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Re: Shift points - help please (archive)

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Posted by Barry on December 16, 1999 at 20:20:53:

In Reply to: Shift points - help please posted by Stan on December 16, 1999 at 08:54:16:

: What are optimum shift points for a stock M3? Redline in each gear? Is it the same for all years?

: What about chipped - give specific examples if possible. Maybe in some gears all of the extra revs don't really help accel but allow you to hold a gear for a turn or to hit 60 mph without a shift to third. Has anyone done this scientifically using dyno and gear charts and/or actual measurements? Thanks!!

: Stan

Well given the characteristics of the S14, I'd say the shift points would be between the 4500-6000 range because this engine likes to rev. I believe the engine reaches peak HP around 6K and drops from there.

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