- May 6, 2008
- Delmarva Peninsula
- 2013 Lincoln MKT, 2002 Miata SE, 2012 Honda NC700
Ah ok, thx for the explanation. I'm just so irritated at Ford for the shitty gears and ECU tune that's geared for economy even though it has a fucking SVT badge on the bootlid. Oh and I also hate the intake position not being in one of the fenders to avoid heat-soak. Still, I've driven an SVT Contour quite often and it doesn't handle nearly as well. It is more point and shoot than maintain speed through the corner. And I do love CSVT's. But I digress.
There is nothing wrong with the transmission. It is a nice Getrag unit that is also used on the Mini-S and the Audi-TT, and on a road course it is a fantastic car, but on an autocross course... I've had some luck with going down to 15's when I still autocrossed but I traded lowering my gearing and freeing up some unsprung weight for less traction.