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This is a discussion on advice on freeway racing within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by NorthwoodDavid Going into 1st would sux , if possible...idk I am not as worried as missing 3rd ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthwoodDavid View Post
    Going into 1st would sux, if possible...idk

    I am not as worried as missing 3rd as i am of missing 4th. Be very carfull not going into 2nd. Its happened to a few of us and it suxs. Especally if you have a stock shifter and you dont know your car that well.

    happen to me 3wks after i got my car...3 badly bent pushrods, i got off easy could of been worst.
    haha been there done that had one bent push rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by devildogws6 View Post
    haha been there done that had one bent push rod
    I know the feeling. I tried to powershift from 2-3 and crammed it back in first one good time. Fortunately, I got out of it and pulled back down into neutral pretty quickly. Pretty scary, but no major damage!

    To the OP -- at 60 - 70 on the highway, you should go for 3rd (assuming you still have the stock 3.42's). You should be able to get a good pull up to around 100 mph.

    I have 3.90's, so 65 is my sweetspot for 3rd and I'm hopping into 4th relatively quickly. Even more so for the guys with 4.10's.

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    3rd is a killer gear at 65 but 4th gear for manipulating freeway traffic will out pull almost everything else. Just leave it in 4th and you'll smoke the traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReBop View Post
    3rd is a killer gear at 65 but 4th gear for manipulating freeway traffic will out pull almost everything else. Just leave it in 4th and you'll smoke the traffic.
    yeah 4th will pull pretty good with-out being wot and all out.

    I tryed to smoke an old man and his son(i think) in a goldish acura. So i left it in 4th.

    Turned out to be a Kompressor, found that out once he got about 2 lenghts on me fast. lol i ment to make a thread about that in the kill section

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoll5150 View Post
    This may sound like a dumb question, but needed some simple advice. I have a Camaro SS m6 with a fairly stock LS1. When you're driving about 70 mph or so on the highway, what gear do you guys suggest dropping down to, to maximize take off without jacking up the engine. I'm not really into racing, I've just been getting a lot of bozo's lately tailing me, then running along me looking to race. Mostly just trucks, crappy old mustangs, and some bikes. Know I can beat them, just wondering what gear would be the best to embarass them from that speed.
    I am assuming we are speaking of course of I-75... I tell you, the bridge is by far the best playground when running that road. No cops in their right minds are going to be sitting on the top of the Zilwaukee..

    3rd gear is what I hit on the expressway. Depends if the guy you slow down a ways before the run. After I cammed my car, my power band is a tad higher than a stock LS1 but I don't see myself shifting down to 2nd at 70mph.

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