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I try to shift around 3500-4000 but by the time my tranny finally lets me into gear it's usually around 2000. :headshake:
 

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I use to shift at 3000-3500 but after built/sleeved/heads and twin turbo,first gear is pretty much gone a old lady's rascal could take me out.2nd gear I have to shift at about 5000-5500 tires get squirrely (BF's-g1's) .3rd and 4th I shift at 7500-8000 and 5th well I haven't had a chance or a track to shift in 5th,I do just to un-wind the engine then it goes back it to 4th.but with that being said I havent been able to drive my car for 3 months and I have to wait atleast 2 more
.I love Minnesota just wish it was California placed..
 

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I tried shifting at 2k for about 2 days just to see if I could ever get better than 21 mpg, it drove me insane and made me question why I bought a Z if I was going to drive it like that. I generally shift anywhere above 3k depending on the situation and how I'm feeling.

This is also kind of interesting and can be found in your owners manual, this is taken from the 2005.

For normal acceleration in low altitude areas
[less than 4,000 ft (1,219 m)]:
Gear change MPH (km/h)
1st to 2nd 8 (13)
2nd to 3rd 16 (26)
3rd to 4th 25 (40)
4th to 5th 28 (45)
5th to 6th 33 (53)

For quick acceleration in low altitude areas or in
high altitude areas [over 4,000 ft (1,219 m)]:
Gear change MPH (km/h)
1st to 2nd 15 (24)
2nd to 3rd 25 (40)
3rd to 4th 40 (64)
4th to 5th 45 (72)
5th to 6th 50 (80

Suggested Maximum Speeds in each gear.
Gear MPH (km/h)
1st 35 (56)
2nd 60 (96)
3rd 85 (136)
4th —
5th —
6th —
 

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To squeeze a few more miles out of the tank when commuting I went from shifting over 3k to 1800-2200 and pulled an avg 55 miles more between fill ups. My rev light is set at 6600.... :shiftdrive:
 

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Day to day driving I shift... 2k give or take 1-200.

But as soon as i head onto the freeway, i make sure there is plenty of room so I can make sure the shift light is still working :p
 
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