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FJ60 05-24-2013 02:54 PM

speed shift points for 1LE
 
What are the speed (or rpm) shift points for city/suburb driving? I've been shifting @ 2k rpm and find myself in 6th by the time I hit 45mph and the engine is turning at about 1300 rpm iirc but I don't hear the engine lugging. My goal isn't to maximize fuel economy, but I don't want to stay in any one gear longer than needed nor do I want to harm the engine.

I referred to the owner's manual (page 9-32, I think) and it's the first one I read that doesn't list recommended shift points.

Thanks in advance!

FJ60

cornerspeed92 05-24-2013 04:06 PM

It's what ever you want,and how much fun you want to have while driving,but i know the car doesn't want to be shifted at 2K.When there isn't any traffic(which is easy for me i go to work at 1 AM)i actually go 1st 3rd 5th,but cant do that when im going home.I like to shift at 4K.

chevy 3 05-24-2013 04:59 PM

It's dif for all gears.
All I can say is I cruise at 1800rpm so whatever gear you need so your at or around 1800 your good. This is only my take of what I like to cruise at. To save fuel you might have to go lower.
Dam.
I hope this helps alittle.

chevy 3 05-24-2013 04:59 PM

It's dif for all gears.
All I can say is I cruise at 1800rpm so whatever gear you need so your at or around 1800 your good. This is only my take of what I like to cruise at. To save fuel you might have to go lower.
Dam.
I hope this helps alittle.

solo40oz 05-24-2013 05:19 PM

6k....have some fun. :)

Bauer2 05-24-2013 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cornerspeed92 (Post 6584783)
It's what ever you want,and how much fun you want to have while driving,but i know the car doesn't want to be shifted at 2K.When there isn't any traffic(which is easy for me i go to work at 1 AM)i actually go 1st 3rd 5th,but cant do that when im going home.I like to shift at 4K.

I do the same thing some times and other times its 1-2-4-6.

1Slow6.2 05-24-2013 06:39 PM

For me when I'm just cruising I usually go 1,4,6 even without being locked out of second. But open lanes or back roads I'll hit every single gear about 6200rpm

racerx1214 05-24-2013 07:00 PM

The redline is meant to be touched daily bro.

You're not going to hurt this engine.


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