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Hello hello

I have driven my Fn2 about 5000km by now and I am still learning about the engine and gearbox everyday. I used to drive a Seat Leon Cupra 350bhp and it is at totally different way of driving with a NA car. Much more involving with the Type R by the way and massive smiles on my big fat face everytime I drive it;)

My question is how do one drive the type r to get the most out of the engine? I am not thinking of swift gearchanges but more at which speeds are 1,2,3,4,5,6 gear best to be in to get the maximum out of the cars performance/torque?
If you could keep it in KPH I would appriciate it:D I am poor at math:facepalm:

For eksample when driving 110kph what would be the best gear to be in for vtec? I have tried 3rd gear because a former owner of a fn2 advised me to on the highway, but think the engine runs out of revs too fast. Then again 4th gear gives you a must longer revrange but maybe not the same kind of torque?

I hope you understand what I am getting at and I would like a sound and sober discussion on the topic.
Simply because I like to get the most out of the engine while doing spirited driving:)
 

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I suppose it depends on your cars setup. Is the car standard or modded? Have you had it on a rolling road? I would say you need to look at what speed vtec kicks in, in each gear. To keep the car on the boil I would say you need to keep it within the vtec zone.

If you can get your car on to a rolling road (and get a print out) you will be able to see where in the rev range the power tails off and therefore can see at what rev it is best to change up.
 

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I suppose it depends on your cars setup. Is the car standard or modded? Have you had it on a rolling road? I would say you need to look at what speed vtec kicks in, in each gear. To keep the car on the boil I would say you need to keep it within the vtec zone.

If you can get your car on to a rolling road (and get a print out) you will be able to see where in the rev range the power tails off and therefore can see at what rev it is best to change up.
Funny I did not think of that but you are correct it will be a good indicator for when to change gears;)

The car is standard for now but I am saving up and will have about 2900 punds to spend on mods this coming spring. Will get it on a rolling road then.
 
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