Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Drives: 96 4 DOOR 4WD SPORTAGE, 2000 2WD 2DOOR SPORTAGE, Mazda 3
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You are correct in that power will not be affected. What I was trying to explain to the average member here, is that it will "feel" like you have less power (torque reduction). I stand corrected in my wording. Standard gearing is 4.78 on a Sportage in the US.
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