Originally Posted by j-six
as for me it takes about 1 minute on free highway w/o traffic, smooth gear shifting. pero if you try to almost redline it before shifting syempre mga about 30 seconds.
nga pala, my super carry doesn't have a redline (tachometer) kaya i shift via engine sound.
bro j-six, you mean from say 2nd gear to 3rd gear you waited for 1min.
to upshift? or you mean the whole 1 minute from 1st gear to 5th gear??
Anyway during heavy traffic you can stay in say 2nd / 3rd gear for
a few minutes as long as you don't really push hard on your gas.
Exception of course if you go to Baguio or any mountain road uphill
in which staying in 1 gear (1st / 2nd gear) is inevitable.
Actually I asked all your ideas to check if I'm doing the right thing with
my shift stick. In my case, I do this: (on plain, no traffic road)
1st - 2nd: max. of 2sec. only
2nd - 3rd: abt. 3sec. or 2500rpm (whichever comes first)
(actually on a plain road, I often start with 2nd gear from a halt)
3rd - 4th: abt. 5 - 6sec. or 3000rpm (whichever comes first)
(longer 'coz I like the sound of my engine on 3rd gear compared to 4th, etc., it's like a sports car, hehe. . . but no muffler)
4th - 5th: at least 6sec. or 2500rpm (whichever comes first)