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Old 09-25-2009, 06:54 AM   #11
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yeah i usually shift between 5800 and 6000
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #12
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i usually shift aroun 5000-5500 i dont see a need to go any higher
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:35 AM   #13
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I shift around 6750-7k... which puts me right at 4.200rpms which is where (from the factory) I've got my peak torque to pull me thru the rest of the powerband... That's on a 2.3L Duratec
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Normally, I shift around 4000. If I am trying to save fuel, I try to shift before 3000. I shift around 5500 when I'm accelerating hard. I sometimes hit 6000 on the overrun before I back off to shift, especially in first or second gear. I do wonder what shift points would result in the best 1/4 miles times on a nearly stock Zetec. My car tapers off fast at 5500 RPM, but the torque multiplication of the lower gear cannot be ignored.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #15
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I don't know about US Focus engines but it's all about transmission box.
If the 1.6 L 100hp MkII Focus can get to 7000 rpm in 1st gear = 70 km/h (44mph)
with no problems then your should too.
Just like 2.0 L 140 hp MkII Focus because transmission is the same.
This 1.6 L has no rev limiter, I drive it once to 7000 rpm (I could do more but I was scared to broke anything) while my friend says that he drive it once to 8000 rpm and almost 90 km/h (56mph).
I trust him about that because he's not idiot, unlike the most people I know.
But you don't have to trust that 8000 rpm info but this 7000 is 100% truth.
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yes the car will allow you to spin that high, but theres nothing good past the usable redline. once your past the usable redline NOT the tach redline, your just loosing time and speed. theres absolutly no reason to take a motor past peak hp.
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Well the 1.6 produces 100hp at 6000rpm but as the rpm goes
up the speed goes up too. I know that the 6500rpm is the best time to shift but it's just great to push it to the limit sometimes. That's why I love high-rev
naturally aspirated engine- I wish I have BMW M3 E92 V8 4.0 L 420hp at 8400rpm.
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i know as the rpm goes up the speed does too, but your failing to realize that theres a point after peak hp that youd be pulling harder in the next gear rather than taching out the gear your in. meaning youll accelerate more if you shift a gear rather than stay in the same one.
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Ouu, I see, you're right, we'll my english is not bad but it's not superb because I use it only on internet, so I didn't understand what you were saying in your first post.
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Ouu, I see, you're right, we'll my english is not bad but it's not superb because I use it only on internet, so I didn't understand what you were saying in your first post.
I usually bring my car to as close to 7 as possible when im drag racing but Im going to experiment with shifting at 6,500 and 6,000 on the track this weekend. its pretty cool to talk to someone on the other side of the ocean with a focus.!! wish i had money to ship one over for me!!
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