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Old 06-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
Kreepnslayer
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Autocross with Auto Trans

Hello,
Brand spanking new here and looking for some tips.
I'm participating in my first Autocross tomorrow and am wondering what my fellow auto-tranny focus drivers do.

Im running my bone stock 2009 SES sedan. I was initially thinking I'd just stick my transmission in low (the course isn't likey to have any long straits on it) but I noticed that instead of winding first gear out to a nice high RPM it shifts into second at around 5500 RPM. If I leave it in Drive it'll wind it out closer to red line, but I lose out on the engine braking I get in low.

Anyway, just wondering what others here do.


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