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      12-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by HighlandPete View Post
Not sure what is going on, the gear ratio is similar to 1st gear (3.68 1st vs. 3.35 reverse). Not sure how lock up is intended to work in reverse, may be doing so, in a more abrupt manner. Typically I suppose, a driver wouldn't be driving like that in reverse.

Cheers for that info too. Yeah lock up is quite abrubt and I'm just wondering why this is, especially R being a weaker gear. True, but that said, I wasn't experimenting purposely to see how fast I could go in R, these are real world applications where I needed to get on with it! And still only around 10mph. And on both occasions, less than 1/4 throttle used, even on the enormous incline! It was feathered really for the first instance on the flat.

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