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Old 04-29-2008, 07:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nice use of the BSFC maps, Daox.

I would only be concerned about running extremely low gear ratios if you were required to increase low-end torque. I wouldn't be concerned due to the complexity of that task, but rather that you will be putting immense loads through the transmission when geared so low.

I have no idea how over-engineered Japanese transmissions tend to be, but stripped gears seem to be a real possibility...especially if they are of the self-manufactured variety.

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