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Why are there diffrent maximum speeds shown in the operators manual (1995) for the GS and LS/L. Is the GS geared differently or does it have a higher redline. It seems like mine has a very quick, almost hard, shift, most noticable between 1st and 2nd. Is this standard for all Legends, or is it just a quicker shift on the GS. Also, does the GS have the same suspension setup as the others in that year?

Don't get me wrong, I prefer the quick, hard shift over the softer ones in newer cars that reduce the gas right before the shift to make them softer. It reminds me of driving a manual quickly.....
 

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The GS has the same TYPE II motor found on the 93-95 Coupes. It has 230 HP, because of this engine, the redline is also higher than a TYPE I engine found on the other Sedans (L, LS, SE). The TYPE I motor has 200HP.
 

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JackRabbit said:
so is the tranny exactly the same between them?
Yes, according to my OEM Helm service manual, the trannies between the L, LS, SE, and GS Sedan all have the same transmission number, so they should be the same. The only difference in internal gearing is between the Coupes and Sedans. It is however I believe the final pinion drive gear. The internals are otherwise all the same.
 

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Cool, thanks, thats what I needed to know.

So does everyone else's tranny have a rather quick hard 1-2 shift?
 

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JackRabbit said:
Cool, thanks, thats what I needed to know.

So does everyone else's tranny have a rather quick hard 1-2 shift?
yes, but I have noticed the Type II pulls quicker in this 1-2 shift...seems like the Type I stays in 1st longer and has a "slingshot" launch from 1-2.
This is on a back to back comparison
 

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JackRabbit said:
Cool, thanks, thats what I needed to know.

So does everyone else's tranny have a rather quick hard 1-2 shift?
Yup! (but if you take care of the tranny - ie do a tranny flush and make sure your rear tranny mount is in good shape, it shouldn't be too bad....)
 

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Yeah, the deal just flushed the tranny when I picked it up - 71k. How often should I do it, I have never owned an automatic before.

How do I "make sure the tranny mount is good"?
 

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If the tranny starts making a clunking noise when shifting, then the rear tranny mount is usually the culprit. This is a very common problem and I bet if you ask anyone who has a G2 with over 120,000 miles on it they will tell you that they have replaced it or need to.

Sorry for the delay in my response - I've been out of commission for the past few days (sick).

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Yep, Leon described the 1-2 shift perfectly on my 92 LS sedan, 'slingshot'!

JackRabbit and/or others that have flushed their tranny. Did you do the Type-F, Dexron, Honda ATF and 'blender' additive method or some other method? I've got 58K on mine and just thinking about doing the Honda ATF change each time I do my next 3 or 4 oil changes and call it good since the tranny has been doing fine. Any ideas/comments?
Thanks!
 

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Yep, Leon described the 1-2 shift perfectly on my 92 LS sedan, 'slingshot'!

JackRabbit and/or others that have flushed their tranny. Did you do the Type-F, Dexron, Honda ATF and 'blender' additive method or some other method? I've got 58K on mine and just thinking about doing the Honda ATF change each time I do my next 3 or 4 oil changes and call it good since the tranny has been doing fine. Any ideas/comments?
Thanks!
I did mine when I got the car (with 125,000miles). did the blended method. worked great. Also changed the tranny mount at the same time - those two things made a world of difference in my car.
 
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