Thread: Miss shifting
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:50 PM
aalix aalix is offline
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it is absolutely possible to over-rev the engine mechanically...i`m not saying it isnt...i`m saying that at his quoted 90 mph, it would`ve been difficult at least to get it into 1st...dropping the clutch with such a drastic difference between allowable speed and actual speed would`ve fragged the tires instantly...it isnt like going from 5th to 3rd, where you have a huge mechanical advantage from trans to motor...from 3 to 1, the mechanical advantage is hugely reduced...as 1st is the best mechanical advantage from motor to trans, its worst in reverse...am i making sense???this is why it`s easier to pop start a car in a higher gear than a lower gear...in such a case, the m/a would be better in 5th than 1st....