Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Cold Air Inductions
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6)


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
Cincy10SSRS

 
Cincy10SSRS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS RS M6
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cincinnati area
Posts: 1,524
M6 and 6th gear: ever use it?

It occured to me to ask if people on here with M6's ever really use 6th gear? I have a 25 mile/each/way daily commute, the "middle" 15 miles or so on the highway, so I drive the highway every day but not really for too long and it just never really seems "right" to shift into 6th. I like having the accelerating power of 4th available if needed and 5th is OK but 6th just seems too sluggish if you need to speed up real quickly.
Cincy10SSRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
queenz700xx
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS LS3 IOM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 153
I only use it if there is no traffic and with cruise control at 65-70mph. Thats all its good for haha
queenz700xx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #3
slick rick
SoCal Mayhem
 
slick rick's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 1SS/RS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Foothill Ranch, CA
Posts: 5,488
I use it.
__________________
slick rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #4
LS3 SS


 
LS3 SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Cyber Grey Camaro SS (LS3)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clarksville TN
Posts: 2,266
Yep, I use 6th in the city about 35 mph if I know I am not going to encounter traffic or lights. Other than that its a highway gear.
__________________
GPI SS3 Cam / PRC 255 heads / Forged 376ci bottom / Fore level 2 fuel system / D1SC ProCharger on 12lbs / Alky control dual nozzle / 770 whp / 649 wtq tuned by Ryan Stevens at GPI
LS3 SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
PAUL SS
The Mark of Excellence
 
PAUL SS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 ABM 1SS RS LS3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Smallest State in the Union
Posts: 8,662
I use it all the time on the highway, that's what it is for.
__________________
BMR, CAI, DynoMax, Elite Eng., Hurst, Jannetty, Clear Image Headers & Hi Flow cats, Jet Hot, LSR, TSW, VMax, Vredestein
PAUL SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
Never Satisfied
220/221 whatever it takes
 
Never Satisfied's Avatar
 
Drives: Anything V-8 powered & domestic
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lafayette In
Posts: 1,078
I use it....but I'm also running a 4.57 rear gear too.
Never Satisfied is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #7
BigMatt
2010 Camaro 2 SS/RS M6
 
BigMatt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS/RS
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Landenberg, Pa
Posts: 1,111
Send a message via AIM to BigMatt
All the time.
__________________
LS3, JRE Smooth Idle cam, CAI Inc, ARH 1 7/8, Corsa, MSD Wires, MGW Shifter, Street slayer clutch, Tick braided clutch line & speed bleeder, DSS 1000hp ds & 1400hp axles, BMR Split drop, Sway Bars, Trailing Arms, Toe Rods, Pro bushing kit, Spohn lcas, Whipple, LPE dual fuel pumps, Rx catch can, Id850s, Powerhaus Performance tuned.
BigMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #8
Biscuitpie

 
Biscuitpie's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 Cammed LS3, '14 Scion FRS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 759
Average speed limit in my city is 40 so I usually have it in 6th.
__________________

SOLD with a Z06 in the not too distant future: Cammed, boltons, axles, lowered, and more. | 476 WHP
Biscuitpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #9
Wild Bill
 
Wild Bill's Avatar
 
Drives: Camaro 2015 RS CRM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 522
6th gear will help your gas mileage when crusing on the highway.
__________________
IOM 2SS/RS manual
1100 - 4/7/09
3000 - 5/27/09
6000 - 7/17/09
See my Thread in New York Metro Area.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33878
Wild Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
OrangeVert
"Catharine"
 
OrangeVert's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 2SS/RS LS-3 IOM/IO vert
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 2,081
All the time. I found it doesn't provide as high a ratio as one might think.
__________________
OrangeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
ckaram

 
ckaram's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 2SS RS, 1968 ragtop
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,849
35 or 40 seems way too low for 6th gear to me. I'm at least above 60 for my tastes and what feels right to the motor (able to smoothly accelerate, no bogging, etc.).
__________________
1968 Camaro convertible, LS1 & T56, Texas Speed 228R cam, 3.73 posi, 17" Torque Thrusts
2011 2SS/RS, LS3, M6, IOM in and out, factory Hurst short throw, GMPP axleback exhaust SOLD! Now in a 2016 Challenger Scat Pack Shaker, M6
ckaram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 09:49 PM   #12
kencam
 
kencam's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS M6 Maggie Rally Yellow
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bucks, PA
Posts: 121
Above 50mph in clear traffic.
kencam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #13
malave7567

 
malave7567's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 Camaro 1SS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by kencam View Post
Above 50mph in clear traffic.
I have a v6 m6 but this is what I do too. If i'm going over 50 and just cruising, I throw 6th. If i need to be adjusting speed to traffic, I stay in 5th at that speed.
malave7567 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
v8

 
v8's Avatar
 
Drives: GT500 and 14 ZL1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oakville Ont.
Posts: 1,253
I use it
__________________
Gone but not forgotten:
1974 Corvette Stingray 454
1986 Z28
2009 Mustang GT convertible
2012 45th 2SS Vert
2013 ZL1 M6

v8 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.