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Old 10-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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Post Shift Points in the 1LE

Just noticed one day that this had become my shifting pattern for normal around town driving in the 1LE... I average about 14.5 mpg and drive this way about 90% of the time. If there is a series of stop signs on a neighborhood street I'll take off in 2nd.


01-20 1st gear
20-30 2nd gear
30-40 3rd gear
40-50 4th gear
50-60 5th gear
60-75 6th gear

01-50 1st gear is for the other 10% of the time.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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That's funny I find myself with basically those same shift patterns.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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I'm shift similarly except my percentages are different... almost reversed. lol
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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Mine are quite a bit lower and I would say I try to accomplish close to:

0 - 15 1st gear
15-20 2nd gear
20-28 3rd gear
28-35 4th gear
35-55 5th gear
55+ 6th gear

Houston is very flat and I live and work downtown so there isn't much change in gradient for me either, and I don't know how possible the above would be otherwise.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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I don't pay attention to what gear I'm in at speed I just know I only shift after 3000 rpm. On the highway I only use 6th gear if I go over 70mph. It is really a dog until about 80mph. I can probably count on 2 hands using 6th gear. My rolling average over 3000 miles of driving is 15.3 mpg.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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I don't really pay much attention to the speed of the car, I shift it by the exhaust note, lol. Let's just say that the 1-4 shift indicator has only come on maybe 2-3 times since i've owned my car.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Just noticed one day that this had become my shifting pattern for normal around town driving in the 1LE... I average about 14.5 mpg and drive this way about 90% of the time. If there is a series of stop signs on a neighborhood street I'll take off in 2nd.


01-20 1st gear
20-30 2nd gear
30-40 3rd gear
40-50 4th gear
50-60 5th gear
60-75 6th gear

01-50 1st gear is for the other 10% of the time.
My habits are almost the exact same! I might end up shifting just a tad later than you though. And I almost always start in 1st unless I'm still rolling. I get around 17-18 mpg. I wonder why there is such a big difference but I would guess that you are having a little more fun than me lol. Keep it up! (especially that 10% lol)
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:01 PM   #8
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i never even think of shift points. I can tell you one thing....you aint getting to 0-60 in 4.3 seconds if you're shifting 5 times. theres is zero pull in 6th and i still find myself putting it in 6th if im in steady traffic at 45-50 mph.

I'm in 4th often and commonly go 1-4 without being forced to.

I do think my driving habits are a bit different because i dont have a daily commute and traffic in my area is f'ing horrible.

you got to remember these gears overlap quite a bit. you could be going 45 mph from 2-6.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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wherever redline is.....then I shift :P
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #10
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wherever redline is.....then I shift :P


LOL..Best answer yet! No im jk im actually subscribing in to learn a thing or two. But nice answer!
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #11
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I don't pay attention to what gear I'm in at speed I just know I only shift after 3000 rpm. On the highway I only use 6th gear if I go over 70mph. It is really a dog until about 80mph. I can probably count on 2 hands using 6th gear. My rolling average over 3000 miles of driving is 15.3 mpg.
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Plus I like to get to legal speed as timely as possible
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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The key word in the op was normal... sometimes I will use first as a slingshot and then cost to the next light.

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Old 10-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #13
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The key word in the op was normal... sometimes I will use first as a slingshot and then cost to the next light.

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Hahaha... Slingshot! lol
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #14
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wherever redline is.....then I shift :P
You'd be getting like 6mpg. Nice try...
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #15
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The main road near me is 50 mph and is 12 miles long. I usually hit 54 mph in 3rd and then slide right over to 5th and stay at that speed for the gas mileage. I average about 18 mpg.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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The main road near me is 50 mph and is 12 miles long. I usually hit 54 mph in 3rd and then slide right over to 5th and stay at that speed for the gas mileage. I average about 18 mpg.
90% of the time, it's 1st to 3rd to 5th to cruise at 50 MPH. I only have 500 miles on my 1LE, but I'm getting 16-ish gas mileage at the moment.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #17
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when the little red line stops moving, and goes backwards, shift then
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #18
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i never even think of shift points. I can tell you one thing....you aint getting to 0-60 in 4.3 seconds if you're shifting 5 times. theres is zero pull in 6th and i still find myself putting it in 6th if im in steady traffic at 45-50 mph.

I'm in 4th often and commonly go 1-4 without being forced to.

I do think my driving habits are a bit different because i dont have a daily commute and traffic in my area is f'ing horrible.

you got to remember these gears overlap quite a bit. you could be going 45 mph from 2-6.
Good point about the 0-60 what is the best shift patter for attempt...

Is it 1-2? Or Just 1 and stand on it... Or does 1 even make it to 60...

I think I read somewhere its 1-2 done...
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #19
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I'd say that's about the average shift point/pattern. But as another member said, my percentages are flipped lol.
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