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Old 12-27-2005, 02:59 PM   #18
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Down shifting from 4th to 3rd when you need to get into your power band, will make you get from point A-B faster...

so technically, it makes you faster..........especially on the interstate, that passing speed it right on tap, instead of waiting for the tranny to downshift after you punch it, which isn't so easy on the motor mounts or the tranny.....I just started driving with the O/D off unless I am cruising on the freeway......but I downshift it to pass or something. But don't hold it into 3rd for a long time, as thats bad.
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