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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by kpic View Post
    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).


    . Into 1 (First) gear over 68 km/h(42 mph).

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    What you can do with either a down or up shift depends on the axle ratio.

    If you don't have an owner's manual:
    https://my.chevrolet.com/content/dam...tte_owners.pdf
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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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