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Old Dec 21st, 2002, 11:03 AM
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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?

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Re: Optimal RPM's for Shifting Gears?

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... :-)

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Old Dec 21st, 2002, 09:25 PM
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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

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Old Dec 22nd, 2002, 02:07 AM
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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.

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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
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