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Old 05-30-2007
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Is this bad?

Is it bad to have the truck in just D not overdrive?? i have an auto and i have the OD D 2 1 and i really think that if i have it in D it has more pep?? due to a lower gear. But i dont know if its bad to do that or not.. anyone with some input on this??
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Use the "D" selection for towing only; for optimal fuel economy and less wear on the tranny using the "OD" selection is highly recommended.
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Use the "D" selection for towing only; for optimal fuel economy and less wear on the tranny using the "OD" selection is highly recommended.
X 1 on this one
only time the truck should be in D is when towing or if you have a very heavy load, for normal driving use OD
I think there has been many many threads on this, you may want to do a search and you might find more info on this as well
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what tranny do you have... the only auto i have owned was in my B2 and it was the pos A4LD and i kept it in D unless it was on the highway since it would shift too much... my dad still does the same thing in his crown vic
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for drivimg around town it won't hurt your tranny but it is for towing and will hurt fuel mileage. od is overdrive and is the fuel saver gear. i wouldn't recomend using it alot but if you do use it.. don't use it going highway speeds. it not made for that with no load
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oh ok, well a buddy of mine said that when i get the bigger tires on, that i should drive it in D.

edit: because it would help move the tires better...
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from all my experiances, unless you have a trailor hooked to the truck, drive with the truck in OD
Its your truck though
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Drive it in OD.

Not to offend you, but did you just get your license?

I ask that cuz I see 17 in your username.
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manual tranny FTW
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oh ok, well a buddy of mine said that when i get the bigger tires on, that i should drive it in D.

edit: because it would help move the tires better...
There is some truth to this statement however if you are getting bigger tires you should get some new gears.
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Old 06-01-2007
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i turned 18 Hanzo, and i know better gears are better but i barely do any offroading so i dont think it will be that bad..i will probably get better gears in the future not any time soon.
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