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    Lightbulb High Revs, sounds like shes crying...

    Hey guys. I have a 1.8 SRI and its my little baby.

    Granted i was over a little over the speed limit on the motor way, but when i get to about 80-90. Im on about 4-5k revs. It feels like i need another gear.

    Can you get better gearboxs for these with 6 gears. Or would it be something i could change with the ratios or something. Its hard to explain. But without the radio on, it sounds like its going to blow up lol.

    Its probably a pointless thread but just fishing for answers

    Cheers guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe22 View Post
    Granted i was over a little over the speed limit on the motor way, but when i get to about 80-90. Im on about 4-5k revs. It feels like i need another gear.
    It will do cause of the revs, another 1500k and you will most likely being nearing the limiter. say if you drive at 50 or 60mph in 3rd or 4th your car will probably be sounding pretty much the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iain863 View Post
    It will do cause of the revs, another 1500k and you will most likely being nearing the limiter. say if you drive at 50 or 60mph in 3rd or 4th your car will probably be sounding pretty much the same.
    I know, i know. Just thought it wouldnt be like that. I have a mazda 6, company car, and thats doing 2-3k revs at the same speed.

    Was just curious.

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    the astra box is geared this way to give reasonable acceleration. you could fit a vectra box which will give much better cruising and lower revs, but you will lose acceleration

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