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Old 01-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info guys. I guess another part of it is how much throttle you're giving it too. I'm probably around 40% or so if I had to guess. I'm still trying to work it out so that I don't have that horrible jerk going from a stop to 1st, and from 1st to 2nd. Only thing I noticed that helps is shifting early, but you can't if you're trying to accelerate fast because you have no power when you do that.
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