Can Gearing Make Your Car Faster? With Proof!

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

When it comes to the inner workings of your car, sometimes there are concepts that can be a little bit difficult to grasp without the proper display or representation. Luckily, for many of those concepts, the guys over Engineering Explained have done a good job of bringing complex engineering concepts down to a simpler form so that you can get your mind wrapped around them.

This time, we’re talking about how different gearing could possibly make your car faster. It seems like a pretty wild concept that you machine would be able to move quicker without actually adding extra horsepower but, it’s a trick that lots of people used to make their car perform better over the years.

When Mr. Engineering himself took his Honda S2000 to a new level by swapping out the stock 4.10 gears with a set of 4.44 gears, you know that he took it upon himself to show us the nitty-gritty of how exactly something like this works to make your car that much quicker. However, the swap doesn’t come without sacrifice.

Check out the video below that will give you the high and low about what changing gears will bring to your car. Will the swap make it faster? Will it change fuel economy? Have all of those questions and more answered down in the video below and learn why exactly a new set of gears will make your ride act the way that it does.