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Old 08-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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What is your normal launch RPMs?

When I'm at a stop light and start to go, I notice most people pass me... :( Are most people driving around 3-4k RPM ?

My exhaust is pretty loud so I normally don't go above 2 or 2.5k RPM when I'm just driving. So I'm curious what do you guys normal drive at?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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When I'm at a stop light and start to go, I notice most people pass me... :( Are most people driving around 3-4k RPM ?

My exhaust is pretty loud so I normally don't go above 2 or 2.5k RPM when I'm just driving. So I'm curious what do you guys normal drive at?
Are you granny driving? I'm always near 4K when "just driving".
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Are you granny driving? I'm always near 4K when "just driving".
LOL I guess. Like I said, my exhaust+CAI is loud, and I don't want to seem like a jack***. Just wondering what the norm was.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Well before I was supercharged I would be around 3.5-4k after a stop light. Post supercharger I keep it easy as I don't want my MPG to rape me from stop light to stop light, doing a lot of city driving now...

Now I probably hit 3k maybe, usually 2.5-3k and yes it seems like a slow acceleration...
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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3k for good launch. I don't have the skill to launch much higher yet. Too much tire spin higher than 3K, but I'm still learning
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #6
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When I'm at a stop light and start to go, I notice most people pass me... :( Are most people driving around 3-4k RPM ?

My exhaust is pretty loud so I normally don't go above 2 or 2.5k RPM when I'm just driving. So I'm curious what do you guys normal drive at?
They're just driving like idiots because you have a Camaro. These cars bring out the a$$hole in people who don't have one.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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3k for good launch. I don't have the skill to launch much higher yet. Too much tire spin higher than 3K, but I'm still learning
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the OP is just talking about driving around town. OP I usually shift right at 2k but that's just cause I like my nearly 19mpg's for driving around town.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #8
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They're just driving like idiots because you have a Camaro. These cars bring out the a$$hole in people who don't have one.

I notice this a lot, even minivans.....
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:45 PM   #9
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They're just driving like idiots because you have a Camaro. These cars bring out the a$$hole in people who don't have one.
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I notice this a lot, even minivans.....
Yeah.. Seems like every body and their mini van, prius, or 1992 Toyota corolla is taking off faster than me.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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Yeah.. Seems like every body and their mini van, prius, or 1992 Toyota corolla is taking off faster than me.
I dunno man, those Prius and their instant torq...
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #11
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I shift right around 2k during normal driving.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #12
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Most are driving automatics and i'm sure you're going for a smooth shift in a casual launch.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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These cars bring out the a$$hole in people who don't have one.
People who don't have a$$holes?
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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When I'm at a stop light and start to go, I notice most people pass me... :( Are most people driving around 3-4k RPM ?

My exhaust is pretty loud so I normally don't go above 2 or 2.5k RPM when I'm just driving. So I'm curious what do you guys normal drive at?
Wait, i know the answer to this one. Low on gas around 3K, full tank, usually around 4.5-5K
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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People who don't have a$$holes?
LOL, if I'd have ended the statement at people, then everyone would think I'm saying that having a Camaro brings out the A$$hole in their drivers. Then again, there is probably something to be said for that.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #16
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in my dd pickup, im full throttle every light. and i drive my camaro faster. life is too short to be lame
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:32 PM   #17
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I think the OP means launch RPM as in what do you blip the throttle to as you're letting the clutch out leaving a stop, not shiting RPM. Mine depends on how much open road is in front of me or how good looking the blonde in the car next to me is lol
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