- Apr 4, 2021
- Reaction score
- New England
- 2021 JLUR
^^^^ someone who gets it.Our 2019 2.0t was a half second slower 0-60 on the same tires going from 4.10s to 5.38s. The torque multiplication in a set gear sounds all well and good, unless you have an AUTO. Torque to the wheels is torque to the wheels. The engine doesn't know how it gets there and won't effect driveability or mileage in my experience. 5.13s in 8th gear are nearly identical to stock 4.10s in 7th. The engine doesn't know the difference. 1st gear on take offs sure, but how much time do you spend there? A few seconds on the average drive.
The torque converter already provides much shorter gearing in 1st on take off for those with the Auto. Those with manual can slip the clutch for a similar effect - but I hear the clutch will then blow up