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Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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Ok, ive read a million threads on 2nd prime but im still not grasping weather or not im using it when im going down the track. I have a 2012 rcsb with the so called 6 speed. When im on the line i hit the shifter selector so it shows 1 (1st gear) on the dash readout. Now, when i take off the truck shifts itself and says 2 on the readout. does this mean that it is in 2nd prime? Or is it actually shifting to 3rd and the readout just says 2? Sorry for my ignorance, im used to racing 5 spds lol
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Start off in 2 and right after the 1-2 shift select 3 and you will be able to use 3rd/2nd prime. If you try to shift yourself at red line while in 2nd it will go to 4th skipping 3rd/2nd prime, at least mine do.
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Start off in 2 and right after the 1-2 shift select 3 and you will be able to use 3rd/2nd prime. If you try to shift yourself at red line while in 2nd it will go to 4th skipping 3rd/2nd prime, at least mine do.
That is how I do it too...you will know it worked because the 2-2P shift will only drop about 500 rpm. Be careful if you decide to "test" it on the highway though because it happens around 85-90mph depending on your rear gearing!!!
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i did this at the track last night and i think i got it right once lol.. i felt the very small rpm drop so i figure i must have done it right on that pass
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i did this at the track last night and i think i got it right once lol.. i felt the very small rpm drop so i figure i must have done it right on that pass
You run at an 1/8 mile track with factory 20s, right? I would expect that, even with your new 4.10 gears, that you wouldn't get out of 2nd gear before the finish line with 33 inch tall tires. I used to hold 2nd at 6000rpm in an 8.9 1/8 mile car with 4.10s and 28 inch tires. What is your mph?

EDIT: I just found where you posted your speed as 77mph and I just ran the numbers, you should hit 75mph at the top of 2nd, so I guess you are getting into the next gear :P
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yeah just barely hitting a gear, right before the line
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Okay I just want to make sure I got this right.... start with truck in 2nd on dash... when truck goes into 2nd gear bump shifter into 3rd?
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Thats right, and if you red line it in 2nd then shift it to 3rd it will go straight to 4th and skip 3rd.
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Will 3rd gear get you through the traps in the 1/4?
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Thats right, and if you red line it in 2nd then shift it to 3rd it will go straight to 4th and skip 3rd.
Thanks I have been running into that lol!
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