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post #1 of 1 Old 01-04-2016, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. I just purchased a 2015 Camaro SS (V8 engine, of course)) with HUD. The HUD should show "shift timing lights" in format 4 HUD according to the owners manual. The car is still in the break-in phase so I don't want to exceed approximately 3500 rpm. While in HUD format 4, I see the proper display (speed and G-meter) but no shift timing lights ever - even as I approach 3500 rpm. When are these "shift timing lights" supposed to appear? The owners manual says that the "shift timing lights" appear "with increases in rpm" but does not specify what rpm should cause those "shift timing lights" to appear.
Another question - what would be the approximate best rpm shift point for NORMAL daily (in city) driving? I tend to think that shifting up around 2500 rpm (with rpm drop to about 1900 in the next gear) represents a good compromise for adequate performance without lugging the engine while in city traffic with 35 - 40 mph speed limits.
Another question - what would be the approximate best rpm for NORMAL daily highway speeds (65 - 70 mph)? Again, I think 1900 rpm in 5th or 6th gear on level ground seems to be a good compromise for adequate performance without lugging the engine.
My previous car was a Honda accord (manual transmission) with 200 horsepower so I am really loving this new ride with the LS3 engine and a short shifter. Thank you for your helpful input.
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