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Re: Which 6spd and why? (more) (archive)

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Posted by PM3 on January 09, 2000 at 00:26:52:

In Reply to: Which 6spd and why? (more) posted by PeteS on January 08, 2000 at 19:53:07:

Well, if you go to 6sp conversion with 3.73 or 3.46 diff, then your 6th gear would be kind of like your 5th gear now, only the lower gears would be really short and quick. Imagine same top speed you have now, and rather than spreading it with 5 gears, you spread it with 6!!! Oh yeah baby, :-)..CYA>PM3

BTW, Bekkers has the 6sp conversion for $5995 straight off the Euro M3. Plus the 1st and 2nd gears are ever so slightly shorter than the US 5 speed ones..but not that significant..yeah, 6th gear without differential change (or more power) won't get you that much more performance, if at all..maybe just 4-5 more mph and better fuel consumption at hwy...CYA.

: Is the 6spd for top speed or faster acceleration? If the latter, then which conversion? What gear ratios?

: As I understand it the Euro M3 6spd has essentially the same ratios in 1 to 5 as the US 5 spd and that 6th is overdrive so its mainly good for topspeed only.

: Is there a 6spd for the M3 that does not have 6th as overdrive?

: Thanks

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