Shift point help? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 11-04-2010, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 66
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Shift point help?

I have a manual tranny in my truck.

What shift points do you guys recommend? I usually shift somewhere between 1750rpms, and 2100rpms. I usually drive my truck pretty gently, compared to some other strokers that I know. I also know a guy that has a 6.0 in his truck. He shifts anywhere from 3500rpms to 4000rpms. I know the 6.0 can be wound up farther than my 7.3, but still.

Obviously, the shift points go up if I am accelerating in a hurry, or towing up a hill.

Thanks for the help.


2000; F250; 7.3; 2wd; manual tranny; extended cab; 121k miles
John316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 11-04-2010, 04:26 AM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would shift my 6spd right around 2k rpms. If I were going up a hill or passing, I'd drag the rpms out. I got about 22mpg city with my truck.. 17-18mpg if I harped on it the whole tank. Keep in mind, I also am neck and neck with tractor trailers when I accelerate. I'm in no hurry. I had the SAME truck as you EXACTLY; I had 132k miles though.
85_305 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome