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Old 09-26-2012, 12:05 AM
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Its probably your imagination.If the gearing works out close,2.61 Vs 2.73,,,then maybe the extra low first gear coupled with the lower rear gear makes the car accelerate quicker,especially not being in overdrive for very long as most of the acceleration will happen in 3rd of the 4 speed.So,when the car shifts into Od it feels like its just settling down as apposed to the long time accelerating in drive in the 3 speed from about 35 mph to 70
poor explanation but you get my idea
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