What's your favorite gear?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by YellowMaranello, Feb 16, 2004.


What gear is your favorite?

  1. I'm too much of a wimp to drive a standard tranny.

  2. 1st Gear

  3. 2nd Gear

  4. 3rd Gear

  5. 4th Gear

  6. 5th Gear

  7. 6th Gear

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  1. YellowMaranello

    Jan 7, 2004
    Mount Holly, NJ
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    Pete Gold
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  3. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Sep 25, 2002
    3rd. All around best, good pick up, best sound since you get more exhaust sound then with 1 or 2.
  4. Scotty

    Scotty F1 Veteran
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Scotty Ferrari
    2nd. Enough load to make things sound good, without wind noise to detract. Acceleration enough to scare you, without fighting the increased aero drag in higher gears. Feels fast, but not fast enough to risk loosing your license.

    But the actual answer is "Whatever one I'm in!"
  5. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
    Ormond Beach, FL
    I'd agree with what ever gear is proper for the corner... but I voted 3rd. It seems to be the gear to many high speed corners. My ZX2 understeers bad until you let off the gas and the front hook up. I really enjoy the double clutches down to third, a corner for third in my car is fast and interseting at any line you decide to take. I don't know if its the "best" gear, it depends on the car, but for my nasty daily driver... it seems to be the most entertaining.
  6. jmillard308

    jmillard308 F1 Veteran
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    May 29, 2003
    Perth West Oz
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    John Millard
    Red pants, white shirt, ferrari cap, Raybans :)
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  8. castex

    castex Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    Rouen, France
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    Thomas Daniels
    Has to be 5th. I've never experienced anything remotely like it. On, and on, and on, and faster, and faster, and...
  9. Victory

    Victory Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2004
    It's the 3rd. That's when you feel your torso pinned back to the seat and the the sound is at it's best.
  10. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
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    Ryan Alexander
    I love 2nd, because my car (WRX) hits redline in 2nd at about 62mph... more than enough to have fun on a regular road and by about then my passengers are sufficiently nervous ;-).
  11. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
    Houston, Texas
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    2nd in a Ferrari, a little stiff, if rushed when cold.

    Smooth and languid when warmed up and cooking.

    We're talking about cars, right? ;)

    I'm with JMillard308, also, surplus F1 team gear and some "Enzo" Wayfarers.
    Real Ray Bans if car is running, $4 knockoffs when it's in the shop.
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  13. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    2nd - Because when my 328 is warmed up enough to actually use these gear, the car is ready to be driven the way it was meant to. :)
  14. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
    Switzerland (NW)
    3rd: pulls hard, goes fast, adequate for most windy roads, still within a speed range where you can test the limits of adherence without taking undue risks.
  15. formula1joe

    formula1joe Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
    Atlanta, GA
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    Joe Bennett
    On a twisty road, love 2nd gear, but 3rd is close in my opinion. But all depends on the road. But one can not forget top gear, going flat out for a while. I love them all.
  16. amenasce

    amenasce Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Oct 17, 2001
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    Joe Mansion
    In my Alfa it was 2nd gear.
  17. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 11, 2001
    30°30'40" N 97°35'41" W (Texas)
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    Steve Magnusson
    In a TR, it's got to be 2nd -- otherwise you're going to d*mn fast ;)
  18. Brandi

    Brandi Karting

    Jan 27, 2004
    Milano, Italy
    In my 355 (and before in my 348) i definitely choose the 3rd gear...
  19. titanium360

    titanium360 F1 Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
    2nd gear all the way!
  20. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
    East Coast US
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    #17 MARQ, Feb 17, 2004
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  21. Cincy Ken

    Cincy Ken Karting

    Jan 24, 2004
    What? The poll doesn't even list "reverse" as an option? (Hey, that's the gear I use to pull it out of the garage - that's always a good thing.)
  22. rob lay

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    Dec 1, 2000
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    3rd feels great and you can get on it all the way without worrying about breaking too many laws.
  23. abarre

    abarre Formula Junior

    Jul 9, 2003
    Actually, I like the 3-4 shift. Moving briskly, a little wind noise, not breaking the law much, and good sounds.
  24. jordan747_400

    jordan747_400 F1 Veteran
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    Dec 9, 2002
    Houston, TX
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    Im a second gear man...On the Ferraris I have driven, second gear always felt strong and powerful.

    On my Mustang...well...I beat hte crap out of my second gear! My car is no Ferrari, but when I am at about 2,500rpm and punch it in second, it takes off! 2,500 may not seem like a lot but my redline is below 5,500 :( Also, second is the gear I most frequently heel toe into.
  25. trevi

    trevi F1 Rookie

    May 19, 2003
    especially when cold ;)
    ...or when i had broke my gearstick and had to drive for about 30 miles only in second ...
  26. AEHaas

    AEHaas Formula 3

    May 9, 2003
    Osprey, Florida
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    Ali E. Haas
    6th - When I am just trolling to get from a to b. This is when I am busy or on the phone, not driving for sport or the fun of driving. I can negotiate my neighborhood at idle with my foot off the gas going 20 MPH then bump it to 60 on the road just outside. Then punch it when on I-75. I may then arrive at the covered parking area of my office, all in 6th.

    Then again, I can take my wife's Murcielago (with permission only) and do the whole thing the same way or do the whole trip in just FIRST gear only.

  27. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

    Oct 19, 2001
    Arlington Heights IL
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    My car is 3rd. At redline you're only going 85 MPH@6800 RPM's so you can really use it a lot and it sounds great!


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