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post #1 of 6 Old 03-19-2003, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Question Shifting Points

Just woundering,
Anyone out there with just minor modifications
in their 5spd Fox Body have any suggestions on where to shift? Do you get more power by shifting a red line or earlier?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-19-2003, 11:46 PM
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stock longblock? (stock heads,cam,intake?)

5000-5200--- actual. factory tachs are known to read a little high.


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You'll prob. want to experiment a lil bit, but don't shift at actual redline... stock intake and head run out of breath far before then..... To see how optimistic the factory tach is plug your cars specs into gear/speed/rpm calculator in the tech section.... pic a mph that should be something like 4000 or 5000 rpms.... cruise at that speed and see where the tach actually falls.... I'm not sure if it's a proportional amount that the tach is off or a set number of RPMs... my tach really sucks so i shift by ear and mph...

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put it in 5th, tach it up to around 6250 and just pop the clutch a few times
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I just dumped it 5 times at 6000 in 5th and now it is making a wierd knocking noise? And the clutch does not seem to be dis-engaging???????
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Shifing Points

Thanks for the info next time at the track i will start from around 5500 rpm and work my way down to see what will give me the best time. Yeah everything is stock on the inside.
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Drive it hard but dont overrev... words of wisdom for best ETs
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