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#1221151 - 06/27/07 10:03 PM Overdrive on or off for city/town driving?
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Does anybody here drive with overdrive off only unless theya re highway driving? What are the advantages and disadvantages to the car with it off for city/town driving (not going over 50 mph)..?


Edited by JMSA540 (06/27/07 10:03 PM)
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#1221154 - 06/27/07 10:06 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: JMSA540]
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no advantage, no disadvantage.
O/D off is just turning off 4th gear.
You can turn it off in town and it wont hurt anything, unless your going 40-45 for a long period keep it on.
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#1221155 - 06/27/07 10:07 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: 96bluvic]
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what happens if you are going 40 mph or a little for a long time with o/d off??
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#1221173 - 06/27/07 10:25 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: JMSA540]
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It's the same as driving on the freeway at 75-80mph. I keep my car OD off for whole nights at a time as long as you stay under 40-45.
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#1221188 - 06/27/07 10:50 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Quickvic30]
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Just leave it on.
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#1221206 - 06/27/07 11:20 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: SteveS]
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I can't stand the BOGGIEness of OD at 37mph,LOL, how do you guys deal with that, and all the shifting all the time?
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#1221228 - 06/27/07 11:47 PM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Quickvic30]
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just leave the overdrive on all the time. let the computer decide what to do.


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#1221284 - 06/28/07 12:30 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Quickvic30]
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 Originally Posted By: Quickvic30
I can't stand the BOGGIEness of OD at 37mph,LOL, how do you guys deal with that, and all the shifting all the time?

With my current programming, I have no bog with o/d at low speeds. I had to tweak it a lot to do so, though. I don't seem to have much bog at all in any gear, to be honest.

In addition, I have the 3.-4 shift set at 40mph+

3.55s


When I first got my tune from Lonnie, it was bogging like crazy in almost every gear - driving me nuts lol (no offense Lonnie!)
Now it's all good.

My factory programming with 2.73s had no bog unless you hit an incline while in o/d below 43mph
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#1221286 - 06/28/07 12:31 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: keith96p71]
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I keep overdrive off as long as im doing 45mph or less.
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#1221296 - 06/28/07 12:42 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Dan The Vic Man]
96bluvic Offline
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I usually leave it on.
I can get mine in O/D at 34mph, but it comes out of O/D when it needs to.
otherwise ill leave it off in town.
This subject seems to come up alot, do search and get even more responses
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#1221299 - 06/28/07 12:44 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Dan The Vic Man]
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I keep my over drive on all the time with the exception of when I am towing, then its off unless I am going faster then 50mph
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#1221310 - 06/28/07 12:53 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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 Originally Posted By: dRock96Marquis
 Originally Posted By: Quickvic30
I can't stand the BOGGIEness of OD at 37mph,LOL, how do you guys deal with that, and all the shifting all the time?

With my current programming, I have no bog with o/d at low speeds. I had to tweak it a lot to do so, though. I don't seem to have much bog at all in any gear, to be honest.

In addition, I have the 3.-4 shift set at 40mph+

3.55s


When I first got my tune from Lonnie, it was bogging like crazy in almost every gear - driving me nuts lol (no offense Lonnie!)
Now it's all good.

My factory programming with 2.73s had no bog unless you hit an incline while in o/d below 43mph


I used to have it set-up so my car wouldn't shift into OD untill 40mph but then we started over for some reason and now it's good but could be a little better, on both cars theres the 3-4 boggggggggggggg.
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#1221324 - 06/28/07 01:05 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Quickvic30]
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#1221330 - 06/28/07 01:16 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: LTDteether]
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 Originally Posted By: LTDteether
If you think about this too much, you need a hobby if you are old, and a date if you are young.


NO, we don't like our cars bogging and thats why I shut the OD off. Last time I checked cars were a HOBBY!
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#1221340 - 06/28/07 01:26 AM Re: Overdrive on or off for city/town driving? [Re: Quickvic30]
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 Originally Posted By: Quickvic30
 Originally Posted By: LTDteether
If you think about this too much, you need a hobby if you are old, and a date if you are young.


NO, we don't like our cars bogging and thats why I shut the OD off. Last time I checked cars were a HOBBY!



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