If you search the forums for 6 speed transmission you will find your answer as to why the gears seem very close. Its because they are. It has to do with the fact that there was a tsb that now makes the old five speeds shift like a 6 speed. So instead of using the alternative 2nd gear for down shifts only it now uses it for up shifts as well. Like I said search for it and you will get the actual gear ratios the reasoning behind the thought process of having two 2nd gears as well as some entertainment from reading the posts of the non believers. That is the people who can't grasp the idea that the old 4 speed the 5speed and the 6speed are all the same transmission with different programming.
Before everyone jumps my case I know that there is a six speed with different gears, but that's not the one I'm talking about. I'm strictly talking about the tranny in the '11.
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