[V8] 5 spd conversion: 3.6 vs 4.2

DasWolfen at aol.com DasWolfen at aol.com
Fri Mar 5 10:47:14 EST 2004

In a message dated 3/5/04 10:29:34 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
ekellock at adelphia.net writes:

> I'm curious how this would be possible.  Final drive gearing would be the 
> same.  Power output of either engine would be the same in either iteration, 
> right? 

 You not only have to account for the final drive but also the torque 
multiplication in each gear, the 5 spd wins hands down in first and second.

 Weight advantage
 Lower friction loss
 Lower rotating mass 

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