Originally Posted by nvestysly
On a related note I'm curious about the opinions of those who may want to comment on gear ratio.
Yeah. Not OCD, We all trip over that too
I think you are correct, a "low" gear is from the driver perspective because it is labeled with a low number on the shifter - but the numerical ratio is high e.g 4:1.
It has carried over to rear axle ratios as well even though drivers do not even think about the differential gear ratio. I will say that my truck needs a lower rear end gear, even though I know I need a high gear ratio.
FUnny who most peopel can identify with the concept of a "low gear" even thigh they have never been exposed to the concept of gear ratio.
Oh well....we are stuck with it.
Context is everything! When needed I just say "higher ratio gear"