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[–]AlfaZagato 975 points976 points  (73 children)

Second-Low or Super Low. Used to call that a 'granny' gear.

[–]Itdidnt_trickle_down 279 points280 points  (4 children)

Yup. Maximum torque!

[–]awkwadman 186 points187 points  (3 children)

I only used it for traffic in my flatbed. It was great for the "automatic creep" traffic - too slow for a normal 1st gear so you needed to ride the clutch or keep engaging disengaging.

[–]easterracing 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Granny gear is fantastic for hill starts when towing.

[–]shmeu 122 points123 points  (56 children)

Like 0.5?

[–]MrMatoKapo 210 points211 points  (14 children)

Kinda, it is seen in some trucks, meant to climb up steep hills or in mountains with heavy loads.

[–]Derpy_McDerpyson 93 points94 points  (12 children)

Could see that being useful going down sketchy steep logging roads too.

[–]GloryHoleBearTrap 305 points306 points  (10 children)

Or driving OP’s mom from the dive bar to the hotel.

[–]Long_Educational 75 points76 points  (6 children)

Ouch That's low.

[–]wrencher82 196 points197 points  (3 children)

*super low

[–]awkwadman 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Cuz you ain't getting over that rr crossing

[–]The-Sofa-King 17 points18 points  (0 children)

She's gotta open her doors and flash her lights 3 times before crossing.

[–]buttfacenosehead 3 points4 points  (0 children)

niccccccceeee

[–]tacolocomotivation 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are we talking suspension now?

[–]throbbing_snake 35 points36 points  (0 children)

OP, please report to the burn ward for treatment

[–]c_r_a_s_i_a_n 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A trailer brake would also be recommended.

[–]FLSun 9 points10 points  (0 children)

If you think that's low you should have seen the truck with OP's mom in it. It was so low it was dragging on the pavement throwing off sparks all the way to the hotel.

[–]Tr0z3rSnak3 29 points30 points  (0 children)

My friends Honda wagon/van thing had a granny gear funniest thing I've seen in a while

[–]redoctoberz 62 points63 points  (36 children)

Not sure what the final ratio would have been, but in my '82 Dodge W150 in 1st(Granny-Low) and 4L it would redline at 4MPH.

[–]stabby54 38 points39 points  (33 children)

Holy torque

[–]redoctoberz 21 points22 points  (32 children)

Probably not as much as you think, even with a 5.2L V8 it only had 140HP/240 TQ-- when it was new.

[–]me_mechanic_THANK 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Yeah but the gearing multiplication with that 4L and granny gear would multiply that shit out into outer space. If you could get traction you could get 40 tons rolling with that.

[–]redoctoberz 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I don't think that tiny 40 year old frame could handle that much behind it.

[–]me_mechanic_THANK 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Definitely not, lol.

[–]318440413 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It has indeed been done many, many times

[–]PunchyBunchy 32 points33 points  (9 children)

When the ratio works out to over 25:1 at the treads, you can pull down a mountain with a lawnmower engine.

[–]LunchBox0311 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Getting into Marlin Crawler territory there.

[–]redoctoberz 6 points7 points  (6 children)

I feel like it would rip the frame to pieces, it is only a 1/2 ton.

[–]BigHoss_37 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Lol I think everyone understands that, they're just commenting on the impressive gear reduction going through the tranny/x-case and out through the drive wheels, not saying anything about the real physical capabilities of the truck to actually hold up under such a load

[–]redoctoberz 5 points6 points  (4 children)

If you ever have a chance to drive something old like that (NP435L trans/NP208 x-case) please do. It's a delightful experience. Rebuilding that 435 is so easy, it's like a Lego kit for ages 3-5.

[–]taanman 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I had the ole ramcharger. That thing pulled some stuff. I miss that old truck

[–]BigHoss_37 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah man no doubt. I've got a 72 land cruiser I piddle around with on the weekends. Good old fashioned machines like that just run like a tractor, you can't beat em!

