i'm new to driving a stick, i'm wondering whats a good way to shift on racing with a rsx premium?........or just shift to make the car accelerate faster
1. You're new to driving, let alone racing. You shouldn't be taking the car
above 3500 RPMs, let alone to red line. Wait for 6 months until you start
pushing your car to the edge.
2. To get a bigger boost from shifting, you can do something called a non-lift throttle shift. Basically, you keep your right foot to the floor so that the RPMs don't drop, and shift. Your 0-60 time can drop by a half second, and your quarter by a full second. It wears heavily on your transmission and clutch and engine, so I don't recommend doing it.
3. I'm presuming your racing on a track, because racing on the street is going to get you nowhere but dead. Also, other's also die in your zeal for danger and adrenaline. DO NOT STREET RACE. I'm sure there's drag strip within 30 minutes of your house. Do not street race.
No gas required :mrgreen:
He's asking about how he can catch up to another racer by shifting correctly/getting more power out fo the shift.....I think
figure out where your power band is
it's a stupid, expensive myth that the best place to shift is at redline.
so find out where your torque peaks, and shift there.
NO you should never ever shift at your torque peak! The best place to shift is your horsepower peak to get more torque on your next gear.
im pretty sure its at the torque peak ill do some research, i never really
push my car, ive done some laps in a large parking lot behind my work with
my mates, i just shift when it sounds right i dont really wait for the
limit of torque or hp, just when i feel like it
edit: i have some random mitsubishi, i dont know what its called, i got it from my brothers brother in-law.
I wouldn't be racing if you are new to a stick. We don't want you to blow the clutch on the down shifts. :wink2:
Do some research and find out where your max HP and Torque are and then experiment with where you shift
CarEXPERT got it right!!!!
Yes, you shift at your power peak, not your torque peak, to maximize torwue to the ground vs the next gear up, due to the multiplication factor of ratios.
A page that explains why:
No, the myth, as has been explained, is to shift at the torque peak.
So, I should find out at what rpm the max hp is at? For example
carsdirect.com says my 2003 Lancer ES has 120 hp. I need to find out what
rpm it has that hp at, and shift there, right? Is there a website that
shows what rpm the max hp is at for certain cars? I remember seeing it
somewhere when I was looking at different cars' stats but I forgot where it
Can't seem to find it on carsdirect...maybe its cuz its past midnight and I just can't find it...
will you be able to find the hp peak on a dyno? is there any other methods?
I think that's what a dyno is built for :wink2:
And....there are are some electronic ones that you can buy for a couple hundred bucks. It taps into the ECu, finds out torque, RPMs, 0-60 times, quarter mile times, HP printout sheets, etc. etc.
oh well i bet they dont sell those down under (where im from anyay) so i guess i better check out the dyno in the local garage
ay yup, expensive, but if you want the printout........