Crossposting from lgt.com forums because this is really, really pissing me off... n00b question, I know... Everything I understand about torque says I should have more mechanical advantage (and subsequently more torque) in lower gears. Whereas gear decreases in size as we row from 1st-6th, mechanically speaking I should see progressively less torque. In preschool terms, it's easier to use a big gear to spin a little gear than it is to use a little gear to spin a little gear. What else am I not considering here? This has been bothering the piss out of me ever since my car was dyno'd in 4th (should be 3rd even though it's a 6 speed, due to gearing) and put down higher numbers than 3rd. I'm sure it's something that's going to cause a massive, epic facepalm, but I just can't wrap my head around this.