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6 speed 1st geat speed

This is a discussion on 6 speed 1st geat speed within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; hello just bought i 98 ta i was wondering if it had new rear ends i get about 45mphin 1st ...

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    6 speed 1st geat speed

    hello just bought i 98 ta i was wondering if it had new rear ends i get about 45mphin 1st at 5,000 rpm is this means i have stock rear end

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    sounds like a 3.42

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    btw..question sorry to whore your thread...is it okay to shift at 5k as long as I dont go into the yellow? i know its a stupid question but im just making sure its okay

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    there are no rules in shifting.....as long as u dont ding past red ur fine....listen to the motor....when it starts 2 moan shift....if ur in first but getting on it u can go up to 5k and be fine .... if ur driving in the city and crawling at 15 mph and the motor sounds like its starting 2 moan at 2000 rpm, shift then

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    your avatar tells us you have a 98 what? 6 speed or auto ta camaro, firebird ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    there are no rules in shifting.....as long as u dont ding past red ur fine....listen to the motor....when it starts 2 moan shift....if ur in first but getting on it u can go up to 5k and be fine .... if ur driving in the city and crawling at 15 mph and the motor sounds like its starting 2 moan at 2000 rpm, shift then
    ive only gotten into the red once..and it wasnt all the way in..just half..but I let off immediately..it should be fine huh?

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    doing it once ull be okay.....dont make a habit of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    doing it once ull be okay.....dont make a habit of it
    10.4 thanks man lol...i am the 4th owner on the car..so I dont know exacly how it was driven before me..but hopefully the previous owners didnt dogg it. It had a corporate lease on it for the first 2 owners..then somebody else then me. 70k miles

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    ya, do u kno wut im talking about listening 2 the motor?

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    yeah..it starts to hum a little more rough then normal

    i think thats right..right?

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    after a while you will learn the HUMAN TACHOMETER , by sound, and know exactly where the rpms are at. tokk a while for me soo

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    sorry i had the t56 i was just tring to find what my rear end id because i just bought the car and it had a lid and i want to get some 3.73

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    there are no rules in shifting.....as long as u dont ding past red ur fine....listen to the motor....when it starts 2 moan shift....if ur in first but getting on it u can go up to 5k and be fine .... if ur driving in the city and crawling at 15 mph and the motor sounds like its starting 2 moan at 2000 rpm, shift then
    yes it when i get on when i drive in the city i shift at like 2200 and be going like 12 mph i am just seeing what other get in first by getting on the gas and shifting at 5000 rpm when i did this i went 5k thought is it bad to wind out first or should i shift early when i am racing please help

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    when ur racing u want to bring the rpms as high up as u can (not hitting red) then shift and yes its more of a humm when the motor needs 2 be shifted

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    if its stock rear end it should be 3.23's

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    i bounced off the redline or shifted right at it on a REGULAR basis i my near stock 99 z28....NEVER had a problem.....keep your oil CHANGED every 3k ..make sure its topped off always....keep an eye on your gauges and have fun beatin the shit outta your z.....she can handle it!!!!!!!! now for your rear end and clutch? eh maybe not so much..lol...enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-rock View Post
    if its stock rear end it should be 3.23's
    If its a stock rear with the T56 it sould be 3.42 not 3.23.

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    I usually shift at 5500-5700 in first gear when racing and the 6100 or so in the other gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    doing it once ull be okay.....dont make a habit of it
    LOL, these cars have a fuel cutoff (rev limiter) that kicks in around 6200 RPM to keep the motor safe. You CANNOT harm the engine UNLESS you wind out 3rd and accidently grab 2nd instead of 4th (or other mis-combo of gear changes).

    The only "rules" for shifting are:

    a) when racing, you want to wind it out to redline every shift. Keep in mind that the tach lags the actual RPMs a tad, especially in 1st gear, so you want to grab the next gear just when the tach gets to 6000 to avoid hitting the rev limiter.

    b) in traffic, you only have to shift JUST BEFORE you hit the back of the car in front of you.

    c) if you have to ask when to shift a manual trans, you probably should've considered an automatic.

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    c) if you have to ask when to shift a manual trans, you probably should've considered an automatic

    LMAO!!!!!!!!

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