So let me get this straight..shift at 5.5k rpms for quickest acceleration?
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    So let me get this straight..shift at 5.5k rpms for quickest acceleration?

    Is this true?

    That doesn't make any sense to me.

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    If you want to bring down your MPG.

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    Shifting at peak power is one way of looking at it, but it would be pretty terrible for the balance of performance vs. fuel economy.

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    Horsepower vs torque

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    I don't know if you guys are trolling or maybe I'm not being clear, but why would I care about MPG when I'm doing a 1/4 mile run at the track?

    I'm just trying to figure out the best rpms to shift at for the quickest acceleration

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    U didn't mention you were doing 1/4's there broham

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    If all you care about is acceleration as stated above shifting at or near peak power is best rather than at peak torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfitproduct View Post
    U didn't mention you were doing 1/4's there broham
    I figured "quickest acceleration" would cover it.

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    I remember motortrend saying to dump it at 2k revs, ride out first and slam into second. Got them a 5.9 to 60. I'll post a video of their test for ya.



    I am sure members have found better ways though. Good luck on your quest.
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    Okay so I found that revving the car past 5400-5500 ish rpm is kind of useless. But to each their own, you are only going to carry your Horse and Torque for so long throughout the RPM range anyhow. Why shift past the point where your turbo falls flat on its face? (around 5700+ rpm)

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    Going slightly past peak HP will set you up better in the next gear. I shift at 6k
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