T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Low Speed Overload
Just read a tiny article in the 1st issue of Australian Muscle Car about the GenIII's with the T56 having Low Speed overload.
Basically when in 6th the GENIII SS revs like 1500rpm and can cause more damage to the tranny that high speed driving. A suggestion as a guide is at 100km/h a minimum rpm should be 2000. As a guide when my speedo shows 100km/h my car revs at 1950rpm.
I have to admit when i'm driving day in day out i tend to shift as higher gear as possible ie i shift to 5th at say 70km/h.
Just wondering for manual drivers here what rpm does everyone shift at as a guide, and what speed they shift into 5th. I find in my car cruising on flat 1700rpm in my EF is more than adequete torque change up gears. Obviously i tend to shift at higher revs cause i liek to feel the engine.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
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