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Magic third gear #1651991
15/07/2021 13:50
15/07/2021 13:50
Joined: Dec 2005
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Lightwater, Surrey, UK
DaveG Offline OP
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If you've ever wondered about this almost mythical, magic third gear, whether it really exists or not...well I can confirm that it is real and in fact, here it is!


1996 Portofino 20vt & 2000 Pearl White Plus
1985½ & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake
Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1651992
15/07/2021 14:07
15/07/2021 14:07
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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Awesome!!

I heard it adds approximately 70bhp to the NA coupe.

smile

Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1651993
15/07/2021 14:07
15/07/2021 14:07
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Hertfordshire
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Only four left in stock. It looks lovely, but if you put it on the wall, would anybody understand?

The worst thing would be is if you sent them your chassis number and they said "Sorry, it's a Fiat Coupe Magic Third Gear, but it won't fit your car."

Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1651995
15/07/2021 14:09
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So, do you actually have to fit it to get the performance or can you just rub it 3 times?

Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1651998
15/07/2021 15:06
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3 times in one sitting? You animal.

Re: Magic third gear [Re: Morrison] #1652032
16/07/2021 11:37
16/07/2021 11:37
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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laugh

In for a penny!

As an NA owner, I need all the extra power I can get.

driving

Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1652034
16/07/2021 12:27
16/07/2021 12:27
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Westcliff-on-sea,essex
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As a 6 speed gearbox owner, can I fit two third gears instead smile


GT28rs,Pro alloy FMIC,Blueflame exhaust,SIP, Bosch 440cc,Helix organic clutch,Stage 3,331bhp,295lbft
Re: Magic third gear [Re: DaveG] #1652049
17/07/2021 16:29
17/07/2021 16:29
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I think you could have a two gear automatic for these cars that bumped it from a slightly high ratio first gear into third at 2500 rpm going up and back down to first at 1250 rpm coming down. Save quite a bit of weight. Might save a licence or two. Shouldn't interrupt anyone's fun.


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