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Old 11-13-2008, 10:49 AM   #44 (permalink)
MazdaMatt
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2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
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according to my gps, my speedo is dead accurate from bottom to top

Having a mechanic replace a gear is totally out of the budget of this truck. That stuff is NOT cheap to do. Even replacing the final drive is not a cheap thing to do since i can't do it myself. I was also thinking about the final drive thing... if i did that, then this gutless p.o.s would spend more time in second gear because any moderate hill requires that i floor it to keep my speed up.

I think my best option is to just sell the damn brick and buy a big V6 manual truck and an aluminum trailer... I just don't like the idea of daily driving a V6 truck. (i would have to sell my car as well to afford a decent one)... although, if i could find a deisel manual then i could consider a veg conversion down the road.
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