Re: [DML] Top speed for automatics
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Re: [DML] Top speed for automatics



I'm always somewhat reluctant to get into these "top speed" or "mpg" 
discussions because there is always somebody who "knows better".  
However, I'll jump in only because I'm not a coward and I've owned 
both of them.

Theoretically, the auto has to have a lower top speed because the 
final drive ratio in the auto is the same as the final drive ratio 
of FOURTH gear in the 5 speed.  However, getting to maximum rpms in 
fifth gear for a long enough period of time to notice any real 
difference is probably a bit iffy.

And, even more likely to be challenged is the 0-60 times.  Let's 
just say that my personal experience leads me to believe that the 
auto is slower by almost 3 seconds.


Your experience may vary!!!!!

Dick Ryan
VIN 16867




--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Christopher Mack 
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> DMCgreece,
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>   Top end in the automatics is the same as the five speeds, its 
just getting there that is different.  As far as 0-60 goes for 
automatics, I have wondered that myself
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>   -Chris
>   VIN 06453
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> dmcgreece <dmcgreece@...> wrote:
>   I read the postings for top speed but it appeared that all of 
the 
> claims were top end of 5 speeds. What is the difference of top end 
> between automatics and shifters and how about 0-60?
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