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Where In The Rev Range............

Where In The Rev Range Do You Usually Change Gears?  

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  1. 1. Where In The Rev Range Do You Usually Change Gears?

    • Bounce her off the limiter every time
      5
    • Whats the limiter?
      2
    • Between 5k and 6k
      8
    • Didn't know it went that high
      0
    • Between 4k and 5k
      14
    • Let the VVTI kick in then change
      3
    • Under 4k
      15
    • Is that what that dial does then?
      0
    • Don't know, i'm lazy and have an auto box to do it for me!
      15


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Just generally curious as to what everyone else does! :yawn:

Please note it's not how you drive ocassionally, its how you drive usually!

Stu :driving:

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Exactly 2500(+) and full throttle and jumping 1 - 3 - 5 or 2 - 4 -6 gear :whistling:

Usually but not everytime :D

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When I'm not in a cruising mood (most of the time then) usually change when she hits 6k - occasionally go to 6200 but careful when I do, think I've hit the limiter 3 times in total when I've been driving, and each time because it came up quicker than I was expecting (must have had the foot down harder than normal!)

There was that one time the mat stuck and she was bouncing off the redline for about 30-45 seconds :whistling:

..:: Edit ::..

Just seen those results - why do people change gear below 4k - the car is like a dog down there :o

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People, you should be driving your cars at 8/10's ..... allowing both 2/10's for safe driving, and to allow for the engine to run smoothly.

This means you should be changing gears between 5,000 - 6,000 revs.

The optimum performance an an IS200 would be 5,500 revs.

Of course everyone drives differently, but that's how we were taught on our Police Response Driving Course :-)

Ta ! :driving:

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Just seen those results - why do people change gear below 4k - the car is like a dog down there

i wondered about that and all i could think of is if they were usually in a a traffic jam but then I guess you wouldnt change gear....

dunno Aido.

so come on who voted for below 4k?

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Who said they bounce it off the limmiter every time then?!

Stu

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OK I voted below 4k cause thats my usual driving but probably change in 4k-6k range at least once on each journey if not every time. Just depends on traffic, weather, mood etc. Some journeys it'll be 6k+ every time.

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Ok, who are the pansies that said they don't know what the rev limiter is then?

If thats you, you need to come on the adventure meet at newmarket (thread in club meets section), and we'll show you where the limiter is!!!!

Stu

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Ok, who are the pansies that said they don't know what the rev limiter is then?

If thats you, you need to come on the adventure meet at newmarket (thread in club meets section), and we'll show you where the limiter is!!!!

Stu

:lol::lol::lol:

between 5 and 6k for me

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I'm one of these ppl who has the lazy left foot :lol:

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Don't like thrashering her, she looks to go now my mods are getting on there way

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Ok, who are the pansies that said they don't know what the rev limiter is then?

I voted that fella :P

I'm very friendly with it so don't worry about her!

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between 4-5k

usually change from 1st to 2nd at bout 3k though

so wot kind of changes make the car a thrashed car??obviously red lining it every time i guess but if u change between 5k+every time wont that thrash the car??

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I wouldn't say that is thrashing it, however the higher the revs the more engine wear occurs. Taking to the red line, or rev limiter, all the time or taking it above 3,500-4,000 when the engine is cold would clearly not be good for the engine.

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i change at about 3k ish, as most of the time i am going to work so its in town driving so just plod along

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Somewhere between 5k & 6K, unless I'm in a hurry. Then it's nearer 8K... But then that's a 'tezza for you. :driving:

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