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Old 05-03-2019, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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http://metroxfi.com/2008/04/metro-tr...o-information/

From that:

3.52:1 1.3L SOHC Swift up to mid year 95
3.79:1 98-01 4 cylinder Metro
3.85:1 XFi Metro
3.95:1 mid year 95 up 1.3L SOHC Swift
4.10:1 Swift GT, GTi, 95 and earlier Metro (3 cylinder)
4.39:1 Metro Convertible, 96+ Metro

Close enough to how I remember it.
Nice article, thanks for finding that for me. Did the 3 cylinder ones after 95 use a different ratio? I don't see that answered here. The ones I found in the salvage yard I referred to are all 95+ 3-cyl non-xfis. There is one XFi available for more money (~$150 I think). I'm fine with going a little higher in ratio, but don't want to do too much as this car already struggles to maintain it's speed going up one particular hill on my commute. I live with losing some speed myself, but it seems like every summer that area is under construction and gets cut down to 1 lane either way so no one can pass me (This is a divided 4-lane interstate.)

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Old 05-03-2019, 12:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice article, thanks for finding that for me. Did the 3 cylinder ones after 95 use a different ratio? I don't see that answered here.
"96+ Metro" refers to the 3 cylinder, so 4.39:1. (I put in the "3 cylinder" in the line above that to clarify, didn't notice the next line)
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"96+ Metro" refers to the 3 cylinder, so 4.39:1. (I put in the "3 cylinder" in the line above that to clarify, didn't notice the next line)
Ok thanks. I was wrong though, I pulled it up again and the ones I was looking at are from the first gen, so at least I won't be going any lower as it seems I have the lowest geared one available for the first gens other than a convertible (which I excluded in my search query.)
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So an update: this weekend my car suddenly started going into second gear while moving. It will shift up to 2nd as long as I shift nice (which I do), but won't shift down to second at all. Also if I miss the shift from 1-2 it is like before where it won't go in at all (I only know this because I tried to see what would happen.)
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Intermittent problems are the best! Not.


If you're going to swap, try to find the 3.52:1 1.3L SOHC Swift



Bumped up my highway fuel economy by about 5-6%


http://www.metrompg.com/posts/tranny-swap.htm
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Intermittent problems are the best! Not.


If you're going to swap, try to find the 3.52:1 1.3L SOHC Swift



Bumped up my highway fuel economy by about 5-6%


http://www.metrompg.com/posts/tranny-swap.htm
I think I'll stick with the same ratio. I've got some pretty big hills to climb on my commute, and the car struggles with a couple of them already.
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Fair enough. Most of my driving is fairly flat.
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This is the closest thing I have to a build thread. I found out the other day that one of my coworkers was the second owner of my metro, ~ ten years ago.

She told me that she got it with the odometer reading 56k, but she's pretty sure it had been rolled over once.

She rolled it over once herself, then her sister rolled it over once, then the person her sister sold it to (who I bought it from) rolled it over another time.

So this Metro has a confirmed minimum of 316k, and possible as much as 416k. Never had the tranny out, or the engine re-ringed. That's pretty good for a 28 year old econobox.
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That's impressive! The highest odo I've seen on one of these is ~340,000 km = 211k miles. And that one was in a junk yard.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:43 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That's impressive! The highest odo I've seen on one of these is ~340,000 km = 211k miles. And that one was in a junk yard.
When I bought it it read around 10k, I assumed it was 210k based on the condition, never would have thought it would be this high.

Really increases my desire to fix it and keep it going, strive for 500k

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