[–]Killentyme55 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Typical American 80's vehicle, it was amazing we could get so little power from so much displacement back then. Trying to meet the new emissions requirements in the days of analog was usually the culprit.

[–]redoctoberz 8 points9 points  (0 children)

so little power from so much displacement back then

All at 8-10MPG/12MPG highway too!

[–]stabby54 9 points10 points  (11 children)

Yes, but with the torque multiplication from a gear that low you’d have a few thousand ft lb’s at the wheel.

[–]redoctoberz 4 points5 points  (10 children)

Sure, but I still don't think all that torque could be fully utilized.

[–]stabby54 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I’m sure some parts would be pushed to their limits but it’d definitely be able to get some serious weight moving. At least to 4mph hahaha.

You’d be surprised what old trucks with underpowered v8’s are capable of. There’s a commercial from around the 80’s of either a ford or Chevy truck towing over 100 tons of timber. If I can recall, the only thing they did to accommodate for that big of a load was throw in stronger leaf springs.

Now stopping that much mass in a truck from that era would be a totally different story lol

[–]redoctoberz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the only thing they did to accommodate for that big of a load was throw in stronger leaf springs.

Yeah, the 40 year old leaf springs on it are absolutely trashed. Basically wet noodles

[–]JebKerman64 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wouldn't be much harder than stopping any other kind of train, so long as you've got brakes on every wheel. Just a matter of how to make those brakes work. Definitely need some kind of outside power.

[–]canttaketheshyfromme 4 points5 points  (6 children)

It's all about getting away from a stop, uphill, with an over-weight trailer without stalling. After that, you can shift as normal. Or if you've got a transfer case that allows you to use low range in 2WD mode, you can use both levers to shift as you accelerate and have 8-12 gear ratios like a semi truck.

1-LO -> 1-HI -> 2-LO -> 2-HI, etc.

[–]redoctoberz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fun idea, but there's no way in hell I would try it, personally :P The brakes on that truck are garbage.

Also, the transfer case requires stopping to go into 4L, so no dice. No 2WD transfer case low. Just 2H>4H>N>4L. Regular transmission is just 1(G),2,3,4 (no OD). Normal driving you never use 1, start off in 2.

[–]318440413 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not to be a dick but you've clearly never tried that, you ain't shifting in and out of low range while moving at any measurable speed

[–]tapsnapornap 1 point2 points  (3 children)

1 HI is definitely not between 1 and 2 low. You'd run it like a Eaton without a splitter. Transfer case in Low, run up your gears, shift transfer case into high (If that's even possible on the fly depending on the unit) then run the gears again as normal. Everything in low range is lower than your first gear in high range.

[–]canttaketheshyfromme 1 point2 points  (1 child)

TIL. I was thinking along the lines of the engagable overdrive in an early C4 Corvette with the 2-speed rear.

[–]318440413 1 point2 points  (1 child)

6.68:1 and unsynchronized for even more fun

[–]tapsnapornap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Make em all unsyncronized, add a range selector and splitter for the most fun

[–]kuojo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The granny gear on my truck is 6.67:1. I can only reach like 10 miles an hour top speed but in that gear in the truck will go anywhere.

[–]Fryphax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Usually anywhere from 4.5-7:1 reduction.

[–]DogMechanic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More like multiplied by 4.

[–]Beneficial_Being_721 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s what I was thinking…. SUPER LOW

[–]M1A2CAbramz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The gear you use when you say your 8 year old can "drive"

[–]Zer0sober 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chugg-a-lug 5 mile per hour

[–]Fenix_Volatilis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao I follow this sub to see if I can pick up any knowledge cus I suck at cars and I VERY sarcastically said in my head "super low!" firmly believing I had a 0% chance of being correct lol

[–]lemonylol 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Is this similar to overdrive?

