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Jan 12, 6:48pm - #372998 
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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Jan 12, 6:52pm - #372999 
when going in mountains confused


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Jan 12, 6:54pm - #373000 
When you want to accelerate better.

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Jan 13, 1:05am - #373001 
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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Jan 13, 1:32am - #373002 
to tow... thats the only reason to really turn it off...

wont make your car faster with it off.

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Jan 13, 3:04am - #373003 
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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Jan 13, 3:24am - #373004 
I dont bother with mine, i heard it just wastes your gas rolleyes

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Jan 13, 9:20am - #373005 
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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Jan 13, 10:43am - #373006 
Well i always keep mine ON thumbsup


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Jan 13, 10:46am - #373007 
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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Jan 13, 10:46am - #373008 


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Jan 14, 4:39pm - #373009 
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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Jan 14, 9:37pm - #373010 
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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