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How to pass someone on the interstate in our ms3's

5305 Views 54 Replies 39 Participants Last post by  betelgeuse
If your going to pass someone on the interstate with our cars (doing 75 mph in 6th gear), what gear do you guys drop down to? A friend of mine told me to drop down to 4th skipping 5th gear. Does anyone do that or do you guys just drop down to 5th. Sorry for the dumb question as I have only been driving a standard for a month now. I'm guessing I should be rev matching before letting the clutch out when downshifting from 6th to 4th or should I just drop the clutch immediatly? I'd like to get more input from you guys before trying it. I looked up shifting tutorials but non of them explain how to pass someone on the interstate (quickly). Oh and my friend can't show me since he's in Iraq now.
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[quote author=naxxal link=topic=67913.msg1170083#msg1170083 date=1169824849]
HM, you guys are talking about Manual tranny right? I have auto and if i wanna pass someone on the interstate 5th gear (top gear) is too slow, so i know that 2nd gear has 6500rpms and it is 60mph, and at 85mph 3rd gear is at 6500RPMS, knowing this simple speed interval i will know what gear to shift to pass someone, most of the time if some asshole just cut me off and drove next to me carelessly i will get mad and catch up with him and cut him off, and eventually slow his ass down, and at 75 mph i will drop from 5th to 3rd, than to 4th untill i catch that F$%^. So, anyways, i prefer staying in 5th but i have noticed it takes about 10-15 seconds to go from 65 to 80mph. :x

you're the jerk who waits till the last second to merge right ?
yup..must be you.
[quote author=Troublesome link=topic=67913.msg1323867#msg1323867 date=1176187163]
Anything below 5th on an interstate is showing off or racing...

I am damn impressed with the passing power in 6th...
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