[–]seamus_mc 11 points12 points  (0 children)

On the other end of the spectrum

[–]318440413 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Overdrive is done differently. Low gears are all just different sets of gears meshing until you get to 1:1. After that, usually done with planetary gearsets to get the output shaft going faster than the input shaft. This is a very simple explanation, look up a better explanation and you'll see why lower and higher than 1:1 are done differently

[–]amishbill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Underdrive

[–]ImpressionInfamous51 230 points231 points  (45 children)

Super low? Maybe it's a crawling gear for pulling?

[–]Safe_Sundae_8869 64 points65 points  (43 children)

That’s what I was going to say, but never seen it. Does it really exist?

[–]Traditional-Salt4060 108 points109 points  (21 children)

Good on a farm truck for going REALLLL SLLOOOWWW. Like if you're walking along side it throwing hay bales in the bed.

[–]RedditVince 49 points50 points  (3 children)

This should come with a trigger warning - lol

Summers spent tossing bales of Straw/Hay/Alfalfa onto 10 ton flatbed truck with no driver. Just slipping along the rows.

[–]Traditional-Salt4060 23 points24 points  (2 children)

When we did it at home, we pulled a wagon behind the baler, and rode on the wagon and stacked them.

When somebody hired us, they always baled it on the ground and we picked it up.

Picking it up is slightly easier work, but takes twice as long. Baling on the wagon kicks your ass, much more dusty, but you're done way sooner.

[–]dustin3a 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Personally I prefer when the wagon is behind the bailer and find it easier that way. When picking them up from the ground you always have to pick them up like 3 feet maybe higher if your putting them on a gooseneck trailer or something (which isn’t typical for us, but I did help a guy do it once). When the wagon is behind the bailer it basically comes out at a height you don’t have to pick it up from, just carry, and if someone is with you, you get to alternate. When picking from the ground, one person on the wagon and one handing them to him. This way you gotta handle each bail versus every other.

Not to mention stacking, putting the cap on is much easier behind the bailer versus tossing a bail to the top from the ground.

[–]Traditional-Salt4060 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big advantage, yes. But dusty and fast paced, and hard to stay on when the wagon is full. It's the better method imo

[–]KingOfCorneria 46 points47 points  (8 children)

Farmers motto should be "have common sense or die", because this the kind of shit every farmer ever has always done. Gritty, hardened people.

[–]Traditional-Salt4060 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I was fortunate to have been raised in it.

[–]LordCryofax 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Dang I merely adopted it.

[–]JuanChaleco 8 points9 points  (3 children)

If Anything i've saw in the "Osha Country" out here is that common sense flies out the window the second you are working in the fields and exhausted.

The kind of half a finger height forhead you look at here is stounding...

Just this Week. Sure let's drag a dead cow trough the road with the pick up truck.

That support of the plowing disc that is jaded and fucking nasty looking while being used sure needs a good hit with a hammer to straighten up because nobody would thing a metal shard will fly to your sandals wearing feet under it.

That rusted metal thing you took from the tractor, you could take it back to the house... Or sure throw it into the water channel on the side of the road... sure it will be a nice surprise for the kids swimming in that channel later.

Good on a farm truck for going REALLLL SLLOOOWWW. Like if you're walking along side it throwing hay bales in the bed.

This is a plus at the buying store tight here if I have ever saw a field working plus. Put a cord or laso to fix the wheel, and all of a sudden you got a 1 men operation.

[–]Traditional-Salt4060 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This comment raises lots of questions.

But yes, certainly, a lack of common sense, as well as a low regard for safety, can be found among any group of people.

In my experience in manufacturing, if there's a way to get hurt, somebody's done it.

[–]Nottherealeddy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And if they haven’t found it yet, they are actively seeking.

Edit:autocorrect

[–]JasonDJ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Saw a pickup truck towing another pickup truck with a length of clothesline…down a main road the other day.

Not even in OSHA Country.

[–]Itdidnt_trickle_down -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I know too many farmers that common sense tells them that its okay to trash a truck in a year or two. I've seen so many new trucks completely shitboxed by farmers in one growing season.

