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    Ideal shift points

    Can anyone tell me what the ideal shift points are for

    1) better gas mileage - or what RPMs you should drive at for best gas mileage? Like is it ok to drive in 6th at 1000 rpm? or would I be better off in 5th or 4th for the same speed?

    2) max acceleration? Is it ideal to redline it or is there a better shift point?

    Thanks.

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    you cant just ask what should i shift at...many factors come into play. mods, gear ratio, tranny...all sorts of things..try to keep it below 2500 while cruising and that should help with the mpgs.

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    Red line it when your racing.

    Shift @ 3000 rpms for comfy shifts

    shift @ 2000 rpms for uncomfy, but gas saving shifts [small jerking will occur b/c of the different rotating masses]

    Try to shoot for 1500-1700 rpms while cruising.

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    1G is too low for 6th gear, you will be luging the engine and burning fuel. Try 16-18G or just below 2G. Anything above 2g you will be making the cam work and not get good MPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars View Post
    1G is too low for 6th gear, you will be luging the engine and burning fuel. Try 16-18G or just below 2G. Anything above 2g you will be making the cam work and not get good MPG.
    your car can do 16000-18000 rpms!!! Holy Shit!!!!

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    I generally shift just under 2 grand (1800-1900) unless I'm going uphill, in which case I usually go to around 2100. It jerks a little usually, so I won't do it with someone else in the car, but I've found that's about the lowest rpm I seem to be able to do it at without bogging the engine, thus giving me the best possible gas mileage.

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    i shift between 15 and 21 from 1 to 4 because of the skip shift and I'm probably getting like 23-30 mpg cruising.

    Racing red line it at 6 don't missed, and don't go over unless u got couple mods.

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