1-2-3-D-O/D bad? - Page 3 - MustangForums.com

Notices
4.0L V6 Technical Discussions Any questions about engine, transmission, exhaust, tuners/CAI, or gearing can be asked here!

1-2-3-D-O/D bad?

Reply

 
 
 
Old 10-12-2006, 11:15 AM
  #21  
Mark_Henry
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maine
Posts: 49
Default RE: 1-2-3-D-O/D bad?

ORIGINAL: imbus

which is better for racing: overdrive on or off? what is the difference?
imbus,

Think of overdrive as both a 4th gear, and a replacement for 3rd. It provides a wider, smoother powerband when cruising at high speed, where third creates a narrow, but stronger powerband when you need to punch the gas and pass a car on the highway. The transmission will shift between 3rd and O/D based on your driving style; if you're doing alot of passing it stays in 3rd, if you're cruising at a constant it stays in O/D. For normal highway driving turning O/D off will kill your gas mileage (because the engine is working harder to keep the car at that speed), but if you're racing it then turning it off is the way to go.

hth,

mark h
Mark_Henry is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Dathan
V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs
4
10-05-2015 05:52 AM
KingRando
2005-2014 Mustangs
5
10-02-2015 08:06 AM
UrS4
S197 Handling Section
1
09-30-2015 10:13 AM
MustangForums Editor
GT350 S550 Tech
1
09-29-2015 03:29 PM
GLOCKer
General Tech
0
09-28-2015 07:36 AM

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory