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      12-06-2005, 02:08 AM   #23

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Originally Posted by Compos Mentis
I had a fleeting thought to put in a longer gear, taking advantage of the wide torque band for 'normal' driving, with less shifting. I know, it's sacrilege, and I'd never do it. I do occasionally skip 2nd if I'm just getting up to a 30 mph speed limit.
Is this car really drag limited at the top end? I am just thinking that that the ratio is matched to the drag limit fairly closely.

Just talking here, please don't flame me too bad.
YouŽve got an xi. Changing (just the rear) diff will mess things up really bad. No matter if you choose shorter or longer, youŽd have to change both diffs (front and rear). Hardly doable.
No, not THAT kind of tierfreund!