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      11-26-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
Echo M3

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NY

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Originally Posted by elh0102 View Post
Except as a purely academic exercise, I'm not sure I understand the focus on shifting at 8400. If you look at the hp/torque characteristics of the engine, it just doesn't make much practical difference. On the typical road course, you're usually much more appropriately focused on what you should be doing with the other controls, in order to have the car where it needs to be at about the time it needs to be there.
+1. I would focus on shifting at around 8k rpm, if you are at the track/WOT. As you have probably realized, this is easier in higher gears than lower gears, in part due to how short 1st and 2nd are, and due to how quickly the engine revs.