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Old 03-21-2008, 06:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sorry, I haven't been able to review the link RH provided.

waffle: What I'm wondering is why a lower ft/s isn't better yet? Less friction, fewer explosions, etc.

randy: thanks for the explanation, I still am not fluent in what exactly mep means to efficiency.

The root of my question started with knowing my car is geared for 1000-1200 ft/s at 50-60 mph. Seems perfect right from the factory doesn't it? Yet our pet theories for increased fe mods almost always include taller gearing. WTH?

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