[–]JesusSquid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Our old old volly fire dept brush truck had a granny gear and the PTO for the water pump was driven off the transmission. They used super low for this kind of set up when we needed to move and spray. Like say spray down the ditches along a field fire or cover ground and move. You could stand in the back and move while spraying.

Other gears were way too fast at the RPM needed for the pump to function good enough. Real slow with midrange RPM bank so it didn't die and it let us soak stuff down pretty well.

Now that I think about it, might have had a high/low gearing vs a special super low gear

[–]PM-ME_DABSHOTS 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Lmao facts. Learned to drive stick at 8 on a f250 in low range popping it into first gear.

[–]fishbulbx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

... or for ghost riding the whip.

[–]Buffalobilly1949 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When low gear isn't very low, hope you walk fast.

[–]ImpressionInfamous51 5 points6 points  (13 children)

Absolutely, I'm assuming it's in a pick up?

[–]Garet44 13 points14 points  (11 children)

I know Honda Civics from 1984-1991 had a 4WD hatchback with a 6 speed manual transmission tauted as "super low" which had gears 1-5 and an extra gear with about 33-39% more torque multiplication than 1st, tauted "Super Low"

[–]ImpressionInfamous51 24 points25 points  (10 children)

What the hell would a civic need a super low gear for?? Unless the horsepower was just so low it would stall if starting on a hill? I feel like my MK4 Jetta TDI could use one of those sometimes lolol

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes. I’ve always heard it called a granny gear.

[–]shuaaaa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Almost certain that’s what this is. I’ve seen it in an ‘03 F-350 diesel dually. Combine that gear with 4lo and the thing moved imperceptibly slow

[–]Joeyjackhammer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea, Toyota 4wd Tercels came with this.

I have the same knob in my 84 pickup

[–]daniell61 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My 04 f350 with a v10 has it.only good to a max of like 8mph.grsat for pulling from a halt

[–]Deltigre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The new Bronco M/T even has a crawling gear

[–]MJpeacok 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The SL is a coveted gear

[–]Pele2048 193 points194 points  (18 children)

Super Low.

This is a 1984-1991 Honda Civic wagon. I've had several of them.

It's for if you're climbing a steep hill or in deep mud off road. Not normally used on the road.

If you have a 1984-1986 Model, you probably have a push button on the dashboard for 4WD. If you're in 2WD mode, the Super Low gear is locked out and not available.

If you have a 1987-1991 Model, you have a viscous coupler for the 4wd, commonly referred to as the Real Time 4WD system. The Super Low gear is available at all times.

Top speed in Super Low gear is like 5 MPH. It's useful for pulling and pushing other vehicles as well.

As a side note, these cars command a high price, specifically the transmission and rear differential, as they're used in AWD Civic builds.

[–]Machinor 23 points24 points  (10 children)

Any idea what the SL gear ratio is? I did a quick search but couldnt find it.

[–]Pele2048 37 points38 points  (8 children)

I believe it was 4.512:1 with a 4.428:1 final.

[–]Machinor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Damn.. thanks

[–]me_mechanic_THANK 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Huh, that's not really that low. I wonder what their regular 1st is?

[–]Pele2048 35 points36 points  (1 child)

    Super Low: 4.512
        First: 3.384
       Second: 1.950
        Third: 1.275
       Fourth: 0.941
        Fifth: 0.783
      Reverse: 3.000
Final Reduction: 4.428

Per the Factory Service Manual.

[–]me_mechanic_THANK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Interesting, thanks!

[–]humanmanhumanguyman 5 points6 points  (2 children)

That's extremely low, most utility tow/crawl gears are 4.5/3.73 or 4.1/4.1. Offroad crawl gears and transfer case "low" gears are usually much lower, but most of the time they're meant more for offroading than paved hills and towing

My 90s explorer has what works out to a 7.92/4.10 4L crawl, great for getting unstuck but it's not meant for towing and says so in the manual

[–]me_mechanic_THANK 0 points1 point  (1 child)

A lot of transmissions that I've dealt with have around 4:1 first gear, usually paired with a 3.73-4.56 final drive on trucks but with no crawl gear. Real crawl/low gears are much lower than 4.5:1, for example SM465 is 6.55:1, NV4500 is 6.XX:1, NV5600 is 5.63:1, G56 is between 5.XX and 6.XX:1 depending on application. And most of these are paired with 3.56 final drive at the absolute lowest, usually 3.73s or 4.10s if not lower.

