Originally Posted by Bugone
Can't imagine a CVT would hold the gear up to the redline. All the insight power is high up in the rev range.
I have a cvt 2003 no updated and it will hit enter and red line at over 6,000 if I leave it in drive and floor it and hold it, Shift at 40 mph. Or down shift around 20 mph I did try when I brought it.
but It's not necessary to revs a engine you actually go slower,I would back off to let it shift , it's the same as wheel spin,when you race or are side by side of a v8 spin the tire just a bit, it's the same as he stood still, What happen is a standard will leave faster off idle and you trail him about a car length.it's because he got in the power band first,and it's a solid driveline connection but the cvt power band hit about 20 mph and its one long pull or 1 gear. would pull up beside the standard, 1 gear can't last forever and shifting would make him stop (see it that way as were talking about foot travel in a second) and your smack in the sweet spot. he fall back two car car length,and try to come back but by then you have shifted up and and he have to catch up with you.
In short the standard will catch up with you or even get pass around 50-60 mph, As then air resistance start to get greater and direct drive is better here, the h.p is increasing and the torque is Diminishing,
But that if he didn't add lower gearing useing upper rpm to take advantage of decreasing torque and more H.P ( most performance parts move torque higher in exchange of hp or more air flow )
Build torque lower for the street,it's useable power.
cruising press the throttle and the car next is behind about 2 cars length in a second. Hp can't do
that. No down shifting no noise.