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i shift my escort at red line when im racing. it like hits vtec after 4k. but dailey driving i shift at 3k
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i shift my escort at red line when im racing. it like hits vtec after 4k. but dailey driving i shift at 3k
last time I checked vtec was a honda thing.
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yes "VTEC" is a honda this but most auto makes have something simular. but like after 4k my escort pulls harder then 3.5k abd im not stupid ik ford doesnt have vtec
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aT 4k wHeN i cLOsE mE eYeS aN wIsH rEaL hArD mEh EsCoRt Is VTEC!!!!
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aT 4k wHeN i cLOsE mE eYeS aN wIsH rEaL hArD mEh EsCoRt Is VTEC!!!!

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I shift my 4.0 SOHC w/ 4.10's around 1700-2200 rpms for normal driving, doesn't lug at all or show any signs of too much load. Been driving manuals since I was 6. Get between 18.7-22 mpg combo.


But when I race I shift around 4200 rpms.
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yeah my 03 sohc gets peak hp outta 5500 rpm, the tach only goes up to 6 with no redline... wierd so i looked at the manual and it told me when to shift and i noticed its all at 2000 rpm, so best fuel economy shift at 2000 rpm and if you wanna race some one shift at 5500 rpm but dont go over
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Well aside from racing.....i dont know why you would in our rangers. Unless you have a 302 in her. 2800-3000rpm is plenty power for what you have.
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when in needs to be shifted
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yeah i dont noramlly race ppl in my baby, but when some cocky sob pulls up in a ricer, i gotta light up my tires and pull away from that ****. so normally i shift second at 5000 to 5500 and the next gear goes up to 5500 like nothing and im already doing 90 in third GOTTA LOVE MY RANGER
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Cant wait til i get my exhaust setup im redesigning my exhaust to be like the ford lightning f150 just straight piping off the intermediate pipe, no dam muffler to muffle my noise anymore
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