7-speed shift pattern

evoaire

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So if the 7-speed is indeed a real thing, with a very low first gear, how would the shift pattern go. I picture it like this, daily driving would be just like a 6-speed but you could rock between “low” and “reverse” easily because they’d be across from each other. It would also be a bit hard to shift over to that side like how reverse is in most cars where you really have to force it over. What do y’all think?

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This all day. Working a rut, or needing to switch lines, having that R straight down from L would be EPIC.
Personally I would not switch these two, it’s not natural having the R on a forward push to go backwards, plays with mind.



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This all day. Working a rut, or needing to switch lines, having that R straight down from L would be EPIC.
Personally I would not switch these two, it’s not natural having the R on a forward push to go backwards, plays with mind.
My mustang has R at top left (i actually like it there), but you have to lift a collar on the shifter to get into R.
 

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Since the Low gear is an option on the transmission, I am thinking low in bottom left is most likely. The transmission without an optional Low gear would have a normal six speed shift pattern. With the Low gear would have a logical up and right shift movement to go from Low to 1.

So the only remaining question is Top Left, or Lower Right for Reverse. I agree Top Left would be more convenient when maneuvering back and forth on the trail or in the parking lot.
 
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In terms of shifting pattern, having L in lower left would make more sense in transitioning from L to 1st. You could shift faster having a jog vs a down over up pattern. It would equate going from 2nd to 3rd or 4th to 5th vs. 1st to 3rd or 3rd to 5th.
I could see times where you'd want/need to go from L to 1st quickly and seemlessly.
 
















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