Thread: ('08-'10) 08 2.5i
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #11409
KartRacer3
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Originally Posted by fancyfootwork15 View Post

You shift at 2k? I feel like you would be losing mpg.

This all depends on how your car is tuned and how fast you are accelerating.

I generally shift at 2.5-2.8k, enough that on the next gear it doesn't bog hard.

I generally stay in 3rd going 30 as 4th is way to slow to try to make a move quickly.

Usually shift to 5th at 45mph on normal driving. I think the manual says 46 or 47 is the optimal speed to shift to 5th.
I do shift at 2k as well. As long as your not in a hurry to get anywhere and take your time shifting; your mpg's will increase slightly.
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