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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert Rabbit View Post
    Hi Frosty: I live in beautiful downtown Comox.
    Well hello then, neighbour! Is your micra the grey one with all the black accents and the big white sticker on the back?



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    No Frosty. I'm an old guy driving a white totally stock SV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupert Rabbit View Post
    What Nissan did was to close up the gear ratios and the new 6th gear was pretty much the same as the old 5th gear.
    Yes, I've seen this in several different cars that have gone to 6 speeds.

    These days, the automakers seem reluctant to require anybody to shift OUT of top gear once they've gotten there. The result is noise, worse fuel economy and arguably higher engine wear. Not worth it in my opinion.

    I am perfectly capable of upshifting AND downshifting! Give me a tall cruising gear any day. I'll drop it down a cog when I want power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Yes, I've seen this in several different cars that have gone to 6 speeds.

    These days, the automakers seem reluctant to require anybody to shift OUT of top gear once they've gotten there. The result is noise, worse fuel economy and arguably higher engine wear. Not worth it in my opinion.

    I am perfectly capable of upshifting AND downshifting! Give me a tall cruising gear any day. I'll drop it down a cog when I want power.
    I agree. I was going to add a 6th gear to my other car with it's upcoming clutch job specifically for highway cruising but now the Micra is my DD and I don't really care about mpg in my other car and am just gonna swap it to another transmission with higher FD and an LSD.

    If someone finds some part numbers to make adding a 6th highway gear happen in our Micra that'd be sweeeet. I would definitely install it with a clutch upgrade in the future. I like the gearing of our cars for around town but 5th during the little highway driving I do is painful.

    From what I know of other platforms/transmissions we'd most likely just need a 6th gear mainshaft, countershaft, synchro and needle bearing. However, I haven't found any HR series engine so far with a 6 speed and I don't believe any parts are compatible with the MR series (correct me if I'm wrong).



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