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Old 07-03-2015, 11:19 AM
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I was reading on a tread when racing your MC you want to put it n 3rd I was wondering why is this
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4th gear tends to be on the weak side so its best to not go into it at full throttle.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:58 PM
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Ok so why 3rd and not drive
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:07 PM
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Leaving it in 3rd prevents the car from going into 4th gear. It'll shift through all the gears and stop at 3rd.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:10 PM
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Aww ok thanks
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:44 AM
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Leprechaun is correct. Stay out of 4th under WOT!
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Didn't they improve (harden) the shaft on the 4th gear clutch hub in midyear '03 and later models?
Are there other problems with 4th gear?
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Didn't they improve (harden) the shaft on the 4th gear clutch hub in midyear '03 and later models?
Are there other problems with 4th gear?
I believe the problem is as Turbo Monte said on a different post is the 4th gear clutch packs won't stand all the pressure / friction and they are the components which fail, not the shaft breaking.

When racing I start in 1st and shift up to 2nd and finally 3rd.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:33 AM
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Zippy is correct. It's the 4th clutch packs that will be toast very fast when making decent power and in 4th gear
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:16 PM
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Thanks guys. Good to know.
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