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Justy's 5th gear


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#1 lefiche

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Posted 11 February 2004 - 12:22 PM

Hy guys im kinda newbie here but i'm learning just as always.

i recently bought a 93 justy 4x4 push buttom manual transmition.

it has come to my mind that in this car the 4th and the 5th gear are very much alike, and since i travel like 500 miles (once a week) at a speed of 80mph to have 5k on the tacho in 5th gear makes no cheap tripp.

so i have to ask this. Can i change this gear so that the same 80mph can be achieved with 3.5 to 4k rpm??

english is not my native tongue so excuse the incoherences.

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:43 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by lefiche

so i have to ask this. Can i change this gear so that the same 80mph can be achieved with 3.5 to 4k rpm??

english is not my native tongue so excuse the incoherences.

I speak english all the time but doesn't help my incoherences!

There is not much that can be done on the cheap. I too am stuck making my commutes at 5K. And yes the gas milage sucks.

You either have to make a new 5th gear set or change the final drive ratios in both the front and rear. Neither of these are cheap.

I can't wait to see the look on my wife eyes when I say "do you know they have Justys in Chile?" Then she'll ask me when can we move!

My Pisco reserves are getting low,
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Posted 12 February 2004 - 12:46 PM

My 94 Justy gets 42 miles per gallon. But Mine is front wheel drive. Perhaps the 4x4 models have lower gearing?

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#4 lefiche

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Posted 12 February 2004 - 03:34 PM

Here a liter of gas worth just a few less than a liter of pisco does.

i have to say that i've considered to put some high octane pisco in my tank and let my justy fly............

just kidding. let's stop messing and go for the serious.

does anyone of you nice people can provide this trubled man with some scans of the gear box?? perhaps i might be able to make my own way through this whit that info. (LOVE DO IT YOURSELF)

my income is really a disgrace so i can't afford to buy a service manual.

bye and thanks.

#5 justyj12

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 03:33 AM

Use the highest profile tires you can fit in the wheel well.
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 07:34 AM

As stated above, changing to a larger diameter tire size can achieve the higher speed with less RPM's. But a trade off is more top heavy, finding rims & tires that fit, & inaccurate speedometer. I don't know if you have 12" or 13" tires, but use the chart http://www.miata.net...e/tirecalc.html
Just use your original tire size on the left & try different sizes on the right. At the bottom, you will see the difference in %.Also, cut back speed 5mph or more will help.




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