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Old 12-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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yep no point to twisting it out past 6k unless you have the cams for it. 5500-6000 would probably be ideal. i think shifting right at 5200 (at peak power) might actually be a bit low because when you catch your next gear you are just under the rpm where you are making peakish torque which will make you a bit slower. at least thats how it feels to ME anyway. the opposite is true for pushing rpms out past 6k. after about 5700-5800 rpm the power starts to fall off and while it will put you at a higher rpm making better power in the next gear it is still making you slower in the gear you are currently in. in a race i typically run 1st out to about 6500 because im spinning through 1st gear anyway and i haven't ever been able to make up any time by snagging 2nd a little sooner. but 2nd-5th i always try to shift right at 5700 rpm. that would probably be best for almost any stock or bolt on focus whether it has been tuned or not. a tune on a bolt on engine wont make that much of a difference.
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