- Dec 22, 2008
not sure what FD you are using, but some FD changes require the first gear to be changes as well for it to fit and some may even require the housing itself to be trimmed!
Hi was wondern which would be a better box to put a lsd into a mb6 or ek4 vti? Is there any differce in 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th or are they the same thanks
Does a shorter FD gurantee better acceleration tho. I have gone against really short geared cars and I am on the stock 4.4 and will pull on them in 3rd and 4th. I am normally coming from half a car behind and end up in front. I think while they upshift and I am still in the lower gear I gain mega ground and pass them. And plus I can stay in 4th alot longer than they can and really open it out then. So is this just down to ratios or maybe i have a strong engine. Any help here appreciated.
I am pondering the idea of going to a 4.92 from the 4.4....but dont want it to hamper accelration, based on what I said above
Two identical cars, assume 150lbft of torque, one with 4.266 FD, one with 5.15.
Top speeds and wheel torque in each gear for a 4.266:
1st - 41mph - 1751lb/ft
2nd - 65mph - 1114lb/ft
3rd - 91mph - 789lb/ft
4th - 126mph - 571lb/ft
5th - 155mph - 463lb/ft
Top speeds in each gear for a 5.15: Wheel torque improved by 17.2%!
1st - 34mph - 2114lb/ft
2nd - 54mph - 1345lb/ft
3rd - 76mph - 953lb/ft
4th - 105mph - 689lb/ft
5th - 129mph - 560lb/ft
0-34mph Both in 1st - Car B has a 17.2% advantage
34-41mph, Car B is into 2nd, Car A still in 1st. Car B at a 30.2% disadvantage
41-54mph, Both in 2nd - Car B once again has a 17.2% advantage
54-65mph, Car B is into 3rd, Car A still in 2nd - Car B at a 16.9% disadvantage
65-76mph, Both in 3rd - Car B at a 17.2% advantage
76-91mph, Car B into 4th, Car A still in 3rd - Car B at a 14.6% disadvantage
91-105mph, Both in 4th, Car B at a 17.2% advantage.
Obviously there are other factors at play here, but you can see that once rolling over about 40mph the gains are negligible as the longer geared car can claw back ground while it stays in the lower gear. Your advantage is mainly focussed on that initial launch, so 0-60ft times at the strip would be improved and this will carry throughout the run to give you your improved times.
In gear acceleration is a different matter and is clearly improved significantly, but that's not making the car faster necessarily.
Want to change my FD .... @ the moment i have the standart ek9 transmission ... so s4c / 4.4fd right ?
Want to going for 4.785 final because 4.928 is to short imo because i drive my car @ the Nordschleife...
is the 4.785fd plug and play ? or change more ?
you only need the dc2 first gear if your putting the dc2 4.7fd in a non lsd s4c, and the dc2 input shaft and all the spacers. putting a dc2 4.7fd into a ek9 s4c there is no reason you would need anything as the s80 dc2 and ek9 s4c are the same box.No not if you buy from mfactory for your box.
If you use one from an integra then yes you will.
I'm pretty sure that's not true, the FD differs between LSD and non-LSD S4Cs but gears are the same. 98 spec S80 uses different 1st gear from any other Honda box as far as I know. 96 spec S80 and EK9 S4C are pretty much the same, yes, 98 spec S80 is different. If you check Mfactory close ratio gear set application list for Honda you'll see they sell one 1st gear for B16A, B16B and B18C and another for B18C 98 spec - which is what Honda 4.7 is from.you only need the dc2 first gear if your putting the dc2 4.7fd in a non lsd s4c, and the dc2 input shaft and all the spacers. putting a dc2 4.7fd into a ek9 s4c there is no reason you would need anything as the s80 dc2 and ek9 s4c are the same box.