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What do you guys think is the strongest gear from a roll in the gti at ideal rpms,, i found that third is the liveliest.. in race scenerios would gear would be ideal to start a race in? (i know it depends on what car your racing etc but just in general :))
 

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What do you guys think is the strongest gear from a roll in the gti at ideal rpms,, i found that third is the liveliest.. in race scenerios would gear would be ideal to start a race in? (i know it depends on what car your racing etc but just in general :))
The question doesn't really make sense to me.
 

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yeh kinda confusing :) only been in the fun driving scene for bout 3 years so dont know the vast ammounts as you guys do :)... just meant wuts the ideal scenerio for my fast to take of when racing somone i guess.. but yea third is awsome and yea was thinking wut gear pulls hardest.. this site is great Ive learned such a vast ammount of info through all you guys in the past few months and have absolutely adored my fast more and more every day cant wait till its officially mine in two years of the finance :)
 

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I love third gear. I take that fucker all the way up past 60 on the highway. It's nice and loud.
 

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just meant wuts the ideal scenerio for my fast to take of when racing somone i guess.
Depends on your current speed. You wouldn't want to be in third while racing someone at 10 MPH.
 

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mystik said:
just meant wuts the ideal scenerio for my fast to take of when racing somone i guess.
Depends on your current speed. You wouldn't want to be in third while racing someone at 10 MPH.
Good answer, and thank you for saying it before I did.
 

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Perhaps a better question would be - What's the ideal RPM to start a rolling race at? Choose your gear based on what speed you roll in at, but I like to be in the ~3k range. Good torque down there with the 2.0T and leaves some breathing room for the first shift.
 

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sorry if these people are making it difficult for you.....the best gear would have to 2nd with 3rd right behind it closely....
 

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so here's what works for me...

i start in 1st

then 2nd

then 3rd

then 4th

usually i can go straight to 6th from there lol

but if you're racing try 5th and 6th lol

im just messing with you man. i think what you're asking is what to shift down to when in a rolling race? highway going about 60-65 i would say 4, youll waste time going to 3rd for about a second,,,fourth willl pull through for a while
 

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4th gear is best. You said from highway speeds... and most of us have a slightly faster view on what that is than the average folk. Dropping to 3rd is slow becuase of the motion, and the syncro mesh is not going to want to let you slam it in there cleanly. Once there, you will be on the backside of the power band so you will get little gain, and immediatly have to go to 4th anyway. 4th has good pull, and will carry you for a while like the last guy said. But then again, it is your car. Drop straight to red line if you want.
 

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so here's what works for me...

i start in 1st

then 2nd

then 3rd

then 4th

usually i can go straight to 6th from there lol

but if you're racing try 5th and 6th lol

im just messing with you man. i think what you're asking is what to shift down to when in a rolling race? highway going about 60-65 i would say 4, youll waste time going to 3rd for about a second,,,fourth willl pull through for a while
Don't have to be soo harsh. Not everyone knows how to drive. Remember Less stop More go.
 

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if your crusing @ highway speeds. dropping to fourth is more than enough. especially if ur chipped.


push for shifting motions goin from 6th to 4th is alot easier than 6th to 3rd. (jus not missshift...)
 
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