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Old 03-24-2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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weak 1st gear!!

Why does 1st gear have such a weak pull? I raced my friends 2001 integra ls tonight and he only has an AEM CAI and skunk 2 exhaust and he wooped me good. Granted I got a horrible launch but still, i've noticed this in the past as well. 1st gear goes all the way up to 40 and doesn't pull worth a damn! Anybody have any suggestions?


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Old 03-24-2005, 06:03 AM   #2
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I think it has something to do with the 6-speed's gearing. I may be mistaken though.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:35 AM   #3
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you definatly need a tune. 1st gear in my car pulls very hard.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:04 AM   #4
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Even before I got my tune, my car pulled good in first once I got it moving. Now that I have my tune, my car just hauls ass. I would put my car up against any Integra RC (rice cooker) that doesn't have FI or spray or thousand$ in mods LOL
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:28 AM   #5
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I know what you speak of even in my Zetec. Prior to my tune of often wondered what the hell the car was doing as it seemed to have zero pull after 4000 rpm in first. My FocusSport SCT amongst other things took care of that.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:53 AM   #6
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The ls have very short gearing. My friend has an ls but I beat him by 1 1/2 to 2 cars every time we race. You just did not get a good start. Cant wait to get my svt tuned.
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Old 03-24-2005, 08:56 AM   #7
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I know what you speak of even in my Zetec. Prior to my tune of often wondered what the hell the car was doing as it seemed to have zero pull after 4000 rpm in first. My FocusSport SCT amongst other things took care of that.
Wow, if that's the case, I can't wait to get my SCT chip.
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Old 03-24-2005, 09:28 AM   #8
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hm..no tune here and mine pulls good...i thought svts didnt have ne pull until 3rd neway cuz of how the power band works?
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It pulls good but start up is not great.
 
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Old 03-24-2005, 10:03 AM   #10
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hm..no tune here and mine pulls good...i thought svts didnt have ne pull until 3rd neway cuz of how the power band works?

SVT pulls the hardest on 2nd. 1st is ok after the FS SCT tune.
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