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    Re: Need to improve acceleration time

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    Ian C said:
    Whoa!

    Trust me, you really don't want to be doing 0-60 in under 5 seconds.



    Absolutely true. You gotta have/be your own mechanic with an excellent shop lotsof ca$h, and a love for the smell of a burning clutch (and other parts).

    Once in a while you can beat the sh*t out of your car like that, but it all probably adds up.

    The only "beating" my car takes is maybe from 50 to 120 as fast as possible to pass. Since the 3500 lbs of car and driver already have lots of inertia/kinetic energy, the drivetrain stresses involved somehow seem less intense than an under 5 sec. 0-60.

    I could be wrong, please enlighten me if so.


    Re: Need to improve acceleration time

    Guys, this is getting out of hand. Please keep cool, its not worth it. Lets bring back the topic to the original subject now and keep it impersonal. Thank you.

    Re: Need to improve acceleration time

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    Leawood911 said:
    Not to dog 996 C4 owners



    I redline my 996 C4 everytime I enter the highway in second gear :-)

    I think it all depends of the traffic conditions, roads...so peace

    Re: Need to improve acceleration time

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    SoCal Alan said:
    I normally shift at around 4000 rpm.

    If I really want to take off, I shift between 5000 and 6000 rpm.



    I paid a little more attention to the tach and I noticed that I shift at around 5000 rpm for normal, non-congested driving and 6000 rpm and up for spirited driving. I know, not really related to the original question which is how to get the best acceleration times. But this is how I drive. I like to hear my flat-six sing.

     
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