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    When to shift

    What RPM's should I be shifting at for each gear? How about on the launch, what RPM should the tach read?

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    You shift when you can safely reduce the load by entering a higher gear.

    Launch @ whatever RPM you feel comfortable with. I'll usually go @ 4K when Auto-Xing
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    3.14159265.... always.

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    Shift at Pi RPM's huh? I'm not sure I can get the engine to idle that low!

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    daily driving no more than 3,500-4,000 at most,

    for high preformance, dyno ur car and shift so u go from peak hp to peak tq if you can ie, 4K= max tq, -7000=max hp, shift so rpms will drop to about 4 k so shift about 7.2k make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattcr2d2 View Post
    daily driving no more than 3,500-4,000 at most,

    for high preformance, dyno ur car and shift so u go from peak hp to peak tq if you can ie, 4K= max tq, -7000=max hp, shift so rpms will drop to about 4 k so shift about 7.2k make sense?
    Yup, that's all I wanted to know. Thanks. I still like the idea of shifting at "3.1415926 always". It's easier to remember

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    I usually shift at no higher than 3.5 around town and at or around 6k (cuz after that the peak hp tapers off) when I'm havin fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jebus View Post
    3.14159265.... always.
    Lmao....
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    Red line the tach in first then 6,400 rpm is a nice compromise for the rest of the gears. You want max area under the HP curve.

    Around town I short shift at about 3,000 rpm...
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    Around town i shift between 2500 and 3000 to save gas. When driving sporty i shift no higher then 6k in first then no higher then 5.5k in every other gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post
    Red line the tach in first then 6,400 rpm is a nice compromise for the rest of the gears. You want max area under the HP curve.

    Around town I short shift at about 3,000 rpm...
    I like this info
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