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Old 05-08-2010, 04:48 AM   #1
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Can some one tell me why the evo X became 5 speed?

What was the purpose evo X has 5 gears? Please let me know
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:51 AM   #2
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It didnt really become a 5 speed as much as it always was a 5 speed...Its a car with Rally roots man, not an autobahn bred top end car. Dont forget one thing, Shifting is lifting
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:33 AM   #3
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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weight.
I figured it was more for robustness. IXs with the 6spd and wanting to make some power are always swapping to the 5spd transmissions. That combined with the unusual reverse configuration allowed them to put some big robust gears in the gearbox.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:19 AM   #5
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My guess was it had a lot to do with marketing too. They wanted to sell the MR as the premium, "better" model. A checkbox for "6 speed" made for good marketing material, so when comparing a GSR and MR, an uneducated person could be like "durrr, 6 is bigger than 5!" and have an additional reason to buy the MR. It'd be difficult to differentiate, on paper, the differences between a 6 speed "manual", and 6 speed "dual clutch thing of wonder that runs on unicorn blood".

As an aside, when I was buying my GSR, the sales guy, literally, used the "Well, the MR does have 6 gears..." argument on me, in an attempt to upsell me. As if the only difference between the two transmissions was, in fact, an extra gear in the MR. It's dangerous shit like that sales people do in an attempt to upsell, and it's stupid. Yeah, and the Ralliart has 6 gears too, so fuck this GSR noise, gimme a Ralliart!
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
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wow, so how much weight is it really reducing?
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:10 PM   #8
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the 5 speed IS more robust than the 6 speed
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:19 PM   #10
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Yeah, and the Ralliart has 6 gears too, so fuck this GSR noise, gimme a Ralliart!

Believe it or not I actually had a guy recommend the Ralliart to me when I told him I wanted a GSR. He was attempting to downsell me. Probably because I told him I didnt have the money right that minute but I would be back, he was trying to get me into a car that day.
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