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Old 11-30-2012, 01:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by jthatch12 View Post
Dude, never go WOT in 5th gear! Most cars are tuned for 3rd, higher gears will cause you to overboost!
Wrong. Very ignorant comment with no support or evidence. What do you base this comment on? If your car can make boost in one gear, it should work in any gear. Period. If not, something is very wrong.

Originally Posted by bushflyr
What? Dude. You have no idea what you're talking about. Cars are turned in third because they won't make full body in second and they don't want the dyno going 130 mph in fourth. It has nothing to do with the fifth gear boost.

Any tune will hold proper boost in all gears.
Most cars are tuned in 4th gear because that gear, in most cars, is a direct drive, meaning there is a 1:1 ratio, no torque multiplication. You could tune in first gear if you wanted, but it would be really quick and most likely, the 2600lb/ft of torque produced by 217lb/ft x 3.5xx first and a 3.54 final drive would spin the tires on the dyno rollers. That is the ONLY reason higher gears are used for dyno, the 1:1 gear ratio.

OP: I am having this same problem right now, but I'm waiting to have my car tuned. I have essentially a Vishnu stage zero kit installed.
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Last edited by car_freak85; 11-30-2012 at 01:48 PM.
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