Hi was wondering whether its possible to put the d14,d16y8 or eg d15 gearbox onto a ek 1.5lsi in order to get better gear ratios wrather than the eco tall ones.i know the box's should fit but wheer there are any other complications?thanks for any help
The 1.4 gearbox is still pretty high ratios, at 70mph 4th is 3800rpm (not bad) but 5th is 3000rpm which makes hills a change down with a loaded car. I wish 5th was more like 3500rpm or maybe 3300. The old 1.6 Rovers were about right, I recall the same ratios as my MKII Golf GTI. Seems strange Honda hindering high revving engines with tall gear ratios, I reckon I could knock half a second off the 0-60 with a close ratio box.