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Which Tranny for XYZ application

Discussion in 'Read First :: Frequently Asked Questions' started by pissedoffsol, May 17, 2004.

  1. pissedoffsol

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    There's too many "internet rumors" that need to stop.

    No matter HOW a car is powered - NA, Super, Turbo, NOS, ZEX, Propane, or anything else that involves a transmission with gear reduction, the car will ALWAYS accelerate the fastest with the CLOSEST transmission.

    Saying an LS tranny (long geared) is good for boost is simply wrong.
    "staying in boost longer" is also wrong.

    If you have traction problems, solving them with a longer tranny is the WRONG way to do it. Tires, and other forms of traction is what you should be looking at- not slowing yourself down to get more traction.

    So, here's my recommendations.

    (assuming 94+ b-series)

    JDM ITR/CTR - All out drag car, w/ updated diff OR road course/autoXer
    Si/USDM ITR - Fast street car, autoxer on a budget, road courser on a budget
    GSR - Good balance for both a daily driver/street car, weekend racer, and high-powered cars between close gearing, and highway crusability.
    LS - uber gas mileage, 180+ mph dashes :bash:

    Thanks.
     

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