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16s were std, 17" Teles an option or std with the Aero pack. The brochures got it wrong.....sorry Mitch.
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Originally Posted by Ephraim View Post
I'd assumed that the 6th gear would be a cruising gear, rather than an extra slid into the ratios somewhere. Either way, it's not a massive thing.
I sort of assumed the same when I got mine, but they're geared for top speed - still pulling hard well into triple digits. The 7-speed on the current 911 actually has the top gear as an overdrive, but I think that's pretty rare for a manual.
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Ephraim, I had a Phase 1 GTV 5-speed a number of years ago. I've now got a Phase 2 6-speed ...and I personally do prefer the 5-speed, it just felt a bit more quicker esp in 2nd / 3rd gear low-down. I'm guessing the ratios have something to do with it. The 6-speed is obviously much better on the m'way though for cruising & economy.

I've since had my 6-speed re-mapped by Gus at Alfatune St Helens & the difference was noticeable immediately. Not much extra power but just more responsive all the way through the rev range in all gears which was the idea.
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