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Makes shifting fast an easier (or even possible) task. Reduces crunching upshifts when speedshifting. Unfortunately, only first and second gear have double-cone synchros. I would have at least expected third to as well, but mazda claims that they use a "more robust" carbon (I think) synchro due to the "higher loads" experienced in higher gears. Yeah, if people don't know when to shift, I guess...

The RX-8 for the record has triple-cone synchros- I think on the first three or four gears. They dont seem to be using the same argument there (then again it's a lighter car with less torque).

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Nonetheless, I think it shifts fine. The only gear that ever needs a little force is reverse. I'm actually pretty happy with the shifter.
 
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