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Old 06-20-2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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I haven't pulled third but once in the 3 years that I have autoX'd.

2nd is usually the best place to because you will usually stay in the mid-range before redline. Very rarely, have I redlined the car in 2nd. 1st is nice and long, but yeah, it can be uncontrolling a bit if you have to slow-down.

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