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Old 08-11-2006, 07:56 AM   #12
kenpokid
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Originally posted by focusdarko
no the time slip didnt post my 1/8th mile.
well my rpms are a little off cus i changed my guages when i was dumb and 16, so i shifted at what showed almost 7000 rpm, which if ive paid attention i think is 6000 or so rpms. i shift hard and quick, actually i shifted so hard on my last run into 2nd gear that i broke the base of the shifter, i snapped the front part in half on both sides. Yeah kinda sucky. need to get that replaced with something better if there is something out there or just fixed.
so your saying that when you shift into another gear you never remove your foot of the gas and just press clutch and shift gears? am i right? why do you that and not lift you foot off?
I don't lift my foot off the gas because I don't want the RPMs to drop between shifts. If they drop, I lose time and speed. I sometimes even barely lift on the throttle when speed shifting and I can still get the RPMs to stay up when the clutch engages.

When I shift, I shoot for 6000 but I usually catch 6300 and it seems to work the best. Anything past that, I can feel the cams drop off. I do have timing on my side though. When I am at that RPM at WOT, I am pushing about 37 degrees.
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