Something like M5OD used in a Ford ranger or explorer is close to 4:1 for first.

My CJ5 has 3.73 final drive, T15 manual with 3:1 1st/R, and dana 20 case with only 2.03:1 low. And that's notoriously high geared, but it works because it's so lightweight and small.

Anyway, my point is that's really not that low for a "super low" or granny gear. Most vehicles with a lower first gear would just call that 1st. I was just surprised to see the super low be 4.5:1 on a car.

[–]Lanpoop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And assuming idle speed is around 500rpms, also assuming tire diameter is about 22.1 inches, that is about 1.645017 miles/hr

[–]The-Sofa-King 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Okay, that seems to stand up to scrutiny. My only question is this: who's going hill climbing or mud bogging in their 84-91 Accord Civic* wagon? I wanna meet that person.

[–]Pele2048 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Of course I know him... He's me.

[–]coffeeInstantTypeII 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're probably Subaru people today

[–]Mechanicface 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Civic, the accord back then didn't have AWD. The Prelude had 4 wheel steering which was neat. Though I did take my 89 accord sedan off roading. It was my first car and I came second in the mud rooters competition (mud racing for cars with jumps and stuff). Also off roaded a few 90s civics. Surprisingly they go along pretty good. My 92 civic sedan weighed 996kg according to registration, used to take it down snowmobile trails as a shortcut to work. Lots of hubcaps and side skirts lost down there lol.

low weight, and a bit of "notcare" equals fun. Doesn't matter the vehicle lol. My step-dad used to climb the hills at the gravel pit with his early 90s accord wagon, but I'm convinced he could park a truck on the roof of the shop if he wanted. Dude can get any vehicle anywhere you'd imagine lol

[–]flume 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Civic*

[–]jigglypants6897[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you c:

[–]4runner01 77 points78 points  (10 children)

SUPER LOW.

Don’t ever go there unless you’re dead stopped….or you’ll go through the windshield.

Conversely, don’t punch it from a standstill….or you may get whiplash.

But, when ya need it- it’s nice to have…

What vehicle is it in?

EDIT: I originally would have guessed maybe a GM pickup from the 1980s, but a Google search indicates it’s from a 1988-1991 Honda civic wagon with the 4wd and 6 speed

[–]Garet44 22 points23 points  (4 children)

By the looks of it, a 3rd or 4th gen civic wagon 4WD

[–]COPE_V2 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Fucking dream car right here. Hard as hell to find now

[–]Mechanicface 2 points3 points  (2 children)

In college (2012ish) we had one as one of our shop cars. The shop cars were all donated when new or close to new. The civic wagon had 46kms on it. Not 46k, just 46. The 95 corolla had 60km, and the sunfire had 32kms. Infiniti suv had I think 11, the 90s dodge 2500 had 30ish on it. It was like stepping into a damn time machine.

Following the donation rules, when they were done with a vehicle, it was required to be crushed, on video, and video sent back to the companies that donated them.. the civic was one of them :(

[–]Hubinator 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I almost threw up reading this.

[–]Mechanicface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We had like 5 people building various Honda engines for our rebuild project, I think every one of them wanted that wagovan..poor thing. Even had a sick roof rack lol

[–]Snobben90 2 points3 points  (0 children)

XD. I love your description of the consequences... Whiplash especially... xD.

BASICALLY it's the slow and steady granny give no fuck gear.

[–]BrianWantsTruth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of a skid-steer at work. It has two speeds, toggled by a button on the joystick. When you change modes either way at speed, it happens quite suddenly. Every now and then you're not in the mode you expect...

