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Old 02-29-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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shifting@rpm

Ok I know when to shift while racing. But i wonder what is the best rpm to shift during driving in the city to get the best MPG. It is guite important to me cuz price per gallon (premium) is over 2$ in Chicago.


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I would shift at around 4 or 4 1/2 k if ur being really economic
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To get good mileage shift at lowest rpm that doesn't bog engine with entering next gear. Boring but will get you max mileage. 4000 is way to high for best mileage. You want to get to highest gear as fast as possible with least amount of effort. Easy with the right foot.
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yeah i think that 4k is to high for good gas mileague, I usually shift around 2500 rpm
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2500's rpms???? Dang You would have no power If I let the car sit at below 3k rpms while driving and I hit the gas the car doesn't kick in for soooooooo long
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I shift at 3500rpms it doesn't bog down at all and when i hit the gas it kicks in and i get good gas mileage doing that . Try it out and see wat happens
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I would shift at around 4 or 4 1/2 k if ur being really economic
Whoa!!! That is way too high for shifting around town if you want the best mileage. Shifting at 2500 rpm's is the best but it takes forever to get up to speed so around 2500-3300 rpm is pretty good for all around driving. However, due to skyrocketing gas in California at $2.23 a gallon for 87 I am starting to shift at 2500 rpm's.
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WHAT ?????????? 2.23$ for a gallon of 87 ????? well now i know why i would not move to California. On the suberbs of Chi-town u can buy 87 for around 1.7$ per gallon
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I always shift around 3000-3200 RPM's. I always end up getting around 30 mpg everytime.

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when trying to get good gas mileage all one has to do is watch the little up arrow light. Ford put that in for a reason. But if im in the mood to ignore that light i shift around 3400 at the latest.
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