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    Why I Prefer Automatics

    Speed and RPM on the highway:

    Auto 5 spd 6 spd
    60 2660 3100 2920
    70 3100 3610 3400
    80 3545 4127 3890

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power atlex's Avatar
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    I see your .. Commuter Miata

    I raise you 4.788 8K RPM Screamer Miata

    4K @ 60 probably.

    Everyone knows bigger numbers are better numbers.

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! MaRcOp01o's Avatar
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    Try my 5K at 70MPH with the mazdaspeed close ratio trans.

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    I’m cruising at 80mph comfortably in my e46 in 6th gear at 2800 and don’t need to downshift to pass.


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    My LFX 6L50 swap with a 3.23 third member cruises at 55 MPH at 1500 RPM. 1900 RPM at 70. With a Hemholtz resonator exhaust it will still do 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Loud while accelerating, quiet while cruising at 70 and below.

    I do have to admit, it doesn't drive like a stock Miata.

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    That has to be one of the best swaps for a Miata.


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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Satisaii's Avatar
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    I like my ND with an automatic.

    The truck I am building now is going to have a BMW DCT. No clutch pedal required.

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    It’s interesting how BMW engineered their DCT. Basically a manual transmission with actuators.

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    I believe you are thinking SMG; which is typical of gearboxes of that era. F360 and F430 for example are the same (which makes manual conversions relatively easy without changing the gearbox itself). DCT is a fully-fledged dual-clutch AFAIK.

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    That’s it. Thanks!

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Slampen's Avatar
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    wtf are you driving on highway's with your Miata's?

    Guess it's better than not moving at all.
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    My Miata sees almost all highway travel between Bentonville and Fayetteville. Occasionally there is a crash or something else that causes stop and go traffic. That's why I prefer an auto

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    Moved out of a Miata because most of my driving is freeway driving with aggressive/inattentive drivers.

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Slampen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Moved out of a Miata because most of my driving is freeway driving with aggressive/inattentive drivers.
    There is always place for a Miata in your driveway...

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