Other than losing a few mpg, is is bad for the transmission in any way to keep overdrive off when driving around town?
Thanks Ryan. So rather than turn O/D off, you keep it in 3rd?NJMike, I manually shift mine all the time, in 3rd for around-town and into 4th when running a bit faster but not quite able to open it up for full highway cruising. According to my AutoMeter trans temp guage, it does not appear to change anything at all temps-wise and I find the throttle response and smoothness to be greatly enhanced. My trans usually runs around 155 to 160 indicated unless crawling through town in hot weather with the AC on, like today, where it appeared that a movie or TV sequence was being filmed downtown Baltimore and traffic was diverted into a complete snarl. A total Charlie Foxtrot but temps still hovered around 195 to 200.
What do you have that you have a 6sp Auto?It's really more of a highway gear. I've left it off out of habit on most of my older cars unless I was on the highway.
FWIW, my car has a 6 speed auto, and in town it only goes up to 4th. It essentially locks itself out of the higher gears unless I'm going above 55, at which point it will use 5th and eventually 6th.
2nd gen Kia Forte5. And thankfully it's a traditional torque converter automatic.What do you have that you have a 6sp Auto?
Hey, I had a hyundai elantra for over a decade, i get it.2nd gen Kia Forte5. And thankfully it's a traditional torque converter automatic.
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I won't win any cool points with it, but it's good on gas and the dealers practically give them away if you shop at the right time. I got about $7k off the $22k sticker, so it ended up being less expensive than many comparable late model used cars.
In 12 yrs (from new) i only had 1 real issue. Intake manifold gasket let go at 94k mi. Repaired under factory warranty. LolI believe you, especially since the two cars share basically the same platform!
I haven't had it long, only about 3 years, but it has given me zero problems so far.
I haven't had to use it yet, but they seem pretty loose with the warranty repairs from what I've heard.In 12 yrs (from new) i only had 1 real issue. Intake manifold gasket let go at 94k mi. Repaired under factory warranty. Lol
Oh, and rear driver parking brake kept seizing (new england winters) just replaced calipers every 4 yrs. Under warranty....
God i loved hyundai warranty
Yes.Thanks guys. So if you’re off road on a trail and going slow, do you keep it in Drive or use 1st or 2nd instead? I’ve driven nothing but manuals the last 20 years. I guess keeping it in drive is fine as it will let the transmission determine the gear anyway.
I manually shift it when in 4Lo. The aim is to keep rpm @ 1600 to 2200 rpm. Climbing hills i let it rev to 3500. Decending I always use gears to control speed.Thanks guys. So if you’re off road on a trail and going slow, do you keep it in Drive or use 1st or 2nd instead? I’ve driven nothing but manuals the last 20 years. I guess keeping it in drive is fine as it will let the transmission determine the gear anyway.
Overdrive is for Highspeed use driving in town does nothingOther than losing a few mpg, is is bad for the transmission in any way to keep overdrive off when driving around town?
My Gear Ratio is 3.69 pretty much 3.70's if you will and it's a Manual i have 33's and no loss of powerMy truck is built on 33s (32s for daily while I get the gears done). Initially an SV with 3.13 gears. On 32s shes a step slow, 33s she cant keep pace unless I shift manually. It won't hurt your trans in the least.
Nissan installed gears for mpg. It really should have 3.54 gears or better with A/T and 32s.
My Xterra P4X with 3.36 and 32s is almost workable, but I still have to turn off OD in town. I haven't decided what ratio to run in it
Manual makes all the difference. I was talking A/T. Also the stock gearing of SV vs P4X. Its apples & oranges. Getting a bottle tune (like Bullydog) is not useless, its just ROI. For the performance gain (small) you pay alot. You're better getting a custom tune via Uprev (also now HP tuners says it is compatible). To get the most from your intake and exhaust you need to tune. The ECM is adaptive and limits your gains to 1-2% of stock. But tuning will see a large gain from the intake/exhaust. There's a guy on NewX that did before/after of his intake/exhaust/header/tune and until the tune he saw almost no gain. But the tune unlocked all of it.My Gear Ratio is 3.69 pretty much 3.70's if you will and it's a Manual i have 33's and no loss of power
Mind you i also put a CAI and changed the Exhaust Flowmaster 40 /Also use a Pedal Commander man my Truck fly's
I was told getting a tune on these Trucks are useless the Pedal Commander pretty much takes the place of a tune you need to check it out