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6 speed

Hi all,

 Just been out for the 1st drive with my new 6 speed (had to pick up a rotary isolator for work) and can only say Wow! Never having driven a 7 with one (only straight cut 4 and 5 speeds) I am a total convert. Whilst I miss my straight cuts whine...I just love the ratios in the 6 speed... also my first drive in anything other than my van for months ...what a tonic. Gets me higher than my coke habit.

God I love my 7...

I'll get my coat...

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Yes I have a 6 speed box and wow, intoxicating, just want go faster all the time and my diet coke habbit helps.
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I think with torquey engines its not necessary but coupled to a K series they are brilliant - keeps it on the boil in every gear!

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I've wanted to try a 6 speed ever since they came out. My Tranx box has a long 1st and a .93 5th. But I never used 5th. The 6 speed really keeps it on the boil. I was laughing out loud. It was so good.

Thank god for emergency jobs!

Its made my year so far!

 

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I think with torquey engines its not necessary...

Not necessary, perhaps, but certainly very worthwhile and huge fun.  I just love the 6-sp in my R400D.  It makes an overtake in 3rd so lightning fast that I'm prepared to put up with the high motorway revs.

And the 6-sp in my old 1.8K SS-R was, just as you suggest, simply brilliant.

JV

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I have to agree. Totally unnecessary but so much more fun than a 5 speed unless you're into long distance cruising, which I'm not! So easy to just use 3 or 4 of the gears if you're not in a hurry and use the whole range when the roads and circumstances allow. 

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Having the correct ratios is for more important than simply the number of gears, if they are correctly matched to your final drive, rolling tyre circumference with shift points that compliment your engines characteristics a good 5 is perfect - worth remembering that your not accelerating whilst your changing gear.... Driving 

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Whilst it's true what 7 wonders says, for my 140bhp 1600 k series the 6 speed  is spot on. On the roads I like to drive on around here- it was basically a 2 speed box ( 2nd and 3rd) with the 5 speed. Now its 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. It may not be faster, but it is so much more fun.

For me the reality is not important. What matters is what I feel. Or my perception of reality...If that makes sense. 

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I'm perfectly happy with a 5 speed box behind the Crossflow.

Stephen

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worth remembering that your not accelerating whilst your changing gear....

Thats why we need a sequential gearbox Byebye

 

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#10 we’d best hope for an electric motor then!

I’m with 2cv7, tiny theoretical gains and losses aren’t what it’s about.