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#1 Old 03-08-2003, 10:20 AM
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what a good shifting poin for a close to stock WRX?

just wondering because after 5500 rpms it stops pulling so is 6k good or what?
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redline man, rpm is your friend. increasing RPM increases your HP.

also, every gear has a certain amount of torque multiplication. 220 ft/lbs of torque is not enough power to get a wrx moving from a standstill, at least not easily. therefore they put "lower" or "shorter" gears in the car which multiply the torque output a great deal. the drawback, you can only go so fast before you have to shift to a higher gear. so, 1st gear puts a ton more torque to the wheels than 2nd gear, and so on, so the longer you spend in the lower gears, the harder you accelerate.

there is a long, drawn out way to figure out the precise rpm you should shift at, but its a lot of work just to find out that 99% of cars should just run to redline
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i shift at 7000, it noticeably better than 6700 or 6800.....just wait til you're out on the road and race another stock wrx shifting before redline........

plus the revlimiter is at like 7400 or something....so stay off that and you'll be fine

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But boost starts to drop of near redline, somewhere around 6500rpm.

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but you've still got that whole torque multiplication thing. i don't know if you realize it but you're actually putting like 500-1000 ft/lbs more torque to the wheels in 1st than 2nd, and it gets less with every higher gear.

man just go to the dragstrip and make some runs shifting at differnt points and see the for yourself instead of taking my word or anyone else's.
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thanks, that helps alot!
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am i right in hearing that the STI has no rev limiter? i dont think that sounds right, but who knows...
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It has a higher rev limit. Nobody in their right mind would run without overrev protection.

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