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This is a discussion on Shifting Speeds within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; jimmy77611, redss2000 i see you two lurkin here. how bout some answers lol...

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    jimmy77611, redss2000 i see you two lurkin here. how bout some answers lol

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    nothin wrong with a v6 .. i didnt start in an f-body.. i started in a 1997 v6 dodge avenger se.. had it for a year or so... got a great job as a waiter (easy money for 1st starting out... great tips at a nice place!!!)... i didnt even really consider the SS until i was next to one at a stop light.. the rumble got me.. now i got the rumble

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    haha. i want the rumble!!! but yea, ill probably end up starting with a v6 temporarily... unless i can convince my parents to help me out with the money issue. so ill work on that first and if all fails, resort to the 6

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    I don't know the speed you shift at, but you should shift at REDLINE or a little before.

    example... say im goin 55.. should i downshift into 1st? or would that produce to many RPM's for 1st? <<< YOUR STATEMENT

    Problably 2nd, if your looking to get max accel, 3rd if your not commin out to hot. I'm not really sure though, its all instinct.

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    yea i know about the redline and all that... but im talkin about downshifting.. like if i wanted to downshift from 2nd to 1st and i was going .. lets say hypothetically .. 35 .. would shifting into 1st generate to many RPM's.. so im looking for a list of tops speeds per gear (stock gears)

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    Well say you are shifting from 1st to 2nd at 3,000RPM's, notice how much the RPM's drop. That is your limit when downshifting from that gear.

    Practice at low speeds and see how the power comes in at certain speeds.
    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

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    i guess i could start low and raise from there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Well say you are shifting from 1st to 2nd at 3,000RPM's, notice how much the RPM's drop. That is your limit when downshifting from that gear.

    Practice at low speeds and see how the power comes in at certain speeds.
    PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
    That's how I've been practicing and is without a doubt the best way to get a feel for it....I was just looking to see if there was an easier answer.

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    That's how I've been practicing and is without a doubt the best way to get a feel for it....I was just looking to see if there was an easier answer.
    yea i havent even started to do it.. i mean i've slammed the gears a good few times... but i've never really paid to much attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by mst219 View Post
    yea i havent even started to do it.. i mean i've slammed the gears a good few times... but i've never really paid to much attention
    If your gonna be one of the fast guys out there, it's got to be instinct, you can't be lookin down at the tack. You gotta listen, and before the clutch starts commin out you gotta have those R's matched for that gear, or else you loose the ass end real quick.

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    Wow. 40MPH in 1st gear with an M6 and 3.42's is nothing. It is about 4800 RPM's.
    I mean...my 4.11'd car will go 47MPH in first.

    Stock 3.42's with an M6...
    6200 RPM's in 1st gear = 52MPH
    6200 RPM's in 2nd gear = 78MPH
    6200 RPM's in 3rd gear = 106MPH
    6200 RPM's in 4th gear = 138MPH

    You have to be able to judge when you can safely downshift though.
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    If your gonna be one of the fast guys out there, it's got to be instinct, you can't be lookin down at the tack. You gotta listen, and before the clutch starts commin out you gotta have those R's matched for that gear, or else you loose the ass end real quick.
    i've have my ls1 less than 6 months.. im still figuring it all out.. im sure it'll all come to me.. im a national champion after all go karts

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    Stock 3.42's with an M6...
    6200 RPM's in 1st gear = 52MPH
    6200 RPM's in 2nd gear = 78MPH
    6200 RPM's in 3rd gear = 106MPH
    6200 RPM's in 4th gear = 138MPH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wow. 40MPH in 1st gear with an M6 and 3.42's is nothing. It is about 4800 RPM's.
    I mean...my 4.11'd car will go 47MPH in first.

    Stock 3.42's with an M6...
    6200 RPM's in 1st gear = 52MPH
    6200 RPM's in 2nd gear = 78MPH
    6200 RPM's in 3rd gear = 106MPH
    6200 RPM's in 4th gear = 138MPH

    You have to be able to judge when you can safely downshift though.
    I thought Redline was a t 6,000

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    Limiter is at 6200 RPM's on a stock LS1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Limiter is at 6200 RPM's on a stock LS1.
    Then why can't I make it past 6 without the limiter hittin

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    Probably in 1st or 2nd gear right??

    I bet in 3rd gear it would show much closer to 6200.
    Stock tach doesn't keep up in the lower gears that well.

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    1st gear can be taken up to about 40mph actually like 42mph or so. I wouldn't down shift to 1st going anything above 35. 2nd I think goes up to like 70-75mph, I never down shift into 2nd if I'm going faster than 60mph(I used to only go to 2nd if I was going like 55 but it is about how much control you've got) The closer to the shift limit the faster you've got to shift. A guy on here told me I could down shift to 2nd going 65 but that's too close to redline for me. I'd say if you're wanting to down shift to the lowest gear while doing 65-75 I'd do 3rd. Above that I don't know

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    Yeah, I'm sure your right

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    yeah, whoever said 40 in 1st is at 7k is waaaaay off. i've hit 50 in 1st and my car was barely in the redline. 2nd is around 80. 3rd is around 100.

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