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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Sounds to me like the exhaust is not tuned to your engine.
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
shacky wrote:
I keep my 07 in 4th till I'm doing 60. 5th is like an overdrive to me.

Actually, 4th and 5th are overdrive...

1st gear 39/16 (2.437) ----
2nd gear 30/19 (1.578) ----
3rd gear 29/25 (1.160) ----
4th gear 29/32 (0.906) ----
5th gear 21/28 (0.750) ----

 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Charlie Horse wrote:
shacky wrote:
I keep my 07 in 4th till I'm doing 60. 5th is like an overdrive to me.

Actually, 4th and 5th are overdrive...

1st gear 39/16 (2.437) ----
2nd gear 30/19 (1.578) ----
3rd gear 29/25 (1.160) ----
4th gear 29/32 (0.906) ----
5th gear 21/28 (0.750) ----



I was going to say, 55 in 2nd feels a little busy on mine, but I don't even hit 4th on the on-ramp til 70+! Strum that thing like a guit-fiddle, and 55 in 4th will feel fine.
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
I reported elsewhere on my last trip I caught myself in 4th at 70 several times. Purring like a kitten. And I was like I have another gear here! I have a Car Tire too though remember that. The speedo on mine is actually right on. Stock it runs 5 MPH faster than what you are doing.
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
Mine does not sound right unless I am going 70 or a little more.
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
at 55 in 5th it's almost lugging the engine.almost.i stay in 4th at 55 and don't go to 5th until 65-70 that's while accelerating.heck you can go to 80 in 3rd. I think our engines tolerate a lot without any problems. Ken
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
I have a 09. I recently put on a 2-1 exhaust and K&N air filter. I find that now I can go faster in all gears especially in 4th. I feel like it was being restricted when it was stock.
 
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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
sprt220 wrote:
at 55 in 5th it's almost lugging the engine.almost.i stay in 4th at 55 and don't go to 5th until 65-70 that's while accelerating.heck you can go to 80 in 3rd. I think our engines tolerate a lot without any problems. Ken

I agree, 55 in 5th is lugging the engine. My 08 R* FI likes to be AT LEAST 60 MPH before shifting into 5th, and that's cutting it close.
My "VOS" loves 65 to 70 in 5th.

I've owned her for 30 days today and have racked up 3046 miles, all in Central Kansas!!



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Re:I cant drive 55 4 Years, 7 Months ago  
I cruise in 3rd and 4th and for 5th it's 60+ here, no luggin the motor just go by feel and sound







 
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