What rpm do you shift at?

Discussion in 'SN95 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Gr0und_Fault, Nov 3, 2004.


  1. Gr0und_Fault

    Gr0und_Fault New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was wondering what rpm you all shift at. I still have a stock 95 mustang manual trans, other than the 99+ factory cobra clutch I just put in there. I usually shift around 2k for normal driving, and if I want to get on it, I try to go no higher than 3k, because around 3k, my car kinda stops pulling. I was just curious.....
    #1
  2. cali newbie

    cali newbie New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    stops pulln at 3000?

    i dunno about the 95's but my 02 doesnt start pulln till 3000 if i shift at 2 i would be basically stoped.
    #2
  3. 98_stang_guy

    98_stang_guy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    i have an auto, but i usually accelerate so it shifts at 3500rpm for normal driving
    #3
  4. Gr0und_Fault

    Gr0und_Fault New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0

    Damn, I find that a bit odd, may be just me though.
    #4
  5. BlackHawkA4

    BlackHawkA4 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2004
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I dont know what i shift at when normaily driving. But when i get on it i usually go 3k-3 1/2k. When i GET ON it and go........ 5k. Whatever feels right man. Dont shift By RPMs (well dont go over redline). Shift at feeling, let the force guide you.
    #5
  6. Ernad

    Ernad celibate sans pants

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Same way here. I rarely go over 3k (highway passing maybe the exception). My car pulls good enough from 2k to 3k.
    #6
  7. ChingonStang

    ChingonStang Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2004
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Dallas, Tejas
    Yeah...2 to 3k for me.
    #7
  8. Gr0und_Fault

    Gr0und_Fault New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I just wanted to see how I compare to other V6 owners here.
    #8
  9. 98_stang_guy

    98_stang_guy New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    something must be messed up w/ my car then...or i cant stand accelerating like a grandma, because my car dont "get up and go" at all if i dont hit at least 3300-3500rpm
    #9
  10. Tru_Blue_104

    Tru_Blue_104 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2003
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    MN
    I go 2k for normal driving. When I really want it to pull though I go by feel.
    #10
  11. Jamez

    Jamez Founding Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2000
    Messages:
    2,610
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Tulsa, Ok
    When I dyno'ed mine the horsepower peaked a little over 3K and stayed fairly steady on through the apparently speed limited 4300ish. It definately began dipping after that, but not much. This meaning pre-99's have no need to go much past 4K for any reason. You may want to shift there so you end up where the power is when you shift. Kinda sucks having the rpm range of a diesel. Torque maxxed around 2200 and dropped off steadily after that.
    #11
  12. SpectorV

    SpectorV Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    pre 99s peak at 4800... shift at 5k ... you may want to shift at 5200 but ... i doubt it will do anything for you. i would only shift at 5k due to the rpms will be a little higher when you get to the next gear.
    #12
  13. GREENBIOCH

    GREENBIOCH Founding Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In an Igloo

    redline on pre-99's is 4750, our peak trq is at ~2800rpms and peak HP is at ~4000rpms, this is all according to factory specs. We can't even reach 5k rpms.
    #13
  14. SpectorV

    SpectorV Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    well my 97 would get to 5k+ pretty easy not that it does you anygood....
    #14
  15. stangin99

    stangin99 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Location:
    Hackettstown, NJ/ Rochester, NY
    normal driving like 3k because of the converter.

    hard driving 6k.
    #15
  16. Ghostalker

    Ghostalker New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Danbury, CT
    what is up with these people going over redline? wtf!? 6k!
    #16
  17. stangin99

    stangin99 Founding Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Location:
    Hackettstown, NJ/ Rochester, NY
    when your modified and actually make power all the way up to 6k you shift there. :rolleyes:
    #17
  18. Ernad

    Ernad celibate sans pants

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,113
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    That's a nice quarter
    #18
  19. GREENBIOCH

    GREENBIOCH Founding Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In an Igloo

    unless your cammed and have heads, no point in going to 6k. but like I said stock is 4750.
    #19
  20. SpectorV

    SpectorV Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Florence, Alabama
    its funny how many ignorent people out there think the higher the rpms the faster the car will be... shifting at 6k on a car that peaks at 4800 will make your times slower not faster.... 4800 is so low that shifting higher will help... but not much more than 5k.... i shift my 01 at 5500 and 5700 in 2nd to help over 3rds hump since the rpm gauge sucks i knock it back 200rpms to be safe.
    #20

Share This Page