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Shifted from 3rd to 4th at 5800 went to WOT
and the engine want flat ( didn't excel ) for about a second and a half, then accelerated normally. Any ideas?
 

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Mike,

The 4th gear sucks!! First 3 gears scream, but when you shift to 4th, the Z takes a nose dive. Just a gearing thing. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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Did you have the car in competitive driving mode or was traction control & active handling on? It could be as Frank mentioned a 4th gear ratio thing, but quite often under heavy acceleration TC kicks in and cuts power momentarily then procedes after it feels you are back in a safe driving condition. It is quite common for that to happen in the first few gears. I drive my Z06 in competitive driving mode at all times except when the roads are wet.
 

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I,ve had mine do the same thing with traction control engaged. In the competition mode, shifting from 3rd to 4th I don,t get the nose dive...just sweet sound of rubber.
Maaan! I love this car. Oh, yeh I was shifting around 6300.
 

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Shifting from 3rd to fourth and you got rubber?? WOW....how fast were you going at the time? You had to be going at least 60!

I have a new car to I am breaking it in. tell me more!
 

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I had the exact same thing occur and it is WAAAAY beyond a gear ratio kind of thing. If it weren't for the engine having injectors you would swear it was a vapor lock kind of dip like we used to see....... I hope our Vette Doctor jumps in here anytime..... I am guessing a sensor on the computer got something it didn't like but it will surely look bad on the track or strip to have it happen very often.
 

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I believe that you are feeling the invocation of traction control.

True. Some people don't believe it, but the Z06 WILL spin the tires on a fast 3d to 4th shift on many surfaces near redline.

TC won't engage if you're in "competition driving" mode or, perish the thought, TC is turned off.

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Mine spins 'em just that way too. Imagine if the fuel weren't mixed with so much oil what it would do /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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I need to ask a question!!

Are you guys getting the TC to turn of in 4th gear?? /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_confused.gif I've had it kick on many times in 3rd gear, but haven't experienced it in 4th. Maybe I'm not driving it hard enough!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
 

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Frank, as you know, the F1SC don't squeal much when they spin. On blacktop they make a buzzzing sound. So no chirp is heard.

But, mine will side step and spin the tires some on a hard 3d to 4th shift virtually every time. This is on blacktop. Happened at the dragstrip too, every run.

The easiest way to feel this is to leave TC/AH on. Then when the tires spin on the 3d to 4th shift, the engine will bog when TC is invoked.

I'd say come take a ride with me but the extra 200+ pounds you'd make in right seat balast would probably turn me into a story spinner. So if you come, you drive mine and I'll take you to a safe spot to spin on the shift to 4th and see if you can do it again on the shift to 5th at 140+.

Open invitation to my wheel Buddy from Hazelwood.

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Power shift at 85 mph from 3rd to 4th, she'll break tires. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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OK...I got it!! I'm not driving my Z hard enough!!! I'm a candyass!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif My driving style will change!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

I've had the Z for 10 months. Got 5800 miles on it and its a daily driver. I think I'm not experiencing the EXPERIENCE!!! Oh yeah, gotta change my driving habits!!
 

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You guys are really starting to kill me with this kind of talk /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif July can't come fast enough /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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The only thing I dislike about the "Competitive" mode is that the DIC stays lit with that message. Anyway around this?
 

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On 2001-05-08 09:47, MDZO6 spewed forth this drivel:
The only thing I dislike about the "Competitive" mode is that the DIC stays lit with that message. Anyway around this?
Black tape./phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif:)
 

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You guys must be real rookies. If I leave the TC on, it intervenes on the 5 to 6 shift at 175 mph. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif Don't I wish!
 
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