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Old 09-22-2017, 10:19 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AdrianD View Post
Regarding differentials and gearing, I installed a 3.9 differential in mine, while it originally came with a 4.1 (94 model, with the 1.8). The new diff is off a 10th anniversary NB model. The rev difference is not a lot but it makes for a tad quieter ride. In town however I used to drive almost everywhere in 5th gear, now I only use 5th above 40mph as if feels that I'm lugging the engine.
Even with just the taller rear tires, I've noticed I use 5th in town a little less than I used to.

If you could live without having the top down, you could invest in a hardtop plus a hardtop spoiler.
Heresy! I wouldn't have bought it at any price if it wasn't a convertible. There will be no more talk of fixed hard tops in this thread!
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