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Old 03-02-2006, 03:59 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by davidwarren
Why would it be impossible? It would look like the shift pattern on my 5-speed with one more set of gates. I think the problem would be the increased risk of mis-shift. I think money shifting an m5 would be really really bad.
sorry, you have no idea what you are talking about. your basic knowledge of gears doesnt apply to every car out there.

if you look at the pre-production video of the m5, they explain that to get optimal gearing and positioning, had they used 7 gears for manual, the configuration and placement of the gears would have been off...

for example..

instead of

1 3 5 7
2 4 6

it would have been something like

3 2 7 4
6 5 1

that's what he's talking about.

since they couldnt pull it off for a 7 speed, they resorted to the 6 mt.
Twin gt25r setup coming----------------------e46 retired.

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