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Just wondering what you guys do? When you guys race your cars do you turn the overdrive off? I have a 2006 gt with auto,and i just wanted to know what is the best option for drag racing.I know the o/d is for better gas mileage on the highway.But what about at the dragstrip, or with the smuck at the light..... Thanks for your input...:confused:
 

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I turn mine off but I don't think it makes any difference though you shouldn't get to 5th gear at the track anyway.
 

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I don't use my O/D!
When I mess around on the streets I shift my trany manually. When I race someone I let the auto take over. I power brake it to about 1200-rpm and I let it rip.
 

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I don't use my O/D!
When I mess around on the streets I shift my trany manually. When I race someone I let the auto take over. I power brake it to about 1200-rpm and I let it rip.
I tried manually shifting mine but it just doesnt shift smoothly. Should you let off the gas between shifts?
 

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Some time I shift mine manually, but I mainly just let the trans do its thing. The only thing turning the o/d off does is get ridof 5th gear.
 

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I don't use my O/D!
When I mess around on the streets I shift my trany manually. When I race someone I let the auto take over. I power brake it to about 1200-rpm and I let it rip.
I do pretty much the same thing, manually shift when just cruising and let the auto do its thing when racing. Power brake it to launch too. I don't think the OD makes a huge difference around town.
 

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One more ? guys,do you guys ever turn your o/d on after you have taken off from a light in the middle of a gear? I always thought it was bad practice to take off with o/d off and then swith in the middle of a gear without first coming to a stop . What do you think guys?
 

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Stupid question...but what do you do when you "manually shift"? I probably already do it but I wanted to know what is entailed in it.
 

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