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Damianjr17

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Hey what's up guys my names Damian and I have a 2013 grand sport 1LT corvette bought it used a week ago with 60,000 miles on it and I was wondering is it bad to down shift from 2nd gear at 45mph to first gear and also what about downshifting from 3rd gear at 55mph to second? Need help a little worried
 

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Welcome to the Corvette Action Center.

I'm going to move your thread from the Site Help and Feedback forum to the C6 Tech Forum...
 

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Welcome to CAC!!

For a rough idea, see page 9-27 and 9-28 in your owner's manual..
 

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Welcome to CAC!!

For a rough idea, see page 9-27 and 9-28 in your owner's manual..

So what would this mean does this mean the highest I can down shift into the gear is the speed it says?
Into 2 (Second) gear over120 km/h (75 mph).


[FONT=PI_chars_1]. [/FONT]Into 1 (First) gear over 68 km/h(42 mph).
 
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It's almost impossible to be paying attention to the speed when downshifting in a racing context, so the manual's speeds are probably just for a 'later' reference.
I owned a paddle shift '06 and found that if would not downshift if doing so would put the engine over the rev limit. I assume the '13 would react similarly.
 
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Tuna: As the Brits would say, you're spot on. If one tries, according to the owner's manual a X inside a box will show up in the DIC.
 

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