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post #1 of 12 Old 08-30-2012, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are all probably like whaaat? no. So I have this friend that has a honda accord automatic trans. and when he wants to change lanes or speed up to somebody or just be reckless he shifts to D2 and D1 (he has from D1 all the way to D4) is this ok to do? I feel like for some reason it destroys the transmission but I don't know anything about cars lol
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I have a manual myself but I wouldn't do that. I heard those are supposed to help the tranny so it doesn't have to work as hard going uphills and such. Not sure.

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Right. I was also curious to see if anyone w a V did this as well.. And yes I have heard that. for uphills and downhills i believe

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for going up hills I will shift out of overdrive and sometimes I will shift from 1 to 2 to drive from a stop,,dont know if I would downshift though,,dont know if it will damage anyting but i would rather not find out ,,,
 
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I too will shift from 1 to 2 from a stop, and from a stop going up a hill. I down shifted once in my Sentra. I was going about 55 mph and dropped it down to 2. The car lunged, and the engine was doing this weird loud shift sound. Never again. It didn't seem right, and who knows how much damage it would cause if I did it constantly.

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You can shift up through the gear and it won't hurt anything. You can also turn od off to get up a hill but I wouldnt recomend going from D to 1 or 2.
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Turn off OD, stomp the gas, bring up the revs and it will shift.

Sometimes you don't need to turn off OD, if the revs get high enough to the redline, it will shift there instead of say 3-4k. If you take your time with the gas, it will shift early.

Don't need Gear 1 or 2, I use that mainly to slow the engine on steep downhills. The versa should have enough torque to accel from stop on an uphill.

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Yup it does. But I was just asking if it was damaging to the engine to do so

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Yup it does. But I was just asking if it was damaging to the engine to do so
Probably. There's no point really, let's say you are in 3rd gear going 40mph with 2-3k rpm, if you hit the revs fast enough, it will automatically shift down to 2 to grab those higher revs, then shift back up to 3rd. I really just let the auto do it, mind you, unless you are driving manual, the car is smarter than you LOL....

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lol I know. I guess my pal just likes to feel like his car's a manual. Thanks its been bugging me for a while!

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