been the current ratio of 6th; then make
6th a taller road gear and gain an mpg or 2. Why such close ratios with
a ruler-flat torque curve?


On Thursday, May 29, 2003, at 03:07 PM, California Fields wrote:

> ACtually, with a chip in the S4, 6th gear could be a lot taller since
> the
> engine has so much torque. That would help the gas mileage a
> lot...but, of
> course, that's not what the engineers had in mind.  It's performance or
> economy...take your pic.

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