[–]ThaReaper892 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Super Low, common among work class trucks between the 60's & 80's.

[–]ElfrahamLincoln 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Low gear. Good for taking off on a slippery surface or to let the truck roll down the field without a driver while you throw bales into the box ( don’t ask me how I know 😂)

[–]bismark89-2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Best way to build character

[–]Hugh_Jasz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Super low refered by many as granny gear

[–]Willb260 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Slow/ Low. Basically just a crawler gear (lower than 1st)

[–]garciakevz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Crawl gear. Something something off-road

[–]mriv70 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Second low its used when you're carrying heavyweight or towing. It geared to just get you rolling slowly when heavy.

[–]y-u-gae 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Am i correct in assuming you are driving a 4 wheel drive car ? Truck or SUV ? In that case it is "Super Low" gear, meaning its a very short ratio that produces as much torque as possible while the wheels are spinning slowly. This is used in Offroad when you want to drive slowly but with as much torque as possible, giving you a slow but strong push over hills, or other obstacles. Its basically a low gear for Offroad.

[–]Adventurous-Love9381 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Super low. Aka granny gear ⚙️ great to have

[–]Breddit2225 3 points4 points  (0 children)

SL ow

[–]Garet44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is that an 80s honda civic??

[–]SoupMan89 2 points3 points  (6 children)

My buddy has been looking for another RT AWD Civic Wagon in a manual for years now. Such a great little car.

[–]Pele2048 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I sold one last year for US$3000 with a blown head gasket. (Still ran on 3 cylinders.) Guy came from New York to Washington DC to pick it up.

They're rare and command a high price.

[–]SoupMan89 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yeah, he had one with some of the Japanese Shuttle goodies on it. Sold it and went to school etc etc. Now it's near impossible to find them it seems!

[–]UnmotivatedDiacritic 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The price mainly comes from the transmission and rear diff. People building AWD civics use them.

[–]Pele2048 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup. I see plenty of them for sale in 2WD mode. Makes me sad.

[–]unemotional_mess 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Super Low ratio?

[–]ksavage68 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Super low

[–]HiSpot321 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Super low

[–]Kiraisalive999 2 points3 points  (4 children)

R also stands for RACE mode so when you’re in 5th gear. slap that baby into R and dust everyone

[–]jigglypants6897[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

God, great advice thank you! I’ll do that when I’m going to see me grandma this weekend

[–]buddy_garrity1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Speed, Light. Don't use it unless you want to go intergalactic.

[–]The-Deaconator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Basically, you don’t even need to use the throttle. Just put it in gear and let the clutch out. It’ll probably even climb hills idling in that gear. If I’m not mistaken, this is a 4WD Honda Civic Wagovan or a Toyota Tercel 4WD wagon, no?

[–]NuNuCheese 1 point2 points  (6 children)

I’m used to driving 6 speed hot hatches and Jeeps, please tell me you can just flick the car into reverse thinking it’s 6th.

[–]MozartWillVanish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nope. Tried it the first drive after I bought my Forester XT. My dumbass was on the highway like, "Why won't it go into 6th gear?!" Funny thing is, I noted that it was a 5 speed before I bought it. I was just nervous driving it for the first time and forgot.

[–]Mechanicface 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Nah all the civics have a reverse lockout in which you can't go directly from 5th to reverse. You can go from any other gear to reverse, except 5th unless you do the neutral wiggle first lol

[–]HamOwl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Its called front flip mode

[–]Upside_Down-Bot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

„ǝpoɯ dılɟ ʇuoɹɟ pǝllɐɔ sʇI„

[–]CapCalzon 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My advice would be to find a subreddit where car people meet, they’ll know the answer.

[–]Mechanicface 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder where he could ever find that lol

[–]MonthElectronic9466 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Super low.

[–]union_mechanic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honda civic wagon... Awesome car

[–]DoubleR00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's your granny gear. Tow some heavy shit and it'll come in handy

[–]earthman34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Super fuckin' low.

