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Short 51 53.68%
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Old 19th June 2006, 23:30   #16
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I'll take a 6 speed box with short ratios on the first 5 and closely stacked. Make the 6th a tall overdrive for cruising.
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Old 20th June 2006, 02:44   #17
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Tall gearing is preferred on a large sedan or touring car for comfortable road (highway) cruising. Short gearing on the other hand is preferable on a sports car.
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Old 20th June 2006, 12:00   #18
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I'll take a 6 speed box with short ratios on the first 5 and closely stacked. Make the 6th a tall overdrive for cruising.
You said it man. Thats how it should be. Acc and FE from the same gearbox.

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Old 20th June 2006, 21:30   #19
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Whats the gear ratios for the Gypsy King MPFI and the older 413's?
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Old 21st June 2006, 00:30   #20
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I'd actually prefer a balance between the two for everyday use. Too short is a pain on highways and too tall will be a pain in the city.

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Old 24th June 2006, 06:49   #21
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I prefer short gear boxes ..but then it should be a 6 speed with overdrive as the 6th gear.
just love to keep my hand on the gear knob and shift and hear the revs rise before shifting again...
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Old 26th October 2006, 22:28   #22
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i am in anyhow shortening gear ratio of my esteem. i prefer shorter ratios coz i am fed up with the horrible ratios of the carin the city. i also want 2 know how can i shorten it in the simplest way. 1) reducing tyre dia
2) changing final drive ratio. can anyone tell an approximate cost for doing the (2)?
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Old 26th October 2006, 23:33   #23
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i guess short is better in city traffic and BKC...and for highway driving not very tall..but tall enough...
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Old 27th October 2006, 04:01   #24
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I too would prefer a close ratio box with a tall overdrive, preferably 6th.

Haven't responded to the poll as the question needs to be re-worded, I guess...
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Old 27th October 2006, 05:12   #25
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i am in anyhow shortening gear ratio of my esteem. i prefer shorter ratios coz i am fed up with the horrible ratios of the carin the city. i also want 2 know how can i shorten it in the simplest way. 1) reducing tyre dia
2) changing final drive ratio. can anyone tell an approximate cost for doing the (2)?

how about mating the gearbox of a zen on the esteem...can the experts comment on this one.
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Old 27th October 2006, 09:07   #26
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how about mating the gearbox of a zen on the esteem...can the experts comment on this one.

Hi,

This is a very common upgrade and has been done by several guys. Straight forward job.

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Old 27th October 2006, 10:03   #27
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i would prefer....short at fr the starting gears ...n a really tall one fr the last
which i think might help in both pick up and top speed
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Old 18th April 2007, 20:04   #28
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just wanted to clarify this... are we talking about the gear ratios here, or the actual gear shifting (eg: short shifters)? or are they the same thing?!
if this is a stupid question... hey, i'm only human
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I am happy with short gearing of Petra in 1 and 2, but 3,4 and 5 seem to have some good range. 3rd gear lets me go to 80+ from as low as 25-30 KMPH and 4th lets me any where between 40 and almost 100 KMPH. I'd not like to be in 1st and second much.
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I am happy with short gearing of Petra in 1 and 2, but 3,4 and 5 seem to have some good range. 3rd gear lets me go to 80+ from as low as 25-30 KMPH and 4th lets me any where between 40 and almost 100 KMPH. I'd not like to be in 1st and second much.
You've got it wrong somewhere. 3rd and 4th maxing out below 100kmph????

PS : Do you drive a Petra 1.9 by any chance?

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