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3.0L 5spd Shift Points?

Hey guys.. sorry if this is posted, i swear i searched and came up empty...

I've got a '07 ranger sport supercab V6 3.0L with 4.10:1 gearing..
Just wondering what the ideal shifting points are (performance-wise) as the manual simply states efficiency-wise.
I checked, and there is a limiter at i think 5,750... so just wondering what i should be shooting for to get that best shift.
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i shift mine between 2500-3500 every time. i feel no need to shift above 4000 for normal daily driving since you are already past peak torque at that point
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shift it when you feel the need to shift it. 2500-3000 normal driving for me. But its never just around there either, shift when it should be shifted....when it needs to be shifted. do it by feel, not staring at your tach.

Usually, whenever I'm driving her hard, I guess it's in the 4500 range or so. Mines a 4.0L though.
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I have a 3.0 5 speed, but no tach so I couldnt really tell you the correct RPM range. There is the factory "recommended" shift points in mph in your manual, but I just go about shifting when I feel the need
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thanks guys for the response... yea i do shift by feel already, true what you say.. don't stare at the tach... every shift is different.

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i shift mine between 2500-3500 every time. i feel no need to shift above 4000 for normal daily driving since you are already past peak torque at that point
so yea, this was kind of what i was asking... the torque peaks at what rpm?? that would be the ideal shifting point to make some nice solid shifts, right?
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the max torque is reached at 3950...so i say between 3500 and 4500...but normal driving i do what the book says....2100-2500
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cool..
yea i was just asking because i was running the tach up to 5500 and switching.. and iwould notice a definite decrease after a certain rpm.. was wondering which was optimal!

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PS - Thats NOT my daily driving routine ... lol thats jus for fun i mean. Daily i switch around 2300ish.. i usually do it by speed..
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