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    row-your-boat owners: what RPMs do you shift?

    In my rio, I keep it below 2k; somewhere between 1800-2k max.

    Driving the Mirage for 2 days, I'm feeling that the engine does not quite like under 2k.

    Am I mistaken?



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    I like to go all the way up to just below rev limit which is 6800
    Because racecar.

    I also have an intake, which is crazy loud, and helps the kick at the end of the rpm.

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    haven't figured out whats best for my economy yet. the way the power comes on at 4000-5000rpm in 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd is pretty awesome, usually shift third to fourth in the 3000-4000rpm as I'm usually up to the speed limit by then (60km/hr) then 5th at speeds over 65k-70m/hr.

    for economy I image shifting before 3000-3500 rpm would be best, the eco light is usually still on at these rpm if steadily accelerating.

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    under 2500 rpm on 1st gear, 1900 - 2000 rpm on 2nd and under 1800 rpm on 3-5th gear. Drives at 5th gear at 55 km/hour.
    This car don't like 50 km/h on 5th. Mind you I have the 1.0L version.

    On stop from gas station next to the highway and entering highways I never check my rpm but my speedometer since it's bigger and easier to look at, 1st gear goes to 30 km/hour, 2nd to 60 km/hour and 3rd goes to 100 km/hour then switched directly from 3rd to 5th.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. @JT: I'll be romping on the little engine a little while later... Still gently breaking her in...

    I did see some wheelspin action yesterday though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys. @JT: I'll be romping on the little engine a little while later... Still gently breaking her in...

    I did see some wheelspin action yesterday though
    When it's wet and the road to my work in front of the gate is steep, after the gate's been opened I always get wheelspin, every time it's wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    I'm feeling that the engine does not quite like under 2k.

    Am I mistaken?
    What's your goal?

    If it's stronger acceleration, shift at a higher RPM. If it's fuel economy, shift lower.

    As long as you're not lugging it, I wouldn't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    What's your goal?

    If it's stronger acceleration, shift at a higher RPM. If it's fuel economy, shift lower.

    As long as you're not lugging it, I wouldn't worry.
    There's no "Like" button so am using the Thanks ;-)

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    Fine: for fuel economy mode, how low is too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Fine: for fuel economy mode, how low is too low?
    On 1.0L, under 1200 rpm my engine starts choking. So everything between 1200-2000 rpm is an optimum eco range


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