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Non Z-51 with 7 speed manual...So I am cruising on freeway at 70 mph in 6th gear. I decide to open it up when traffic breaks and put the accelerator to the floor. I was expecting a burst of speed but the car just accelerated gradually up to 90. Is this normal?
 

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Time for that driving course at Spring Mountain ;-). Think you were about 3 gears too high if you wanted the car to really jump-just sayin'
 

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I am attending the course in August. This is my first manual tranny in a few years. Got used to my auto Lexus which would jump when you hit the throttle even at cruising speeds. Guess I need to remember to shift down when I want to hit a quick warp speed!
 

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If you are in a high gear, the RPMs are low. You have to downshift to get higher RPMs so you are in a better place on the torque curve. That extra torque is what will give high acceleration.

Downshift and punch it.
 
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Your automatic did the downshift for you, we used to call it passing gear. With the manual you have to do it yourself...but then again that's why its called a manual... :)
 

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Active rev, shift to third gear, throttle and you WILL be impressed!
 
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Switching to Sport mode (NPP equipped) with Rev Match active for the drop to third is sure to impress the car(s) you're passing, as well as you! :)
 
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+1. Can go to 3rd or practice with the shifter 6th to 5th to 4th if you want to start out conservatively. I find the gear selector indicator on the HUD helpful so I don't get surprised when I let the clutch out. At spring mountain there is a corner that encourages a 4 to 2 shift before a turn entering a back straightaway.

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I'm trying to figure out why you were in 6th in the first place,save gas maybe.
You must be an automatic man.
Manual 1 st gear 45. 2 nd gear 65 and so on.
 

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I'm trying to figure out why you were in 6th in the first place,save gas maybe.
You must be an automatic man.
Manual 1 st gear 45. 2 nd gear 65 and so on.
Is that how you run your C7, 3rd gear on the highway because you are only going 70 LOL......


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Is that how you run your C7, 3rd gear on the highway because you are only going 70 LOL......
Sure, 3rd @ 70 seems fine - heck the C7 will do over 150 in 5th. :)

Don't ask me how I know. :rolleyes:
 

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Sure, 3rd @ 70 seems fine - heck the C7 will do over 150 in 5th. :)

Don't ask me how I know. :rolleyes:
Maybe he is trying to get35 mpg.... lol
 
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