New LS1 Owners - Newbie Tech - stock m6 shifting at what rpm??
05-25-2012, 12:55 AM
i have a 1999 stock m6 z28 camaro when racing at what rpm do i shift isn't it 6000 rpm or 6200 rpm cause I'm confused people tell me different rpms? Thanks ls tech
05-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Visually on ur stock tach u want to shift at like ~5900 technically because the tach will lag as ur flooring it through the gear, esp in first. If you wait to actually see it read 6200 you will have likely hit the rev limiter before it gets there, again esp in 1st gear. I always shift when I start to see it approach 6k... when I have my HPTuners hooked it up it tell me I was actually shifting at 6000-6200. After 6100 the stock cam is crapping out quickly so there isn't really a point to go higher. Peak is ~5400 I think...
05-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Thanks for helping me out, i had a big argument with my buddy about this i told him stock z28 ls1 camaros shift at 6000 rpm when racing
05-25-2012, 10:22 AM
Ya i normally shift right at 5900
05-30-2012, 01:53 PM
it seems to me that shifting at higher RPMs helps?
05-30-2012, 08:20 PM
Stock cam makes good power up til 5800 RPM's. Its best to shift at 6k. When you grab your next gear you will be around 5k if you shift at 6k if I remember right. You never want the motor to fall below 5k. So shifting at higher RPM's is best just don't touch the rev limiter.
05-31-2012, 12:40 AM
Anything above 5500 I feel like isn't doing much and I feel like I'm beating on my car lol
You aren't going to be able to decipher a window of only 200rpms at full throttle in these cars. Shifting should be around 6k, since that's the best you can do with the stock gauges.
05-31-2012, 02:11 PM
Get a shift light. When you start making real power the tach becomes even more in accurate, especially 1st gear.
You can only really very RPM of an after market guage or scanning software.
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