Originally Posted by rc_cola1323
My question to CD and to the FIRST Community is if a 4 speed tranny was avaliable and it weighed about the Super Shifter (probably less). The price would be a tad bit more, would you buy it?
A 4 speed transmission that weighs less than a super shifter, and only costs slightly more?
I think those two parameters are incompatible. If it weighs less, the cost will need to be a lot more, due to the added machining required.
I don't think there's a big market for 4 speed transmissions. You can accelerate to top speed faster if you use an algorithm to shift at the optimal points, but other than that, I can't really think of a use for the middle 2 gears.