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Old 06-05-2008, 01:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JohnnyGrey View Post
Wow great mod! Are those straight-cut gears? I wish mine was so easy, but it will almost certainly involve pulling the trans
I think of it as a Saturn S-Series "exploit". You get this economy 5th gear "for free" if you have an S?1 S-Series Saturn with manual tranny. I bought my SW2 used after it was out of production, so I didn't have a choice on the gearing. The S?1 and S?2 manual trannies are physically identical except for the gearing ratios and how the ECU/PCM manages the cruise control.

The other virtue of the Saturn S-Series manual tranny is that the 5th gear is accessible without dropping the rest of the transmission. That's what makes it so fun.

PS - Just to be obvious, you need both of the MP2 5th gears (the 43 teeth gear and the 26 teeth gear) in order to mesh properly.

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