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I like it..are they in the dealerships yet and does anyone know if the 5 speed manual in the r model is the same as the previous years..was wondering if they still have the angle gear and the whine it produces..thanks in advance
 

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All the available YouTube videos on the 2020 redesign note a much improved engine and exhaust note. Nobody mentioned the whine on this new model. It is full of awesomeness and I preordered my first an "R" model before the Feb 14 deadline which DOUBLED the 2 year warranty to 4! Can't wait - expected delivery mid April for those wondering. Showrooms not until mid to late May. Order yours if you want one - do not wait for showroom model - you will miss out. I live in Syracuse NY FYI - summer/dry weather rides only for me - can't wait!
 

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All the available YouTube videos on the 2020 redesign note a much improved engine and exhaust note. Nobody mentioned the whine on this new model. It is full of awesomeness and I preordered my first an "R" model before the Feb 14 deadline which DOUBLED the 2 year warranty to 4! Can't wait - expected delivery mid April for those wondering. Showrooms not until mid to late May. Order yours if you want one - do not wait for showroom model - you will miss out. I live in Syracuse NY FYI - summer/dry weather rides only for me - can't wait!
Congrats on the new sling..they really did a great job on the upgrades..seriously considering a 2020 myself
 

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  1. Preordered my 2020 SL Slingshot with over $5000 in accessories. I am told will be in March-April time frame.
    Preordered my 2020 SL Slingshot with over $5000 in accessories. I am told will be in March-April time frame.
    Did you're new slingshot arrive..if so how does it drive ..how's the new engine..etc..does it still have the angle gear whine..thinking about trading my2016 on a 2020..what do you think
 

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Read a post on another forum from a 2020 new owner..he replied there was no angle gear whine on the 2020 model..good news if true
 

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There's an owner on another forum who replaced his 2016 angle drive with a 2018 unit and reported that eliminated the whine. The Thread was titled "I Changed My Angle Drive". I looked up the angle drive PNs for 2015 - 2018 and here's what I found -

2015 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] original PN 1333003 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99

2016 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] original PN 1333003 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99

2017 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25][BUILT TO [thru 02/03/2017] original PN 1333618 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99
2017 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25][BUILT FROM [after 02/03/2017] PN 1333909 $1,559.99

2018 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] PN 1333909 $1,559.99.

This implies the same model angle drive was used until 2017 production started, when a new angle drive was used until Feb 03, 2017 and a 3rd model angle drive was placed in use Feb 03, 2017 and continued in use. The poster in the referenced thread said he'd driven a 2018 and it was quieter, so he made the switch and was happy with the reduced noise. Unfortunately, a different owner posted his 2019 had a loud angle drive, so a swap might or might not reduce noise.
 

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There's an owner on another forum who replaced his 2016 angle drive with a 2018 unit and reported that eliminated the whine. The Thread was titled "I Changed My Angle Drive". I looked up the angle drive PNs for 2015 - 2018 and here's what I found -

2015 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] original PN 1333003 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99

2016 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] original PN 1333003 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99

2017 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25][BUILT TO [thru 02/03/2017] original PN 1333618 Replaced by 1333909 $1,559.99
2017 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25][BUILT FROM [after 02/03/2017] PN 1333909 $1,559.99

2018 - ASM-GEARCASE, RIGHT ANGLE [INCL. 1-25] PN 1333909 $1,559.99.

This implies the same model angle drive was used until 2017 production started, when a new angle drive was used until Feb 03, 2017 and a 3rd model angle drive was placed in use Feb 03, 2017 and continued in use. The poster in the referenced thread said he'd driven a 2018 and it was quieter, so he made the switch and was happy with the reduced noise. Unfortunately, a different owner posted his 2019 had a loud angle drive, so a swap might or might not reduce noise.
Thanks for the info
 

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I like it..are they in the dealerships yet and does anyone know if the 5 speed manual in the r model is the same as the previous years..was wondering if they still have the angle gear and the whine it produces..thanks in advance
Yes, I purchased a 2020 SL 2 days ago. Mainly east and west coast, little inventory in MW.
 

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  1. Did you're new slingshot arrive..if so how does it drive ..how's the new engine..etc..does it still have the angle gear whine..thinking about trading my2016 on a 2020..what do you think
I bought a '20 SL 2 days ago. It's pretty sweet love the design. The new auto drive is hard to get used to because it does perform like a true automatic. got mine at the dealership. Some pre orders wont ship for 60-90 days with COVID they stopped production.
 
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