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Old 09-06-2004, 12:41 PM   #1
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RPM's for daily driving take off?

What have you found to work well? Seems like yesterday I had felt comfortable starting at 2,500 and letting it drop to 2,000 and that felt soooo fluid. I have been tring to get it in somewhere lower but that hasn't felt as "right" as the range posted above. Any thoughts or advice on what you have noticed?


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I usually just go from 2000...........
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I usually do the same but made a deliberate effort to observe the tach while shifting. What a wierd car it can be at times.
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It depends on how long you want to slip the clutch. It's easiest/quickest to go from around 1800-2000 but if I slip it more I can get it going at 1200-1300 rather smoothly.

If I'm on a hill I usually end up going from 2000-2500 otherwise it starts to bog.
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I'm so used to driving a manual that I don't even pay attention to what rpm I shift at unless racing. Not to brag, but after so long you get kinda used to it and just don't pay attention. Kind of like breathing, it just come's naturally.

I go with what is fluid and shift according to sound or what is comfortable and suits my driving needs. If I had to guess what rpm I shift at on a daily driving bases, it would be anywhere from 2000 to 2500 rpm's.
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It depends on how long you want to slip the clutch. It's easiest/quickest to go from around 1800-2000 but if I slip it more I can get it going at 1200-1300 rather smoothly.

If I'm on a hill I usually end up going from 2000-2500 otherwise it starts to bog.
Ya it does and I have to do this everytime I come home...My parent's house is on the only hill for miles around..
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I can't see going much over a grand or so... anything higher and you are just wasting gas. I am with Donille though... I don't know the last time I looked at what my engine speed was going off the line. I have been driving stick as my daily driver ever since I was 15 and first learning how to drive.

One trick my father did teach me for hills to minimize the RPMs and any roll back was to use the e-brake. That way you can feather between the clutch and accelerator with your feet and the brake with your hand. Then you don't have to worry about the stress and strain (and danger) of rolling backwards before you go forwards. It takes a little practice, but when done correctly it is just like a normal takeoff.
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One trick my father did teach me for hills to minimize the RPMs and any roll back was to use the e-brake. That way you can feather between the clutch and accelerator with your feet and the brake with your hand. Then you don't have to worry about the stress and strain (and danger) of rolling backwards before you go forwards. It takes a little practice, but when done correctly it is just like a normal takeoff.
I love sitting at stoplights on hills watching people using their clutch as their brake... you see them going forwards and backwards nonstop... stupid fools don't know it's bad for their clutch!

I've been messing around and I feel that 2000 is best for me. I'm not trying to win a race, so I could really care less if it bogs down a little. On hills I'll go to about 2500, but even then it's no biggie.
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2000rpm feels good to me
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if im going for slow and smoooooth then i start lower than 2000 but if i want to go a tad quicker off the line i use 2500
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