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When should i be shifting gears? I was following the speeds on when i should shift in the book but my friend who I let drive the car tells me and does shift around 2500 rpm's?

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thats Grunge style but heck he gets killer MPGs
 

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acr2nv said:
thats Grunge style but heck he gets killer MPGs
So what u r saying is that i should shift around 2500 rpms then? Also what size r the speakers by the front glass? Again my concern is the shifting though...
 

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5 days in a week @ 3k; Fridays and Sats @ 5k.

Well...I use the book as ref and adjust from there, depending on the situation.
 

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As far as when to shift for max performance, It's really up to you, but I shift @6k, and then at 5700, and 5.5k-6k depending for max accel.

As for when to shift for best mileage, It just depends. but remember - the lower your RPM's - the less gas you're using. I try to drive around with my tach between 2k and 2.5k. I'll even go into fifth for the long stretch of road when I'm only going 55mph.

When to shift is not as important as how hard you accel. If you go into boost, and then shift it at 3k all the time, you're gonna see worse mileage than if you just let it go all the way up into 4k. I would say, drive it easy, and shift between 2500 and 3500. IMO, of course.
 

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the joker said:
acr2nv said:
thats Grunge style but heck he gets killer MPGs
So what u r saying is that i should shift around 2500 rpms then? Also what size r the speakers by the front glass? Again my concern is the shifting though...
Those would be tweaters under the dash. Not sure exact size, im gonna guess and say 1".
 

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hahahahaaaa

Yea, if you can watch the RPM gauge and the road.

When you apply this, hopefully not in first gear or tires will be gone by 10K or less, the engine will drop to 4XXX range after each shift. It will keep you in the power band range.Now, for the gas usuage when applying this - try 14MPG. ANother Grunge or Exhaust Depot daily driving technics. :lol:

However, I may have to opt for a shift light due to many 6K shifts. Not like the other car (8K shifts). LOL
 

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A shift light, great idea, hadn't considered that yet. I've bounced my baby off of 6000RPMs too many times.

Anyone know if there's one made that will hook right up for us?
 

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the joker said:
When should i be shifting gears?
I can only answer the first part of your question above.

Whenever you want the car to move! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Vanilla_Coke said:
the joker said:
acr2nv said:
thats Grunge style but heck he gets killer MPGs
So what u r saying is that i should shift around 2500 rpms then? Also what size r the speakers by the front glass? Again my concern is the shifting though...
Those would be tweaters under the dash. Not sure exact size, im gonna guess and say 1".
Did a kiddie draw that (drawing/graphic in your sig)? If so; smart kid:)
 
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