I just blew up my T5Z which had a 2.95 first gear(similar to what the TKO's first gear is) and have reverted back to a stock T5 with the 3.35 first gear. The 3.35 first gear makes for easier stop light take off's, and it makes the car feel a little lighter under normal acceleration. However it goes by super quick if you go WOT. The 2.95 was definitely more usable. I have 3.27 rear gears, BTW.
I'm planning on going TKO-600 myself as soon as I save up the money. Gonna have to nurse around this stock T5 until then.
Well with my current combo(in sig) i cut 1.8 60ft on stiff suspension and 17" DR's. I just switched over to a ram twin disc in anticipation of the turbo. From a light I like the 1st gear eventhough it starts to spin around 4500. I think it would help load the turbo faster also??
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