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Old 03-02-2006, 05:23 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by DTM CiS
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.
look dickhead, I know that the SMG is a true sequential gearbox that would not transfer to a regular H-gate. A manual M5 would have to have a conventional gearbox. The guy I quoted simply said that it would be impossible to have a 7 speed manual gearbox. Don't be such an asshole.

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