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Someone enlighten me!

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I'm not an engineer, but since I've been driving i've noticed a few things.

If I put my car in 3 and punch the gas, the car seems to accelerate better w/o spinning the wheels (losing traction). Why is this?

What's the fastest way to get off a stop, start with the shifter in 3 or lower? if so, why is this?

I'm not interested in doing any racing, I just want to know why it works or if i'm imagining it. :rolleyes:

Thanks you guys.
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You are not imagining this. The transmission definitely shifts "harder" if you hammer it not in drive... I can only assume that the computer thinks you know what you are doing and snaps off the shifts... Most report that the best launch occurs with the stick in second. This can chirp the tires in the 1-2 shift.
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