: What's Your Favorite Gear(s) in the V?



mberisha
10-01-11, 02:17 PM
I took a quick cruise today out through northern France and then back to my place.

Anyways....as I was driving and hitting different roads, AutoBahns and curves......I couldn't decide what gear is more fun?

Is it:

1) 3rd gear around ~80-85mph?
2) 5th gear around ~135-145mph?

What's your favorite gear? :burn:

KING03
10-01-11, 02:20 PM
FML in vegas I get no were near those speeds

PISNUOFF
10-01-11, 02:42 PM
My favorite uses to be 3rd gear from 70-90 with my cammed LS2. Now it's 4th gear from 100-125 with the new motor which pulls harder than 3rd did before.

odthetruth
10-01-11, 02:59 PM
3rd from 65. I've been trying to figure out the roll sweetspots in this car. Completely stock.

rand49er
10-01-11, 09:25 PM
2nd at 2500 RPM. I can punch it and light up the tires. :D

wcryan
10-01-11, 09:34 PM
7th gear...... oh wait; this isnt the bmw forums

Cobrahunter
10-01-11, 09:47 PM
dropping from 6th to third when the ricers try to do a ignorant flyby on the loud grandpa car. One of those times actually randomly ran into a guy 3 months later, he was telling me about this one time he was driving his buddys "modded civic" and tried to pass a caddy LOL.....we're good friends now!!

darkman
10-01-11, 11:24 PM
I like reverse.

wcryan
10-01-11, 11:31 PM
I like reverse.

yeah; if you can even get it into that gear

odthetruth
10-01-11, 11:47 PM
yeah; if you can even get it into that gear

LOL Sorry to go offtopic, but why is it such a PITA to get it to R?

darkman
10-01-11, 11:52 PM
LOL Sorry to go offtopic, but why is it such a PITA to get it to R?

I have no trouble with mine. In fact, I usually leave in reverse when parked since it is the first gear I will need for backing out of my driveway.

CadzillaTN
10-02-11, 01:54 AM
Any gear above 4k rpm

mstrjon32
10-02-11, 05:24 AM
I spend most of my time in 3rd and 4th when I go to the track...I think 3rd probably is the most fun.

Twitch
10-02-11, 09:20 AM
With the Maggie, third has power everywhere. But fourth in triple digits pulls just as hard :D

Faber
10-02-11, 11:05 AM
I like 2nd gear

crankedupforit
10-02-11, 11:05 AM
5th gear at 146mph headed for turn one at Road America. :yup:

lunarx
10-02-11, 01:33 PM
Didnt like any, so changed to M6 ratios. Taller across the board, (except 4th).
Now 1st is useable at take off and 4th and 5th have more separation.
Also, I have a "Tree Hugging" .5 6th for cruising at 80+.


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JimmyH
10-03-11, 07:25 PM
I have no trouble with mine. In fact, I usually leave in reverse when parked since it is the first gear I will need for backing out of my driveway.

You are always supposed to back in. You never know when a quick getaway will be required.

Rakenjevnk
10-03-11, 08:14 PM
I used to like a quick solid shift from 3rd to 4th with the 3.73 diff. I have not tryed my 4.11 yet but I'm sure that the 3rd->4th will be even better. :lildevil: I will have to relearn my rolling sweetspots I guess.

06BlackV
10-04-11, 12:49 AM
LMAO @ Jimmy , i agree

V-Love
10-06-11, 09:33 PM
I always liked 4th. It feels good. It pulls nice all the way up to 136. Usually, people drop out at those speeds.

lollygagger8
10-07-11, 10:44 AM
I didn't like any of them until I got an aftermarket shifter.

yooper
10-08-11, 04:12 PM
5th gear at 146mph headed for turn one at Road America. :yup:
Oh yeah, assuming you take turn 1 in 4th, what is your speed at the apex?

yooper
10-08-11, 04:17 PM
I didn't like any of them until I got an aftermarket shifter.
I thought the Katech shifter was a nice upgrade untill I drove the 2011 C6 Z06 Corvette at Autobahn Track in Joliet. IL. Now that trans and shifter are sweet, torque isn't bad either. :want:

crankedupforit
10-08-11, 07:27 PM
Oh yeah, assuming you take turn 1 in 4th, what is your speed at the apex?

An easy 90+ which often leaves skidmarks......in my shorts. But taking it in 4th leaves you set up for turn 3 with only one down shift.

yooper
10-08-11, 09:26 PM
You da man! When you are not looking I will have to disconnect a couple of plug wires so I can keep up with you:)