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When do you shift? #98989 Feb 6, 4:33pm Feb 6, 4:33pm
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When do you shift?
Just wondering how everyone else drives...
For Example (N-1 @2k RPM... also add lift if you are able)
1. from neutral to first
2. from first to second
3. from second to third
4. from third to fourth
5. from fourth to fifth
6. from fifth to sixth (GTS of course)


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #98990 Feb 6, 4:37pm Feb 6, 4:37pm
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normal driving - between 3-4 RPM
racing - redline

Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #98991 Feb 6, 4:50pm Feb 6, 4:50pm
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1. from neutral to first
Don't think I've ever done this.

2. from first to second
Usually 6k, right before lift (unless I need to go fast)

3. from second to third
I often hit redline from 2nd to 3rd... best way to get to 60.

4. from third to fourth
Redline about 40% of the time, I do a lot of highway driving (80 mph)

5. from fourth to fifth
Rarely redline here, unless I'm going from 80 to 100 quickly (like someone
trying to race on the freeway)

6. from fifth to sixth (GTS of course)
I don't use 5th much, for highway I usually go 4th -> 6th.
I've been close to redline in 5th, at about 120 a few times.


Looking back over these answer... no wonder I'm on my second transmission replacement smile

Re: When do you shift? [Re: ArchV] #98992 Feb 6, 6:33pm Feb 6, 6:33pm
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Recommended shifting speeds altitude of 4000 ft.>>
6 - speed and 5 speed (except the 6th gear)
1 to 2 or 2 to 1 15MPH
2 to 3 or 3 to 2 25
3 to 4 or 4 to 3 40
4 to 5 or 5 to 4 45
5 to 6 or 6 to 5 50
That's around 3500 each gear except 5th to 6th I believe. Of course entering traffic or going uphill you might want to accelerate more and shift later. Racing it's all out right to the fuel cut each gear.
Max. allowable speeds>>
5 - speed 6 - speed
1 35 1 37
2 57 2 58
3 78 3 80
4 106 4 101
5 ? 5 129
6 ?

Re: When do you shift? [Re: spaztikid] #98993 Feb 6, 7:17pm Feb 6, 7:17pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
normal driving - between 3-4 RPM
racing - redline

Re: When do you shift? [Re: CeLlYgT04] #98994 Feb 6, 7:19pm Feb 6, 7:19pm
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by spaztikid
normal driving - between 3-4 RPM
racing - redline

Re: When do you shift? [Re: spaztikid] #98995 Feb 6, 7:56pm Feb 6, 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
normal driving - between 3-4 RPM
racing - redline


same


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #98996 Feb 6, 8:49pm Feb 6, 8:49pm
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usually 3 to 4.5k


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #98997 Feb 6, 9:32pm Feb 6, 9:32pm
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do most of gts' owners start off on 2nd? the 1st gear annoys the fuck outta me during daily driving...

Re: When do you shift? [Re: VSGTS14] #98998 Feb 6, 10:44pm Feb 6, 10:44pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
usually 3 to 4.5k


yeah, except lately ive been landing 3-4 lift going on the highway, its addictive. smile

Re: When do you shift? [Re: Dukemasta] #98999 Feb 6, 10:58pm Feb 6, 10:58pm
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usually shift all gears at like 3k. sometimes more. im a very moderate driver, except when i need to go, i know i can


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #99000 Feb 6, 11:11pm Feb 6, 11:11pm
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Thanks for the replys!


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: spaztikid] #99001 Feb 6, 11:30pm Feb 6, 11:30pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
normal driving - between 3-4 RPM
racing - redline

Re: When do you shift? [Re: cRodz] #99002 Feb 7, 12:00am Feb 7, 12:00am
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Originally Posted by cRodz
do most of gts' owners start off on 2nd? the 1st gear annoys the fuck outta me during daily driving...

y would it annoy the "fuck" out of you?


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Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #99003 Feb 7, 12:08am Feb 7, 12:08am
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when I feel like it ... sometimes really low other times really high.

Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #99004 Feb 7, 9:15am Feb 7, 9:15am
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hahaha yeah i usually start at 2nd

Re: When do you shift? [Re: Clos] #99005 Feb 7, 9:51am Feb 7, 9:51am
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Originally Posted by Clos
hahaha yeah i usually start at 2nd


really? I never do that. Waste of gas.

Does that hurt anything?

Re: When do you shift? [Re: KiKangKiKang] #99006 Feb 7, 10:06am Feb 7, 10:06am
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normally I shift in between 3 and 5K ...depending on my mood

and I always start in 1st

Re: When do you shift? [Re: Elkal900] #99007 Feb 7, 10:42am Feb 7, 10:42am
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Depends on how lazy I feel...

Sometimes, I'll wind out second and put it in 5th, or 4th, depending on the road.

If I'm driving normally, usually shift around 3.5 to 4, if I'm racing, redline.

I always start from 1st from a complete stop...but there are those times when I come to at stop sign and put it in second...but thats not really a total stop. smile


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How 'bout downshifting? I don't downshift if I know I'm coming to a full stop anyways, I just cruise in neutral. How 'bout skipping gears (from 2nd --> 4th)? Isn't that bad for the transmission?

Re: When do you shift? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #99009 Feb 7, 11:40pm Feb 7, 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
How 'bout downshifting? I don't downshift if I know I'm coming to a full stop anyways, I just cruise in neutral. How 'bout skipping gears (from 2nd --> 4th)? Isn't that bad for the transmission?


i also never downshift i just put of neutral for a pretty long time and start to hit the brakes slowly... and like i said b4 sometimes start from 2nd, go to 4th and then to 5th hopefully it's not bad for my cely frown

Re: When do you shift? [Re: cRodz] #99010 Feb 8, 5:12am Feb 8, 5:12am
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Originally Posted by cRodz
Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
How 'bout downshifting? I don't downshift if I know I'm coming to a full stop anyways, I just cruise in neutral. How 'bout skipping gears (from 2nd --> 4th)? Isn't that bad for the transmission?


i also never downshift i just put of neutral for a pretty long time and start to hit the brakes slowly... and like i said b4 sometimes start from 2nd, go to 4th and then to 5th hopefully it's not bad for my cely frown


i wanna know if its bad if you go like 30 on 1st gear, and shift straight to 4th with 30mph. does that do anything to ur clutch? or or is there gonna be no power? when can you know its bad before smelling ur clutch?

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