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Old 01-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Shifting Question

This is probably stupid question but for the ones who have their car as an primary car what do ya'll shift at? Does it matter? I know it red lines at 6600 but I just do not want to mess anything up.
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:23 PM   #2
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Where ever you want to. The rev limiter will stop you when it's had enough!
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Old 01-11-2016, 07:43 PM   #3
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Exactly what said. Sometimes i shift at 2K and sometimes at redline.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:49 PM   #4
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i have big cam on mine and i am kinda limited, but if you have a bone stock i suggest at around 2k RPM
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #5
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This is probably stupid question but for the ones who have their car as an primary car what do ya'll shift at? Does it matter? I know it red lines at 6600 but I just do not want to mess anything up.

Drive it like a Prius you'll be just fine
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:38 PM   #6
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Depends on how I'm driving, if I am trying to accelerate fast, then around 2500-3000, if just normal driving, then around 2000 like others stated. I want my car to last a long time, so the absolute highest I ever wait until is around 3800, and never anything higher than 4000, ever. That's just me though..
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:53 PM   #7
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Depends on how I'm driving, if I am trying to accelerate fast, then around 2500-3000, if just normal driving, then around 2000 like others stated. I want my car to last a long time, so the absolute highest I ever wait until is around 3800, and never anything higher than 4000, ever. That's just me though..
Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. The fun begins once you get over 4000 rpm. If you really have not wound out a gear on this car I suggest that you do.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:28 PM   #8
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Depends on how I'm feeling, traffic and time of day. If I'm trying to get good gas mileage then 2000rpm and I jump gears 1-3-5-6. If I want to hear my car then I shift at about 3k and still skip gears but usually 1-2-4-6. If I want smiles per gallon I shift when my 2nd shift light comes on at 6250.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:16 AM   #9
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Depends on how I'm driving, if I am trying to accelerate fast, then around 2500-3000, if just normal driving, then around 2000 like others stated. I want my car to last a long time, so the absolute highest I ever wait until is around 3800, and never anything higher than 4000, ever. That's just me though..
Have driven my last two cars (93 Z/28 and 01 WS6) and red lined them often. Both cars lasted about 200K miles and about 10 years with no mechanical issues. Use your car. Your not going to hurt it.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:22 AM   #10
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I don't even look at the tach much nowadays. Listen to the engine, and it will tell you if you're shifting too low in the range or too high. Too high probably won't be an issue, as someone said, the rev limiter will kick in (you'll hear that), and you really have to be purposefully driving hard (unless you missed a shift under WOT).

I don't think you really need to worry. Just drive it, shift when you want.
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Old 01-12-2016, 04:21 PM   #11
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Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not. The fun begins once you get over 4000 rpm. If you really have not wound out a gear on this car I suggest that you do.
Raptor is right. These cars come alive around 4000 rpm. They can handle it.
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