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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:32 am 
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Hey guys , ive allways wanted to ask what speed you guys can hit in first gear.

My EL falcon hits 90 before it starts to redline and i have to change to second.

i remember my xf falcon just made 60 in first gear.

How come the first gear is so streched out?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:29 am 
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my XF will hit 83, but thats a couple of bars into redline territory (found out while proving to a holding V8 driving friend that he cant drive for s**t..... he really didnt appreciate neing left by an XF.....)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:26 am 
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my XF will hit 83, but thats a couple of bars into redline territory (found out while proving to a holding V8 driving friend that he cant drive for s**t..... he really didnt appreciate neing left by an XF.....)


fawk your xf hits 83.. thats morecore for an XF , is that like a differnt type of gearbox? or the stock ones?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:00 am 
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mmm... i've only taken mine to maybe 75 i never liked the idea of it bouncing of the red line, but i know that it can hit 85...

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:03 am 
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With power on it shifts at around 70 thats around 4800 i think, i havn't manually shifted from first to second. But she does rev up quick, she'd have no problem going off the dial! On both dials to be correct :wink:

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:45 pm 
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My old 89 model Na fairlane 3speed auto and 2.7ratio diff.. used to pull 98km/h at 5600rpm at out of 1st

my new Au XR6 5psd manual (not sure on diff) will get like 61 at about 5500rpm out of 1st..

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:59 pm 
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ive had my 87 xf upto very high 70's in first, 2.7 diff 3spd auto... didnt like the sound of that tho.. havent done it since..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Your Top speed in first gear.
Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:03 pm 
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How come the first gear is so streched out?


The 4.0L I6 (ford's bread and butter engine) has s**t of torque so is well suited to a lazy gearbox and diff. Bad news for us, considering the commodores of the time has shorter gearing as the V6 needed a bit of encouragement to make its power.

Yeah mine'll do bit under 90 in 1st (3.23 diff on a V8)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:20 pm 
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HA i bet all of yas :lol:

110 in first (on LPG) but i didn't like the noise the enigine was making too much :o oh and it does help, if u are on LPG and doing manual gear changes, remember to ACTUALLY change the gears :oops:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:10 pm 
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Cant really say exactly but i got it to 80 once and it wasnt redlining about 4800rpm so i would say 90 mabe :?

Going into second thou at that RPM it hits 120 fkn quick lol. all the balls in my XR is at 2nd lol :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 6:51 pm 
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093 in 1st on a 98 EL I6 Auto.
139 in 2nd
180 in 3rd
180 in 4th

*3rd and 4th speed limited.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:04 pm 
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My EB1 Fairmont Ghia changes gears at 4500RPM (72kph) in power mode with the foot on the floor.

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:19 pm 
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I get about 50-55 out of first gear in my EL :)

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:40 pm 
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70 odd.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:51 pm 
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Striker wrote:
My EB1 Fairmont Ghia changes gears at 4500RPM (72kph) in power mode with the foot on the floor.

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I've gone upto 85ish in 1st in econ and power mode in the ef fairmont...
the vyII commodore does about 80

 

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