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Old 11-20-2008, 11:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
Putting that same transmission against an engine that makes considerably less torque in that area will not gain net efficiency... you will lose it.

Please keep that in mind when choosing gearing.
This is OT - but that did not happen with my car, despite moving further away from the torque peak RPM/best BSFC island at cruise with the taller final drive installed. Best BSFC <> lowest overall fuel consumption. It only means lowest fuel consumption per unit of power produced.
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