[V8] 5 spd conversion: 3.6 vs 4.2
Michael Larosa Jr
Mc.Larosa at Sun.COM
Fri Mar 5 14:01:48 EST 2004
The only diff I can think of is what are final drive ratios ?
3.5 5 speed
Ed Kellock wrote:
> 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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