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Old 06-21-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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Six speed transmission question

Today I went for a 100 mile drive and never once put the car in 5th or 6th gear. I find this to often be the case. The roads here are so endlessly twisty I can't get anywhere near enough speed for those upper gears.

So my question, is this bad or harmful to the transmission to virtually never use those top two gears? Otherwise I typically drive well above 3000 rpm most of the time,

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Old 06-21-2015, 04:26 PM   #2
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No. Those two gears will have nearly new sinchros and will shift very smoothly though. No damage at all.
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I have noticed some on most of the track videos the drivers rarely get out of third gear
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Today I went for a 100 mile drive and never once put the car in 5th or 6th gear. I find this to often be the case. The roads here are so endlessly twisty I can't get anywhere near enough speed for those upper gears.
And a person would complain because???

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Old 06-21-2015, 08:20 PM   #5
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You are not driving fast enough....
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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I shift into fifth at about 150 km/h lol and shift into six if I'm cruising at that speed or higher
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