I watched a cool video regarding manual transmissions posted on another thread that you can find at the link below:
For reference, here's the video link:
On a related note I'm curious about the opinions of those who may want to comment on gear ratio. For example, in the video the gear ratios were 1st: 90:30 (3:1), 2nd 90:60 (1.5:1) and 3rd 90:90 (1:1). Similarly, differentials might have ratios in the range of 4.10:1 to 2.73:1.
In both cases I refer to "low" gear as the ratio with the highest numerical value. And, "high" gear as the ratio with the lowest numerical value. I've used this terminology all my life. Perhaps because 1st gear is the lowest (slowest, other than reverse) and high gear is the fastest. So a vehicle with a "low rearend" (differential gear) might be a 4.10:1 and a vehicle with a "high rearend" (differential gear) might be a 2.73:1.
I guess my OCD is acting up today. Otherwise, who else would be concerned about such matters?
Please forgive me if this has already been discussed. I have to admit I didn't take time to search before posting.