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Old 10-16-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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I was doing a few runs with my car today and I specifically noticed that 3rd gear doesn't have nearly as much pull as my other gears. 1st and 2nd felt great, but once I shifted into 3rd, I could tell just by how it didn't throw me back in my seat like the other gears. Has anybody else ever had that issue with their 4.6?


Also, I have 3.73's in the rear. Could it be a bad gear?
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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Are you sure there is an issue? How does 4th feel? Slower? lol
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, there probably isn't any problem with your car. Thats just how higher gears feel.
Slower.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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You probably have something wrong with your motor my car pulls just as hard in 3rd as it does in first and second heck I can break my tires loose on the top of 3rd
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:15 PM   #7
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You probably have something wrong with your motor my car pulls just as hard in 3rd as it does in first and second heck I can break my tires loose on the top of 3rd

On a stock gt? No you cant.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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If I recall correctly 99 GT Vert is at like 600 HP or something, with that, yes you sure can

OP, Its just how the car is, it doesnt sound to abnormal. If you want 3rd to pull hard, get some 4.30 rear end gears
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On a stock gt? No you cant.
Yeah look at his sig. He has an 03 cobra with a kenne bell on it.
Im sure 3rd gear is plenty fast for him.
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Maybe your losing fuel pressure.
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Harryman, glad to see someone noticed his smart comments
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I thought this discussion was about a fairly stock GT, not a blown cobra. Oh Cobra dude was just bragging I get it.
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I don't have a cobra.

4th pulls hard like 1st and 2nd. It's just 3rd.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
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Nothing is wrong with your car. Its how gears work.
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is this a 5sp or auto? if 5sp, something may be wrong if it's a BIG difference. but if it's an auto it's all normal. mine feels slow as **** when it his 3rd even when i'm spraying.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #16
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If you car is a 5 speed, the engine doesn't give a crap what gear you're in, it just goes ***** to the wall until you lift your foot. To me it sounds like it's in your head. Get a vid posted up of your car doing a pull from like 60-100 in 3rd and everyone here will tell you if it seems slow or not.
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Its your gears doing their job. Take a look at a stock/relatively stock 4.6L GT's dyno sheet and you will understand why it feels like that.

Take a video and we can all tell you immediately if its normal or not.
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I thought this discussion was about a fairly stock GT, not a blown cobra. Oh Cobra dude was just bragging I get it.
Not bragging just being a smart a$$ and yea I have a 600 hp cobra nothing special I would rather have a 400 hp car that I can drive all the time rather a 600 hp car that I never drive.
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Its your gears doing their job. Take a look at a stock/relatively stock 4.6L GT's dyno sheet and you will understand why it feels like that.

I think 99GTvert either sold his Cobra or sold his KB kit off of his car, but I could be wrong. For some reason I am remembering him making a huge change to his car recently.

Take a video and we can all tell you immediately if its normal or not.
Car is still as it was when I bought it i want a turbo for it but can't justify it
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3rd use to be my favorite gear in my stock 2002 gt 5 spd.. its not going to put you in your seat but still should have some pull...
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