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This is a discussion on Shifting Speeds within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; stupid question (im full of them) whats the point in downshifting to the redline if ur just gonna shift right ...

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    stupid question (im full of them)

    whats the point in downshifting to the redline if ur just gonna shift right back up? unless theres a different purpose

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    You should see mine fly in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
    I get really close to 6700 RPM's but the tach shows 5700.

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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.
    Either you guys are actually typing that fast or I'm really that sleepy. I guess Luos beat me to it. Take his word for it not mine.

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    Its hard to watch the tach, the road, and every where else for cops at the same time when doing this, anyone else notice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    stupid question (im full of them)

    whats the point in downshifting to the redline if ur just gonna shift right back up? unless theres a different purpose


    i just asked incase i wanted to downshift and i was going lets say 47.. could i downshift into 1st to get that extra "pull" for a split second..

    or if im driving down the highway .. and say im going 70 in 3rd and a ricer blows by me for some odd reason.. can i shift it down to 2nd to jump after him..

    get where im goin with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7 View Post
    Its hard to watch the tach, the road, and every where else for cops at the same time when doing this, anyone else notice?
    ever sense i got it... lol

    and ur RS is verrrry nice
    along with ur SS of course
    lucky bastards got 2 f-bods..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mst219 View Post
    i just asked incase i wanted to downshift and i was going lets say 47.. could i downshift into 1st to get that extra "pull" for a split second..

    or if im driving down the highway .. and say im going 70 in 3rd and a ricer blows by me for some odd reason.. can i shift it down to 2nd to jump after him..

    get where im goin with it?
    yea i mean i get the point of downshifting for the extra pull... but in that case ur probably floorin it, so if u downshift RIGHT at the redline, u would immediately have to shift right back up right? or are you just wonderin what the redline is so you can downshift a little BEFORE the redline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    yea i mean i get the point of downshifting for the extra pull... but in that case ur probably floorin it, so if u downshift RIGHT at the redline, u would immediately have to shift right back up right? or are you just wonderin what the redline is so you can downshift a little BEFORE the redline?
    yes.. exactly where i was wantin 2 go.. lol

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    That extra shift would be a waste of time with the LS1's torque curve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    That extra shift would be a waste of time with the LS1's torque curve.
    ? ? ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mst219 View Post
    yes.. exactly where i was wantin 2 go.. lol
    ok gotcha

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    basically hes sayin the LS1 pulls from every gear.. its a monster.. right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mst219 View Post
    yes.. exactly where i was wantin 2 go.. lol
    OFF Topic: How do you get your AVATAR so big? I got an avatar kind off like yours, but it say "object in mirror will disapear" I had to put it up, seeing yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    ? ? ?
    Depending on the RPM's....that extra pull would be wasted when you shift.

    If you think you will be too close to the redline, don't downshift. The LS1 has a mean torque curve...don't need to get that extra 'pull' from a lower gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    OFF Topic: How do you get your AVATAR so big? I got an avatar kind off like yours, but it say "object in mirror will disapear" I had to put it up, seeing yours
    on your mirror, disappear is spelled right tho... right?
    hah just messin with ya,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Depending on the RPM's....that extra pull would be wasted when you shift.

    If you think you will be too close to the redline, don't downshift. The LS1 has a mean torque curve...don't need to get that extra 'pull' from a lower gear.
    thats what i figured. i was jsut makin sure thats what u meant in case i was wrong

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    i couldnt tell u.. i just had that picture on my computer and i uploaded it.. i know it has alot to do with the image size.. like the max avatar is like 150x100.. maybe if u proportioned it just right.. it would be a bigger avatar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    OFF Topic: How do you get your AVATAR so big? I got an avatar kind off like yours, but it say "object in mirror will disapear" I had to put it up, seeing yours
    notice he took the pic closer to the mirror, plus since u have the car in the mirror its hard to read the letters

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    ight like i said on the other thread about 15 minutes ago.. im goin 2 bed.. peace all.. and thanks for the help

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    oh shit! sorry my bad i jsut realized it actually is bigger haha

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