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Old 05-10-2013, 06:33 AM
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What is your average RPM

What is your average RPM and at what point do you typically shift at?

For me it is usually between 3 and 4k. Driving normally I tend to keep coasting RPM between 1-2k to save gas.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:11 AM
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Shifting around 4k when accelerating normally, driving between 2 and 3k. Going below 2k fells like the engine is working too hard, but hey, I have NA engine, not turbo.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:25 AM
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What is your average RPM and at what point do you typically shift at?

For me it is usually between 3 and 4k. Driving normally I tend to keep coasting RPM between 1-2k to save gas.

I know! A game....max mileage. Holding @ 21.1, also enjoy the considerable boost meth'll deliver. Hey, if mileage isn't the stuff of legend, it is at least respectable for a caged beast.

Step's best experienced in manual mode - getting to the point I don't miss the 3rd pedal. Forgetting the pleasure of feathering torque, slippin' the clutch. Appreciating the automatic in traffic.

Wait....am I getting old?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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well i also have the steptronic and tend to use manual mode, but noticed that it eats gas so much because I'll have it constantly at least at 2k, when in normal D mode it seems to keep RPMS below 2k unless you juice it, so i figured that was best for mileage. i forgot how to get the mileage to show up on the dash and been too lazy to look it up in the manual.

seriously considering a 6MT for the next one
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:53 AM
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:21 AM
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when in manual mode I shift between 5-6K, these engines are meant to be unleashed
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:42 AM
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well i also have the steptronic and tend to use manual mode, but noticed that it eats gas so much because I'll have it constantly at least at 2k, when in normal D mode it seems to keep RPMS below 2k unless you juice it, so i figured that was best for mileage. i forgot how to get the mileage to show up on the dash and been too lazy to look it up in the manual.

seriously considering a 6MT for the next one

Button, top left stalk, scroll to desired display.

Or, you can SEARCH for it. Is it too much? I think so.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:46 AM
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What is your average RPM

2000-3000 for the auto, 3000-3500 for the manual... Shifts seem less smooth at lower RPMs with the manual.


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Old 05-10-2013, 09:50 AM
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2000 when cold; 3-5000 at normal operating temp depending on the driving circumstances.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:07 AM
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Button, top left stalk, scroll to desired display.

Or, you can SEARCH for it. Is it too much? I think so.
im too important to research things like this, other people do it for me.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:37 AM
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2000 when it's cold, once warmed up I'll go 2500-3000 unless I get bored and want to do some fun accelerations
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What is your average RPM

When the engine is cold, I try to keep it between 1-2k RPMs. Once it's warmed up, anywhere from 2-4k RPMs. I rarely go past 4.5k RPM.


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Old 05-11-2013, 07:43 AM
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Well, I almost never shift up using my paddles beyond 2500 rpm. Usually the auto shifts itself at 1800 or so. I don't like it when it's running beyond 3000 rpm, but you need to keep it over 1200 rpm at least.

Average rpm is probably 1500-1800 rpm.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:11 AM
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Around town I like to settle in around 2500 RPM and closer to 3K on the highway. Typically upshift around 3000-3500 (3K max until warmed up), and not often beyond 5K in normal driving. During more recreational driving on back roads, the full rev range is fair game.

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:23 AM
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Once warmed up, I shift around 4k RPMs. I rarely get the opportunity so manual mode is all about having fun. On rare occasions, I'd go as high as 5-6K RPMs just to hear the engine roar. I also make a point to drive at 3k RPMs for few miles each time...someting about bleeding the lifters and charging the battery that I read in other threads. Even if it doesn't apply to my model, the car feels alot more responsive and fun to drive at that RPM range. If I was looking for a mundane, uneventful commute, I'd be driving a Honda...
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:41 AM
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Can't say this is something I think about. I just shift when it feels right and of course depends on traffic patterns. If traffic is light I probably shift my MT at 5-6k. Average city cruising rpm would be about 2200 in 5th gear and 2900 highway in 6th gear.
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