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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by 38VNIT, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. 38VNIT

    38VNIT Azerium

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    got my tacho in today and took for a drive, and am very impressed with the results

    750-800 RPM Idle
    changes up gear at 2500-2600 rpm nomally
    changes up gear at 3500-3600 rpm booting it
    peaked at 4500 rpm in 3rd doing 160kms still rising
    spun tires at 3100 rpm (just in [d] not [1]st)
    sat at 100kms in blue d on 2100 rpm perfectly,

    now to me it sounds like my car is running pretty sweet, so im quiet happy
     
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    You have a really long driveway, right? :whistling
     
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    lol yeah its called a straight outer town (all only bout 25 yr old rd)
     
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    Obviously not foot to the floor right? Foot to the floor wouldbe 5300rpm or so I think
     
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    well thats bout 3/4 boot, but i dont think full boot would be much difference, cause if i give bout 3/4 boot at 80kms i get pushed into seat??, and the rd is only 5 yr old not 25 yrs old lol
     
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    just discovered the world of the tacho aye.
     
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    lol yeah just discovered knwoing what my car is doing can make u feel so much btter lol
     
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    sat at 100kms in blue d on 2100 rpm perfectly, ?????? Seems a lil high.. about 150rpm too high

    changes up gear at 3500-3600 rpm booting it, ?????? What the hell really low

    peaked at 4500 rpm in 3rd doing 160kms still rising, ???????? How does it peak if it's still rising.

    spun tires at 3100 rpm (just in [d] not [1]st), ????? You don't take off in 4th gear, it does start in 1st

    Cheers
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    its an auto, so when its in white d it still takes off in 1st, and i mean that with the room of rd i have i got to 160kms and it was doing 4500, im sorry i added peaked, and i think a car sitting on 2000-2100 doing 100 kms is ok, concidering the vx's for eg sit on bout that doing 100kms... but i dont care, im quiet happy with what it doing
     
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    It ALWAYS takes off in 1st... including using the blue d. The white d is simply 3rd gear, whilst the blue D is overdrive which means the car will sit in 4th instead of 3rd at 60km/h etc.

    Whether the gear is 1st, 2nd, white d (3rd) or blue d (4th), it will always take off in 1st. The gear that the shifter is next to is simply the gear that the auto will hold the gears to and sit on when cruising.
     
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    i know, but hozy said i was in 4th and i didnt understand
     
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    lol ok i re read it, and i can explain, i have knoticed if u have it in first u can spin for longer (abviously cause it doesnt change up gears) but to me it feels a bit more power when in [1] over white [d]
     
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    Ah ok hehe.

    I love the wet, wheel spin and the speedo jumps to 140-160 :yeah:
     
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    I will never do it in the wet, i was going 60km/h and gave it a boot, it started spinning like crazy...
     
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    I was talking off line. I floor it from around 50 sometimes but only when theres plenty of room.

    It always goes dead straight except for one time on prospect road, I floored it at 55km/h and the back end kicked out and went sideways and I ended up fishtailing it for a bit down the road.
     
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    i need a v6 :( u guys r having 2 much fun
     
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    We both need a V8 :p
     
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    come on, u guys can spin the wheels going in a straight line at 60kph, i havent got a chance of doing that unless its wet, the only way i can spin the wheels at that speed is turn a corner and boot it
     
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    but true, we do need v8's

    but a supercharged v6 will still do me
     
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    hehe I can only spin the wheels in the wet as well at around 55-60... Any higher and the auto doesnt kick back that extra gear so it doesnt get the acceleration to spin the wheels :(
    If its dry, it'll only spin the wheels a off line, not with a rolling start :(
     
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