just wondering what the recommend shift rpm's are. this is only my 2nd manual tranny in 40 yrs of driving not counting the ones in the military and we(ex/present military) all know we beat the snot out of those :whistling:
i have a stock 98 4 banger w/5 spd. have the idiot shift light but that seems to come on way too low-i'd be in 4th by the time i got through an intersection after stopping going by that. to me it seems to work/sound/feel the best somewhere between 2500 and 3k-does this seem about right.
04-14-2012 05:25 PM
I have 98 4 banger 5 speed too and I shift at about 2700 in town and when I'm pulling onto the highway I shift at about 3500 depending on the distance of the car behind me. But cruising down the highway I shift at about 2700 also
04-14-2012 06:31 PM
You can shift whenever you feel like it up to redline. You won't hurt it. In fact, you should spin it up from time to time. Clears things out.
04-14-2012 06:59 PM
I do it more than from time to time. But not too often. When I cruise down the highway it's at about 3000 but it's not for long periods of time