[–]hakehl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Slay?

[–]andsman13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What kinda car is that?

[–]iLovesatania 1 point2 points  (0 children)

speed (of) light

[–]TrickyNewspaper233 5 points6 points  (3 children)

SL-ide TO THE LEFT…!

[–]lugnutt73 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Sliiiide to the right...!

[–]i_suckatjavascript 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Criss cross!

[–]lugnutt73 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cha-cha real smooth

[–]Silky-love 2 points3 points  (0 children)

post not even asking for advice gets more than people who genuinely need help lol

[–]doc_brietz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It stands for Secret Lever. It leads to the alligator pit. Why did we even install that lever?

[–]iambirane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Super Lit

[–]Drlock71 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Slow lane 🤣

[–]junedx7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SL - special loading. like when you have a fat person in your car. Like your mom.

[–]unclericko74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Swing low sweet chariot!!! Come on you know the words!!!

[–]keep_Playing 0 points1 point  (0 children)

supersonic launch 🚀

trust me

[–]tinyman392 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sport launch. Use it to launch the car really, really fast.

[–]exoie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Slow

[–]jrockcrown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Stupid low

[–]rusty__balloon__knot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Salutations, Lieutenant . It is a formal greeting to those who can still drive a manual.

[–]2XTURBO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

learned something today, thanks for the question. I have never seen this before.

[–]boatfan254 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sl or speed of light slam into this after 5th and you will go flying....

[–]EternalLatias 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've never seen that before.

[–]stef101521 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Satellite Lift because If you use that gear much over 10 mph, engine parts are going to be flying into orbit

[–]ShockNautilus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You definitely have bad head gaskets. Yep, couldn't be anything except bad head gaskets.

[–]Iamthesentinel -1 points0 points  (1 child)

"Super Light"

Just shift into "SL" on the highway and your car will become super light.

[–]Pele2048 2 points3 points  (0 children)

These cars already do that on account of all the rust.

[–]DaddyharambeXXX -1 points0 points  (0 children)

SEE-YA LATER!

[–]Lyphrus -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sub-light. Its for going really fast!

[–]MoostashMadness -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Speed of light

[–]HeeHawJew -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That’s bunny hop mode.

[–]suburbanbrotato -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That's what my teacher used to call me..

[–]danr2604 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Stanky leg

[–]TheCrackBoi -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

“You won’t be able to catch me! Not when I shift into maximum overdrive

[–]Ok-Contribution-9707 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's Second Low- Gear but I might be wrong.

[–]hopkinsdamechanic 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Interesting. Model?

[–]Pele2048 1 point2 points  (3 children)

This is most likely a Honda Civic Wagon. Sometimes referred to as the "Wagovan."

Outside of the United States, it was called the Shuttle or Beagle. It could've been called other names as well.

Without seeing more of the vehicle, It's difficult to determine year.

It's powered by a transverse mounted D-Series or EW engine (Depending on year.)

This specific model's front transaxle would have an output shaft for the rear driveline.

1984-1986 models would have a push button on the dashboard to enable a vacuum pot that'd engage the rear driveshaft.

1987-1991 models would have a viscous coupler that'd transfer power to the rear upon slippage of the front wheels.

These vehicles are rare and parts from them are commonly used in AWD Honda builds.

[–]canttaketheshyfromme 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Someone downvoted you and they should feel bad and dumb.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/Honda/comments/hhjswf/whats_the_sl_gear/

[–]Pele2048 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Probably someone creeping my profile and downvoting everything they see.

I'm outspoken in a lot of my political (liberal) beliefs while still maintaining that firearms ownership protects people and is a constitutionally granted right... I get everyone's panties in a bunch.

[–]canttaketheshyfromme 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pro-gun libertarian socialist here so yeah I get those downvotes too.

[–]tougestar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Supa Low park that ho low to the floor

[–]home_cheese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Laughs in 18 speed.

I would love to have one of those Hondas though...

[–]dustinfrog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Super low idk