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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-06-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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New girl in town with c6 z06

HI everyone! I'm new to the forum and have my first Z06! It's a 2008 black on black with some lite mods. I have owned a C5 automatic in the past. My question; When I am crusing on the highway at 60/70mph in 6th gear and that jock in his Mustang GT wants to run, what is the safest gear I should drop down to without over-reving for max horsepower without damaging my engine? This is my first standard trans so still learning the steps.
PS: Not afraid of speed or jocks!

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Re: New girl in town with c6 z06

Welcome to and congrats on your new ride!

You can go to third at that speed if you think you need to. 7000 rpm is 120 mph or so in third. I spanked a Stalker Mustang in fourth the other day at that speed. When he came back for more, I showed him third. He didn't try me again. You need to get used to the car first though. I did.

I'm sure you will get a lot of info here. This is a good site with a lot more experienced people than me. This is my first vette.
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Re: New girl in town with c6 z06

Billy is right, dropping to third and hitting it will destroy a typical Mustang GT, but you can still win by dropping to 4th.

Be sure you know how the car is going to react before you do this though, you don't want it to get away from you.

BTW, welcome aboard, nice to have you here.

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Thanks for your info.
God bless america and the boys and gals overseas.
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What they said, but practice it a lot b4 you do it for real.


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Hello and welcome to the forum. Yup, 4th is good for a good spanking.

Yes, God bless America and our troops.

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Re: New girl in town with c6 z06

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new ride....

As for the gear selection, I say, take it down to 3rd, then down to 2nd.....get a roll-on going....Keep it at 3000-3500 rpms and annihilate the jock!

The neck-snapping acceleration of 2nd gear and seeing the jock in your rear-view mirror within 3 seconds makes a nice story. All while, you never break 75 mph...Then let off, sit back and watch said jock do a loser fly-by.


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Re: New girl in town with c6 z06

Welcome aboard. Congrats on the awesome ride. Please plan on coming to next years Z06 Festival in Bowling Green, KY. You'll love it.

Now post up some pics when you get a chance.




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Welcome tothe word seems to be gettin round .

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Hey new girl, welcome.

Figures Norm is the first one to invite her to BG. :D
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Hey new girl, welcome.

Figures Norm is the first one to invite her to BG. :D
Hey now. I tried sooo very hard not to leg hump. I thought I did pretty good.




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Aboard!

And watch this Norman character....he's a leg humper for sure!

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to the site 'girl. It's always nice to have some more representation of the fairer sex !

When dropping down to 3rd (or any other gear) make sure you rev match. If you don't, the car will lurch forward putting all the weight on the front tires and unloading the rear giving 0 traction to take off.

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