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Old 01-22-2021, 09:39 AM   #8
Jaws4God
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Originally Posted by snow_bound26 View Post
Yes it would only change the gearing ratio. If you are the type to dump the clutch and be aggressive with the throttle at low RPMs then you're just as likely to break it. With the shorter final drive you'll increase RPM faster which will technically reduce shock load but it's a crap shoot as to whether it will actually make a difference as there's so many other variables to account for. Having owned one, I will say the gearing is far more fun to drive. I never felt line the 3.9 was suited for the 5 speed personally.
Thank you. I think i'm leaning towards getting another 5spd and just have to be sure i'm much more careful putting into gear during heavier acceleration.
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