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Old 07-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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best shift points for each gear?

with 3.73s, when should I shift for each gear for max power? not running any custom tunes, i tend to shift between 5K and 5300 RPMs but then torque comes it as low as 2200 RPMs so idk when the right timing to shift would be...i use mountain roads a lot too so i tend to need more power when going uphill.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Do you have a tuner or get your computer tuned to 3.73 gears
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

without having the car make any weird sounds while accelerating, no or else I would have tuned it at least a month ago. I have the SF3 tuner, installed 91 custom tune once, but then returned it back to stock because it was making a strange noise (i can't describe it) so i put it back to stock.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:32 AM   #4
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Well you need the tune or at least the car to be set for the gears. The noise I'm not sure maybe they didnt install it right or the tune has the timing off. The thing is your rpm and stuff will be off. You should be at ideal about 100 rpm higher if I remember right. Trust me you will feel more power when everything works out
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

so what should I do then? take it into an auto shop and have them tune it for me or contact BAMA?
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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Contact bama ask them about the tune. They should be able to help you.
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

I actually called them the day it happened and they said it could be anywhere from spark plug wires to something else, I don't even remember. they told me to fix stuff up first and then to install the custom tune but problem is, i don't have the extra money for it
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:48 AM   #8
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Well what I would say is to pull each spark plug and check to see if any of them are having problem. In my car my one spark plug wire sometimes comes off the spark plug and causes problem so just check to see everything is ok
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

i took it into the auto shop i usually take it to and the guy said they need to be replaced yes, but i have another like 9 months with them until they completely just blow
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #10
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You don't wanna go that far. Spark plugs are cheap I did a full tune up for like 40 dollars. Just don't push your car 5000 or higher on the rpm and i think you won't damage anything just try to be soft till then
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

does a full tune up only swap out the spark plugs or is there more to it?
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:07 AM   #12
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Air filter,oil change,spark plug,tire air,fuel filter. Just make sure everything is running change what needs to be change stuff like that. If you wait till something breaks can cause other problems or even death. Like for me my ball joint fell off on the street if i was going on the highway and that happen very dangerous. I wasn't sure what the noise I heard was. Try to be proactive and change when needed and recommend.
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

would auto shops have aftermarket air filters? cuz i have K&N CAI installed right now..
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would auto shops have aftermarket air filters? cuz i have K&N CAI installed right now..
K&n is aftermarket and they are the best filter hands down
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Well depending on how many miles you have if dirty you can clean them and put new oil on them. Kn recharge kit. Don't buy a new one unless it is damaged but they do sell new ones
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

i have probably at max 500 miles on the filter right now, haven't even hit 1000 miles yet

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K&n is aftermarket and they are the best filter hands down
lol yep i went from AM to K&N. big money for such a CAI but totally worth it
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:18 AM   #17
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Nice i went cheap
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:24 AM   #18
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

but if i were to go for a full tune up would i be able to go somewhat hard on the car immediately or would i still have to break into the spark plugs? cuz i plan on going into the shop on monday and going into the mountains the day after
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:30 AM   #19
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Spark plugs don't need break in. But like I said make a plan and think about what the problem could be don't just start throwing parts or it will cost you.
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Re: best shift points for each gear?

problem is i have no idea where the sound was coming from, and no one else that i know knows how to drive a stick so i can't hear it from the outside either
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