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Old 01-16-2009, 12:40 PM   #1
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What rpm's to shift at for everyday driving? SVT

Hello just wondering what you guys shift at for everyday driving in the svt or other cars you own, without putting stress on the motor. I normally shift at about 3k but am wondering if anything above that for everyday use will hurt anything or stress the motor. Thanks.


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i shift between 3-4k and I havent had any problems
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3-4k when I had my old SVT, the Roots has so much TQ I rarely shift over 3k anymore
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i shift right below 3k
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i usually shifted at 2500 from 1-2 and then about 2200 every other gear
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For better gas mileage I shift between 2400 - 2800 ... Any lower than 2200 it seems to feel a bit like dying. (This is to just cruise through the streets)

For a more spirited drive, I shift between 3500 - 4500 just to enjoy the ride a bit more. (For the days you want to rip a head off, yell at the significant other, or let out some steam ... safely)

When I drove a VW I shifted around 3K as well. (More torque in the VDub)

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For every day I shift between 2500 and 3000

For a more spirited drive as tukaniSVT put it, i shift between 3000 and 4500
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2500-3000, rarely over three because it gets kinda loud with the ORP and then people think I'm trying to race them.
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I normally shift between 3-4k and usually start off in 2nd, then 4th, then 6th in normal driving.
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