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166 TS 6 speeders

Hi All,

Just starting my search for a TS and have seen some advertised as 5 speeders and some as 6.

Not necessarily after the 6 speed box, but just wondered when they were introduced.

Had a search through here and a few internet buying guides but couldn't find reference to when the latter came in.

Is 6th an overdrive like my (Alfa sourced) Coupe's extra cog?

Has one proven to be more reliable than the other?


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Re: 166 TS 6 speeders

Alfa don't usually do 'overdrive' gears, they just use the 6th cog to close up the ratios for better acceleration.
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Re: 166 TS 6 speeders

yeah, pretty much just an extra cog - maybe a wee bit higher geared in top with the 6-speed but it makes shifting up through the gears a lot better and helps keep the twink on song

Oh, they came along as part of the move to CF3 so about 2001.
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