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autoX shorter or longer gears?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by unrealwrc, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. unrealwrc

    unrealwrc Junior Member

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    ok now heres the problem i am all about auto crossing i love it i go to the track alot. but what im wondering is if its better to have longer or shorter gears for the track . the reason im deciding this is because i havean si trans in my garage and a dx trans in my car. and im running turbo. so is it better to have a shorter gear or longer gears?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    its really a tough call
    shorter gears = higher RPMs = higher power
    longer gears = less shifting = more time on throttle

    it honestly could go either way
     
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    shorter gears = faster acceleration

    between a dx and si trans the si wins hands down
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    that would be in a drag race.....he's talking about autoX.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    id say shorter, but thats my driving style. I shift a lot and i know exactly where the power is in my car. If you arent a comfortable shifter (quick on the clutch and the shift) id say go with longer, but if you are like me and power over corners you lose traction in, go with the shorter setup.
     
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    that would be in a drag race.....he's talking about autoX




    Yeah I know, do you not accelerate out of corners, down straight aways?
     
  7. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    yes you do accelerate out of turns, but most of that time its actually turning and braking. i guess its whatever feels balanced to you.
     
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