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  • Do We Need 5th Gear ???

    just was last few days (yeah already lots of times) driving and thinking that i am quiet never using 5th gear, when i need power i am going for 3rd or 4th, when i am chilling out all the time driving on 6th

    so why the hell is there 5th ???

    somebody other like me on here ?

    this is possted also according to miniman therad & idea about 6th gear: http://www.vxronline.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=24431
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  • #2
    I use 5th gear when im in 40MPH zones but thats it
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    • #3
      Thought you meant the TV show and I was going to say no but I use 5th quite often
      "If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nath View Post
        I use 5th gear when im in 40MPH zones but thats it
        I am running 6th gear also in 50 kph (31 mph) zone - but mostly driving 55-60 kph (34-37 mph) without any problem
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        • #5
          Originally posted by brano_co View Post
          I am running 6th gear also in 50 kph (31 mph) zone - but mostly driving 55-60 kph (34-37 mph) without any problem
          Aint that bad for the engine
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nath View Post
            Aint that bad for the engine
            yes, it is quiet low, but once i was tyring how low it can go and was accelerating form 40 kph (24 mph) on 6th gear , it was slowly accelerating with out any strange sounds or twitching, but as i say did this only once, for sure that i am not running on so low speed (50-60 kph) up hill, just on straight roads, on straight road and from that speed & 6th gear it is accelerating quiet better than Fabia 1,2
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            • #7
              I use 5th gear every day - but in the same conditions each time....
              Shortly after joining the motorway and want to overtake, i wait until a gap appears and then floor it in 5th gear. The car bloody shifts soo fast! I've tried same by going down to 4th but the rev's get too high to take advantage of the overboost torque you get.

              Works a treat

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              • #8
                im the same brano! by time ive used a little of 4th i just flick to sixth!

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                • #9
                  lol, also on higway i am running only 4 & 6, when i dont need fast acceleration just 6 and if i want to kick *** to some BMW or AUDI or MB - i am going into 4
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                  • #10
                    i rarely use 1st too lol! i may as well only have 4 gears

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by randomgary View Post
                      im the same brano! by time ive used a little of 4th i just flick to sixth!
                      Finally somebody like me, was thinking already that only I am not using 5th
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by randomgary View Post
                        i rarely use 1st too lol! i may as well only have 4 gears
                        thats also true, once is not a problem to drive away from lights also on 2nd

                        lol, yes 4 gear gear box will be fine , just the car will be quiet slow on drag & 1/4 mile race
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brano_co View Post
                          thats also true, once is not a problem to drive away from lights also on 2nd

                          lol, yes 4 gear gear box will be fine , just the car will be quiet slow on drag & 1/4 mile race

                          lol i believe wayne will be expiramenting with a 2nd gear launch on the dragstrip

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                          • #14
                            I find it a struggle to pull away in second gear from a standstill
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                            • #15
                              if i i'm in 6th gear cruising at 90 i can drop it into 5th and the bloody thing flies! straight up to 120 no probs......on my private driveway of course

                              Corsa VXR now sold

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