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 Posted: 04-13-2017 05:30 pm
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Rick Willard



Joined: 08-20-2005
Location: Broomfield, Colorado USA
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I gotta tell you, and I hope I don't sound like an arrogant son of a gun...I really like the set-up I have right now and highly doubt that I would change the rear end. The biggest factors that make my 2.0 set-up a little better than stock include the 45mm Dells (with K&N filters) and the lightened flywheel (which really helps with driveability - revs come up much quicker). The ratios on the W58 are very similar to the stock 4-speed ratios in the first four gears, which I think are just right. So, just as you're coming up to speed on the freeway and revs are building in 4th...you now have a new gear to go to right when you need it. My set-up is obviously NOT a 2.2 with the awesome low-end torque. But, everything else is there. It makes me wish that Jensen Motors built the car with this type of 5-speed to begin with. If anyone reading this post is unsure about the time/effort/cost of this conversion...let me assure you that it's definitely worth it! Happy motoring JH buddies!

Last edited on 04-13-2017 07:53 pm by Rick Willard