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Feb 20, 12:35pm - #449181 

hey quick question does anyone know if there is a diffrence in acceleration because of how many gears there are? my car has 4 gears its an automatic and its a gts.. i figured since it has less gears it takes longer to accelerate because they are bigger gears i guess? and a 6 speed would be faster because they are smaller gears yet have more for low rpms? im asking because my car is slow as hell lol..

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Feb 28, 1:31am - #449194 
To start,automatics,they tend to be slow as hell,there is a lot of lost power. The reason it is a 4spd auto is because it is meant for fuel economy,it may be a spoty model but an automatic is made for highway cruising and getting the most mpg's,not racing around a track. To validate your thinking,yep a 6 spd has tighter ratios enabling much much quicker acceleration but usually that 6th gear is meant for the highway and a low rpm cruising speed,but you will go thru 1 2 and 3 real quick. You line up against a 6spd version of your ride with the same mods and it will blow you away,but,you will spend a lot less money at the pump going to and from grandmas house. So,as an older guy now at 38 I can say,if ya want to go fast,do not get an automatic,and do not get one thinking you will swap in a manual because the time,energy and cost will make that dream never come true.

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