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OLD SONGS ABOUT MAIN
Changes in the gear ratios of main gears - the reception in the automotive industry is not new. When buying a modern commercial vehicle, the client, as a rule, can choose from several gear ratios of the main transmission - depending on the expected operating conditions. And for good reason: one car is waiting for mountain roads and a heavy road train, the other is for light loads and valleys as flat as a table.
Changing the character of a car by playing gear ratios is very simple and inexpensive. At AvtoVAZ, this technique gave new qualities to Kalina - they increased the gear ratio (i) from 3.7 to 3.9. In the language of athletes - they made the program “shorter”. And what did this give the consumer?
Features "Kalina" with a 1.4 liter engine are well known. Even with a partial load, it will be quite brisk if you keep the motor in good shape, that is, do not lower the tachometer needle below 4000 rpm. Slightly "subsided" momentum, especially in higher gears - the car sluggishly reacts to gas, reluctantly storms the long climbs. Dissatisfaction increases with increasing load and headwind. In other words, you want to drive dynamically - buzzing the engine closer to 5000 rpm.
Naturally, in such “fighting” regimes, one will have to forget about profitability.
DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF “LADA-KALINA” WITH DIFFERENT TRANSMISSIONS
The updated Kalina is noticeably more dynamic. Accelerates more fun in any gears, easier to gain momentum from the bottom. And since the moment on wheels has become noticeably greater, protracted rises and headwinds are not so terrible. Turning on the air conditioner or an extra passenger in the cabin is no longer a reason to readjust to the right lane.