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The 2.73 gears in the auto 3.7 are 4th 1.143 5th .0867 6th .0691. There two overdrives, at 70mph
the RPM in 6th is about 1800, as you press down on the gas it will down shift to 5th, RPM now is about 2150. Now keep pushing down on the gas it will down shift, oops now I am at 90MPH to 100 MPH. You will have little or no hesitation this way, or floor it and you will get hesitation.

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Or, you can just get a manual transmission and drop into 4th and go. Two sequential downshifts from the auto trans will still be slower and more delayed than just putting it in gear and punching it.


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Just wanted to add my agreement on the sluggish automatic. I test drove one in a convertible and was dissapointed.

Other than completely flooring it, it was very slow to downshift. I did not see a sport setting to turn the sensitivity on it up anywhere either.

My wife's 2008 Subaru Outback has a sport setting for crying out loud...AND speedshift. If a 20K Subaru has it, a 35K Mustang should also...in my opinion of course.

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Wrong the auto would pull you. The 2011 stick has one overdrive. In 6th gear you would be about 1800 RPM, 4th gear 3000RPM. The auto did 6th 5th 3rd.
If you down shift to third your RPM about 4000 you will pull the auto. Of course I would pop the drive wire to get RPM up as I down shift a stick.
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I ONLY have a 2010 but i can BLOW past 99% of cars going above 70mph with a shift to 4th only.

If they are driving 65 or below....3rd gear works if i REALLY need to push myself back in the seat.

Maybe the the 3.73s, maybe the taller gears with a 5 speed, not sure.

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Apples to apples not 2011 2.73 rear 6 speed, to 2010 3.73 5 speed. The new 6 speed use top gears to save gas. The 3.7 pulls strong starting around 4000 RPM, that's third gear in 2011. If you down shift to 4th in 2011 that will give you 3000
RPM. The red line for the 2011 3.7 is 6850, not the same 2010. No doubt you do well with 2010 with 5 speed and 3.73 down shifting to 4th.
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Agreed Allentown. If the six speed auto shifts anything like the F-150 six speed auto, it is not sport oriented at all.
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