- Mar 12, 2006
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Yes, different gearing will multiply torque differently. But unless you're trying to measure the torque of an engine in isolation with your butt, this is kind of a moot point. Most people don't change a car's gearing (and when they do it's usually the diff gearing), so you have to judge the car as a whole package, gears and all.Interesting, doesn't some of that depend on the gear ratios and such as well?
Lower gears can give you more torque, but then you have to shift sooner as you reach redline at a lower road speed. This may be important if you're worried about 0-60 times, but at high speeds, higher gearing can help you get to higher speeds, assuming your engine has enough power. Gear spacing is another thing that can affect your perception of acceleration.