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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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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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