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Old 09-28-2014, 02:14 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
So the transmission is going back in; makes sense. Has anyone posted a comparison of shifting and just leaving it in top gear? I was thinking that torque gets you off the line and horsepower limits the top speed.
Accelerating in top gear will pump a lot more amps. You can get away with a smaller controller if you use the gears. Easier on the motor and gearbox (input shaft etc) too. Electric motors have the very real capability of breaking gearboxes as often they're torque rating isn't much above what the OE ICE produces.

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