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Old 23 Apr 2011, 08:09 am
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Default Manual Transmission mods for fuel economy....

Fellow PT'ers,

Happy Easter!

My apologies if this has been hashed out before, but I could not find much on it. We have a 2001 PT 2.4L manual trans / non-turbo. Has anyone investigated either replacing fifth gear or the final drive gears to achieve better fuel economy / a more relaxed cruising RPM? From what limited info I can find, it seems that the 2002's has a lower (numerically) final drive ratio..... Anybody aware of anything out there after market or from a neon, etc with a better ration....

Any help / advice much appreciated!
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Old 23 Apr 2011, 11:22 pm
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Default Re: Manual Transmission mods for fuel economy....

1 plus on wheels and tires or just tires .... lower final ratio ... easiest mod but cuts it across all gears, so now your MPG will suck more to get it moving ... but a highway car will benifit
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