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How To Match RPM When Shifting

How To Match RPM When Shifting


Each of the gears in any vehicle is associated with a dedicated speed limit. For example, if we are in first gear, the speed should be kept below 20. In gear two, we can reach up to 30 or 40. In gear 3, we can reach up to 50 or 60. In gear 4, we can reach up to 70 o 80 and in gear 5, we can reach up to 90 or 100 or even more as most of the cars have it as their last gear. Now when we shift a gear, the “RPM” or rotation per minute meter also shows a significant reading. RPM is the dedicated value of how much rotations the vehicle’s tires are making within just a single minute and this rotation varies when shifting the gears. In order to match this RPM while shifting, the following tips can be bought into use:-

How To Match RPM When Shifting

How To Match RPM When Shifting

1. Choose Gear According To Speed:-

When we shift from one gear to another, it is advised that we bring the gear in neutral position each time while shifting the gear. For example, it you are currently in the first gear with gear in the extreme left top direction and you wish to bring it in gear second, you will have to bring the gear again into mid position which is the neutral position and then you will have to move it to the down most left side in order to use it with gear 2. You should apply clutch pad by placing your feet on it while shifting the gear so that the change of gear does not affect the car.

2. Lower The Gear, Greater The Race:-

When we are in a low or small gear, say gear one or gear two, it will give us a high acceleration  because of a combination of gearing and high engine speeds. When we hit the rev. limit, it slows us down.  When engine passes the upper limit of power band, just shift the gear.

3. Downshifting the Gear:-

When you approach a corner, you will have to select a gear which can provide you the maximum race. Gear choice is always important to match RPM when shifting. Breaking to the speed where you can safely turn into the band and then shifting before turning in is what we do while downshifting the gear.

4. Gear choice is always important:-

A perfect driver will always know when and which gear needs to be applied in order to control the RPM customizing it for maximum speed and smoothness of car. Suppose if you are in gear three, but soon you watch a few breakers coming ahead and there is a distance of at least 20-30 feet between you and the breaker, you should first bring the gear to neutral and then you should shift to a lower gear. The clutch should be kept pressed meanwhile and you can even apply a slight amount of breaks if needed. The car won’t meet a stumble like this and even your RPM will get less affected.

5. Try to maintain the control of car:-

As a driver, your approach should be to maintain the control of car and to preventing the gears from meeting a lock-up. Double clutching can also be a powerful solution for you in such cases. As a driver, you should never compromise with the system of your car, but it is ok if you have to compromise with the speed as life is always at one’s first priority.


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