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post #11 of (permalink) Old 08-23-2017, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesPal View Post
Leave first gear alone. My town is very hilly and the 1200 needs lots of clutch slipping as it is. What do you guys think about a CVO transmission like Subaru puts in the Outback? Six speeds would be nice.
1800s first gear is so low it's almost useless. Taking off in 2nd is just fine. CV trans that I know about are awful, good concept but terrible in practice.

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