Should a manual transmission have a higher torque rating than the engine? Ex. Engine is 400 ft-lbs and transmission is 350 ft-lbs

Asked by Dec 17, 2012 at 04:20 PM about the 2000 Jeep Wrangler SE

Question type: Car Customization

Just wanna know before I consider new transmissions on my jeep.

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Yes. If the design limits are exceeded, the transmission will fail before it wears out.

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