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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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How fast can the cvt go in reverse?

Does it use the full range of "gear" ratios or is it limited in reverse?
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really fast, right up untill the crash.....
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You could always take it to the 1/4 mile track and stage up backward to find out. You could be the first.
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Does it use the full range of "gear" ratios or is it limited in reverse?
Awesome question!

Suppose it could be 'hacked' to run the full gear range! Think of the VW swaps where the engine & tranny could move in. The front mid-engine and crazy sandrail configurations that could be built!

who's gonna be the first to hack it?

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Yes, fixed.

Attached are from 2010 and 2013 CVT FSM.

Incidentally, note that the 2013 ratio is significantly higher than the earlier version. This might have something to do with the reversing problem that is the subject of several threads here.
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A CVT in a lightweight sandrail would be beautiful
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Yes, fixed.

Attached are from 2010 and 2013 CVT FSM.

Incidentally, note that the 2013 ratio is significantly higher than the earlier version. This might have something to do with the reversing problem that is the subject of several threads here.
Interesting that it took Subaru a while to figure that out. I don't ever recall owning any manual or auto tranny vehicle where the reverse gear ratio wasn't numberically larger than first gear.

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can the older ones be re-flashed to the new spec?

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The car will go faster in reverse than I would ever see the need to go. If I had my choice, I would go with the new lower (Higher numerical) ratio.......More torque in reverse is preferable to higher top speed, to my way of thinking.
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