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Old 01-18-2008, 05:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I could get the rpms lower, it would just mean getting a new transmission. The plan is to swap a Corolla transmission into the Tercel in the near future due to its modifications. That'll leave me with the Tercel's 4 speed tranny with a 3.526 differential. If I went with a 95+ Tercel tranny it has a 5th gear ratio of .725 versus the Paseo's .815. That would bring the rpms down to 2450 @ 65 mph. But, that means buying a tranny. Also, the Paseos tranny only has 70,000 miles on it and still shifts quite smooth. I'll have to look into it. It would be nice since I could do the work before hand with the new tranny out of the car, and then just swap them.

What rpms do the VXs turn @ 65mph?


Paseo trans.

1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.310
4th 0.969
5th 0.815
Diff 3.941


93 Tercel trans.

1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.233
4th 0.885
Diff 3.526


95+ Tercel trans.

1st 3.545
2nd 1.904
3rd 1.233
4th 0.885
5th 0.725
Diff 3.722
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