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Old 06-14-2004, 11:13 PM   #11
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They're just as good or bad as any FWD auto.

RWD autos are much more dependable, but then again, any stick will be better in the long run. Clutches are cheap and easy lol...

I think a 3.0x gearing is pretty sporty for such a big car. Over 40 MPH @ 5000 in 1st is more then most sedans.
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You've got indentical miles to my car Rogue. Only you have 120 more hp.
Its not the horsepower, its the torque. 321 Horsepower and 413 lb of torque (Until Wednesday anyway) against a 280 lb torque rated tranny. Something has to give Not sure what the cam is going to give me but im hoping at least 30 more hp and 50 more torque.
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Torque @ High RPM is what really kills these trannies.
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Torque @ High RPM is what really kills these trannies.
Hmm, Id have to say torque and from a dig. 2 major flaws are the dif grenading due to one wheel burnouts and the input shaft snapping on the 1-2 shift.
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Id have to say nutrual drops dont help them either... lol
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Id have to say nutrual drops dont help them either... lol
With 400+ lbs of torque you dont need to do neutral drops
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LOL...

Yeah, an LSD would help a lot..
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I bought my 2001 SLE used with 55,000 kilometres a year later with 88,000 kilometres on it the tranny blew up. I don't abuse my car and i have no engine mods that would cause stress on the tranny, but i'm not sure how the previous owner drove it as he drove it from BC to Ontario. I'm thinking i just got a tranny made on a Friday.
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Well, maybe I'm the exception, but my tranny made 197,000 miles before it went, and that'* with hard driving and mods. It was taken care of, fluids changed, filter, etc.

Now, out of many makes and models
1) how many trannies last that long and
2) how many people actually keep their car past 100,000 miles without trading it in?

I have noticed a trend with Bonnie owners even around here that they keep their cars and drive em till they die. So you're going to hear Bonnie owners say that their trannies died because they didn't trade them off for newer models at a hunnert thou...

Mi dos centavos....
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Try owning a Chrysler some time. They have made progress but they have had some major, major problems. Our van is on its 3rd one.
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