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What gear do you use at 30MPH

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sliced, Sep 19, 2013.

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what gear do you use at 30mph

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  2. 3rd gear

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  3. 4th gear

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  1. sliced
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    Hi guys this ones for the manual drivers, what gear do you use when your driving at 30mph, Ive heard that most people use 3rd? i used to use 4th in my tdi but use 5th in my tfsi.
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  3. S3_Mat
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    5th in the s3 if crusing along, in high volume traffic im usually in 4th
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    4th/5th in the S3 just depends on traffic and gradient of the road
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    4th gear now but 3rd before remap
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    I use - 1st. up to 10mph.
    2nd.up to 20mph.
    3rd. up to 30mph and so on.

    Helps take the strain off the DMF. TDI's only.
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    1st - 0-10mph
    2nd - 10-20mph
    3rd - 20-30mph
    4th - 30-40mph
    If theres a race going on all those figures change lol
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    3rd if I know I'll have to accelerate rapidly
    4th if cruising.

    Voted 3rd.
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    Used to be 4th from 30 onwards to 70. Then into 6th.
    Since having performance issues 3rd then have a two stage turbo and actually have to use all gears!

    Hopefully when I pick it up tomorrow night having had DPF/EGR delete it will be a lot nicer!
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    30 il sit in 6th if its constant 30mph (2.0 tfsi)
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    2.0 tdi, 5th all the way, it's all about the low down torque!!
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    I recall reading 4th is the best gear time wise for 30-70, can't remember where I found it but it had a chart of speed/gear/time.
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    you can easily sit in 6th at 30mph and even accelerate from that speed In a tfsi , I don't anymore but only because I have smf and it's noisey at low engine speed
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    Sorry was referring to 2.0 TDI (also just my experience from my 170) sister has always had petrol versions and currently has S3 and pulls fine from 4th/5th as you say.
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    [Sep 20, 2013]
    Pottering in the town at 30 I use 3rd as it gets a bit jittery if u go below that.
    30 mph constant on the outskirts I use 4th.
    2.0 tdi 140 cr :)
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    4th most of the time for me.
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    1st - love bouncing off that limitter!

    Not really though. I usually use 1st to pull away, 2nd to get up to speed then jump to 4th for sitting at 30.
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    Third if I'm changing gear regularly
    Fourth if cruising
    Saves a lot of petrol cruising in fourth
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    30 I use 4th set the cruise and stops you from slipping over the speed limit.

    40 I use 6th set the cruise and sip the diesel.

    60+ It depends what's trying to sit in your boot as you leave the 30 zone and think they are going to pass! (BMW's in particular) then sit in 4th until you approach the national speed limit then slip down to 3rd as you get to the national then plant your right foot. Lol bye bye (childish but fun)
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    Normally it's little chavs in their corsa's fiesta's... Bless them.
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    thats when 2nd gear upto 60 comes into play :laugh:
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    [Sep 20, 2013]
    4th/5th [cr170]
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    [Sep 20, 2013]
    Amazed at the number of 5ths and 6ths ! Of course it's your car - but I wouldn't - if you only use 2 gears between 30 and 100+, why have 5 or 6 in there? Use the box for what it's for or buy an auto (in my humble opinion of course - as I said, up to you).
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    [Sep 21, 2013]
    2.0 tdi (BKD engine) with a DSG box, pretty sure my car puts my gearbox in 3rd at that speed and eventually changes up to 4th if left for long enough at those revs.
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    My 2.0TDI is not comfortable in 5th at 30mph, revs are far too low. Even 4th is borderline at 30mph, requires light throttle.
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    4th for me.

    Me too.
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