[BiturboS4] Gear selection

David Lau toomanycars at mac.com
Mon Nov 17 23:53:47 EST 2003

No, never have, and, sadly, probably never will. Not in Michigan,
anyway. Too @#$%^ much traffic, too ^&* much narrow minded enforcement,
and too (*&^%$ many points already on my record. I'll never forget the
one time I got to drive with skillful, courteous, like-minded drivers
on the Autobahn. Too bad it was in a RAV 4 instead of my S4. :-(

On Monday, November 17, 2003, at 03:02  AM, California Fields wrote:

> Have you ever seen an S4 hit 6.5k rpm in gears 1-5? I have. The tach
> drops
> right to the meaty part of the powerband on each shift (ask me if you
> want
> video clip). The pull is great from 120mph-140mph. Ever seen a 5spd
> hit 120mph
> and then shift into 5th? They bog like crazy. Shifts too far apart.
> Heck, in
> our S4s you can hit 148mph (stock) or ~155mph (Stage II). How many of
> you
> actually drive that fast? Seems 6th gear is tall enough for me!

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