Top Post Dawg
- Aug 8, 2004
- Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA
- 03 Jetta, 03 TT TDI
It is true that you can accelerate faster in 2nd than 3rd as you say, but it has nothing to do with gear reduction - it's moastly due to aerodynamic drag (assuming same vehicle). You are delivering the same ammount of power to the wheels, just a larger % of it is going to overcome drag than accelerate the mass of the vehicle.jnecr said:Originally Posted by jackbombay
Do you think Atomic Sushi or any of the other drag racers here wind it up to 4500-5000 RPM when drag racing or do they shift at 2500 RPM to get the revs back down to 1900 as soon as possible as thats where you believe the rate of acceleration is greatest?
Because of gear redution, you can accelerate faster in nearly all of second gear than you can in third gear... Man I wish somebody with a g-meter could just do some basic measurements...