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6-speeders: At what RPM do you usually shift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 230g Hydra-Shok, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Jan 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    230g Hydra-Shok

    230g Hydra-Shok [OP] Active Member

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    Just curious. ;)

    Every manual tranny I've ever owned made a "shift me" note in the engine at around 2200 RPM (under non-aggressive driving situations) and the new Tacoma is no different.

    If you're just tooling around town, when do you shift? :burnrubber:
     
  2. Jan 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM
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    Demoncleaner

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    My shifts average 2100-2300 rpm for around town I guess.

    Since I don't drive much city/stop&go, generally I look at my shifting on uphill or downhill terrain. The exhaust does a good job of talking to me.

    Uphill or under a load, 2400-2700
    Downhill or no load 1800-2000

    Towing, obvoiusly shifts are higher.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    klown

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    I don't like shifting until the rev limiter kicks in, JK
     
  4. Jan 18, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    1800-2000 rpm, nice and easy, keeping the fuel gauge as calm as I can :eek:
     
  5. Jan 18, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Usually 2100-2500, engine rarely goes to 3000, about 2100@100km/hr thats about 60 MPH for all my US friends. This a great site
     
  6. Jan 18, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    maverick491

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    2200-2500rpm around town solo driving.

    When I am towing the shift points are in the 3500 rpm range
     
  7. Jan 18, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    230g Hydra-Shok

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    Thanks. About what I expected. :) Am I the only one who hears a certain "note" at around 2,000 RPM?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2008 at 4:57 AM
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    1800 - 2000

    But I also jump gears if I am putting around. 1 to 3 to 6 for example. Anyone else do this?

    Dave
     
  9. Jan 19, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    Cburt

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    I shift a little more aggressivly, usually shift 2500 to 3500.
    Maybe because I mainly ride sport bikes for transportation and I tend to rev them a lot higher.
    These engins like to rev, so..............let em.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2008 at 11:31 AM
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    I'll do 1-2-4-6 if puttin' around
     
  11. Jan 19, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Nope, I am glad to hear the "note" myself. My first vehicle was an old '73 jeep, no radio, no tach, soft top, so it was pretty loud in there, so the engine note was pretty important when the transmission was not synched.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2008 at 1:50 PM
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    I shift somewhere around 2000 like everyone else I guess. I don't really pay much attention to the tach when driving.Just go by feel and "knowing" when to shift. I glance at it occasionally mainly because it's there, but don't pay much attention. My car doesn't have a tach so I guess it's more of a novelty than anything to me.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    Thats what I am talking about! :D
     
  14. Jan 20, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    From 1st to 2nd I shift at around 3000, then the rest of the gears I shift at around 2000.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    CornDog

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    I hear ya dave. all my buddies thought i was crazy. i was gettin worried. i fig if i dont need that gear why use it. lol 1-3-6 is my shift pattern. keep the rpms low!! lol save that gold in the tank.
     
  16. Jan 20, 2008 at 5:28 PM
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    HAHHA Right on! I was wondering the same thing. I just wish I had a 7th gear! :D
     
  17. Jan 20, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Usually somewhere in the 2100-2500 range--trying to keep the gas gauge from dancing too much. When more aggression needed (getting on the freeway, passing, etc.) up to 3500. Fuel economy suffers if I do this too much!
     
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