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Anybody use 5th gear in 1/4 mile with a t-5 and 4.10s. A friend says he does sounds wierd i don't.
 

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There isn't any need in using 5th gear unless you're hitting the factory rev limit. And if that's happening it's time to get a tune to get around it.
 

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im usually going through the traps with the 4th gear shift light on... 245/45/17with 4:11's @ 104 mph
 

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I have 4.10's and don't need 5th. If you are on the rev. limiter at the top of 4th, don't go to 5th. 5th is weak, and sometimes when u slam 5th gear you will pop the snap ring off, hence you totally losing 5th gear. Also, when you are sreaming at the top of 4th and slam 5th, its brutal on the syncro due to the fact that you are dropping to a much lower rpm, putting much stress and wear on 5th gear syncro. Your friend is on thin ice banging 5th gear at the dragstrip. hope that helps..
 

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Anybody use 5th gear in 1/4 mile with a t-5 and 4.10s. A friend says he does sounds wierd i don't.
i did one time due to running out of rpm's in 4th.it really slows you down.not only is it awkward trying to speedshift 5th,but it really bogs the engine down slowing you down time wise and mph.
 

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My shift light is set to just below 6K. On a 26" tire, it comes on right before or after the line (108-111 mph).
 
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