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Mar 3, 5:03pm - #116746 
5 and 6 speeds

Is there an actual performance difference between a transmission with 5 and 6 speeds?

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Mar 3, 5:14pm - #116747 
if the GTS had a 5speed then it would not be able to land in lift, which would make its 1/4 mile time a lot slower


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Mar 3, 5:20pm - #116748 
who cares about 1/4 mile laughsilly


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Mar 3, 5:21pm - #116749 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
if the GTS had a 5speed then it would not be able to land in lift, which would make its 1/4 mile time a lot slower
Not talking about the celica. Just cars cars in general. What I am actually thinking about is the EVO (5 speed) and STi (6 speed).

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Mar 3, 5:32pm - #116750 
Evo wins!!!

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Mar 3, 5:46pm - #116751 
cars like those have the best suited gear box for how they perform. then it's just a matter of personal choice


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Mar 3, 6:15pm - #116752 
Nobody has given a direct answer, so I guess I'll try...

Number of gears doesn't really matter that much. The difference between ratios in the gears you use to accelerate does matter. In general, all the gears ratios will be closer in a six speed than in a five. That is what makes the difference. However, that difference is far less pronounced in cars with a powerband that comes lower in the RPM range.


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Mar 3, 8:22pm - #116753 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Nobody has given a direct answer, so I guess I'll try...

Number of gears doesn't really matter that much. The difference between ratios in the gears you use to accelerate does matter. In general, all the gears ratios will be closer in a six speed than in a five. That is what makes the difference. However, that difference is far less pronounced in cars with a powerband that comes lower in the RPM range.


Yes he is right that is essential for the GTS being that the lift does not kick in till 6000 rpm's... thumbsdown

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