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HypnoticJester Jan 13, 1:48am - #372998 
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O/D OFF

Was reading the book on the overdrive button and it says it starts on and to keep it on for fuel econ and all of that. Well i was just wondering in which cases WOULD you want to drive with it off?

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eric_h Jan 13, 1:52am - #372999 

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when going in mountains confused

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TrojanUSMC Jan 13, 1:54am - #373000 
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morris Jan 13, 8:05am - #373001 
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First thing I do after I start the engine is turn off the O/D. I only use O/D when I reach 50 mph, in fact I drive O/D off in the city. And obviously I turn it off at the freeway to brake with the engine. -It's important to say that cruise control ON disables O/D off mode.
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spaztikid Jan 13, 8:32am - #373002 
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to tow... thats the only reason to really turn it off...

wont make your car faster with it off.
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Elec-FuYu Jan 13, 10:04am - #373003 
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O/D off just means you forcing the gear box to stay in 1-2-3.
in other words, you disable the 4th gear.

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PnOy2nv Jan 13, 10:24am - #373004 

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I dont bother with mine, i heard it just wastes your gas rolleyes
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drkramm Jan 13, 4:20pm - #373005 
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yea overdrive is jsut another gear only real diffrence is the ratio
say 3rd gear is 4 turns of the enigne to 1 turn of the tire (these ratios are NOT coreect)
4th gear overdrive would be 1 turn of the engine to .7 turns of the tire (again not correct ratios)


its pretty much useless to turn it off

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mrluilou Jan 13, 5:43pm - #373006 

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Well i always keep mine ON thumbsup

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HypnoticJester Jan 13, 5:46pm - #373007 
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i norm keep mine on but i tried turning it off for faster acc but wasnt much of a diff. I just now put on some racing pedals i didnt like that small gas pedal maybe now i will notice a diff b/ci can step on it better spineyes

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drkramm Jan 13, 5:46pm - #373008 
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hey thats a 20 minute phone call
"if i have seen farther it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
derek: do you know that non dairy cream is flamable
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AdamVIP Jan 14, 11:39pm - #373009 
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When i had an auto i would use it when i pass on the freeway. Basically use it to downshift to third. Otherwise Id leave it on cause its saves gas
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renfield90 Jan 15, 4:37am - #373010 

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If I want to pass, I just force a downshift with my foot. Sometimes I don't need to force a downshift 'cause I don't necessarily need to increase my speed so much.

I turn it off for downhill mountains, helps save the brakes a bit. I've never had my car smelling to overheated brakes before. thumbsup If the uphill is steep enough, I might turn it off as well, since there might not be enough power in 4th gear to maintain my speed.
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