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 Post subject: 2nd gear Auto Box EB-ED
Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:55 pm 
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can anyone get 140km+ out of 2nd gear in the auto?
I can :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:34 am 
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Yeah you should be able to. With a 3.23 diff and reving it to 5500rpm you will hit 144kph in 2nd.
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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:41 am 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
can anyone get 140km+ out of 2nd gear in the auto?
I can :lol:


This is not supposed to be a really mean thing to say...but why are so many people so obsessed with how fast thier car goes in first, second, third etc etc etc. (Unless of course you are talking about terminal speed of the vehicle which is a measure of performance).

You could get even faster out of it in second gear if you fitted a 2.75:1 centre, but your car would be slower off the mark and most likely slower at the top of the speedo as well.

It is sort of like those guys that say, "my stereo is so powerful that it distorts my 250w 6x9's!!!!" :roll: WTF?????

My stock as a rock manual XR8 will not even go close to 140k's in second gear, but I will bet it is faster in every regard than a three speed EA which will pull that sort of speed in second.

Still, whatever turns you on I 'spose.

And, sorry for that little monologue, but I have always wondered.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 2:53 am 
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Yeah exactly, its all to do with gear ratios and rpm, not engine performance.
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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:49 pm 
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EDXR8 wrote:
Yeah you should be able to. With a 3.23 diff and reving it to 5500rpm you will hit 144kph in 2nd.


So a XR8 diff wont reach 140km+ in 2nd gear hmm looks like I'll be keeping the 3.23 diff :roll:

 

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 Post subject: Re: 3.45 diff
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:33 pm 
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EDXR8 wrote:
Yeah you should be able to. With a 3.23 diff and reving it to 5500rpm you will hit 144kph in 2nd.


So a XR8 diff wont reach 140km+ in 2nd gear hmm looks like I'll be keeping the 3.23 diff :roll:


thing is though,if you change your diff you should theoreticly get to 140 quicker as the gears will rev out quicker

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 7:34 pm 
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So you want to trade off acceleration for top end speed??

Getting a shorter diff ratio will give your car a lot more "punch".

So... although you might not reach 140km in 2nd gear, you will get to 140 a lot quicker (but it will be in 3rd)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 9:56 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
So a XR8 diff wont reach 140km+ in 2nd gear hmm looks like I'll be keeping the 3.23 diff :roll:


BTW XR8's until EL series 2 ran 3.23 diffs, and as others have said upgrading ratio will mean quicker acceleration, who really cares what speed you can do in 2nd, its how quickly you can get there that matters.
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Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:35 am 
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Its all about the tyre speed when doing burnouts. Well that's the way I see it anyway.
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:46 pm 
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Mine does 110 in 1st, but I'd rather it max out at 70! Standard diff sucks...

I guess that the only time a tall diff would be good for "performance" would be for NASCAR events or salt lake racing?

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:07 pm 
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Mine does 110 in 1st, but I'd rather it max out at 70! Standard diff sucks...

I guess that the only time a tall diff would be good for "performance" would be for NASCAR events or salt lake racing?

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how the f**k do u get 110 out of 1st?????????? :shock:

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:11 am 
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6000rpm with a 3.27 diff... not something I do every day mind you!

It's called mistiming a shift (doh!)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:18 am 
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By the time you reach 140km/h, I should be doing 150+ and in 3rd. The 2nd gear in the autos is far too long, just goes on and on and on forever.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:37 pm 
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I reckon 1st gear is worse! :cry: I can't wait for 3.9s!

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:55 pm 
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By the time you reach 140km/h, I should be doing 150+ and in 3rd. The 2nd gear in the autos is far too long, just goes on and on and on forever.

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