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      03-30-2013, 11:37 AM   #9
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I actually edited my post as I calculated the ratio with FD multiplied by in gear ratios and the m3 has a slight advantage in 1st but from 2nd-4th they are equal gearing. 5th and beyond the m3 has a huge advantage but those speed do not come into play.

The m3 really should have had more aggressive gearing for gears 1-4.

But the speed of the dct alone makes up for a ton of extra weight the m3 carries. Its about 250 pounds heavier