Transmission Centers Juneau AK
North Pole, AK
By Larry Carley
February 01, 2004
The Ins and Outs of Manual Gear Box Repair
It seems that every few years the vehicle manufacturers add more gears. Simply put, more gears mean less rpm drop between shifts - and that allows the driver to keep the engine within its optimum power range as the vehicle's speed changes.
Five-speed transmissions were the hot performance setup in the 1980s and 1990s, then came six speeds in such vehicles as the Acura Legend, Acura NSX, Mitsubishi 3000 GT, Toyota Supra Turbo, Porsche 911, and BMW 540i, M3 and 6-Series. They say 7-speed manual transmissions are coming next.