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Old 11-12-2007, 10:52 AM
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At what RPM's do you shift?

In you manual tranny MINI's?
My shifting experince is with some relatively low revving machines, ie Peterbilt ( red line ~ 2k)
And I just wanted to get a feel for where the normal shift points are on MINI's as mine is going to be here is about two weeks
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:59 AM
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Do it by feel, not by numbers. When you don't need the power, short-shift for economy and less noise/wear/tear. When you do need the power, let it rev.

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Old 11-12-2007, 12:47 PM
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In the flatness of the city, I usually shift out of first at 2200rpm or so, then about 3000 for the rest of the gears.

In the hills, it's completely different
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:58 PM
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1st i shift at 4k, and it gets lower as the gears get higher. No point shifting at 5k in 5th on the street right?
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:29 PM
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Maybe I am crazy?

I shift at 3k from first to third... then to fifth at 3500 or so... then to 6th when im ready... sometimes i have to go to second from first (when traffic forces me to)... then i go to 4th then 6th from there... doesnt this save wear and tear on the clutch? If im feelin' froggy, i will go from first to second to third without depressing the clutch... but maybe i am just weird...
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:40 PM
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In the flatness of the city, I usually shift out of first at 2200rpm or so, then about 3000 for the rest of the gears.
this is usually how i do it. i feel like a granny when the urge and urgency come on i get the lead foot syndrome, but never really terribly late
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:48 PM
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I shift when I need to. Completely depends on the conditions.
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