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Old 12-09-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Question Minimum RPM in 6th?

Just got my 05 STi two weeks ago! Had 9900 miles and I'm lovin it. All of my driving is city and I hardly ever shift to 6th because I think <2000 RPMs may be lugging it. So I spend a lot of time in 5th, but my mileage . . . ahem! could be better. What do you think?
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:11 PM   #2
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i don't go into 6th under 55mph.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:39 PM   #3
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I try to keep it at least above 2250 when I'm just puttin' along on my way home along the sleepy backroads at night.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:50 PM   #4
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That's what I thought! Good to know 6th gear will be like new for years to come.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
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I shift into 6th at 35 mph or so. I say 6th is the gear that I used the most.
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
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I don't know at what speed but i try not to drive below 2k RPM

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Old 12-11-2005, 03:04 PM   #7
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there's a 6th gear on the sti?
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Old 12-11-2005, 03:17 PM   #8
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If the road is flat and I dont have to push the gas hard to stay at speed I will ride in 6th at 40 and above. The motor doesnt really seem to lug, but I also dont have any big mods like a DP or exhaust. On my old Acura the absence of the converter and having a catback made me loose a little in the low sub 3K RPM range.
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