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drkn1te 01-08-2013 11:44 AM

4th and 40mph
 
I've only had my 2011 GT Limited for about a month, and I have noticed that while I am in 4th gear, if I accelerate and I am doing around 40mph it vibrates in the stick, not too much and it goes away once I get to 44mph, but it doesn't vibrate during any other time while in any other gear. Was wondering if any one else has experienced this?

GTEASER 01-08-2013 12:02 PM

Yeah, I get that too. Sometimes in other gears as well under acceleration. Probably nothing to worry about IMHO. I only have 9500 miles and mine has pretty much done that since new.

Code 01-08-2013 12:03 PM

Downshift

GTEASER 01-08-2013 12:09 PM

^^^:lol::lol: That will definately help too, and it will get you more of the available torque of our 5th gen LGTs....:lol::lol:

BMA44 01-08-2013 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Code (Post 4236171)
Downshift

This /thread

seiyafan 01-08-2013 01:44 PM

or upshift, the 5AT in 3.6R shifts to 5th gear at 40mph and will actually hold 5th until speed dips below 35 mph.

jri 01-08-2013 01:47 PM

I posted a simillar question a while ago, and got some good responses.....

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=188361

J

Ellesedil 01-08-2013 01:51 PM

At 40 MPH in 4th, a GT will be pretty much at 2k RPM's. Shifting into 5th will probably put you at 1500 or lower, with absolutely no power available to maintain your current speed, let alone accelerate (if you need to go at 40 MPH, you need to be in 2nd or 3rd). I wouldn't even try shifting into 5th at 40 MPH.

Code 01-08-2013 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by seiyafan (Post 4236380)
or upshift, the 5AT in 3.6R shifts to 5th gear at 40mph and will actually hold 5th until speed dips below 35 mph.

Irrelevant to this convo

CL21376 01-08-2013 02:04 PM

Accelerating @ 40 = 2nd
Cruising @ 40 = 3rd

GTEASER 01-08-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by GTEASER (Post 4236167)
Yeah, I get that too. Sometimes in other gears as well under acceleration. Probably nothing to worry about IMHO. I only have 9500 miles and mine has pretty much done that since new.

Just wanted to clarify that I was agreeing with the OP on the vibration in the shift knob sometimes, not his choice of trying to accelerate from 40mph in 4th. As another posted, 2k is about the minimum rpm that you want to stay at if you interested in accelerating because the turbo doesnt come on til about 2500rpms.

acumenhokie 01-08-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by GTEASER (Post 4236473)
As another posted, 2k is about the minimum rpm that you want to stay at if you interested in accelerating because the turbo doesnt come on til about 2500rpms.

Unless you want to simulate a 2.5i :lol:

minuccims 01-08-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by drkn1te (Post 4236132)
I've only had my 2011 GT Limited for about a month, and I have noticed that while I am in 4th gear, if I accelerate and I am doing around 40mph it vibrates in the stick, not too much and it goes away once I get to 44mph, but it doesn't vibrate during any other time while in any other gear. Was wondering if any one else has experienced this?

Yup, still there after 70K+ miles. No need to accelerate, just a little gas on the throttle.

SurlyOldManMN 01-15-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 4236421)
Accelerating @ 40 = 2nd
Cruising @ 40 = 3rd

This. My cutoff for shifting to 4th is generally 45.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellesedil (Post 4236396)
At 40 MPH in 4th, a GT will be pretty much at 2k RPM's. Shifting into 5th will probably put you at 1500 or lower, with absolutely no power available to maintain your current speed, let alone accelerate (if you need to go at 40 MPH, you need to be in 2nd or 3rd).

That and you'll seriously piss off your turbo.

I don't accelerate below 2k in ANY gear other than 1st/2nd. I'm not a huge fan of overboost. No, I'm not talking about just plain "boost" that car companies are now trying to relabel as "overboost" because the average driver thinks it sounds cool.

GTEASER 01-15-2013 05:31 PM

So Surly, what is overboost really?


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