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i know i've asked before but what does everyone shift at.... i usually shift right before fuel cut off at 7.5....what do you shift at???

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June 11 2006, 8:06 PM
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i usually shift right before fuel cut off at 7.5

Just outta curiosity why do u do this? I have never seen any reason for someone with a ZE to shift at anything higher than 7,000 RPM. The car starts loosing poer at around 6,500 RPM...there is no reason to shift at 7,500. Thats hurting your time.

Outta first i wind the RPM all the way out just to catch 2nd gear at a respectable RPM. But outta all other gears i shift at 7,000 RPM...but it really depends on your Dyno, and where YOUR car makes its power up to.

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June 12 2006, 4:25 AM
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I shift at 6,800 gives a lil time for shift and your outa power band.

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June 12 2006, 9:06 PM
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I shift around 6500 or a little over.

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June 13 2006, 1:09 PM
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Hmm... I'm courious about this, and maybe some of you can advice me :D

I'm used to drive cars where normal you normally would have a RPM that lies around 2000-2400 RPM (on roads with speed limits between 20-50mph), and I'm used to shift gears when the cars reach around 2700-3000 RPM.

Now, for my Mazda Mx3 V6 that's a "problem" :lol: as it has severely higher RPM ranges... that makes me unsure when I'll shift my gears, and also what would be my normal RPM range when driving in speed limits between 20-60 MPH.

Should I drive my cars on around 2500 RPM, or maybe around 3500 RPM??

I've always heard that you would kill your motor if you drive at high RPM ranges like 3500 and above,... is this correct?

I know that for speed battles etc you would need to press every gear shift as far as possible (means shifting gear around 6500 RPM), but for normal driving that isnt normal for this car, or?

Please advice, as I'm very confused about this! Thanks!

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June 23 2006, 7:44 AM
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what i've always heard is if you drag get it dyno'd...

then shift 100-500 rpm after the torque curve starts to dive...

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June 23 2006, 10:33 AM
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I shift with this and i get great results


take off at 3k rpms, shift at 6300 - 6500
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I have my light at 6800 so I start to shift around 7

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i just got a 14.6 with no real mods go to my post in the drags forum for all the times.....
1st 7100 rpm
2nd 6800
3rd 6400
don't give me this crap about the engines not handling rpms....my engine had 60 000 km on it when i got it and i've put another 45000 in alittle over a year had it to the east coast twice just this summer 1780 km in 15 hours 4500 to 5000 rpms all the way i stop for gas and to pee
my Ze is tough as hell .... i have a picture of my speedomer with my car goin 235km/h at 7200 rpms and its went over 2000 over 200 times tons of videos if any one wants them .....it goes 220 in no time
thats with the mx-3 tranny ....quit babyin your ze's guys drive them like they should be driven.......my engine has never been worked on by anyone other than me since i got it simple maintnance keeps em goin

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pm me or email me at mazdaspeedmx_3@hotmail and i'll send you guys pics of my et slips of videos

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launch at 1000 rpms .....i get 2.15-.19 usually .....and don't put it to the floor till your totally hooked up....i always watch these dummies just given er' right of the start....and look at there times :wink:

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parts to be installed:Turbo hot pipes,T04E/t3 50/63 57 trim, ssqv BOV, hks style 38mm wastegate
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Ask my friend duncan.. ask him what happens to the engine when uo constanty do this.. and this was on a de.. stronger valve springs..

Dont drop a valve.. its sad to see a goo engine go to waste.

Almost samt thing happened to my friends ze.. i opened it up and it was hell in there.



mazdaspeedmx_3 wrote:
i just got a 14.6 with no real mods go to my post in the drags forum for all the times.....
1st 7100 rpm
2nd 6800
3rd 6400
don't give me this crap about the engines not handling rpms....my engine had 60 000 km on it when i got it and i've put another 45000 in alittle over a year had it to the east coast twice just this summer 1780 km in 15 hours 4500 to 5000 rpms all the way i stop for gas and to pee
my Ze is tough as hell .... i have a picture of my speedomer with my car goin 235km/h at 7200 rpms and its went over 2000 over 200 times tons of videos if any one wants them .....it goes 220 in no time
thats with the mx-3 tranny ....quit babyin your ze's guys drive them like they should be driven.......my engine has never been worked on by anyone other than me since i got it simple maintnance keeps em goin

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my engine still purrs like a kitten not a single knock or anything
should i ask duncan how many miles were on his engine or should i ask duncan how well the engine was maintained

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parts to be installed:Turbo hot pipes,T04E/t3 50/63 57 trim, ssqv BOV, hks style 38mm wastegate
the rest of my turbo set up and IPP hp rebuild kit is in the NEAR future
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Hmm I shift at 7500 in 1st, 7500 2nd...7500 3rd... :D But I kind of want to blow my engine up as I have another engine to put in my car, and won't be driving it this winter as I live in residence in toronto so I have no need for a car. So far it's LOVIN the abuse.

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