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2021 Forte GT w/GT2, Currant Red, Wagner-Tuning Intercooler, Evilla Exhaust, Takeda S1 Intake
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Hey all

Does anyone notice a slight amount of sluggishness or speed drop off in the 3-4k rpm range?

Ive been trying to launch the car more successfully but it seems to want to force me into 2nd gear so early, so im wondering if there is something wrong with my car or if the first gear is really that short.

If it is, how do you all deal with it when you wanna gun it? :p
Ok, I gotta ask this question: What are your engine RPMS when you shift? If you're talking about the 6 speed -- the 1st gear ratio combined with the low final gear means you run out of first gear REAL FAST!!!! The 6 speed has 2 final drive gears -- 1-2 speeds use the Lower (higher numerical) final drive, while 3-6 use the higher (Lower numerical) final drive.
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