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Old 04-16-2015, 01:40 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wndsofchng View Post
I've just read so much negative stuff about a manual trans on the turbo diesel... Not to mention trying to get a properly balanced fly wheel. My truck currently has 3.73 gears in the rear. I think the Benz had something in the low 3s.
Yes but the xmsn will always slip, low 3s might be OK under low load at low speed but in a truck 3.73's are likely fine, a low 3s with lots of XMSN slip wastes gas just as much as the wrong gearing.
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