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Old 11-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #18
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Each car shift differently; The same with drivers ...

I just read the 3000rpm comment; it's not really a rule but it does- as someone else noted- help a beginner with a reference point where to shift.

Generally, it's a lot easier to shift smoother @ higher rpm than lower. Once i'm in gear I like to maintain it @ 2000 rpm. I have friends where they stay in 3rd at 40- 45mph @ 3k+ rpm; Where I would drop it to 4th @ slightly above 2000 rpm

Basically I shift around 4k+ rpm and stay in gear @ 2k rpm. Downshift for anything lower.

And to smooth the transition, I personally hold the clutch for a half a second before fully engaged.

Last edited by Airborne82id; 11-11-2012 at 05:18 PM.
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