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Old 02-17-2008, 11:47 PM
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2000gt4.6 put it better than i did. thanks man.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:24 AM
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I shift about 6000 but id really like to get some cams/valvesprings and be able to take it deep into the 6's.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:48 AM
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i shift at or around 5800-5900
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:51 PM
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To add to 2KGT's idea....

The optimum shift point depends on the gear ratios and the power curve. The best ones for 2Vs are... 1-2 shift at 6500, 2-3 @6200, [email protected] 5800, 4-5 @ 6200 (ratio spread is like 2-3). These shift points keep RPMs in the fattest part of the power curve.

Like 2KGT said, its about the making the most power for the longest time...

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Old 02-18-2008, 03:47 PM
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I shift right at 6k with stock gearing and stock tires. Last time out to the track in cool clean air I trapped in third and was just hitting the rev limiter. I have never shifted earlier than 6k, but I'm running decent times for my mods so I dont see how shifting earlier would help at all. If someone is running faster than me by shifting earlier with stock gears and similar mods let me know.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:54 PM
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Right after I had my dyno tune I got on it & when I looked @ tach I was @ 7000 RPM & it was still pullin. My tuner guy didnt rest the rev limiter.Didnt hurt any thing but im sure if you hit 7000 all the time it will shorten life of motor.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: FrostByte

Right after I had my dyno tune I got on it & when I looked @ tach I was @ 7000 RPM & it was still pullin. My tuner guy didnt rest the rev limiter.Didnt hurt any thing but im sure if you hit 7000 all the time it will shorten life of motor.
Yeah, these motors will spin more than 6500, but its not a good idea on stock internals. Its a good way to throw a rod. The valvetrain is far less susceptible to valve float as people may think. And especially with a centri blower, your car should pull far past 6k.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:01 PM
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WOW. I feel like grandpa, shifting @ only 2500 rpms. LOL. I know your talking about the track.
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