Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby theholycow » Tue May 31, 2011 9:24 pm

That's not a new idea, that's obsolete technology. Watch videos of people shifting with two sticks...
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=twin+stick

It's not parallel transmissions, though, it's serial. For parallel transmissions like a DCT you'd need two clutch pedals...and you'd have to heel-toe them, or get a hand throttle.
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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby Squint » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:48 am

Yeah, I had assumed it had existed before, just didn't actually do any research. <-- Lazy. :D
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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:24 pm

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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby DKaz » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:20 am

I saw that recently, pretty neat, kinda like altering the final drive?
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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:05 am

They needed to put in an idler gear to reverse the rotational direction and instead of being just an extra cost to them, Mitsubishi turned it into a marketing asset by adding a 2nd ratio to choose from. It wasn't like low range on a SUV transfer case - not that much of a difference in ratio between the two choices, but an appreciated choice toward optimizing for performance or economy. Effectively, there were really only 7 distinct ratios, not 8, since two of the choices virtually overlapped.
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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby Chris H. » Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:32 pm

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Hmm...if you were in Economy mode, and you were going to downshift to pass someone, would you downshift to 3rd and then select Power mode? :?

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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby theholycow » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:07 pm

I imagine it's not a shift-on-the-fly transfer case...prolly have to be stopped or under 20mph or something.
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Re: Ford Reinvents The Slushie - Or Not.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:42 am

paul34 wrote:You probably wouldn't be passing anyone on a Colt.

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