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Old 07-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #1
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New here...thought I'd stop by and say hi. I drive the car in my signature. Hope I can soak up some knowledge here!
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:27 PM   #3
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you already have a scangauge niiiiice! there is anouther focus that is getting in the 50's here also so look for him. btw welcome to the site
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Hey there ! Welcome to GasSavers ! The SVT is doing well I see ...stick around and lets see if we can make it a lil bit better .
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Welcome! Sweet, you have a six speed! I was always curious, how is the six different from the 5 speed? Are the gears closer together? or do they just add a taller OD on top of 5th gear
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Welcome! Sweet, you have a six speed! I was always curious, how is the six different from the 5 speed? Are the gears closer together? or do they just add a taller OD on top of 5th gear
The gearing in this one is pretty odd...the Getrag 6-speed on these was originally designed for the torque of the boosted Mini Coopers, so first gear is (too) tall, and 6th is relatively short, turning over 3000rpm @ 70mph. The gears are pretty close together already, especially 3-4 and 5-6.

However, if you ever drive anything with a T-56 6-speed (Ford Mustang Cobras, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and SS's, Corvettes, and Dodge Vipers), you'll probably find that it's more or less a regular 5-speed, geared rather tall already for its V8 applications, with a massive overdrive for 6th gear (.50:1). In a stock Camaro, it's turning over about 1400rpm at 60mph with its 3.42:1 rear end.

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The 50mpg Focus would be nice...although he's probably running the newer Duratec 2.0l, where I have the older Zetec 2.0, itself tuned and geared more for power then economy. It's actually a wonder they get as good a mileage as they do on the highway, though it really struggles in town to break 25. Duratecs easily get 6-8mpg better then SVT-spec Zetecs, and probably 4-6 better than regular Zetecs.
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