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Jan 27, 10:08pm - #385885 
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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Jan 27, 10:12pm - #385886 
I think its at or anywhere after 62000, doesn't have to be exactly 62


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Jan 27, 10:16pm - #385887 
When you shift depends on what you want.

Good MPG shift at 3k
More Power shift higher

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Jan 27, 10:23pm - #385888 
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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Jan 27, 10:48pm - #385889 
I thought it was below 4K for good gas mileage.. guess I was wrong lol.

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Jan 27, 11:38pm - #385890 
Yea thats wat i thought too... ive been shiftin at 4k


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Jan 28, 9:49am - #385891 
Basically the most economical place to shift is as soon as the NEXT gear can take it without a problem.


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Jan 28, 10:21am - #385892 
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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Jan 28, 12:10pm - #385893 
is it the same with a GTS confused


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Jan 28, 1:41pm - #385894 
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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Jan 28, 1:56pm - #385895 
I shift at about 3000-3500. I take it to about 4-5K going out of first tho.


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Jan 28, 2:05pm - #385896 
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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Jan 28, 2:13pm - #385897 
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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Jan 28, 2:14pm - #385898 
Allow me to edit... I've always heard shifting at 3000rpms is the most economical

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Jan 28, 2:57pm - #385899 
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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