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thundr51
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thundr51 Jan 28, 5:08am - #385885 
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When to shift

Ok, I've been searching the forums for a while (12 pages) and I can't seem to find anything on this, and everybody keeps talking about high revs...

When should I shift? I've got a 02 GT and normally shift when I hit 3500-4000 RPMs. Just curious as to what the general public thinks..
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crespo_h69 Jan 28, 5:12am - #385886 
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I think its at or anywhere after 62000, doesn't have to be exactly 62

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Teknikal
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Teknikal Jan 28, 5:16am - #385887 
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When you shift depends on what you want.

Good MPG shift at 3k
More Power shift higher
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BReakinDrifTs Jan 28, 5:23am - #385888 
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For gas savings and daily drive just shift at lower rpms 3k is good, if you want acceleration/power or your racing shift just before redline.
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RookieGTS Jan 28, 5:48am - #385889 

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I thought it was below 4K for good gas mileage.. guess I was wrong lol.
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tai_mai_shu Jan 28, 6:38am - #385890 

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Yea thats wat i thought too... ive been shiftin at 4k

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ExNihilo Jan 28, 4:49pm - #385891 
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Basically the most economical place to shift is as soon as the NEXT gear can take it without a problem.

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cyberkni
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cyberkni Jan 28, 5:21pm - #385892 

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I find that shifting at 4k is good. It still shows you have a sports car but its not burning fuel like crazy. Anything lower than 4k makes my drive boring(it just a nuetered car then).
I tend to get between 25-27 mpg with this shifting scheme.
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Clutch
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Clutch Jan 28, 7:10pm - #385893 

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is it the same with a GTS confused

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tai_mai_shu
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tai_mai_shu Jan 28, 8:41pm - #385894 

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yea... same with me its no fun when shiftin under 4k thats why i hardly do it, only when the folks are in the car. Thats why i cant notice a difference in gas mileage because of how i drive

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Chelica815 Jan 28, 8:56pm - #385895 
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I shift at about 3000-3500. I take it to about 4-5K going out of first tho.

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GTQuentin Jan 28, 9:05pm - #385896 

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im in 5th gear all the time doing 25mph. any slower in the gear will give out. My 2,3,4, all happen in like 10secs. i get to 5 asap. sometimes when im in the mood i let it rev to 5 or 6.
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GChunn2000 Jan 28, 9:13pm - #385897 
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I've always head shifting at 3rd gear is the most economical place, but I usually shift a little past 4000 rpms... it's mid-way to the red-line and keeps the drive interesting... plus i still get great gas mileage. The way I look at.. you bought this car for a reason, have fun!
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GChunn2000 Jan 28, 9:14pm - #385898 
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Allow me to edit... I've always heard shifting at 3000rpms is the most economical
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Spread Eagle Jan 28, 9:57pm - #385899 

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Originally Posted by GChunn2000
Allow me to edit... I've always heard shifting at 3000rpms is the most economical



Lol, me too.


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