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    Really embarrasing oops

    So my wife and I went out for a drive, were cruising along between 60-70 in
    6th, so i decided i wanna have a little fun, i go to downshift to 4th, but instead i grab 2nd, the car lunged forward as would be expected, i pulled off the highway and into a parking lot, didn't smell anything weird, engine sounds fine, and didnt see any leaks, is there anything i should be concerned with, she seemed like she drove as she did before said incident, i tried to listen for any noises besides the normal squeaks and rattles but really didnt hear anything, my friend said he would only be concerned with the clutch, has anyone else experienced or know anyone who has done this? Scared the shit out of me, sorry so long

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    i think you are ok.

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    i did almost the same thing...i was accelerating fairly quickly...was probly doin about 50 or 60 in 3rd..went to shift to fourth and put it right back in second...did the same thing you described but i never had any problems...if you didn't smell your clutch get burnt up then you'll be fine...

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    whew, let me tell you, i havent had the shakes like that since my last accident, the low trac light did turn on, but im guessing thats just the tsc doing its job, any how thanks for the reply, sigh of relief

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    clutch maybe id be concerned about maybe bending a pushrod

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    60-70MPH in 2nd gear is spinning 5800-6000 RPM.

    The pushrods tend to get bent when you are just about at redline in 3rd and drop it into 2nd instead of 4th.

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    So am I in the clear? Starting to not like what i hear

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    listen closely to the engine. a clicking noise might mean bent pushrod.

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    i opened the hood and didint hear anything out of the norm, but i am doing plugs, wires, lof and a fuel filter so ill have a chance to listen tomorrow

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    I did the same thing, years ago. It sounded like the whole rear end came unglued. No problems though. I was like you, concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    60-70MPH in 2nd gear is spinning 5800-6000 RPM.

    The pushrods tend to get bent when you are just about at redline in 3rd and drop it into 2nd instead of 4th.
    Like he said here, I don't know that your rpms where that terribly high, unless you have a real low gear ratio... I wouldn't be worried, just a little embarrassed, lol

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    ya, i think its gonna be fine, i think what scared me the most and randy described it pretty fuckin good was the rear end sounding like it basically fell off and got stuck under the car, goin to do a tune up, wish me luck

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    I know with my stock 3.42 gears my redline in second is around 70-72mph, so you should probably be fine.

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    I hope is fine, sounds like U are okay!

    Just do not do that again...

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    A friend of mine did that in his 99 mustang GT...He was trying to act like a bad ass for his girlfriend and pass me, but instead dropped it into the wrong gear, the car shuddered violently he bent a couple push rods, heads, etc etc etc........never ran the same again.....
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    Shes fine, we did the plugs, msd wires, fuel filter, and lof, he said that everything sounds normal and said hed be able to tell right off the bat if anything was screwed up, so I dodged a bullet there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aetos View Post
    I know with my stock 3.42 gears my redline in second is around 70-72mph, so you should probably be fine.
    78MPH is 6200RPM with stock 3.42's.
    Redline is 6200RPM

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    Thanks for keepin my hopes up last night luos

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    Quote Originally Posted by IwishIhadanlt1 View Post
    So my wife and I went out for a drive, were cruising along between 60-70 in
    6th, so i decided i wanna have a little fun, i go to downshift to 4th, but instead i grab 2nd, the car lunged forward as would be expected, i pulled off the highway and into a parking lot, didn't smell anything weird, engine sounds fine, and didnt see any leaks, is there anything i should be concerned with, she seemed like she drove as she did before said incident, i tried to listen for any noises besides the normal squeaks and rattles but really didnt hear anything, my friend said he would only be concerned with the clutch, has anyone else experienced or know anyone who has done this? Scared the shit out of me, sorry so long
    not to worry. i did that like twice in a row on the highway racing. I had just installed a new shifter with a retarded T grip and kept going into 3rd instead of 5th upshifting from 4th...HA! thankfully i was quick on the clutch to pull out. I thought i'd left my tranny behind me both times, but these cars can take the pain, man!

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    ya, good to hear, especially since its my dd, almost felt as if i had been in an accident the way i flew forward in the seat, all the blood rushing to the front of my face, it was a scarry but lmao afterwards moment

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