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Old 03-20-2008, 12:51 AM   #1
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Does anybody know what the max MPH 3rd gear will go in these cars?
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around 115 limited
on a NA model, aerodynamics limit you before gearing does IIRC
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So would it be safe just to keep it in 3rd all the time, because my overdrive is WEAK.
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dont you have the selector for D instead of D with the circle around it? that will keep you out of OD
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i have RND321, if i leave it in drive it will automaticly go into overdrive, im just asking would it hurt the tranny driving in 3rd all the time.
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I know when my pcm was stock 102mph was all I could get in 2nd gear. That being said I think the L36s are limited to 108mph so I would guess that would be all you could get without an aftermarket pcm or wheel/tire changes.

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You'll get worse gas mileage leaving it in 3rd.

Maybe we should troubleshoot your OD? What do you mean by 'weak'?
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Why'* this in performance?
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When im in overdrive im cruising at 1,500 to 1,800 RPM and i have pretty much no acceleration or passing power.
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Does it not downshift when you push on the gas enough? Leaving it in 3rd will seriously affect your gas mileage at crusing speeds.
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