Optimal RPM's for Shifting Gears? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > First Generation MINI Cooper S


First Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S 2002 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2002, 10:03 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: WINDY CITY
Posts: 3
Local Time: 04:02 PM
United States
Optimal RPM's for Shifting Gears?

I would like to Know what the optimal RPM's are for shifting my MC/S?
When do I use 6th gear only on the highway?
Thanks


MINI COOPER S
DRK SLVR/BLK
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2002, 01:44 PM
paulgraz's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
Send a message via AIM to paulgraz Send a message via Yahoo to paulgraz
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Howell, NJ USA
Posts: 189
Local Time: 12:02 PM
United States View paulgraz's Electric Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Re: Optimal RPM's for Shifting Gears?

Quote:
Originally posted by fun4mini1
I would like to Know what the optimal RPM's are for shifting my MC/S?
When do I use 6th gear only on the highway?

Optimal for what?

I'm not trying to be a pain, but different driving styles get different results, and your goals might differ from others. Some people want to maximized their fuel economy so they drive more conservatively. Others want maximum performance, and don't care about things like MPG...

Most of my driving is normal everyday driving (commuting) so I drive kinda conservatively, and shift around 3500 rpm. Then there's times when some little honda pulls up next to me at the light, so then I'll get alot closer to redline... :-)

~Paul
03 Elec Blue/white MCS Prem/Cold/Fog/Nav
Ordered 8/9/02, Built 9/27/02, Home 10/29/02!
71 Volvo 1800E (weekend classic fun)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Dec 21st, 2002, 08:25 PM
L8 Apex
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ok, plain and simple, just put the accelerator to the floor, and shift either when the car won't go any faster, or you hit the rev limiter

-Andrew
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Dec 22nd, 2002, 01:07 AM
DaveNagy's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pleasanton, Californ
Posts: 223
Local Time: 08:02 AM
United States
That's simple all right, but it's not optimal. (Especially if you actually trigger the rev limiter.) See the post linked above for the shift points that lead to maximum acceleration, at least as measured on one gentleman's car.

-Dave
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Dec 22nd, 2002, 11:02 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
Send a message via AIM to Box O Fun
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2
Local Time: 11:02 AM
United States
Thumbs up

Generaly I drive my S hard. I shift out of first at 30 mph. 2nd gear go's to about 50mph although Ive shifted into 3rd at 70 and left a 4ft pair of black rubber marks on the asphalt .3rd to 70 mph . 4th to 90 .5th to 110 and 6th gear to the limit about 135. Around town I never seem to get out of 4th gear. Generaly all these shift point are right at the red line..... But then everyone drives differently
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
Which Cooper, and which suspension (stock/koni Ö ), for ride quality? (forum c2)
Aug 16th, 2014 01:44 PM
by rs10
Last post by Caveman
Today 03:49 PM
20 Replies, 737 Views
Join the MINI Owners Group on Facebook
Apr 30th, 2014 07:06 AM
Last post by jasonfields007
Today 03:35 PM
5 Replies, 841 Views
N14/ N18 question
Today 01:04 PM
by oz1986
Last post by Caveman
Today 03:19 PM
1 Replies, 60 Views
New MINI Cooper S Owners Roll Call.....
Nov 18th, 2006 09:20 PM
by Paul
Last post by bjwaz
Today 01:01 PM
694 Replies, 166,348 Views
Changing grill??
Today 12:36 PM
by morgs18
Last post by morgs18
Today 12:36 PM
0 Replies, 65 Views
Mini One Decat?
Today 10:19 AM
by Giddzz
Last post by Giddzz
Today 10:19 AM
0 Replies, 77 Views
Brakes Binding
Yesterday 11:41 AM
by grahamj
Last post by grahamj
Today 09:41 AM
3 Replies, 189 Views
It's Here....
Mar 31st, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by ALD0
Today 08:06 AM
9 Replies, 2,092 Views
Should I keep the run flats - recommendations?
Aug 19th, 2014 06:31 PM
Last post by ALD0
Today 08:05 AM
3 Replies, 295 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by Jimmya
Today 08:04 AM
86 Replies, 30,494 Views
Black alloys
Aug 8th, 2014 06:55 AM
Last post by ALD0
Today 08:04 AM
4 Replies, 308 Views
New Cooper
May 31st, 2004 11:32 AM
Last post by ALD0
Today 08:03 AM
16 Replies, 1,193 Views
R50 Problems, how common?
Aug 10th, 2014 11:08 AM
by aypea
Last post by Frank.B
Today 07:21 AM
4 Replies, 524 Views
best price for wheel alignment
Today 06:47 AM
Last post by johnbrovo
Today 06:47 AM
0 Replies, 83 Views
$115 Buttonwillow Raceway August 30-31st
Today 06:29 AM
by harvie
Last post by harvie
Today 06:29 AM
0 Replies, 64 Views
Vibration from steering wheel and braking
Yesterday 04:02 PM
by MiniBoi
Last post by cristo
Today 03:10 AM
1 Replies, 182 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by sjp3003
Today 01:18 AM
8 Replies, 801 Views
2007 mini - 2nd hand, has 3 error codes - please help
Today 01:04 AM
Last post by KiheiSun
Today 01:04 AM
0 Replies, 127 Views
Mini Cooper S + 400hp
May 30th, 2014 02:07 PM
by xarula
Last post by xarula
Today 12:22 AM
12 Replies, 1,560 Views
My new mini!
Aug 19th, 2014 11:30 PM
Last post by catzisme
Yesterday 11:00 PM
2 Replies, 264 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Ľ Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2