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henryliu 08-14-2002 02:43 PM

500E transmission upgrade
 
Hello Everyone,

I want to find out if I can make the following changes to my 93' 500E, and also my friend's 92 500E

Make 4-sp. auto transmission start with 1st. gear, instead of second. But I don't want to have jolting starts from stop, so what can I do to make all 4 speeds into higher ratios. Is it changing the final drive ratio?

I've found Renntech, has kits to make auto-transmission start from 1st. gear, but I don't how to reduce the jolting start up effect. Moreover, it would be nice to make the 4th gear taller to have lower freeway driving engine speed.

Thanks!

Henry

Ashman 08-14-2002 08:38 PM

you should talk to guido. he has a friend that can help you make the tranny start in first gear.

Alon

ke6dcj 08-20-2002 12:53 PM

No need to mess with the valve-body on 500E or almost any or the 4-speed 722.x trannys with a "B2" selector.

There is a more elegant solution utilizing an electronic selector switch to choose 1st or 2nd gear starts.

Check out Carl of BergWerks in the Burbank area of California (http://www.bergwerks.com).

He also has some differential upgrades. . . But it might be slim-pickings for an ASR diff.

:-) neil


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