Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 22:21:25 GMT
From: Tony <NOSPAMtshiminopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Does a 900S classic auto trans really cause my engine to rev higher than a 5-speed?


my numbers for a 91 900S 5 Speed (same engine as yours) Just ran these on the way home!. 65mph = 2,600rpm, 70 = 2,700, 75 = 2,900, 80 = 3,100 BTW in 91-93 900 models I believe that the 5th gear is NOT an over drive i.e. ratio is 1 : 1. The final drive for auto and 5-speed (probably) different; this is where the difference comes from!. Cheers, -- Remove "NOSPAM" from address for direct e-mail ####### # #### # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # #### # # # Dennis Cathey wrote: > > I have a '92 900S 16V with an auto trans. Besides being more fun to > drive, I want a 5-speed so that I can cruise at 70 - 75 MPH without my > engine reving-up to approx. 3500 rpms. I recently test-drove a 1990 900 > with a 5-speed, and it seemed like I was still pretty close to 3500 rpms > when I was at 70 MPH in 5th. > Here are the rpms at which my engine is purring when I'm going 60 - 80 > MPH in 'Drive.' Can you boys & girls with 5-speeds tell me if there is > an appreciable difference (reduction) in your cars' engine speed (either > 4th or 5th gear) at these driving speeds? > 60mph=2700rpm, 65 = 3000, 70 = 3200, 75 = 3500, 80 = 3700. > Thanks for your time. > Dennis

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