my goal here is to use the infinute ratios to experience more control of the car. I hate automatics but the technology used in most CVT's are very efficient and most will not let you go over 1000- red line limit. i understand the reason, to safe guard the tranny. but screw that, I want a beefier cvt, lets say one a bit smaller than ford's and modify a honda to incorperate a manual method of control and not having to worry too much about slip or overall tranny breakage.
Not to mention a new wave of down shifting and racing!
Yes a clutch would be put inconjuction with the tranny. move the ratio manually from 1:4.6 to 1:2.5 or what everthe driver deems neesesary. (or fun). w/ the clutch, a person can skip through ratios and drive the car just like a 5 or 6 or 8 or 13 speed. ect. ect. OR like I mentioned above, keeping the rpms at say, 7k+ and adding ratio (as in, by a manual control stick connected to ratio conrtoller mechanically or to its hardware) to experience manual accelration in its purest form, no head jerks and alot of fun.
My goal is to keep some of the safe gaurding features and automatic modes for gas consumption (high way travel / gas saving , but having the option to take control of the ratios myself.)
The hard part would be the work itself, getting the tranny, putting it in and testing it out with, who knows how many faliures or attempts.
oh yeah and the worst part about all this cvt talk is, I thought up some type of cvt prototype when iwas 13 w/ a friend that now works for KECK Observatory. why didnt i make the effort to actually start then, i was 13 duh, and i loved dring stick shift by then. but now the cvt's are out with tons of reasearch at my grasp. not to mention if im deployed to japan, i will meet some great mechanics that will help me out.
(Chevy Sprints rock)