[V8] 5 spd conversion: 3.6 vs 4.2

Ed Kellock ekellock at adelphia.net
Fri Mar 5 13:54:59 EST 2004

I was interpreting it as a comparison between a 4.2 car converted to a 5spd versus a 3.6 5-speed converted to 4.2.  

Maybe I misinterpreted.  Give the above, I would think there'd be no difference really.

From: DasWolfen at aol.com
Date: 2004/03/05 Fri AM 08:46:54 MST
To: ekellock at adelphia.net,  v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] 5 spd conversion: 3.6 vs 4.2

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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