Shifting

Old 06-24-2012, 04:17 PM
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OK, that sounds like Eastern Tennessee. I think it's illegal to ticket until you're at least 7 MPH over and maybe it's as much as 10 over. Anyway, it's like your going backwards around Knoxville if you go the 55 limit. I would like to go to a track some time but it looks like that would set you back about $200 out of pocket. Montana used to have no limit for certain roads. Not sure they still do that. I used to live in South Dakota and on I90 you would only see a couple of cars coming the opposite direction per mile--at least in the middle of the State. There's nobody much to kill out there cept'n for your self or some stray sheep.

I'm guessing the top end for Stewie is about 130. Back in the late sixties I hit 105 in my Pontiac Tempest Le Mans. I think it had about 10 to 20 more but that was fast enough for me. I think that car was more or less a Corvair lite.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:42 PM
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130!!!!! You've got 20+ miles per hour left still.

Texas has quite a few posted 75 mph areas, not surprising everyone drives 80+. I drove this past weekend for a two hour stretch at 85-90 in very light traffic and my radar never went off.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM
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Just drive the car, eventually you will get to know it and shift without thinking or looking at the tach.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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You'll find most radars and officers are tolerant of about 10% over but if they are a**holes they can do you for doing the speed limit I know this applies for all of australia as well as a couple us states(havnt checked everyone) because the first level of fine applies to 0 to x
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:17 AM
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Shifting too low or driving in too high of a gear is bad for engines -- especially these tiny 4 bangers. Basically, when the engine is struggling to turn over under load (lugging), bearing pressures are the highest while at the same time because of low rpm, oil pressure is quite low (compared to normal running speed). Hence there is "mechanical pain" going on when you do this-----so stop and give the engine some rpm loving
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:56 AM
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Fear of of high rpms is no way to be a S2000 owner

Originally Posted by jtsimaras View Post
Shifting too low or driving in too high of a gear is bad for engines -- especially these tiny 4 bangers. Basically, when the engine is struggling to turn over under load (lugging), bearing pressures are the highest while at the same time because of low rpm, oil pressure is quite low (compared to normal running speed). Hence there is "mechanical pain" going on when you do this-----so stop and give the engine some rpm loving
I don't know much about the mechanics of high/low/"just right" rpms. Intuitively lugging, i.e. low rpms, like 2000 in 6th gear seems bad and gives me a the lugging that is irritating. On the other hand, these cars are not much fun unless you get them in over 4,000 rpms. If you want a car to last a really long time or get max mpg, you might want something else--you'll save a lot of dough. I'm gonna have some fun with my S2000. Being afraid of high rpms is no my idea of fun.

Of course it's your car--do whatever makes you happy!
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Scooter View Post
For AP2:
1st to 2nd 15
2nd to 3rd 25
3rd to 4th 40
4th to 5th 47
5th to 6th 52

From the manual, anyway.
Funny that's pretty much precisely when I shift gears (all except for gears 4th-6th I fluctuate a bit more), just the way I was taught to drive stick I guess cause I tend to keep my RPM's between 3,000 and 4,000 however I tend to get a little carried away since I like to hit the VTEC every now and then!
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:14 AM
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however I tend to get a little carried away since I like to hit the VTEC every now and then!
You have to with these cars!
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